September 10, 2019
Start Date: September 5, 2019
Final Price: $1,299.99 (USD)
Bid Count: 1
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Beatles 3rd State (Peeled) Mono Butcher Cover
Our best mono offering in a while ! You are bidding on a genuine 1966 3rd State Mono (peeled) example of arguably the most desired collectible rock record in existence. Top quality 3rd state covers often fetch up to $2000 or more. See specific condition details below.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS ONLY A 5 DAY AUCTION !
This package includes a prime example of a Mono Butcher Cover with its removed Trunk Slick, Mono record, inner sleeve, COA and free packet of Butcher related info. This is an awesome offering due to the quality of the peel, the overall condition of the jacket and quality of the complete package as a whole.
The peel is equally as nice and this presents as well as any jacket we have offered in the past. Most of the peels offered on the internet have noticeable large tears or other serious damage to the Butcher slick, but not the case here. This is a gorgeous peel.
Specific Condition Details
Overall, this is a better than average jacket condition wise. Mostly white in color on the borders and back with very light tanning. Better than we usually see for a nearly 60 year old jacket ! The top, bottom seams and spine are all intact and the writing on the spine is all there and legible. The back of the jacket is also very clean with the only issue being a few inches of a rub mark at the top right. Very little ring wear or foxing. Please see photos for confirmation of all of these specific condition descriptions.
Although this jacket will comfortably hold a record and inner sleeve , we strictly advise against placing and storing the record in a jacket of this age.
Comes with an original goldenrod colored 1966 inner sleeve. A nice Scranton Stereo record in VG++ condition is included. Labels have a name of owner written on both sides of the label as seen.The trunk slick is included and in condition as shown in framable condition with some wrinkling/wear and tear.
Also included in this sale is a Certificate Of Authenticity which certifies not only the authenticity and chain of custody of the item, but a certification of the peeling process. Buyer will also receive a package of fun information about the Butcher Cover.
It should be emphasized that Butcher Covers of this quality and grade are highly desired by collectors and are genuinely scarce in this condition.
Payment is due within 24 hours of auction close.
Safe and secure double boxed priority shipping w/tracking of this item within the United States will be $16.99. This is costly as we double box these packages in larger , heavier containers for safety and ship priority mail for quickest service.International orders shall be shipped using the Ebay Global Shipping Program. Buyer is responsible for any and all duty taxes on international shipments. Packages must lawfully be declared for their actually value (selling price).
This item is an original and genuine 1966 3rd State (Peeled) used example of the legendary Butcher Cover. This item is guaranteed to be authentic. Purchaser understands that this is a used item and therefore we request that that all photos be clearly examined prior to bidding. Given the fact that this item has been professionally peeled and altered from a 2nd state (unpeeled) condition to a 3rd state (peeled) example, this item has condition elements that reflect the process of treatment of the item when it was glued at the Capitol factory in 1966 as well as conditional elements from the actual peeling process. These elements generally involve mild glue lines that were made at the pressing plant when the trunk cover was pasted over but also include some minor issues from the removal process. This is not a new item but a used one that has been restored through a tedious and careful process.
We have been restoring and selling genuine Beatles Butcher Covers for over three decades and our customers range from well known celebrities and galleries to the everyday collector. We have contributed to television shows, collectible books and have displays in many of the best record guide books including "The Price Guide For The Beatles American Records" By Perry Cox and Frank Daniels and "Rockin' Records". We are one of the only sellers on Ebay that can say that they are the direct source of our genuine Butcher Covers. In other words, we don't send our Butcher Covers out to others who provide peeling services but own and supervise all work that is performed on the Butcher Covers that we sell.