Concert Posters Remain a Top Collectible
When it comes to collectible items, many people consider concert posters the cream of the crop. Even if you weren’t at the original show, there’s nothing like finding a poster to bring back the good memories.
As a concert poster collector, it’s critical to understand the factors that impact its value. Think about the following:
· The artist: It goes without saying that some artists are far more popular than others. For example, any poster associated with Elvis or The Beatles is more likely to fetch a large sum when compared to a little known band.
· Condition: Regardless of the type of collectible, condition always comes into play. This is particularly true with concert posters that may have experienced some damage over the years.
· History: Did the concert take place before the artist or band hit it big? Is it a poster from a first or last live performance? Historical significance definitely plays a big role in the value of concert posters.
· Rarity: Some concert posters are extremely rare, with only a few known in existence. Others were mass produced and readily available, thus making them less valuable.
So, with all that in mind, let’s take a look at a few of the most valuable concert posters sold at auction over the years:
· 1955 Elvis Presley concert: $21,500
· 1962 The Beatles concert at the Cavern Club in Liverpool: $42,000
· 1955 Bill Haley and His Comets: $18,000
· 1968 The Who concert at Town Hall in Wellington, New Zealand: $38,000
While all of these posters are more than 50 years old, don’t be shy about collecting those over the past couple of decades. There are just as many valuable posters to chase after, as well as many more that are more affordable.
If you’re on the search for more posters for your collection, shop online and at local estate sales. This is often the best way to find a valuable poster, in good condition, and priced to sell.
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