Beatles White Album * LOW NUMBER 0044220 * NO EMI * UK MONO 1st PRESS

Sold Date: January 24, 2023
Start Date: January 14, 2023
Final Price: £570.00 (GBP)
Bid Count: 25
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The Beatles - The Beatles 
This fantastic copy of The Beatles eponymous studio album, known commonly as 'The White Album', comes with the extremely sought after 1st pressing Apple Record label without 'An EMI Recording' text on all four sides.
This exceptional record is housed within the holy grail of sleeves for most Beatles collectors; a 1st edition top opening sleeve with an extremely low 7 digit serial number: No. 0031719. 
This album is complete with all original inner: two die-cut black inner sleeves4 photo card images of the Beatles, and the large foldout poster with song lyrics on the flip-side.  

Serial number: PMC 7067 & PMC 7068
Matrix number: XEX 709 - 1 / XEX 710 - 1 / XEX 711 - 1 / XEX 712 - 1 / 
Mother Stampers: 3 TA / 3 TH / 2 L / 1 A 
Vinyl Weight: 165g 

Vinyl: VERY GOOD +
The labels are bright and clean without writing. Only very light spindle marks can be seen to all four sides.
Visual: VERY GOOD +

The vinyl surface retains the original deep gloss factory finish. In bright daylight several light surface marks are visible to all four sides. Under a halogen desk light very subtle signs of mildew residue can be seen in one or two small areas.  

Sound Quality: VERY GOOD + 

The audio is superb! There are quiet lead-ins to all sides and only mild static in between songs. All tracks play through with the punch and vigour that is noted of the heavy weight 1st press monaural recording. There are no obtrusive pops, no skips and no jumps. A great listen throughout. 

Sleeve: VERY GOOD +      
The extremely rare sleeve looks great. All four sides are exceptionally clean and retain a deep-gloss finish. The embossed text is clean and distinct. The serial number is clear and bold. There is no sign of ring wear. The spine is fully readable but has some laminate lift. The top, bottom and opening edges are without wear. The corners are sharp displaying just mild softening.  
The original inner sleeves look great. They both have small rips around the die-cut centre and opening edge. VERY GOOD+. The four photo cards are NEAR MINT. The poster looks great. EXCELLENT.  Also included in the sale are two audiophile quality, anti-static inner sleeve to help protect and preserve the fantastic records. 
The record will be sent via an insured courier in a padded vinyl mailer. Non-EU international bidders please get in touch for an accurate postage cost if you do not want to ship with the GSP.
Please see my other listings. I am selling some rarities from my personal collection. 
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