Beatles #3878 LOW NUMBER White Album 1ST UK MONO PRESS No EMI labels Spacer EX+
  £   2,630
  $   3,507


£ 2630 Sold For
Nov 3, 2022 Sold Date
Oct 25, 2022 Start Date
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  Sweden Country Of Seller
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Complete & original 1st UK Mono press of The Beatles eponymous 1968 double album ‘The Beatles’ aka the White Album. Released on the 22nd November 1968, this 1st pressing was issued with the all four sides missing “An EMI Recording” from the labels which was soon corrected on the 2nd press. All four sides have matrix numbers ending in -1 correctly denoting they were pressed from the 1st lacquers and the low mother & stamper codes show this set was very early off the press. The sleeve is an incredibly low sub 4,000 No. 0003878. This set is still complete with all original parts - two delicate black inners, large foldout poster with song lyrics on the flip-side, and 4 portrait photos of the band, also including the original photo spacer used to protect the top photo that was so often discarded.   
Serial number: PMC 7067/8
Matrix number: XEX 709-1, XEX 710-1, XEX 711-1, XEX 712-1 
Mother & stampers codes: 5 OM, 7 OL, 3 LP, 4 TG
Condition:Superb condition all round! Both discs have a deep black glossy sheen, only light signs of use when viewed in good natural light and under strong direct halogen spotlight. EXCELLENT PLUS! Both discs sit completely flat on the turntable with no warping. They sound as good as they look, and without issue, with that full punchy first-press audio, there is obviously no skips or sticks with this grade, no repeat clicks or loud obtrusive pops over the whole double LP. Quiet tracks like ‘Dear Prudence’, ‘Martha’, ‘Mother Nature’s Son’, or ‘Blackbird’ which are the litmus test for the white album all play beautifully without issue. EXCELLENT PLUS! They look and play great! Next, the very low numbered No. 0003878 sleeve is in also in fantastic condition. The front face is glossy and clean without ring wear, stains, marks or scuffs. Same for the back and insides. The spine is fully readable. Light corner wear, no wear to the top, bottom and side edges. EXCELLENT PLUS! The set is also still complete with both original black inners that remarkably do not have any splits, EXCELLENT! All four photos are MINT-! still including original rare photo spacer. The large fold out lyrics poster has no tears, pen, stains, tape or pin marks, EXCELLENT PLUS! A real standout condition full set 1st UK mono press of a Beatles classic with a remarkably low sleeve, No. 3878!
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