Comments: I am by no means an authority & have not had this authenticated but it does appear to have all the telltale signs of an un-pasted first state cover. Under a bright light there seems to be no gluey residue or bits of paper on the slick, & there are also no circular marks along the pocket opening. I measured the width of this against the other two peeled mono copies I have up for auction & this is a full 16th of an inch wider. There is a very small tear at the bottom righthand corner but I believe this to be from water damage. The other giveaway (for me anyhow) is that I found this copy in a random junk box full of trashed early Beatles LPs complete with the ancient dried tape across the top seam & a lot of lets just say "patina". All of this seems inconsistent with what would be a pretty flawless peel job. Please refer to the 2nd photo which is larger & you can zoom in for detail. That said it's not in great shape. Taped top seam, completely split spine & there is some water damage along the bottom but it's not moldy. RIAA #5 on back. Disc is also very scratchy.
Condition: F/Cover, FAIR to GOOD
My Grades: NM, EX, VG+, VG, VG-, G, F
Please view my other auctions this week for more rare classic rock LPs. All records have been very conservatively visually graded unless otherwise noted.Please feel free to contact me with any specific questions.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PLEASE READ:The USPS introduced new shipping rates last month (January 2016). There is now a significant increase in postage for first class parcels over 8 oz, and 32 oz. Any double LPs, box sets, 180 or 200 gram pressings will potentially increase shipping costs.
CANADA:First Class 1 to 8oz = $9.00 / 9 to 32oz = $15.00 / 33 to 48oz = $24.00 / 49 to 64oz = $35.00 / Above 64oz ships Priority.
REST OF WORLD:First Class 1 to 8oz = $13.00 / 9 to 32oz = $22.00 / 33 to 48oz = $33.00 / 49 to 64oz = $47.00 / Above 64oz ships Priority.