It is difficult to find full tickets from any of the Beatles 1964 or 1965 shows as most of those concerts were completely sold out. In 1966 amid controversy, the Beatles played huge sports arenas for the most part & although they were successful, not all sold out leaving full tickets for Beatles collectors to enjoy decades later in their unused glory. The Beatles sold more than one million tickets for their live USA appearances.
Most Beatles tickets are priced & evaluated separately & as with all collectibles condition is very important. Folds, stains, tears & any writing reduces the value & usually lowers the desirability of any ticket. Stubs are worth a fraction of the value of the same full ticket, but even that varies depending on the remaining portion & what information or pictures can be seen.
Beatles Concert Tickets unlike massed produced commercial products were only available regionally & in most cases are somewhat difficult to find. The printing of the tickets themselves was a fairly complex process that sometimes required many passes through various printing presses. Ticket manufacturers like Globe used to require at least 2 weeks to complete a print job. If the promoter were presenting more than one show by the Beatles another batch of tickets would be printed in the same way but with a different date or time & some form of distinct marking to assist in recognizing it as a ticket for the other performance.
There are no known complete Beatles ticket sets in collectors hands even if you count stubs! With over 500 different ticket variations issued in the USA even the most advanced collectors have barely put a dent into having them all. Some have focused on collecting just one ticket or stub per show cutting the required variations to 73. Others concentrate on certain years or venues.
Ticket collecting & demand will continue to grow especially while it is still possible to find some nice mint unused tickets. There are still several cities in which no known full unused tickets have turned up although the list is shrinking as several previously undiscovered tickets turned up in the late 1990s. Promoters of these Beatles Concerts had held onto unsold tickets & in the 1990s offered them for sale.
1966 AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL TICKETS WITH TWO LOAs
complete tickets for Frank Connelly Productions Presents:
THE BEATLES SUFFOLK DOWNS EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA
Thursday Evening August 18 1966, 8:30 PM
Admission $4.75 - $5.75 ~ Globe Ticket Company
Ticket size with attached stub measures 4" x 1 1/2”
BLUE GRANDSTAND, YELLOW & WHITE GRANDSTAND TERRACE
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* TWO LOAs ~ LETTERS OF AUTHENTICITY
#2 Harold Bloom's Validation Statement. Harry was the Box Office Treasurer who was in charge of the ticket operation. This letter contains Harry's letter head with business address etc., three hand written paragraphs, dated & signed.
1966 CONCERT TICKETS
ON THIS POST ARE FOR SALE
The Beatles Suffolk Downs 1966 Tickets on this post are part of our personal Cool Collectibles Collection & can be purchased in our eBay Store. For more information & PICs on The Beatles Suffolf Downs 1966 Tickets & other COOL BEATLES COLLECTIBLES click above.
Cosmic Blessings, Lyndy Ward