Butcher Cover (peeled), "beatles Yesterday & Today" Stereo, Ex / Mint, Beautiful For Sale
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From Capitol Records (ST-2553)
this isTHE BEATLES YESTERDAY AND TODAYbyJOHN, PAUL, GEORGE and RINGO.It
has thefamous BUTCHER photograph
on front cover, a rare stereo album in remarkable condition (in this
case the stereo version is scarcer than the mono). This is the real thing -- not
a copy, not a reprint, not a counterfeit, not a bootleg, not a reissue; it is a
beautiful, peeled cover with certificate of authenticity from Gary Hein, the
ultimate authority on all things Beatles. Here's your chance to
own the single hardest-to-find Beatles' collectible ever.
Jacket front is finely
textured and about flawless, NEAR MINT MINUS or better; white surfaces on back
cover are very clean with a few minor stains being some kind of tape residue. Seams are intact and sturdy; the spine is firm
and nicely blocked with printing slightly off-center; some rubbing to spine at
top. All corners are perfect right
angles, i.e., no bumped corners;
slight bowing but nothing outstanding. Overall Mr. Hein rates the cover
EXCELLENT stating “Some typical wear is exhibited as a result of age, storage
and use over the last 40+ years”.
Note: The horizontal lines
visible in the photos above are produced by the peeling process itself and we
have exaggerated them so you can get a better idea of this piece with warts and
all. In truth, these horizontal lines
are almost invisible to the naked eye.
The original inner sleeve is
present (about NEAR MINT+) showing no wrinkles or tears or other problems
associated with aging. A remarkable
piece of paper!
Labels are flawless -- no
spindle marks anywhere, MINT. Also, the
ridge is one inch from the spindle hole both sides, a sign of the first
printing of the label.
The grooves show no buffs,
no scuffs, no hairline marks and no scratches -- in fact, no marks of any kind
on the vinyl, probably never played. The
matrix shows an “A” both sides indicating a first mother and the letters I-A-M appear inside the tiny triangle which
means this record was manufactured at the Scranton plant, a fact confirmed by
the number on jacket back (2). Obviously,
the pristine wax rates MINT and has been thoroughly cleaned on a VPI with care
taken not to leave any mark on the labels.
Note: Mr. Hein’s
assessment of EX and his certificate regards the cover only; he has not seen
the inner sleeve, the labels nor the wax.
This piece is certainly of
collectible, archive quality suitable for display or framing; perfect for
playing. Your Beatles’ collection is not
complete without it.
As always, we have placed
the LP in a state-of-the-art MFSL inner sleeve within separate cover for
protection during travel and for your long-term storage needs at home. Both covers are then housed in museum quality
outer sleeves for the ultimate in protection and will be shipped via your
favorite method. The original cover
contains an acid-free insert to absorb cardboard bleeding on the inside of the
jacket, a problem faced by all covers made before the mid-1970s. This insert also acts as stiffener and we
recommend you leave it in place as it will continue to impede acid bleeding within
The package comes with Mr.
Hein’s certificate of authenticity and a copy of the recall letter from Capitol
Records, June 14, 1966.
Note: Shipping is
the responsibility of the winner; we recommend UPS and full insurance coverage
since you’ll be able to track your package online every step of the way. We’ll ship same day if possible by any method
the winner wishes.
We have a low opening offer with
. Please study the photos
carefully and email us with any questions BEFORE you offer.
FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS: We require Priority Mail International
with insurance. Please verify
shipping costs before placing your offer. International buyers always welcomed.
Good luck Beatles’ fans
and above all have fun!
already know them but here’s a list anyway):
All songs are credited
toLennon–McCartney, except where noted.
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