The Beatles White Album mono 1st press 1968 no emi , -009418, low mother numbers

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The Beatles White Album mono vinyl 1st press 1968 no emi , spacer, pics, 0019418 ..... states:
Initial numbered edition with top opening G & L gatefold sleeve, black inners, poster & 4 colour prints, dark green Apple labels with Ⓟ & "Sold In The UK...." text.
This was released in error omitting the text 'E.M.I. Recording' on the label, so a second version The Beatles was promptly released with the corrected labels.

Matrices, (XEX...) mothers (9 0'clock) and , stampers (3 0'clock) per side are:
Side 1 XEX 709-1  -  '1' HP
Side 2 XEX 710-  1 - '3' HH
Side 3 XEX 711-1  - '2' PH
Side 4 XEX 712-1 - '1' RM

NB: - At the "9 O'clock" position is a number that tells you the "mother" number used to generate the stamper. At the "3 O'clock" position is a stamper code in letters that tells you the stamper number, so these were all early 'mothers' (1,2, and 3)

Condition and details below:

ORIGINAL 1ST PRESS, NO EMI, LOW NUMBER! in the first 20,000

Gatefold sleeve, front = VG, 00 number, embossed Beatles looking fairly good, a bit of fading and some marks/scuffing; the rear is, VG also, some marking and scratching in centre, but it is intact. 

Gatefold Centre = VG+, a little fading but reasonably clean and intact flipbacks - nice :). There is some damage to the top of spine, slight rip, and some delamination, just wear and tear really; this is still worthy of a VG overall...

Original back inners are fairly intact VG, with a little wear and creasing and a small split in the bottom of one

Poster and portraits and spacer- all in good condition , the poster has some tick marks and is slightly ripped on a couple of folds, but intact; the 4 portrait photos are excellent, no pin holes, no rips...

Vinyl and labels; LP1 = a couple of light hairlines both sides, very clean labels, no emi indicationg 1st press/release; LP2 = similar to LP1, a few light scuffs , very clean labels and visually VG+++...

Playback = LP1, light crackle between a few tracks and on run-ins, other than that hardly any signs of the record's age, an abcolutley suerb listen  - EXCELLENT - the quieter tracks, e.g. Blackbird, are testament to this...

LP2 = Superb as well! Side 3 is exceptional. Side 4 has some light noise towards the end of the last track....the rest is fantastic. An excellent listen from such an original item...
I always try to give a fair overview of condition and a selection of photos, which give an indication of what you are buying/bidding on.

I always play test and give a fair appraisal of how the LP sounds on my system; this is always a subjective thing, and so may vary on others - If there are any flaws or jumps detected I will mention this and it will be reflected in the price/starting bid; NB: sometimes items may benefit from further cleaning etc.

Postage is as stated, usually, UK, 2nd class signed for and international sales through ebay's GSP.

My gradings are through the recognised Goldmine standard, and as accurate as I can make them (although please bear in mind it is still subjective and mistakes can occur )  :) - please let me know if there are any issues

Thanks for your interest

On 27-Aug-22 at 08:39:47 BST, seller added the following information:

PLEASE NOTE - as per the full description and photos , the embossed number is 0019418 , NOT 009418 as the description states; this was an error .. and I cannot edit it!


Thanks ( still a great item …)

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