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    Black Sabbath / Ozzy Osbourne 1973 Australia-New Zealand Tour Poster. A large, compelling thick-paper tour-announcement advertising poster for Black Sabbath's 1973 tour of Australia and New Zealand in support of their Volume IV fourth-album tour. This was the band's first visit down under, and followed an extensive tour of America.

    Ozzie Osbourne and crew had reason to expand their touring reach, promoting their fourth consecutive million-selling LP. A few years ago, Rolling Stone magazine made a list of "The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time," and Volume IV came in a very respectable 14th.

    This poster has solid provenance, having come from the collection of James Anfuso, long-time collector and author of the specialty coffee-table book, Rockin' Australia: 50 Years of Concert Posters. This is the only specimen of this poster that Anfuso has ever seen, and needless to say it's the first time Heritage has ever offered one for sale.

    Measures 39 1/2" x 29 1/2" and grades to Near Mint MInus condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    More Information: ERRATA: We had previously stated that this was Black Sabbath's first visit to Australia; the band's first was in 1971, and this was their second trip down under. Our thanks to Mr. Anfuso for contacting us to set the record straight.

    Condition details: Basically in new, unused condition. Minor surface handling and creases here and there, but very benign. Three light vertical creases in the poster's top half only, two of them on either size of Ozzy's head, the other into Geezer Butler's hair on the left. For some reason they stop halfway down. The only other partway-noticeable crease is a three-inch one by the Vertigo logo in lower left corner. None of these come close to breaking any color; as we said they're very benign, thus the Near Mint Minus rating.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    14th Saturday
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