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Rare Beatles Vinyl? (Mis-Prints, Miss-Pressings etc)
30 December 2012
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Hi All

Some time ago I picked up a copy of Rubber Soul in a second hand shop.  When I got it home and examined it closely I noticed that on the credits "Harrisson" is spelled as shown.  The album was pressed in Sweden but I am wondering if the album is perhaps counterfeit - is there any other way of telling?  If the album is genuine, does the error make it more valuable?

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Gary

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30 December 2012
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Welcome to the forum Gary! I would love to help you, but I would need to see a picture of the record. I'll do some research.  

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2 January 2013
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So far I found PCS-3075, and it's not misspelt. It would be easier for us if you give us this number found on the LP.

2 January 2013
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Have checked variations of PCS-3075 too, as shown here: http://thebeatles-collection.c.....-pcs-3075/

 

 No misspelling???

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2 January 2013
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I've posted a couple of photos on Flickr - please try this link:

http://flickr.com/gp/91113366@.....07/4P9z88/

Thanks for looking,

Cheers

Gary

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2 January 2013
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That is an interesting misspelling. That may be worth something, but don't go by me. Albums with wrong labels don't go for much, but this is different.

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6 January 2013
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Hi All,

I'm new to collecting vinyl and recently acquired 3 copies of LIB vinyl and they each have "Phil + Ronnie" etched in cursive around the label.  I know that Spector produced this album....did all of the album's come with this etching on it?  Label has the Red apple.  Any info would be helpful.

 

Thanks!

4 February 2013
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I recently came into possession of an original White Album with the embroidery of The Beatles logo on the cover as well as the serial number in the bottom right.
In addition to that, I have an original US Let it Be album with "Dig A Pony ' misspelled on the back as "I Dig A Pony ."

They're both in great condition, and the White Album has mint condition pictures and poster in it. 

Are either of these worth anything? (I'm not planning on selling them at all; I'm just curious.)

4 February 2013
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I'm not sure but they're worth, but they are rare.  Lucky!  My White Album is in pretty rough shape, no serial number in the corner, no poster.

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4 February 2013
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First UK Pressings are very rare, especially Mint. Any UK first pressed or any pressing released during the 60's is worth much. Capitol Pressings (sorry USA) are rarely sought for, even in mint conditions (maybe not). 

4 February 2013
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The lower the seriel number the pricier it is so if you have #000001 then do a jig. Im really not sure about values but a very quick Google Search brought up an MSN page that says

While pristine records and inserts are vital to securing a top price, the numbered sleeve is the main attraction. Copies 1-10 stereo or mono are valued at £7,000, although a Mono version of No 5 sold for £19,000 in 2008. Numbers 11 to 1000 are valued at £1,200 but have fetched more than that, with No 783 (mono) attracting £2,051 this year.

It needs to be a low number so if you have #124873 im not sure it would be that valuable. Having the poster and it being in very good condition wont hinder the price at all tho so keep it safe.

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4 February 2013
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They're both priceless.  They're original pressing of Beatles albums.  Don't think about the monetary value, because if you go and try to sell them on eBay you'll make less than their collector's "value" and you'll probably piss away what little money you make on them.

Instead, why not get nice plastic sleeves for them, and keep them?  Give them to your kids or grandkids when they're older.  But let them be enjoyed until then.

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4 February 2013
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SatanHimself said
They're both priceless.  They're original pressing of Beatles albums.  Don't think about the monetary value, because if you go and try to sell them on eBay you'll make less than their collector's "value" and you'll probably piss away what little money you make on them.

Instead, why not get nice plastic sleeves for them, and keep them?  Give them to your kids or grandkids when they're older.  But let them be enjoyed until then.

Exactly what I did. Like I said, I wouldn't sell them. Not even for $1000. 

But yeah, ha ha, I keep all my Beatles records in plastic sleeves! 

10 May 2013
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Hi Guys,

I have just come across what seems to be a Japanese version of Revolver .  I have tried searching online for this record number FL-1337 and cannot find anything! The sleeve itself is very thin, protected via a thin plastic casing.  The record itself is a red label, black vinyl.  The logo of the record company is a small image of a record with the word 'First' going across it in the form of a banner.  It is a stereo record, the album name and tracklisting on the label is in English & Japanese.  Any help with identifying the originality of this record & a possible valuation would be greatly appreciated.  The Record itself is in very good condition!

 

Thanks in advance

Darren

10 May 2013
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It is an unofficial release from 1966.  http://www.discogs.com/label/F.....rst+Record

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10 May 2013
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Hmm, according to rateyourmusic.com, it looks like FL-1337 is apparently a Taiwanese pressing, rather than Japanese:

http://rateyourmusic.com/relea...../revolver/

The Japanese edition would either be on the Odeon or Apple label.

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My brother in law found and had framed a copy of the Capitol US Mono Pepper (MAS-2653) for my birthday!   It has the title misprint of "A Little Help From My Friends"... (the "With" is missing from the title).  Upon some research, it looks like a first pressing from the Scranton, PA pressing facility. (the facility's stamp was in the run out groove).  Speaking of run out groove, the US versions are said to not have the tone or the gibberish.

It has some wear, but it looks in decent shape.  I will un-frame it soon and enjoy.

a-hard-days-night-john-1a-hard-days-night-paul-8a-hard-days-night-george-9a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

 

 

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So yesterday I bought a copy of the White Album and when I took it out to play it I noticed something very strange - normally you'd have Side A, Side B, Side C, Side D etc, on mine it would go Side A, side C, side b side d. It wasn't just the label, because the songs from side c had been pressed on. I asked my friend and he said it was something about jukebox records or radio records....any ideas?

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Hard to say as I don't know exactly which market's pressing you have, however this certainly wasn't unknown in the US (though I don't know that it WAS with the US edition). However, as I was discussing with Wetroosa about Capitol's The Beatles' Story double album about that having the same side set-up.

Here is the explanation. Many record players of the time looked like this:

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With them you could load more than one record at a time. You could put multiple records onto them at a time. The main thought at the time was singles, but they just as well for albums. Once you started the player, the first disc would drop into place, the arm would lift across, and the record would play. At its end, the arm would lift off and go back to rest position, the second record would drop, and the arm would lift across to play the second disc. This would stop you having to get up every few minutes to change the record.

Double albums did not start emerging until the mid-60s (Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde). However, when they did, many markets, recognising these were the most common record players at the time, also recognised that the easiest way for someone to hear to the album, would be to have side 1 and 2 on different discs, allowing those to be listened to in order without the need to get up and turn them over, get up and turn them over, and get sides 3 and 4.

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That's more clearer. Thanks!

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