INCREDIBLE VINTAGE 1966 ORIGINAL 'YESTERDAY AND TODAY' 3rd STATE 'PEELED' STEREO BUTCHER COVER VERSION OF THE BEATLES CLASSIC ALBUM! THIS IS WEST COAST LOS ANGELES, CA ISSUE OF THE COVER AND WITH AN EAST COAST PRESSING RECORD! 100% FRONT PEELED SLICK INTACT! ALSO RETAINS THE REMOVED ' TRUNK COVER ' SLICK! BEAUTIFUL COVER AND SET OVERALL!
AN ORIGINAL 1966 STEREO 3RD STATE 'PEELED' BUTCHER COVER ISSUE OF THE BEATLES CLASSIC 'YESTERDAY & TODAY' LP! (Capitol ST-2553) THIS COVER WAS MADE AT THE WEST COAST LOS ANGELES, CA FACTORY! ("Peeled or 3rd state")" refers to the fact that the "Trunk Cover" that was adhered over the famous Butcher Cover beneath has been successfully removed to reveal the butcher cover in all it's glory!! This "paste over" replacement slick was originally pasted over the butcher cover to conceal the "controversial" nature of the butcher photo!) THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE! RETAINS THE ORIGINAL TOP ' TRUNK COVER ' SLICK INTACT THAT WAS REMOVED FROM ABOVE THE BUTCHER COVER! THE SPINE PRINT IS ALL THERE THE COVER SPINE 100%. NO FRONT SLICK WEAR AT ALL! THE BACK SLICK HAS THE MOST MINIMAL AMOUNT. ALSO COMES WITH A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL LETTER OF RECALL ASKING THE DISTRIBUTORS TO RETURN THE ALBUM TO CAPITOL DUE TO IT'S CONTROVERSIAL NATURE (letter is a copy, not an original. LP IS an original of course!!) ALSO INCLUDED ARE COPIES OF OTHER MEDIA MATERIALS FROM THE TIME THAT ARE VERY COOL! AND FINALLY, A COPY OF A VERY INFORMATIVE CAPITOL RECORDS " IN HOUSE " DOCUMENT DETAILING THE DESTRUCTION OF MORE THAN 35,000 COVERS FOR THIS CONTROVERSIAL ALBUM COVER! THE DOCUMENT HAS " (S)T-2553 " TITLE, BUT MENTIONS ONLY "T-2553" IN THE TEXT BODY. I ASSUME IT WAS BOTH COVER VERSIONS BEING DESTROYED.VERY INTERESTING TO READ! IMAGINE ALL THOSE WONDERFUL COVERS SIMPLY BEING DUMPED AND FILLED OVER WITH SOIL! THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO THOUSANDS OF THEM. (I often wonder how many shouting matches erupted at Capitol over exactly who get's the blame for approving this cover! Even today people are often taken aback by it! Imagine approving it in 1966 USA?? ....Had to be pretty heated facing the losses it caused the company. But it's wonderful collectible history now!) INCLUDES A NEAR MINT SCRANTON, PA RECORD! NOT AN LA PRESSING, BUT THEY OFTEN WOULD LATERALLY SUPPORT EACH OTHER WITH COMPONENTS. INNER SLEEVE ALSO INCLUDED AND IS IN GREAT CONDITION HAVING NO SPLITS. COMES WITH A SIGNED COA FROM GARY HEIN WHO PERFORMED THE BEAUTIFUL PEELING JOB! THAT JOB IS TRULY GREAT! ***NOTE: THE CORNER TIPS HAVE BEEN TOUCHED UP PROFESSIONALLY IN MATCHING OFF WHITE TO WHITE. HARD TO SEE REALLY, BUT OF COURSE, NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. CLOSE EXAM REVEALS THE REST OF THE COVER AND THE FRONT SLICK IN IT'S ENTIRETY HAS NOT BEEN TOUCHED UP.*** (***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. $12.00 Shipping to the United States $35.00 Shipping to Canada (First Class shipping to Canada $20) $49.00 Shipping to other select approved locations (AGAIN, THE POST OFFICE JUST IMPLEMENTED ANOTHER SHAMELESS HUGE INCREASE IN OVERSEAS SHIPPING FEES! SORRY OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS, BUT EVEN THIS DOESN'T COVER IT NOW! $28.00 First Class Mail International to other approved international locations 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