Day 1 Lot 257

Birmingham - Day’s Crystal Palace of Varieties, In...

Auction Date: 2/07/2020 at 10am



Birmingham - Day’s Crystal Palace of Varieties, In Small brook Street Beautiful Double Sided Silk Souvenir Programme 21st December 1886 Grand special Performance being the 24th Anniversary of this Magnificent Hall. Large bill of 31 different acts Including Vesta Tilly and Harry Randall then great stars of the Music Hall Obverse; Detailing with listing the Acts etc. The reverse has a most magnificent view of the interior of this Concert Hall. Ornately printed in blue, size 9½” x 11½”. (Days Crystal Palace Concert Hall. opened on 18th October 1862. It was sold to Edward Moss of the Moss Empires Ltd, chain in September 1893, and was partially altered to build his new Empire Palace Theatre. The Empire Palace of Varieties opened on 7th May 1894 with Gus Ellen topping the bill. All the top names in music hall and variety played at the Birmingham Empire, including Marie Lloyd and Harry Lauder. The end came abruptly in October 1940, when the Empire Theatre was hit by German bombs, and was left in ruins.)

Guide Price: £70.00 - £90.00

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