Lot 12 of 171:
The Smiths 1985 Hanley Victoria Hall Concert Poster (V)  

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Lot closed - Winning bid:£320
Estimate:
£100 - £200

An original concert poster from a performance by The Smiths at Victoria Hall, Hanley on 16th March 1985. It features a black and white image of the band with concert details above and information about their new LP ‘Meat Is Murder’ below. The poster is rolled and measures 51.5cm x 76cm (20.25 inches x 30 inches). There is a 2cm (0.75 inches) tear to the left edge. Condition is very good plus.

(v) This lot is subject to VAT at 20% if shipped within the European Economic Community.  

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