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    Beatles Finest Copy Known "My Bonnie" 45 (Canada - Decca 31382, 1962). The Beatles backed Tony Sheridan as "The Beat Brothers" on this historic recording some two years before the group's breakthrough in the US. It should be noted that all authentic copies of this Decca 45 have visible etched letters and numbers found in the label area on both sides of the record as a result of those markings having been etched into the metal stampers themselves. The record information (letters and numbers) faintly seen in the photo on the disc labels on both sides, located approximately at the 4 or 5 o'clock positions, is the result of this information having been "engraved" on the Decca metal stampers used to press the 45 back in April 1962. All known copies of this 45 exhibit this property, and is an identifying method for discerning "authentic" copies of this incredibly rare record. Also, all known authentic copies of this 45 exhibit the "exact precise label graphic anomaly," as seen only on side 2 of the disc, in the thick silver top bar, located on the left side of the label. This is commonly seen on the "permanent graphics" of other Decca 45s of various artists from that period. This is the finest copy known of this Canadian issue, and ONLY one of 6 confirmed copies known to exist. Condition: MT 9.

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