March 19, 2017
Start Date: March 9, 2017
Final Price: £641.21 (GBP)
Bid Count: 21
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THE BEATLES - FIRST FOUR UK LPs
Here is a rare opportunity to acquire a set of The Beatles' first four original UK MONO pressings.
This is no low-end clear-out but a 1st-class set of cherished 1960's mono pressings from one devoted owner which look and sound fantastic.
We have play-tested each album in its entirety and can guarantee that the winning bidder will not be disappointed.
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A mid-1963 pressing on the 3rd variation of the yellow & black Parlophone label: PMC 1202
Matrices: XEX 421-1N & XEX 422-1N
Stamper codes: 13/ROR & 8,15/ROH
Vinyl weight: 160g
Housed in a front laminated, tri-flipback 'Ernest J. Day' printed cover & original 'Use Emitex..' lined inner-sleeve
Disc: NEAR MINT
Played with care on quality equipment, the sound throughout is flawless. Each playing surface is clean, glossy & unworn with no scuffs, marks or scratches.
Cover: EXCELLENT +
Clean, strong & glossy with just a single 'thumbnail' to its high-gloss laminate. All corners and opening edges are in nice shape and all flipbacks are intact. There is slight foxing to the rear panel but all seams and the spine are in perfect condition.
WITH THE BEATLES
A 2nd pressing with a scarce side 2 layout & an ‘MT’ purchase tax code on Parlophone: PMC 1206
Matrices: XEX 447-7N & XEX 448-7N
Stamper codes: 3,10,14/GPP & 9/GHH
Vinyl weight: 166g
Housed in a front laminated, tri-flipback 'Garrod & Lofthouse' printed cover & original 'Use Emitex..' lined inner-sleeve
Disc: NEAR MINT
Both playing surfaces appear ‘as new’ with just one or two small faint scuffs on side 1. Played just a handful of times the sound throughout is flawless.
Made from poor quality card which easily discoloured, so finding respectable examples is tough. This one has a clean and glossy front panel where the only sign of wear is a small ‘push’ to the opening edge. The rear panel has significant age-toning but is otherwise unmarked. All flipbacks, seams & the spine are fully intact.
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
1st pressing from July 1964 with the earliest ‘chubby’ label font on Parlophone label: PMC 1230
Matrices: XEX 481-3N & XEX 482-3N
Stamper codes: 8/GAT & 6/GAD
Vinyl weight: 127g
Housed in a front laminated, tri-flipback 'Garrod & Lofthouse' printed cover & original 'Use Emitex..' lined inner-sleeve.
Disc: EXCELLENT +
Played with care on quality equipment, the sound throughout is clean, clear and fully of the energy you expect of a first pressing. Each playing surface is perfectly clean & glossy with just some harmless wispy paper hairlines from the inner-sleeve visible beneath halogen light
A respectable example with an unworn high-gloss front laminate free from any ‘thumbnails’. The corners and opening edges are unworn. The rear panel bears some handling marks and a small nick to the lower flipback. Both seams and the fully worded spine are unworn & undamaged.
BEATLES FOR SALE
An late-1964 pressing on the yellow & black Parlophone label: PMC 1240
Matrices: XEX 503-4N & XEX 504-4N
Stamper codes: 3,8/ALG & 2,8/APD
Vinyl weight: 154g
Housed in an unusually pale outer laminated UK printed gatefold cover & original 'Use Emitex..' lined inner-sleeve.
Disc: EXCELLENT +
This great sounding copy has received a moderate amount of play on good equipment and sounds clear & unworn throughout. Visually both playing surfaces are clean & unworn with just some harmless marks from the inner-sleeve on side 2 only.
A highly respectable example of this fragile cover which as mentioned before is unusually pale compared with most other covers of its type. The delicate front leaf is clean & glossy with just a small bend to the lower and upper right areas but retains nice sharp edges. Inside both panels are clean & unblemished. The rear panel is glossy & unworn. The spine is intact with no tears at either end and all seams are smooth & unworn.
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The shipping costs for UK delivery on this lot is 20 GBP
This set will be professionally packaged in order to reach you in the same condition it leaves us.
This item is located in and will be shipped (customs-free within the EU) from AUSTRIA via insured trackable airmail
Buyers located outside the EU are responsible for customs fees/charges levied by their own country of residence
We grade strictly & conservatively in strong daylight & directly beneath a halogen light to UK 'RECORD COLLECTOR' standards
We listen to every record we sell in its entirety on an EMT 950 transcription turntable fitted with a TSD 15 SFL cartridge
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