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BEATLES Please Please Me (Black & Gold Parlophone UK Original STEREO LP 1963)

BEATLES Please Please Me Black  Gold Parlophone UK Original STEREO LP 1963
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#9909
Ebay Item #
381268048161
Sold Price
$4156.68
Bids
37
Auction End date
31 May 2015
Seller Location
Essex

Item Description


The Beatles - Please Please Me
(Parlophone PCS 3042 UK LP 1963)

This is the original UK Stereo pressing with "Black & Gold" Parlophone labels. This is a major UK rarity! How many "black & gold" UK Stereo LP's were pressed is open to much debate. What is certain is that it was not that many. They are seriously rare! This copy is far from "mint" but it is a very playable copy.

It has a front laminated flipback sleeve. Which has a large "Stereo" on the front & is printed by "E.J. Day". The Angus McBean credit starts immediately after the "S" of "...12 Other Songs". This denotes a 1st pressing "black & gold" cover.

It comes with its original tracing-paper lined "Emitex" inner sleeve - which is in VG condition. There are no seam splits. Interestingly it has the original record shop stamp, where it was originally bought in 1963, on the the inner sleeve. The shop was "Parker Pianos" in Barnet.

The record is pressed on thick vinyl & has black & gold Parlophone labels. They have "The Parlophone Co..." text around the bottom half of the label. They have the "Dick James Music Co..." credit for I Saw Her Standing There, Misery, Ask Me Why, Please Please Me, Do You Want To Know A Secret & There's A Place.

The matrix numbers, followed by mother stampers, are as follows:

Side 1: YEX 94-1 (R 1)

Side 2: YEX 95-1 (G 1)

This is the very 1st UK Stereo pressing with black & gold Parlophone labels, the "Dick James" credits, the earliest matrix numbers & mother stampers. Thisis the topUK Beatles LP rarity. As stated, it is incredibly rare & extremely collectible. Don't miss out!


Sleeve: There is some mild fading to the rear & some mild foxing too. There is a crease to the top & bottom flipback. There is also a small tear to the bottom flipback. There is some mild to more moderate rubbing wear to the corner tips. There is some light laminate creasing too.VGcondition.

Vinyl: This is a well played copy. There are mild tomoderatesleeve rubs whichcan be seen under a strong light. On Side 1 there are about 6 light to mild hairline marks. They vary in size from approx 2cm-6cm. Side 2 has about 9-10 light to mild hairline marks. They vary in size from approx 2cm-8cm.There is also a lightedge warp. It does not affect play at all (I have attachedclip below of the actual LP playing on a turntable).Fair+ condition. I have play tested this LP in its entirety & it plays VG to VG+ overall. Really well considering! The music still blasts through. There is some light & sometimes more mildcrackle in some quieter places. There are about 4 clicks at the start of "Ask Me Why". There is a small hairline mark there which is probably the cause. There are a few light intermittent clicks on a couple of tracks on Side 2. They are fairly unobtrusive. (I have also attached an audio soundclips of the actual LP below).The labels are nice and clean and show mild spindle wear only.

Full insurance will be necessary for this item.


Audio clips:

"Misery"

"There's A Place"

"Ask Me Why" (This is the track that has a few clicks at the start)


Video clip of the LP playing:

Side 1:


Side 2:



>> Grading Information All grading is very strict & adheres to 'Record Collector' specifications. However, I have fine tuned them & they are explained below. All vinyl is examined closely under a strong light & play tested.

MINT Condition = As good as a copy you would buy from a shop, immaculate!

NEAR MINT Condition = Very nearly mint just slightly under, maybe a couple of very, very light paper sleeve scuffs that can only be seen under strong light. SOME WOULD CLASS THIS AS MINT. This disc has been played a couple of times at most. Cover is virtually perfect - very minimal wear only.

EX Condition = A clean & tidy copy that shows virtually no defects. Maybe one or two light needle scuffs or light sleeve removal marks that can only be seen under strong light. There will be no scratches. Play will be near perfect with no distortion. Cover will be very nice with maybe very minimal creasing, ringwear or edgewear.

NEAR EX Condition = You can tell this record has been played a few times but it has been well cared for. There will be minor surface marks only; that barely detract from the sound quality. Cover may have slight creasing or ringwear. A very serviceable copy that you will be pleased with.

VG Condition = A well played but serviceable copy. There will be a few marks on the vinyl, but they won't be nasty scratches, just relatively light needle scuffs and sleeve removal marks, they will be noticeable but won't detract from play too much. Cover will show signs of storage/ ageing, e.g., creasing, slight folding, spinewear, ringwear or sticker tears. The record will not be trashed!!
>> Postage Rates

AN INVOICE WILL BE SENT TO YOU VERY SOON AFTER THE AUCTION ENDS. PLEASE WAIT FOR THIS BEFORE PAYING.

Royal Mail have very recently increased their postage rates. So I have revised my postage costs to reflect their increases. (Please note that these prices include packaging costs too)

United Kingdom

7" single = £2.25 add another £1.00 (optional up to £30) for insurance. This is for standard registered items. All insurance must cover the value of the item. Therefore, for expensive items (£70+), Royal Mail "Special Delivery" will be used. This will be an extra £5.00.

(You can add up to three 50g 7" singles at no extra postage cost. Insurance needs to be paid only once up to a value of £500)

LP album = £4.50 add another £1.00 (optional up to £30) for insurance. This is for standard registered items. All insurance must cover the value of the item. Therefore, for expensive items (£70+), Royal Mail "Special Delivery" will be used. This will be an extra £6.00.

(You can add an extra single LP for free. Add £1.00 extra per additional LP. Insurance needs to be paid only once up to a value of £500)


Europe

7" single = £4.70 add another £6.00 (optional up to £30) for insurance. All insurance must cover the value of the item(s). Royal Mail 'Airsure' will be used where applicable; this is an extra £5.30 (this is what Royal Mail charges!) Please note that an additional £2.70 may also be charged on high value items (£70+)

(You can add up to two 50g 7" single at no extra postage cost. Add 0.50p for each additional 7" thereafter. Insurance needs to be paid only once up to a value of £500.)

LP album = Between £6.50 to £7.75 (Depending on weight) add another £6.00 (optional up to £30) for insurance. All insurance must cover the value of the item(s). Royal Mail 'Airsure' will be used where applicable; this is an extra £6.00 (this is what Royal Mail charges!) Please note that an additional £2.70 may also be charged on high value items (£70+)

(Add £1.50 extra per additional LP. Insurance needs to be paid only once up to a value of £500. If several items are purchased I generally weigh the package & will charge accurate posting costs.)


USA, Japan & rest of world

7" single = £6.00 add another £6.00 (optional up to £30) for insurance. All insurance must cover the value of the item(s). Royal Mail 'Airsure' will be used where applicable; this is an extra £6.00 (this is what Royal Mail charges!) Please note that an additional £2.70 may also be charged on high value items (£70+)

(You can add up to two 50g 7" single at no extra postage cost. Add 0.75p for each additional 7" thereafter. Insurance needs to be paid only once up to a value of £500.)

LP album = Between £8.50 to £11.25 (Depending on weight) add another £6.000 (optional up to £30) for insurance. All insurance must cover the value of the item(s). Royal Mail 'Airsure' will be used where applicable; this is an extra £6.00 (this is what Royal Mail charges!) Please note that an additional £2.70 may also be charged on high value items (£70+)

(Add £2.00 extra per additional LP. If several items are purchased I generally weigh the package & will charge accurate posting costs.)


IF THE FINAL PRICE OF AN ITEM(S) EXCEEDS £30.00 GBP THEN INSURANCE WILL BECOME MANDATORY. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ONLY PAY FOR INSURANCE ONCE. IT IS THE SAME COST REGARDLESS OF PACKAGE WEIGHT. SO YOU CAN ORDER MORE ITEMS & PAY NO MORE FOR INSURANCE!

DISCOUNT WILL BE GIVEN ON POSTAGE FOR MULTIPLE ITEMS. SEE PRICES ABOVE.

Please note that these prices are as a general guideline only. For example: Double LPs are classed as two LPs. Also posters, inserts, etc.. can increase postage costs. One parcel must not exceed 2kg (approximately 4-6 LPS).

All records will be sent inhigh quality vinyl mailers with at least two card stiffeners either side of the LP or 7". I use a cruciform box for larger orders (4-6 LPs). All parcels will be marked "Fragile" and dispatch time will generally be between 1-3 days after payment.

I will also remove the vinyl from the sleeve & place them in a re-sealable polythene sleeve. In order to prevent seam splits. Depending on the inner sleeve; I often remove the vinyl from the inner sleeve & place it in a separate plain paper, or polythene-lined, plain inner sleeve. I am very conscientious and careful when packaging your LP(s).

I consider my postage & packaging costs to be very transparent & very fair. Packaging costs will generally be between £0.80 to £1.50. I am not adding any further costs for handling, etc...

Sorry, I only accept Paypal, or money sent in a registered letter from overseas buyers.

Please note that I cannot reimburse payments for any uninsured items lost in the post. Sorry!

If you are uncertain about any of the above, or just simply want some information regarding any item, please do not hesitate to contact me. I welcome any questions.
Remember to check out My Other Items Lots of rare & quality vinyl! Most are UK 1st Pressings. It is quite likely that there will be more records by this artist, or records in a similar vein.
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