RAREST VERSION OF THE "VERSION 1 STEREO"!THIS IS "REAL"! PASSES THE "HONEY" TEST!
BEATLES LP ..."STEREO"Version 1 "STEREO" COLUMN BACK"INTRODUCING .... THE BEATLES "Vee Jay Records with OVAL Logo on LabelCOMPLETELY AUTHENTIC / VERY RARE!
This is by far the RAREST VERSION 1 combination of DISC & JACKET! Passes the "HONEY TEST".
Feel free to inquire about any Special pricing OPTIONS!
(Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from "Perry Cox")
The owner of this piece is a member of our group. The reason we have loweredthe price is that he has an illness and he literally needs cash to offset some ofhis MEDICAL BILLS not covered by health insurance.
This is a unique opportunity to obtain a very RARE BEATLES Rarest Record, which would undoubtedly be a great addition to anyone's existing collection!
A LITTLE INFO ON THE "VERSION 1" STEREO COLUMN BACK LP At this point in time there are probably less than a dozen known copies of this RARE Version1 Cover in existence! This is the cover that counterfeiters have had a field day with over theyears, however ours is 100% AUTHENTIC and has been verified to be authentic by one ofworld's foremost BEATLE experts (Mr. Perry Cox - COA included). This is a 1st pressing ofthe Version 1 variation of this LP but it's really the "COVER" where most of the value is here.This was one of Three (3) VERSION 1 COVERS made by Vee Jay. The 1st was the AD BACK, the 2nd was the BLANK BACK, and the 3rd was this COLUMN BACK with songslisted in the two (2) columns on the back. This variation is considered to be the rarest one.Vee Jay was being sued at the time requiring them to cease all marketing of this album due publishing rights violations primarily surrounding 2 songs LOVE ME DO & P.S. I LOVE YOU. However they had already pressed a number of vinyls, so they basically tried to hide the fact that they actually continued to sell this album, but in different covers (AD BACK & BLANKBACK) masking the contents. So the lawsuit is really what made this particular cover so raresince they could no longer use it. Remember that only a total of 2,202 STEREO Vinyls were ever produced to be paired with all 3 covers. So coupled with this cover, it is truly SCARCE and a RARITY!
Also for those familiar with how to identify an AUTHENTIC Version 1 Cover (Mono or Stereo)this cover passes the "HONEY" Test. No "FAKE" has ever passed this test. Look at the backof the COVER at the song "A TASTE OF HONEY" in particular at the word "HONEY" and theletters "H" and "E". If there is ink missing in the top left corner of either of these letters, there'sno question - it's a "FAKE". This test is known by every expert to be 100% fool proof.
Based upon Vee Jay document obtained, only a total of 2,202 STEREO VINYL VERSION ONES were ever produced and that number includes all of the covers associated with them including the AD BACK, BLANK BACK and COLUMN BACK. This makes any VERSION 1 STEREO one of the RAREST BEATLE VINYLS and highly collectible to say the least.
With regard to this particular listing ...This is one of the finest examples of this RARE JACKET we've come across in years! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the history of this record & cover, it really is the COVER where most of the value is, although the disc itself is quite a rare commodity in it's own right and quite valuable.
The disc features the OVAL Vee Jay Labels. The TRAIL OFF areas have the hand etched Matrix #63-3402S and Job #5689 on the A-Side, with #63-3403S & Job # 5689-X on B-Side. Also present is the Machine Stamped AudioMatrix LOGO and "MR"(Monarch Records) LOGO. This Vinyl was pressed by Monarch Records in LA. The LABELS feature CENTER justified song titles. The word STEREO is listed on the TOP. In this case the labels DO possess the phrases "LONG PLAYING" and "MICROGROOVE".
COVER is gorgeous. The VINYL rates around VG+, but it's value is only a fraction of the entire piece. Any VERSION 1 STEREO Disc is a RARE find and has significant value of it's own!
NOTE: Contrary to popular misguided belief, these LPs were NEVER RELEASED in 1 963. The accepted release date was January 10, 1964. When the VERSION 1 was released, there were three (3) variations. FIRST was the AD BACK (shown here). SECOND was the BLANK BACK which featured a completely blank white back of the jacket. The THIRD and RAREST was the COLUMN BACK (SHOWN HERE) with a jacket that featured a complete list of all titles. As it turns out, the COLUMN BACK is actually the rarest variation of all an increasingly valuable.
Sorry folks for originally posting the wrong price on this item! This LP is the RAREST of the VERSION 1 "STEREOS". (SEE PHOTOS)
CATEGORY: "RARE" Collectible to be purchased as is and as described.
Quite collectible and valuable to any BEATLES collector!
This is a 1st Pressing of VERSION 1 of this LP, which was the most bootlegged *Vinyl LP of all time. VERSION 1 lists "LOVE ME DO" and "P.S. I LOVE YOU". It has a Vee Jay OVAL Label with RAINBOW color ring. * Actually it was predominantly the VERSION 1 marked "STEREOPHONIC" in Gray on White background across the top of the jacket that was the primary target of many bootleggers although some "MONO" LPs also were victims as well.
WE NEVER SELL FAKES, so BUY WITH CONFIDENCE ! So if you're looking for AUTHENTIC versions of this and other RARE vinyls, or a source for any BEATLES Vinyl Records or CDs, then shop with us here at THE ELECTRIC STORE USA.
It's hard to believe how many FAKES of this LP still appear on ebay! Buying any BOOTLEG record is a waste of hardearned money. This is incredibly frustrating to any buyer searching for authentic variations of this great LP. We who sell only AUTHENTIC items, are extremely frustrated and annoyed that we are continually forced to compete in this market. This problem is now finally being addressed by ebay!
TO THE UNSUSPECTING BUYER: BEWARE of FAKES! Before you buy any variation of this album, make sure that you understand all of the differences between FAKES and REAL ones. The average buyer is often easily fooled. BUY ONLY FROM EXPERTS! And if you ever have any questions about how to identify a FAKE, please contact us anytime. We're your source for any AUTHENTIC "BEATLES" Collectible Vinyl Records especially any Vee Jay recordings.
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This LP is being sold based upon its EXTREME RARITY. Only under certain circumstances will we accept RETURNS. For example, CDs are NOT RETURNABLE because they are too easy to copy. If the item purchased is NOT THE ITEM received, the buyer must contact us immediately before any return can be authorized. All items are PHOTOGRAPHED prior to being packaged in order to insure that the item is in fact in the condition described and is the item actually that's being shipped. However there are always special circumstances whereby items can qualify for a return, but one reason that's UNACCEPTABLE is "I DIDN'T LIKE IT". Each item that is sold on this site is described in detail as best we can. Please understand what you are buying when you make your purchase. If you're not certain, please ask questions or request photos or information PRIOR to making your purchase. If the item received appears to be damaged during shipment, please contact theCARRIER (USPS, UPS, FedEX, Trucking Company etc.) immediately and request a claim for damages. Also, feel free to contact this office as well, and PRIOR to making any kind of report to EBAY. We will do our best to assist the buyer without the involvement of EBAY. Buyers & Sellers should work together to settle any issues without involving anyone else. Thanks.
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Very RARE, quite collectible and valuable to any BEATLES collector! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
SOME INTERESTING & IMPORTANT FACTS about ...
"INTRODUCING ... THE BEATLES" (Compiled by our expert staff).
What is a FAKE & what is a REAL copy?
1.) First & foremost, real copies of any version of this LP must have "INTRODUCING ... THE BEATLES" & "THE BEATLES", ABOVE THE SPINDLE HOLE on the record label. If either phrase