1981–Stabler Arena-Lehigh University-Shot of Love Tour-Bob Dylan Cardboard Concert Poster-PAE Graded Near Mint “89”

closed on Friday, February 21, 2020

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This Bob Dylan concert at Stabler Arena - Lehigh University in Bethlehem Pennsylvania took place during the second leg of his 1981 World Tour a few months after the release of his album “Shot of Love”. The record was the third installment of his Christian Trilogy. An original CARDBOARD concert poster featuring one of the most influential songwriters of our time! This piece was produced by Colby Printing before the concert. 


The historic Colby Poster Printing Company produced promotional material between 1948 and 2012 and they became legendary for their signature fluorescent inks and bold all-caps typography although none of the original staff had any formal design training. They were members of the letterpress union the screen printers union and the typesetters union.


Poster – Bob Dylan Stabler Arena

Grade – PAE Near Mint 89

Bands/Bill – Bob Dylan

Venue – Stabler Arena

City – Bethlehem PA

Date – 10/25/81

Dimensions – 14" x 22"

Printing – OP-1 Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter - Colby Printing Co.

Paper Type - Cardboard

Condition Details – SUPER CLEAN & PINHOLE FREE! 100% Original with no restoration. Toning edge nicks edge wear. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180 11:00 am to 6:00 pm eastern.


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