No. 2174 Beatles White Album 1st UK Mono Press 1968 Complete No EMI Spacer EX/EX
  £   2,287
  $   2,730


£ 2287 Sold For
Mar 7, 2024 Sold Date
Feb 26, 2024 Start Date
61   Number Of Bids
  Great Britain Country Of Seller
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The Beatles "White Album" 1st UK Press Mono Vinyl Double LP 


A complete set of The Beatles ”The Beatles” (The White Album) in all its original mono glory, housed in a incredibly low numbered and very collectable 1st press top-loading sleeve. This set is a real treasure for collectors and listeners alike. 

Key Features:

  • Matrix numbers: Side 1: XEX 709-1; Side 2: XEX 710-1; Side 3: XEX 711-1; Side 4: XEX 712-1. (-1 matrix endings on all sides) 
  • Labels: The labels are printed with a dark green and “Sold In U.K. subject to resale price conditions, see price lists” text is printed at the top. and feature the in error of omitting the text 'An E.M.I. Recording' on the label that was swiftly corrected. Have the credits "Production by GEORGE MARTIN"  and "Orchestrations by GEORGE MARTIN" below the group's name.
  • Sleeve: The stamped seven-digit number appears in grey on a slight downward angle towards the lower right corner. Later issues featured went down to a six-digit format.
  • Low Number:  Highly collectable low numbered 2,174 sleeve makes this a sought-after collectors item. 
  • Stampers:  Low Mother & Stampers 7GRT/3GDG 2PH/1RM
  • Extras: Foldout Poster, 4 Portrait Photos w/spacer sheet, 2 Black Inners, All Original 

Visual Grade 

The record exhibits a super-glossy and clean appearance in good natural light with only an occasional light surface mark. When scrutinised under focused spotlight faint short hairlines are visible on the surface. A solid example of a difficult record to find in good condition.

The record shows superb deep-gloss playing surfaces which have only subtle sleeve removal hairlines under focused spotlight. A really strong example. 

Audio Grade: 

The record begins with light static, occasionally subtle pops and crackles can be heard. No obtrusive repeat clicks or skips/sticks. A fantastic mono listening experience with great channel separation, crisp vocals and punchy bass.  

Minimal static during the lead-ins and in occasional quiet patches with no clicks, stick/skips or defect make this a superb listen. 

The sleeve looks fantastic. The front and back retain their original glossy sheen with no sign of ring wear. The edges are sharp and unworn. The top right corner has light discolouration. The low number still retains its original print contrast. Overall it is a superb condition example made even more powerful by the very low sleeve number.    

Photos w/spacer: NEAR MINT

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