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Details about  BEATLES For Sale~U.K.~Y/B~PMC 1240~LOW Stampers~GREAT COVER~1st Press~1964~EX/NM

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BEATLES For Sale~U.K.~Y/B~PMC 1240~LOW Stampers~GREAT COVER~1st Press~1964~EX/NM
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Genre: Pop & Beat: 1960s Speed: 33RPM
Sub-Genre: The Beatles Record Size: LP (12-Inch)

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Record Details
General Description
Visual & Audible Grading
Actual Pictures


The Beatles
»Beatles For Sale«
(detailed pictures on bottom of every listing)

U.K. 1964 ~ 1st Press ~ MONO
Yellow/Black Parlophone ~ PMC 1240
rare Label Variation B
incredibly low O1/A1 stampers (!)
overall EXCELLENT Condition
NEAR MINT Audio Quality

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Record Details
Origin    United Kingdom
Release Type   Original Release
Format   Album, 12",
Label   Yellow/Black Parlophone
Catalog No   PMC 1240
Pressing   1st
THIS Copy issued   December 1964
Sound Mix   mono 
Overall Grading   EX  (please see Details)
Matrix Side A   XEX 503-3N
Matrix Side B   XEX 504-3N
Stamper Side A   (3/9 o'c) O 1
Stamper Side B   (3/9 o'c) A 1
beabay CID ORBFSMUK0201 (PICS 81)
Overview Pressings
[1st ww   Germany, November 13, 1964, R/W/G Odeon SMO 83739]
1st   Variation B)  U.K., December 04, 1964, PMC 1240,
Y/B Parlophone, MORE space between "THE BEATLES"
and "MADE IN Gt.BRITAIN" on bottom of labels
    Variation A)  U.K., December 04, 1964, PMC 1240,
Y/B Parlophone, LESS space between "THE BEATLES"
and "MADE IN Gt.BRITAIN" on bottom of labels
2nd   June'81 thru August'82, PMC 1240, Y/B Parlophone
3rd   1987-1991, PMC 1240, S/B double-boxed Parlophone
4th   1995, 74 6438 1, Apple
5th   1995, PMC 1240, Parlophone/EMI
6th   1998, PMC 1240, S/B double-boxed Parlophone
7th   September 09, 2009, PMC 1240, New Y/B Parlophone
2009 REMASTERed MONO Collection
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This copy is no doubt a collector's issue - why?
  • British Parlophone is the worldwide only company who issued Beatles For Sale as a MONO album. Three pressings have been published only between December 1964 and fall 1991(!)
  • This copy showcases the worldwide first press. Contrary to the STEREO version, where Germany came up prior to the U.K. (R/W/G Odeon, SMO 83 790, Mid November 1964, stereo only).
  • Incredibly low mother stampers of O1/A1 punched into the record's dead wax.
  • It's Label Variation B, the rarer one, indicated by a bigger space between the wording "THE BEATLES" and "MADE IN Gt.BRITAIN" on bottom of labels.
  • Appropriately, this very early pressing comes in heavy good old British vinyl with a weight of 165 grams.
Mandatory KT Taxt Stamp sits on side A. Vinyl is housed in its original gate-fold cover that opens to the inside, where record is placed to the right wing. Has wording "mono" in "transparent" style on upper right corner of cover's front.
(Almost) most importantly: Inside of gate-fold cover is in an incredible condition!! Every experienced collector knows that this is a "main issue" with Beatles For Sale. Due to its strange "opening technique", virtually no copy remained shiny and intact on its cover's inside. However, this cover is one of the few that made it! Please see pictures on bottom of listing for a visual evidence.

Even after meanwhile 50 years (!) of life time, record comes with shiny vinyl that has a near mint sound. If you don't either own this album at all or in a comparable quality, it's a "must-have-purchase".

We understand that our asking price is everything but a bargain (across all of our listings). However, we kindly ask you to refrain from sending "50-percent-offers". At beabay, we possess an in-depth knowledge of Beatles Vinyl, meaning our prices have been carefully chosen and placed. Dozens of international collectors trust in this and confirmed their 100-percent-satisfaction - some of them we copied later in this listing.

Please see grading details for a more elaborate description of the record's condition.

IMPORTANT NOTE for GERMAN BIDDERS: Please constact us before bidding, for otherwise we will remove your bid without prior notice. This is in view of constantly recurring problems, often caused by language. It's NOT an offense. Collectors want harmony and consensus, not trouble.
Record Grading
Visual Grading
Cover Front EX
Cover Back EX+
Cover Inside NM-
Cover Spine EX
Inner Sleeve   [N/A]
Label Side A EX
Label Side B EX
Vinyl Side A VG+
Vinyl Side B VG+
Audio Grading
Side A NM
Side B EX+
We use superb vinyl equipment with its heart being an Ortofan Diamond System and gold plated contacts all around.
Audible checks are performed with a Pro-Ject Audio system connected to a DENON PMA 520-AE amplifier, with a Sennheiser 350 headset.
  Remarks   As for the Cover and related issues, please refer to pictures provided right after. Spine is 100 percent readable.
The front laminated cover is completely glossy, made of rock-solid cardboard. Back side and inside are top, too! Absolutely clean insertion slot, no cuts, writings, nothing. In particular the inside of gate-fold cover is awesome! Inner edges of right-centered inside opener shows virtually no damage - an exception rarely seen (we talk about a 50-years-old first press here). Front and back show a lill ring wear. Slightly scuffed edges.
Both labels are absolutely clean. No writings, stains, tears, or spots. Some spindle hole wear.
Vinyl is shiny, both sides. Hairlines only. Here and there some "scuff".

Regarding audio, you'll recognize a clear straight mono sound. There's very few noises between tracks. While Side A is clean, Side B here and there has some bg noise, which is why we split grading NEAR MINT/EXCELLENT PLUS.

Please keep in mind that an opinion is bound to be subjective. Refer to pictures, provided extensively.
For a short explanation of applied grading, please see remarks on every listing's bottom of page.
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Feedback (all 5 stars): »Everest of record sellers;) top notch;) very professional;) Thank you!«

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thanks for the kind words. Just wish I could have said more in the feedback. I was very impressed with your presentatons of each item-that is what to see when I am shopping and hopefully purchase. When I opened the package I was breathless a loss of words. Will be window shopping gazing at your new additions. Have say you are connoisseurs of vinyl. Best wishes for the future.
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Here's some examples of records we recently sold, receiving a five-stars feedback afterward:
U.K., 1st MONO 1968 # 21,126
SOLD on March 05, 2014, to 
Australia, 1st MONO 1963
SOLD on March 02, 2014, to 
Germany, 1st EXPORT 1964
SOLD on November 04, 2013, to 
U.K., 1st "Jobete" 1963
SOLD on December 20, 2013, to 
Mexico, 1st MUSART 1964
SOLD on February 20, 2014, to 
U.K., 1st MONO 1968 # 4,406
SOLD on December 15, 2013, to 
U.K., 1st MISALIGNED Apple
SOLD on February 03, 2014, to 
SOLD on August 03, 2014, to 
DE, 4th UNPLAYED 1976
SOLD on August 22, 2014, to 
FR, 1st Horse Cover 1965
SOLD on August 24, 2014, to 
U.K., 1st -3N/-3N 1964
SOLD on July 20, 2014, to 
DE, 1st EXPORT 1964
SOLD on October 13, 2013, to 
Collectors from these Countries trust us already:

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1st Class Packaging

We are Collectors, hence every record is stored (and will be sent) in a sophisticated way. Many experienced collectors were thrilled by our unique, bullet-proof "packing technicque". Original cover, inner sleeve(s), prospective inserts, and/or whatever may come across, are stored separately. The vinyl sits in a neutral antistatic, padded inner sleeve, which is housed in a stable, neutral cardboard cover. Package is protected by one (or more) transparent plastic sleeves. Finally, all items are being wrapped with thick bubble foil and go to a professional record mailer, which is then being properly sealed with water-resistant tape.

For packaging, we use brand-new material & items only.

(PLEASE NOTE that pictured record is an EXAMPLE only. It is NOT the item up for auction. Thank you.)

(all pictures taken using our NIKON D3200 24 MP prior to auction)
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