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Rare Beatles Vinyl? (Mis-Prints, Miss-Pressings etc)
27 March 2011
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note by meanmistermustard: As part of the 2014 BB Forum Spring Clean a number of individual threads have been merged together to create one go-to thread for all, no doubt more will be added in the future.

To maintain the continuity of this first post by 'The Walrus' please read the original title of one of those threads as the first line of the post - 

 

I Just Acquired My First Beatles Vinyl

 

... an original Penny Lane /Strawberry Fields Forever , for £7, from a car boot sale.

However, it is a mis-pressing. It's actually Penny Lane /Penny Lane .

How rare were mis-pressing? Are they considered in any way valuable, or are they still "rejects"? What about perfect original singles, are they considered valuable  or are they fairly worthless because there were just so many?

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Probably worth something, but I doubt that normal singles are worth much.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

27 March 2011
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Mispress meaning that in one side you have Penny Lane and in the other the same song?? Or it's just an error in the cover?

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

27 March 2011
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Penny Lane on both sides. Cover says "Strawberry Fields Forever c/w Penny Lane ".

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27 March 2011
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Oh, then it should be quite valuable. Possibly unique.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

27 March 2011
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After a bit of investigation, it is actually a 1976 edition, not the 1967. Here is the cover:Image Enlarger

 

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27 March 2011
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It must be valuable. Imagine if the person who got it from the store was more a Lennon than a McCartney fan. Totally pissed off paul-mccartney

 

And a-hard-days-night-paul-8 Paul agrees!! 17!

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28 March 2011
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Did the seller know about it? That might give you an indication of it's value. If they sold it knowing it was a misprint, then they're either really stupid or know that it's not that valuable. Fingers crossed for stupid. a-hard-days-night-john-5

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28 March 2011
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Is the label the same on both sides, or does one say SFF?

I don't know about values, but I used to read Record Collector now and then when I was younger. Mispressings seem to be valued by collectors, though it normally depends on rarity and desirability (ie a first edition might be worth more than a 1976 version, but maybe not).

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28 March 2011
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skye said:

Did the seller know about it? That might give you an indication of it's value. If they sold it knowing it was a misprint, then they're either really stupid or know that it's not that valuable. Fingers crossed for stupid. a-hard-days-night-john-5

She made it quite clear that it was a mispress. I'm hoping that she just thought that made it a reject copy. She wasn't the brightest, it has to be said- I offered ten pounds (which it was stickered for), and she haggled me down to seven!

Joe- the label says Strawberry Fields on one side and Penny Lane on the other. The Penny Lane side is slightly damaged (my dad thinks it should still play fine- unfortunately we don't own a record player so we can't check).

I have emailed someone who runs (or ran, at least) an online record retailer that specialises (or specialised) in Beatles records. I've also done a bit of Googling, and the Smiths's mispressed singles have a habit of going for £30-40.

If I can sell it, great. If not, I've acquired a copy of arguably the greatest single ever, except without the really good song. Imagine if it was Strawberry Fields on both sides a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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28 March 2011
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The Walrus said:

If not, I've acquired a copy of arguably the greatest single ever, except without the really good song. 

1. What about "Paperback Writer "/"Rain ?" 

2. LOL at the "except without the really good song" bit. 

And another 9... weird...  

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

28 March 2011
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

The Walrus said:

If not, I've acquired a copy of arguably the greatest single ever, except without the really good song. 

1. What about "Paperback Writer "/"Rain ?" 

2. LOL at the "except without the really good song" bit. 

And another 9... weird...  

 

Arguably. However, I just don't think that record compares. I'd put that closer to We Can Work It Out /Day Tripper .

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For me their best singles were Hey Jude /Revolution and Come Together /Something .

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28 March 2011
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The Walrus said:

skye said:

Did the seller know about it? That might give you an indication of it's value. If they sold it knowing it was a misprint, then they're either really stupid or know that it's not that valuable. Fingers crossed for stupid. a-hard-days-night-john-5

She made it quite clear that it was a mispress. I'm hoping that she just thought that made it a reject copy. She wasn't the brightest, it has to be said- I offered ten pounds (which it was stickered for), and she haggled me down to seven!

I read that and thought of this:

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.

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It's still a great record. And I'm still incredibly jealous. a-hard-days-night-george-10 

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29 March 2011
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Expert guessed at $35. That's £22. £15 hypothetical profit.

I got a 15 \o/ Wanted to put a picture of Paul looking happy, but there aren't any. Was he moody for the whole of A Hard Day's Night or something?

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31 March 2011
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a-hard-days-night-paul-5The "you know it!" face could work.

Good job. Perhaps you should buy more from this stu...pendous seller. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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I bought the record from someone and it is in the mail now. I don't know all the details about the record yet because I haven't seen it in person, but I know it is a Please Please Me album that is a 12" Orange Vinyl Record. All the writing on the label is either in Japanese or possibly Korean. The only English on the label is the list of songs on both sides. It is a stereo version and is from the early to mid 1960's. It also has The Beatles misspelled as "The Beattes." The company that produced it is unknown since it was all written in another language, but I feel like the logo may be an Odeon one? There are lyrics on the back of the album cover along with the rest of them written on a loose sheet of paper that was included inside the album. The lyrics are also written in English. The album cover is made of a lightweight cardboard instead of the heavier cardboard used in the US. It is also wrapped in plastic which has ultimately protected the album cover.

The songs on Side 1 are:

1. Please Please Me 2. Anna 3. I Saw Her Standing There 4. Boys 5. Misery 6. Chains 7. Ask Her Why

Side 2:

1. Twist And Shout 2. A Taste Of Honey 3. Love Me Do 4. Do You Want To Know A Secret 5. Baby It's You 6. There's A Place 7. P.S. I Love You

 

I have extensively tried to find information on this Please Please Me album all over the internet, but haven't had any luck. Does anyone know anything about it, its origins, or if it is worth anything? Thanks so much!!

 

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It looks like your images are hidden behind a firewall or secure connection (exchange.ou.edu). Upload to somewhere with open access (photobucket, picasa, flickr etc) and try again.

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From what I can see, it doesn't look Korean. It's not clear enough to say if it is Japanese or Chinese, but me and yoko-ono-01 are leaning Japanese.

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