A rare chance to find this 45 at a price that you can afford; book value for this 45 acc: to several sources (incl; Perry Cox) would about $875. The final winning bid may be a lot, but consider this ----- this may be one of only a few opportunities to you ever have to obtain this rather rare record - especially at a "decent" price!
Details of this offering are:
This is the Spizer .01 variation of this label; oval VeeJay logo on both sides, with "Beatles" spelled with two "TT's" (i.e. BeaTTles) on both sides. I HAVE TWO OTHER 498 LABEL VARIATIONS ALSO UP FOR AUCTION - and "please. please..." have a look, and consider those too!
VINYL: VG to VG+ (side a) Only a few very light/superficial scratches (none of which can be finger-felt); nice shine; 1 1" rub/blemish - but no play issue due w/ it; plays all the way through with no scratches and only a bit of surface/back-ground noise; in my opinion, due to play and considering the appearance really close to VG+ -- would be better if not for the blemish. (side b) Only a few very light/superficial scratches, except for one, 1" scratch, from the label into the vinyl - can hear the scratch noise near the end of the record, but it does not skip; nice shine; other than thew scratch noise, plays with only a bit of background noise; if not for that scratch, this side would a strong VG+. Stamped logos are in the run-off matrix - both sides. My grading is neither conservative, nor liberal; tho grading is subjective, I try to be "by the book" as the book is written!
LABELS: VG (side a) and VG+ (side b) ..... no writing; light to moderate ring wear side a, and light ring wear side b; that scratch I mentioned is visible on side b. I think the photos make the ring wear look worse than in-person!
SLEEVE: std white sleeve
All covers/picture sleeves have a non-acid insert (from Bags Unlimited) to keep the form as original; both cover/picture sleeve and vinyl (if either is offered) are enclosed in a sealed, polyethylene clear sleeve - also from Bags.
Shipping: - Sealed and shipped in a Bags Unimited 45/EP mailer, sealed and packed well.- For all locations in the continental USA shipping will be $5 USPS media mail - I will combine shipping for up to 4 45s/EPs/picture sleeves (in any combination) - $5 for the first item, then $1 for each item up to 4 total ($8 shipping max. - media mail)- Write for shipping cost to Hawaii, Alaska & overseas; $15 to Canada