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UK White Album Photo-Inserts
10 June 2012
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jordyboothy
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Hello!

I recently brought one of the first UK pressings of the White Album. The vinyls are glorious, they come with the original inner sleeves, the overall condition isn't perfect but it's far from tatty and all the inserts are here. However, I noticed a difference between the photographs. John Lennon's postcard is made on thicker paper (I think the technical word for that is "card") and the rest of the photographs are on slightly-thinner paper. They all have the same gloss and the quality of the images are all the same, but I am concerned.

What type of paper were the photographs printed on in the 1st pressings? Is it possible that there were variations? Is John a 1st issue and the rest from a re-issue, or vice-versa?

Thank you. apple01 

11 June 2012
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Jordyboothy,

On my (U.S.) album they're all on the same photographic paper.

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11 June 2012
11.36am
jordyboothy
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Thanks for the response. Could you describe the paper used for me please? Is it card, or glossed on both sides, or…? Just assuming that the prints in America were the same here. 

I tried looking up information on the prints all over the internet but no-one seems to have documented this.  

11 June 2012
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jordyboothy, they look like large versions of a photo you'd have printed today: the paper is supple, the front is glossy, the back is matte.

Hope that helps!

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12 June 2012
4.26pm
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Ahh, that sounds most similar to the copies I have of Paul, George and Ringo. Gee wiz fellas I don't know what to think. I'll just assume that John's texture was a glitch in the factories and be happy. 

Thanks for the help! 

13 June 2012
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jordyboothy, you must tell us what number your copy is!

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16 June 2012
4.46pm
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Haha, will this help or is it just fun to know? 

It's numbered 0160906. It is nice having a number that begins with zero. stuart-sutcliffe 

16 June 2012
11.26pm
Long John Silver
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I wonder who has the first one :)…

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17 June 2012
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I think the first 4 went to John, Paul, George and Ringo tho in what order i have no idea. Probably buried deep in someones vault where in years away it will be auctioned off for a trillion dollars.

If anyone happens to come across it in a car boot sale i will cry.

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17 June 2012
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Ringo has #1. It tells you in The Beatles: Rock Band, I believe. I know it's Ringo.

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17 June 2012
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Yoko is probably going to sell it if they still have it in their collection :P (John ones).

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17 June 2012
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jordyboothy
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I'm sure it says on this website's White Album article that John got number 1?

 

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17 June 2012
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Long John Silver
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I was thinking about that too, as it always goes: John, Paul, George and Ringo.

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17 June 2012
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Maybe John was far too wrapped in Yoko that Ringo got dibbs on number 1. I have no idea, tho if they cant decide it should come to me.a-hard-days-night-john-1

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18 June 2012
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meanmistermustard said
I have no idea, tho if they cant decide it should come to me.a-hard-days-night-john-1

That settles it then :D.

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18 June 2012
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Mine is A2021869.

Funny you should bring up the topic.

The number on the album cover actually plays a role in Into the Sky with Diamonds (I had to add a little levity).

It WOULD be interesting to know whether John Paul George and Ringo got  0000000001, 000000002 etc…

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18 June 2012
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"John got 00001 because he shouted loudest. He said, 'Baggsy number one!' He knew the game, you've gotta baggsy it."

- Paul McCartney, 'Many Years From Now'

 I'm sure there are other sources supporting that, but it's interesting that The Beatles Rock Band claimed Ringo has number 1. Wasn't there multiple number 1's anyway? A number 1 from each record factory! Ohhh myyy 

18 June 2012
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Maybe after Ringo got Tittenhurst Park, he found the album and kept it.

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19 June 2012
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I saw this at the Beatles Story museum in Liverpool, the only blue copy of The White Album, and the sleeve is signed by Paul. It looks awesome.

 

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19 June 2012
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Imagine being able to run off your own copies. If that was me I'd have made a load of unique pressings (upside down, inside out, songs in the wrong order) and sold them to collectors for a fortune.

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