1963 Beatles concert poster smashes estimate

An original Beatles concert poster made £28,000 ($36,276) in an auction in Wales yesterday.

That’s a huge increase on the £8,000 ($10,349) estimate for this lot. It indicates the growing demand for Beatles memorabilia.

Beatles poster Hopkin

The poster belonged to Welsh folk singer Mary Hopkin 

The poster was consigned from the collection of Mary Hopkin, a Welsh folk singer who was among the first acts the Beatles signed to their Apple label in 1968 (you may remember Mary from her 1968 hit single, Those Were the Days).

The show took place in the small seaside town of Llandudno in August 1963, soon after the release of Please Please Me.

Beatlemania was in the ascendant, but the band were still playing smaller venues.

By the following year, they would be jetting off to America to perform their game changing set on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Auctioneer Ben Rogers Jones of Rogers Jones & Co explained to local newspaper the Daily Post: “It was right that the poster should be delivered to our auction rooms in Colwyn Bay, only three miles from the venue where The Beatles played that night.

“…the market for Beatles memorabilia is colossal…

“Original and rare items like these are collected around the globe.”

We have a great range of Beatles memorabilia for sale, including this copy of A Hard Day’s Night signed by the entire band.

Please sign up to our free newsletter to receive exciting news about music memorabilia auctions.

Featured products

Elvis Presley Authentic Strand of Hair
Elvis Presley Authentic Strand of Hair
Sale price£399
In stock
Fidel Castro signed certificateFidel Castro Signed Certificate
Fidel Castro signed certificate
Sale price£2,995
In stock
King Henry VIII Autographed DocumentKing Henry VIII Autographed Document
King Henry VIII Autographed Document
Sale price£55,000
In stock