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Vinyl: Beatles ULTRA RARE CANADIAN 1962 ' MY BONNIE ' DECCA RECORDS 45 IN GREAT SHAPE! ONE OF THE WORLD'S ALL TIME RAREST RECORDS!

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29 Aug 2016
19 Aug 2016
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INCREDIBLY RARE VINTAGE APRIL, 1962 CANADIAN ISSUE " MY BONNIE " DECCA RECORDS 45 IN GREAT CONDITION! INDEED, THIS IS ONE OF THE WORLDS RAREST RECORDS! IT IS SCARCER THAN THE U.S. VERSION! THE CANADIAN ISSUE FEATURES ALL BLACK LABELS WITH BRIGHT SILVER PRINT!

YES, INDEED, THIS IS PERHAPS THE RAREST BEATLES RECORD ON THE PLANET! ISSUED IN CANADA ABOUT APRIL 23, 1962, THIS ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC COPY OF "MY BONNIE/The Saints" (Decca 31382) WAS PRESSED IN EXTREMELY LIMITED NUMBERS! ONLY ABOUT 4 OR 5 ARE KNOWN TO EXIST AT ALL! ONLY THE 1962 MEXICAN ISSUE OF THE SAME WOULD BE CLOSE TO THIS ONE IN TERMS OF RARITY. IT'S DEFINITELY MUCH SCARCER THAN ANY OF THE U.S. ISSUES COMMERCIAL OR PROMO! I'M PROUD TO FINALLY MAKE ONE AVAILABLE FOR ONLY THE SECOND TIME EVER ON EBAY! AND IT'S IN GREAT SHAPE! THE JET BLACK LABELS ARE GREAT WITH THEIR SHARP BRIGHT SILVER PRINT! NOTE THE TRAIL OFF LETTERS ARE ACTUALLY RAISED LETTERS, NOT ENGRAVED. ONLY ONE SMALL LABEL SCRATCH ON THE A SIDE. NOTE ALSO THE LOWER A-SIDE AND B-SIDE LABELS HAVE THE IMPRESSION OF THE RECORD MATRIX NUMBERS ON THEM. THIS DEPRESSED PRINT IS STANDARD AND NORMAL FOR THIS 45 (see label area image.) THE VINYL IS A STRONG VG+++ TO NEAR MINT- ON BOTH SIDES AND VERY VERY NICE INDEED! THIS IS ONE THE BEST CONDITIONED OF THOSE KNOWN TO EXIST! DO NOT CONFUSE THIS ORIGINAL RECORD WITH THE COMMON U.S. FAKE THAT HAS MUCH WEAKER PRINT AND LIGHTLY VARNISHED LABELS. THERE IS NO COMPARISON REALLY. ALSO INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT THE U.S. VERSIONS WERE MANURFACTURED AT TWO FACTORIES. THIS CANADIAN ISSUE WAS MANUFACTURED AT ONLY ONE FACTORY. THE ' COMPO ' PRESSING PLANT IN MONTREAL. IT WAS ONLY PRESSED FOR ONE SMALL RUN. ALSO INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT CANADA DID NOT PRESS ANY PROMOTIONAL ISSUES OF THE 45! ONLY THIS VERSION EXISTS. MOST OF YOU KNOW THE HISTORY OF THIS TITLE AND IT'S RELEASE IN CERTAIN MARKETS IN 1961 AND 1962. FOR THOSE WHO DON'T, HERE'S A BRIEF HISTORY. THIS WAS THE BEATLES FIRST STUDIO RECORDING AS A BACKING BAND FOR LEAD SINGER, TONY SHERIDAN. AS THE BACK UP BAND, THEY WERE RE-NAMED "THE BEAT BROTHERS" AS THEIR REAL NAME WAS CONSIDERED "NOT AS MARKETABLE"! THE RECORD WAS FIRST ISSUED IN GERMANY ON THE ORANGE POLYDOR LABEL TO MILD SUCCESS IN 1961, THEN REISSUED SUCCESSFULLY IN BRITAIN ON THE ORANGE POLYDOR LABEL IN APRIL OF 1962, DECCA THEN DECIDED TO TRY THE 45 ON THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET BASED ON IT'S UK SUCCESS. IT WAS ISSUED IN THE U.S., CANADA, AND MEXICO TO ABSOLUTELY NO RESPONSE AT ALL. IT IS INDEED, THE VERY FIRST EVER RECORD RELEASED WITH THE BEATLES IN THE WORLD AND THE 3 N. AMERICAN ISSUES ARE THE FIRST EVER TO BE ISSUED ON THIS CONTINENT. OF THE 3 COUNTRIES INVOLVED, THE CANADIAN AND MEXICAN ISSUES ARE BY FAR THE RAREST OF ALL ISSUES IN THE WORLD AND RIVAL THE RAREST RECORDS BY ANY ARTIST ANYWHERE IN RECORD HISTORY! SO THIS ONE PACKS A TON OF HISTORY AND RARITY IN IT! ENOUGH SAID, IT'S GOT IT ALL! CHECK OUT THE PICTURES AND ENJOY! NOTE THE LABELS ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TO THE U.S. ISSUES THAT HAD COLORBARS ON THE LABELS! THIS EXAMPLE IS GUARANTEED AN AUTHENTIC ISSUE AND WILL BE ACCOMPANIED WITH A LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY BY MYSELF. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE AT ONE OF THE WORLD'S ALL TIME RAREST RECORDS! (Note: This one has been play graded. It plays great with some background noise and a few very minor pops.) THIS ONE RETAINS THE ORIGINAL CANADIAN DECCA COMPANY SLEEVE! (***Will be packed securely in strong boxing to insure safe arrival.***)

Payment & Shipping We accept payment via PayPal - payment should be made within 7 days of auction end. Buyer must days of auction end. $10.00 Shipping to the United States $20.00 Shipping to Canada $25.00 Shipping to other select approved locations $14 First Class Mail International to approved locations Note about the higher fees for my customers. The post office recently AGAIN implemented a very high increase in their rates. I've had to raise mine some, but nothing close to the increase they implemented. Buy With Confidence Hello to my fellow Beatles fans and collectors, and to all other music collectors! As author and co-author of eight editions of the official Beatles records and memorabilia reference/price guides since 1983, my published works on the subject of Beatles collecting have become the standard reference throughout the world. I am recognized as one of the few leading authorities on the collecting of the Beatles as well as one of the world’s leading dealers in Beatles collectibles. I am also a major contributor to dozens of other publications, magazines, and books. I have gained respect worldwide for my knowledge and expertise in Beatles collectibles, as well as other major artists. I am honored to serve you on eBay since 1997 – it is, by far, my main venue for buying and selling. With me, your satisfaction is guaranteed! Happy collecting to all!.......Perry Cox

On Aug-22-16 at 12:45:50 PDT, seller added the following information:

DISREGARD THE TEXT ABOVE CONCERNING THE MEXICAN ' DECCA ' 45. THAT WAS A POLYDOR 45.