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Vinyl: Beatles Decca My Bonnie The Saints 1962 Commercial Stock Copy!

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4,500.00 USD
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27 Sep 2016
08 Sep 2016
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United States
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The Beatles
Vinyl
Decca
United States
Rock
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UP FOR SALE I HAVE MY STOCK COPY OF THE BEATLES' FIRST US COMMERCIAL RELEASE "MY BONNIE" b/w "THE SAINTS" FROM APRIL 1962!!


MANY OF YOU ARE WONDERING, "DIDNT PERRY COX JUST SELL THIS SAME RECORD?"

ANSWER: YES, HE DID (AND IT COMES WITH HIS LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY). I HAVE OWNED THIS RECORD FOR 5 YEARS AND HAD CONSIGNED IT WITH HIM. UNFORTUNATELY, THE BUYER DID NOT READ THE DESCRIPTION AND DECIDED TO RETURN THE RECORD. LONG STORY SHORT, I HAD PERRY MAIL IT BACK TO ME AND DECIDED TO SELL IT ON MY OWN.

MANY OF YOU ARE ALSO WONDERING "DID YOU MEET PETE BEST TO HAVE HIM SIGN THE RECORD?"

ANSWER: YES, I MET HIM AT THE SUPER MEGA FEST CON IN MARLBOROUGH, MA ON APRIL 10, 2016 (I TOOK THE PHOTO OF HIM SIGNING THE LABEL).

FOR DESCRIPTIVE PURPOSES, I HAVE INCLUDED PERRY'S PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTION FROM HIS PREVIOUS AUCTION AS THEY ACCURATELY DEPICT THE CONDITION OF THE RECORD ITSELF.


"AN ORIGINAL COMMERCIAL COPY OF THE VERY FIRST RECORD THE BEATLES APPEARED ON FROM APRIL, 1962!! 'MY BONNIE/The Saints' (Decca 31382.) THIS SONG WAS A MILD HIT IN GERMANY AND ENGLAND IN 61/62, SO POLYDOR ENLISTED IT'S U.S. AFFILIATE FOR POLYDOR AT THE TIME, ' DECCA RECORDS ', TO GIVE THIS SINGLE A TRY IN THE U.S.!! IT WENT NOWHERE OF COURSE, AND THE RESULT IS ONE OF THE RAREST BEATLES 45s IN THE WORLD! ....NOT CONVINCED THE NAME ' THE BEATLES ' WAS MARKETABLE, DECCA COMPLIED WITH POLYDOR'S SUGGESTION TO CHANGE THEIR NAME TO 'THE BEAT BROTHERS' ON THE LABEL! ON THIS RECORD, THE BEATLES WERE PRIMARILY A BACKING BAND TO TONY SHERIDAN (ELVIS STYLE POPULAR ENGLESH SINGER AT THE TIME.) AGAIN, THIS RECORD TOTALLY BOMBED ON THE U.S. MARKET AND GAVE NO INDICATION OF THINGS TO COME FOR THE BOYS!... THIS IS THE COMMERCIAL ISSUE AND IS AN IMPORTANT AND VERY HISTORICAL RECORD TODAY! THIS RECORD DOES HAVE SOME ISSUES NO DOUBT. IT'S NOT CLOST TO MINT. THE VINYL HAS SOME NOTED HEAT WARPING AND A SMALL JUST OVER A 1/4" CRACK IN THE VINYL. BEYOND THAT ARE THE TYPICAL EVEN LOAD OF FINE SCUFFS AND SCRATCHES AROUND THE VINYL SURFACE. SO THIS IS A NICE STARTER COPY. ***A NICE BONUS IS THE FACT THAT THE A-SIDE IS SIGNED BY THE ORIGINAL DRUMMER WHO PERFORMED ON THE RECORD, MR. PETE BEST!*** PETE SIGNS IN SILVER MARKER. SO HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO GET A SUPER HISTORICAL FIRST AMERICAN BEATLES RECORD! CHECK THE PICTURES AND ENJOY! NOT A MINT ONE BY ANY MEANS, BUT A VERY A VERY HISTORIC AND AUTHENTC EXAMPLE!"

AS STATED ABOVE, THIS RECORD DOES HAVE CONDITION ISSUES INCLUDING HEAT WARPING, SURFACE SCRATCHES, AND A HAIRLINE CRACK IN THE OUTER DEAD WAX ONLY! HOWEVER, THE RECORD LAYS COMPLETELY FLAT AND PLAYS ALL THE WAY THROUGH WITH NO SKIPS.

REGARDLESS OF PLAYABILITY, THIS RECORD DISPLAYS BEAUTIFULLY AND WOULD BE THE CROWN JEWEL OF ANY BEATLES COLLECTION.


**ATTENTION ALL BIDDERS!

DUE TO THE CONDITION ISSUES OF THIS HIGH END PIECE OF HISTORY, I WILL NOT ACCEPT RETURNS. BETWEEN THE DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND PICTURES, ALL BUYERS KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE PURCHASING SO THERE ARE NO SURPRISES OR DISAPPOINTMENTS! I WILL NOT SHIP THIS RECORD TO SOMEONE WHO OWNS IT FOR A WEEK THEN SAYS "I DIDNT REALIZE THE RECORD WAS IN POOR CONDITION" AND THEN SEND IT BACK TO ME WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING DAMAGED THE RECORD FURTHER. THE CONDITION IS THE REASON WHY THIS RECORD IS LISTED AT $5,500.00 AND NOT $40,000 (THE PRICE OF THE BEST KNOWN COPY IN THE WORLD EVALUATED BY PERRY COX AND DETERMINED BY HIM TO BE WORTH UPWARDS OF $40,000).

IN MY OPINION, THIS IS THE EQUIVALENT TO AN ACTION COMICS #1 (FIRST SUPERMAN) IN THE COMIC BOOK WORLD OR A 1958 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD BROUGHAM OF THE CAR COLLECTING WORLD. THIS RECORD IS AN EXCELLENT INVESTMENT AND A TRUE PIECE OF MUSICAL/CULTURAL HISTORY. GRAB THIS ONE WHILE YOU CAN AS MANY OF THESE STOCK COPIES END UP IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OR MUSEUMS AND RARELY ARE OFFERED ON THE OPEN MARKET.


I AM OPEN TO ALL QUESTIONS AND REASONABLE OFFERS. NO INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS. THANK YOU!


SHIPPING IS FREE, WILL BE TRACKED/INSURED, AND WILL BE PACKAGED PROFESSIONALLY BY THE UPS STORE.