The Beatles - Love Me Do - Genuine UK 1962 Parlophone *DEMO* 45 - 1 of 250 Made

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The Beatles   Love Me Do   Genuine UK 1962 Parlophone  DEMO  45   1 of 250 Made
Auction Details:
Code ID
#359365
Ebay Item #
264730388098
Sold Price
$6516.94
Bids
37
Auction End date
24 May 2020
Seller Location
Linz

Item Description

PARLOGRAM AUCTIONS presents...
THE BEATLES - 'LOVE ME DO'/'P.S. I LOVE YOU'


One of only 250 pressed, this rare and genuine UK 1962 demonstration single of The Beatles' debut 45 was distributed to TV/radio stations and music press just prior to the record's release on October 5th 1962.

Pressed on oversized white Parlophone labels with a large red 'A' on the 'Love Me Do label, both sides misspell McCartney's name as 'McArtney'.

Both run outs bear the 'ZT' purchase tax code, with a single letter 'Z' visible in the centre of the 'Love Me Do' label.


Matrices: 7XCE 17144-1N & 7XCE 17145-1N

Correct demo 'Jukebox Record' stampers: -/JR & -/JR

Housed in an original EMI 'Top Pop' promotional sleeve.

 

CONDITION

Labels: EXCELLENT

The push-out centre of the disc is missing one of its spokes and is not attached to the disc. However, the centre comes with the disc and could be mounted again if desired. Otherwise, both labels are very clean & white with a few very light marks on the 'Love Me Do' label but no stains, writing or any other major issues on either. The separated centre boss is clean with 3 or 4 visible spindle trails around the red coloured side but none on the other.

Visual: EXCELLENT

Both are extremely clean & retain an excellent deep-gloss shine. Close examination reveals a few very light marks and hairlines on the 'Love Me Do' side along with two small & light turntable scuffs on side 2, but nothing deep or feelable. Both sides lie 100% flat on the turntable when playing with no signs of any dishing or warping.

Audio: EXCELLENT

Visual evidence suggests that this disc has received minimal careful play on good equipment. Both tracks play through cleanly and clearly with a little light background on the run-ins but less so throughout the tracks themselves. There are no clicks, pops, jumps or any significant or major audible issues on either side.

Cover: VERY GOOD +

Fully intact with mild age-toning to the paper with minor handling & storagewear. A tiny number '8' is written in the upper right corner on one side, but there are no tears or seams split.


Truly the crown jewel in any Beatles collection which will only rise in value over time.



This 45 will be packed in professional packaging to make sure it reaches you in the same condition it leaves us.

The item is located in and will be shipped (customs-free within the EU) from AUSTRIA via insured trackable airmail

Buyers located outside the EU are responsible for customs fees/charges levied by their own country of residence

We grade strictly & conservatively in strong daylight & directly beneath a halogen light to UK 'RECORD COLLECTOR' standards

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