Beatles Poster Nets Outrageous Amount In Auction [PHOTO]
A poster of The Beatles that probably cost under a penny to make brought in over £27,000 (British pounds) at the world famous Christie's Auction House this past Tuesday. The poster is believed to be the only one of it's kind since the poster was hand-painted to promote a lunch time show at the Cavern.
For a look at the poster and to find out what £27,500 is in American money, read on...
The poster sold for $42,515 in a Christie’s auction on June 12th. The poster is 30"x 20" and was created to promote a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club on November 30, 1962. The listing on Christie’s says that it’s the earliest Beatles concert poster ever, and may be one of the rarest. The Beatles performed their first lunchtime show at the venue on February 9, 1961. They made a total of 292 appearances at the club before their last show on August 3, 1963. Brian Epstein once promised the club’s owners that The Beatles would return one day, but due to their popularity the club couldn’t handle the size an audience that the band would have brought.