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    Beatles "Please Please Me / From Me To You" US Mega-Rare Promo Sleeve (Vee-Jay 581, 1964). The original US pressing of "Please Please Me" (Vee-Jay 498, 1963) didn't cause a stir, but when Beatlemania hit with full force in early 1964, Vee-Jay's second pressing met with much greater success. Vee-Jay issued a sleeve with the promo proclaiming this to be "The Record That Started Beatlemania!" This was only sent to DJs and reviewer, very hard to find. The actual recording did precede the Fab's first two #1 US singles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "She Loves You", but didn't peak in the US until after those two had established a foothold on the #1 Billboard Top 100 charts in early 1964. The nicest example we have ever seen of this promo sleeve. Condition: EX 7 (minor ring wear on sleeve). From The Stan Panenka Beatles Vinyl Collection.

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    Possessing a Beatles record collection so astounding we've never seen its equal, Stan Panenka is a name known by virtually every serious Beatles collector. Though his first Beatles record was Hey Jude, bought in 1970, it wasn't until 1990 with his purchase of a copy of the Decca single "My Bonnie" that Stan began seriously collecting high-end American Beatles vinyl. Since then, his collection has grown to colossal proportions, in terms of both quantity and quality, making it quite possibly the greatest collection of United States-pressed Beatles records ever known. A large part of what makes this collection so important are his condition standards, which are stringent even among high-end dealers. In most cases he's never bought an album that wasn't at least Near Mint, bringing a "just-left-the-pressing-plant" quality to great deal of the items in this incredible accumulation. As one of the preeminent experts in American Beatles records, Stan has written well-received price guides on Beatles vinyl, and is a walking treasure trove of information on the subject!



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