ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE BEAUTIFUL AS NEW NEAR MINT 1966 ORIGINAL BEATLES ' YESTERDAY AND TODAY ' FIRST STATE MONO BUTCHER COVER!! RETAINS THE ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP! FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF A FORMER CAPITOL RECORDS EXECUTIVE EMPLOYEE! TRULY ONE OF THE BEST SURVIVING EXAMPLES IN THE WORLD!
INCREDIBLE INDEED!! HERE IT IS FOLKS!!.... A SIMPLY STUNNING TRULY NEAR MINT AS NEW MONO ORIGINAL FIRST STATE BUTCHER COVER VERSION OF THE LP ' YESTERDAY AND TODAY ' IN THE ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP!! (Capitol T-2553) WHAT CAN I SAY, IT'S SIMPLY A BEAUTY FRONT, BACK AND ALL AROUND! THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS TO SPEAK OF AT ALL WITH THIS COVER!! IT HAS FOUR SHARP CORNERS! THIS ONE WAS PRODUCED IN 1966 FROM THE SCRANTON, PA FACTORY (AS NOTED BY THE SMALL NUMBER 3 ON THE BACK.) THESE ARE TRULY THE ULTIMATE BEATLES ALBUM TO COLLECT AND THIS HAS BEEN PROVEN TRUE DECADE AFTER DECADE. THERE ISN'T A BETTER BEATLES RECORD INVESTMENT OUT THERE! THIS ONE IS JUST ABOUT PERFECT IN EVERY RESPECT... SHARP CORNERS! NO CREASES! NO PROBLEMS AT ALL SAVE FOR A VERY LIGHT BIT OF PROPER AGING AT THE OPEN END WHICH IS VERY EXPECTED FOR A COPY THAT WAS OPENED IN 1966!! STILL HAS THE ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP RETAINED ON THE COVER ALL THE WAY AROUND EXCEPT WHERE IT WAS OPENED AT THE FACTORY. TRULY A HIGH END WORLD CLASS ' INVESTMENT GRADE ' EXAMPLE OF THIS, THE MOST POPULAR BEATLES COLLECTIBLE OF ALL TIME!! (Note: 'First State' refers to the fact that this very first version of the album never had a replacement slick pasted over the front cover!). CHECK OUT THE PICTURES! ...THEY DO THE BEST THEY CAN, BUT IN PERSON, THIS THING JUST GLOWS!! THIS FIRST STATE COVER COMES WITH A SIGNED LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY BY ME!! INCLUDES A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL LETTER OF RECALL FROM CAPITOL RECORDS ASKING FOR THE ALBUM'S RETURN DUE TO IT'S CONTROVERSIAL COVER! NOTE THIS ALBUM WAS FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF FORMER CAPITOL RECORDS EXECECUTIVE EMPLOYEE, MR. JOE SOBECK. MR. SOBECK'S STORY ABOUT THE ALBUM IS DETAILED IN THE INCLUDED DOCUMENTS (SEE IMAGES TO READ MOST ALL OF HIS FANTASTIC STORY!!) ALSO INCLUDED ARE COPIES OF OTHER NOTED CAPITOL DOCUMENTS. I COULD NOT SHOW ALL OF THEM DUE TO THE PHOTO RESTRICTION OF 12 TOTAL ON EBAY, BUT THEY ARE INCLUDED. NOT ALSO, THIS COVER DOES NOT HAVE A RECORD INCLUDED WITH IT. THAT'S EXACTLY HOW IT WAS OBTAINED BACK IN 1966 WHEN CAPITOL RECORDS ORDERED THE COVERS OPENED AND THE RECORDS TAKEN TO BE REPACKAGED IN THE ' NEW ' REPLACEMENT ' TRUNK ' STYLE COVERS! SO NOT HAVING THE ORIGINAL RECORD IS EXACTLY HOW THIS COVER LEFT THE FACTORY. IT DOES NOT DETRACT FROM VALUE. MR SOBECK WAS COMMISSIONED BY CAPITOL RECORDS TO REMOVE THE RECORDS AND SAVE THE COVERS EITHER FOR COMPLETE DISPOSAL OR ASSIGNED TO HAVE THE REPLACEMENT OVER ADHERED OVER IT. NEEDLESS TO SAY, NOT ALL OF THEM MADE IT TO THE ASSIGNED DESTINATION AND A SMALL NUMBER OF THEM WENT INTO HIS PERSONAL COLLECTION. ALSO INCLUDED, BUT NOT SHOWN IS A COPY OF THE NEWSPAPER CLIPPING ABOUT THE BUTCHER COVER FROM THE BOSTON GLOBE. AND FINALLY, A VERY NICELY PREPARED COA FROM MR. THOMAS VANGHELE ACCOMPANIES THE ALBUM AS WELL AS MY OWN COA. THAT IMAGE IS NOT SHOWN EITHER DUE TO IMAGE LIMITATION. (Keep in mind that a nice record can be placed with this cover if one so desires, but not required due to it's exact history.) (***Will be packed securely in strong boxing to insure safe arrival.***)
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Interesting to note that nearly every Beatles fan, collector and beyond knows about the Alan Livingston Butcher Covers (Alan was the Capitol Records President 62 - 68.) But far fewer Beatles collectors know that there was also another very important batch of beautiful Butcher covers "rescued" from certain destruction by one Mr. Joseph Sobeck of Capitol Records that is indeed, the one listed here!! These stunning covers were also incredibly well preserved and virtually flawless in their shrinkwrap save for the fact that the record was pulled from them in order to facilitate the destruction order by Capitol. These 'east coast' cover examples really are a valid different variant of the cover being from the east coast factory while the Livingston examples were maden at the west coast plant! There are noted color tone differences and other variant factors between the two as well. Indeed, both have completely different histories certainly qualifying both to rank among the top collectible albums in the world!