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    Patsy Cline, Flatt & Scruggs, Roy Acuff, Ray Price 1960 Illinois Concert Poster. An original cardboard window card advertising 33 musicians playing at a "Grand Ole Opry Day" at the Illinois State Fair on Saturday, August 13, 1960. There's lots of great talent on this board, but Patsy Cline always steals the show whenever she appears, and that's the case here... way down at the bottom. Made by the Hatch Show Print company out of Nashville, TN. It measures 13 7/8" x 21 3/4" and grades to Very Good condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    More Information: Patsy was still in that four-year purgatory between her debut hit in 1957, "Walkin' After Midnight," and her 1961 comeback smash, "I Fall to Pieces." Thus the low billing. We've seen a few C&W posters from this era in which Patsy was low-billed, but we must say, with four colors used here (red, white, black, yellow), this is about the best-looking one we've seen.

    Listed above Patsy were some real legends: Roy Acuff, Ray Price, Don Gibson and Flatt & Scruggs. There were two shows scheduled: 7:30 & 9:30 PM.

    Condition details: Poster was once quarter-folded down to fit into Hatch Show Print's filing cabinets. Fortunately, very little color is broken along the two folds, the exceptions being the "Grand Ole Opry" black box and the red "A" in "Acuff," which is where the creases intersect. The horizontal crease is especially "busy" with many little rivulets to it, going through Roy Acuff's whole name, but only breaking a small amount of red. There's also a one-inch margin tear above "Grand" at the top. And once upon a time, somebody affixed a gold sticker that said "1960" on it, in the yellow to the right of "Acuff." The sticker was subsequently peeled off, leaving tape residue in the shape of the sticker and a couple of small tape lifts in the yellow as well.

    On the verso, the creases were reinforced with wide, clear cello tape a long time ago. The board still flexes a tiny bit but is now protected from any further damage along the creases. Also, "60" is written in pen in one of the corners, and likewise "1960" in red grease pen, both presumably by Hatch.

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    May, 2021
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
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