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'Succession' actor Pete Friedman puts his rare Beatles' concert poster on the auction block

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Published on November 7, 2019 - Duration: 01:22s
The poster is one of the last five known in existence.
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'Succession' actor Pete Friedman puts his rare Beatles' concert poster on the auction block

One of the last five known concert posters from the Beatles 1966 Shea Stadium show is hitting the auction block.

"Succession" actor Pete Friedman took the poster off a telephone poll near his childhood home in Queens, New York.

"I don't know if, if the concert had come or gone, if it was just left over or if it was about to happen.

But I do remember separating it from the telephone pole and putting in my room.

And I just leaned it on my desk for my, my the rest of my high school years and college and didn't really do it - didn't hang it, didn't do anything with it.

So, it hasn't had a lot of activity," he explained.

Friedman had the poster stored in a suitcase for the past 20 years and decided to sell it as he and his wife started the process of downsizing to a smaller apartment.

"Going through everything I own in the process of trying to get rid of stuff, trying to save stuff, try to box stuff," said the actor.

"I went, 'oh, yeah.'

And so, I took a few pictures, put it on eBay, got some comments saying, 'say, would you mind ending the auction for $2,000?'

And I went, 'let me research this,' and took it off." After realizing its worth Friedman decided to sell it with Heritage Auctions in New York.

The current bid is over $65,000 (USD) with the final bid being accepted on November 16th.

According to the auction house in 2004 a poster sold for $132,736 (USD).

(Production by Alicia Powell and Nelson Villarreal)

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