July 10, 2018
Start Date: July 9, 2018
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WOW!! This needs little introduction from me. The time has come to part with my most treasured record- an authentic, 3rd State Stereo “Butcher Cover” of The Beatles “Yesterday and Today”. Stereo copies are 10-20 times as rare as the Mono copies depending on who you ask. Either way, it is considerably rarer than the Mono pressing. This was peeled beautifully in the 60’s and has only a few minor flaws which I will detail.
FAIR OFFERS WILL BE CONSIDERED
Serious buyers only please
Sleeve: Sleeve would overall probably grade VG but the peel job is easily VG+!!! All around a very decent sleeve with some general wear and ring wear on the rear but no unwanted writing. The all important Butcher slick was barely affected by the peel job and this is definitely one of the better ones you will see. There are a few small tears in the lower right hand corner on Ringo and one tear on one of the babies. There is slight discoloration in one spot above John, some horizontal lines which are a common occurrence while peeling, and a slight amount of “ripple” most likely from the steam method that I’m assuming they used. There is a small tear at the top of the cardboard (not a split and doesn’t affect the slick) sleeve which is covered by the frame. Spine is legible- has some cracking but is not split. All around it is GORGEOUS and looks incredible framed and displayed. (Frame Pictured but not included). It is an RIAA 2 designating a Scranton, PA pressing. The seams are mostly decent with the exception of a 6” split along the bottom which could easily be repaired but I have chosen not to attempt it. Once framed, it is completely unnoticeable.
The disc is VG+ in splendid condition...and inner sleeve is in EX condition though we all know the value is 99.99999% in the sleeve. If you are buying this, you are buying for the sleeve.
This is the REAL DEAL and the Holy Grail for any Beatles collector. I will include a copy of the recall letter as well.
AUDIOPHILE BIDDERS: THE VALUE OF THE ITEM IS ALL IN THE SLEEVE SO IF YOU ARE EXPECTING A PERFECT AUDIO DISC YOU MAY REQUEST A PLAYCHECK OR NEED NOT BUY AS A RETURN BASED ON THE DISC WOULD BE SILLY.
Shipping: I am a vinyl collector myself so I completely understand the importance of good packaging and will ship this very carefully and securely. The disc will be put into a generic inner sleeve and placed behind the outer sleeve and protected by thick cardboard. The cost is FREE SHIPPING via USPS Priority Mail. No international shipping on this item. If you live in another country and are interested, contact me and I will consider shipping it to you depending on your location. I only ship internationally using USPS Priority Mail with Registered Tracking.
Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you might have and thank you for looking!