February 14, 2014
By James Massey
(Source: WhatSellsBest.com) - In an ironic twist. A snowstorm which happened in Washington D.C. fifty-years-ago, has helped to fetch a once disappointed Beatles fan $16,488 for their ($3) unused concert ticket, on eBay.
In the sellers words (from the eBay description); "I bought this ticket but due to a snowstorm the day before the concert, my parents would not let their 17 year old son drive 35 miles in the family car to DC. The ticket has been stored in an envelope in a safe for the last 50 years. Condition is excellent."
Why's It Rare?
Rare early Beatles items are some of the hottest collectibles in the marketplace today, often fetching staggering amounts.
Last year (March, 2013) a rare copy of The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), signed by all four band members, sold for $290,500. Breaking the world record for the most expensive record sold at that time.
Finding an original unused 1964 concert ticket in excellent condition, is one of those things that creates a lot of interest among collectors. As this one did.
Back in October of 2011, another Beatles ticket, which did-not even have the Beatles name written on the stub, sold on eBay for $7,278.
Video: The Beatles at Washington Coliseum in 1964 (Source: YouTube)
Auction Data & Statistics
The Beatles Concert Ticket received 32 bids from 7 bidders over the course of 7 days. The opening bid on February 7, was $2,999. The final bid was $16,488. The auction ended on Friday, February 14 (2014), at 7:21am Pacific Standard Time.
For more information and close-up photos of the ticket see; **eBay auction listing; #131112006279 (auction links may expire after 90 days).
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