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    Patsy Cline 1961 Wichita, KS Concert Poster Highlighting "Walking After Midnight." A great and rare Patsy Cline concert poster from the Wichita Forum in Wichita, KS on April 28 & 29, 1961.

    Concert posters with Patsy Cline's photo are very, very few and far between. And ones featuring just Patsy as the large, main attraction were virtually never made; those are cheap, dime-store fantasy posters. She performed mostly in caravan situations, such as this one, a "Grand Ole' Opry Spectacular" with several headliners.

    Just a beautiful four-color poster designed and printed by the Colorcraft Poster Company in Oklahoma City, OK, which used hand-drawn lettering instead of typical type fonts. (Look how different the "H" is in "Smith" and "Homer," for example.) The brown, green and white body of the window card is accentuated beautifully by the red venue-box information.

    Fortunately, Patsy's presence is smack-dab in the middle of the poster. The former Wisconsin housewife-turned-singer had only one hit to her credit when this poster was designed, "Walking After Midnight."

    However, Ms. Cline was just beginning the second phase of her all-too-short hitmaking career with the release earlier this month of "I Fall to Pieces," which would go straight to #1. So it was shooting up the C&W charts at the time of this show.

    Measures 13 7/8" x 22" and in Near Mint Minus condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    More Information: The poster is rounded out by additional strong talent in the country music field, that of Carl Smith, the Carter Family, Homer & Jethro and Leon McAuliffe.

    Heritage has only been able to offer just one of these posters before, in Very Good condition, and it sold for $11,250 in 2018. These two are the only known specimens of this concert poster ever seen in collectors' circles.

    Condition details: Poster has a slight ding in upper left corner and slight crease in lower left corner. Light toning/browning around the four edges. A slight printer's flaw created a little white & green line under Carl Smith, through Patsy's circle, skipping Homer & Jethro and emerging on the right-hand white border.

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    April, 2020
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
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