1966–Shea Stadium-The Beatles—Handbill-PAE graded Mint “97”

closed on Friday, November 15, 2013

Final Auction Price
*Final prices include buyers premium
Starting bid: $200.00

This rare handbill was made for the Beatles performance at Shea Stadium in August of 1966.

The Beatles appearance at Shea Stadium was part of the historic bands’ last tour.  The Beatles at the time were frustrated with live performance. This was due to the fact that neither they nor their audience could hear them play due to the high volume screams of their hysterical fan base. 

 This concert was held just three weeks after the release of “Revolver” and it was clear that the band was taking an exciting new direction  with their recordings. The band would give up live performing and focus solely on the studio.

Shea stadium had opened its doors just two years earlier to coincide with the 1964 Worlds Fair. It was be the home of the New York Jets until 1983 and the  New York Mets  till 2008 when the landmark structure was demolished.

The poster for this show is extremely scarce with only a handful of known copies. It is one of the most valuable concert posters  of all time and has sold in the high five figure range.

  • Handbill – The Beatles Shea Stadium
  • Grade – Mint 97
  • Bands/Bill – The Beatles
  • Venue - Shea Stadium
  • City – Flushing New York
  • Date – 8/23/66
  • Dimensions – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”
  • Printing – OP-1
  • Artist – Unknown
  • Series/Promoter – Sid Bernstein 
  • Paper – Thin Paper
  • Condition Details- This piece exhibits no flaws. There are no nicks cuts tears pinholes or restoration of any kind.

*****This Poster is available for inspection at our gallery by appointment. *****

This poster has a reserve. The bids will appear in “RED “ until the Reserve is met.