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    Beatles "Yesterday and Today" First State Butcher Cover Mono LP w/ COA (Capitol T 2553, 1966). What were they thinking? Truth is, the Fab probably had no inkling this startling image would find its way onto an album cover, but somehow it did before Capitol heads came to their senses and pulled the "Butcher Cover" before many made their way to an eagerly-awaiting, buying public.

    In fact, as Beatles expert Perry Cox declares, this is "one of only two known examples of a first state Butcher Cover LP ever reaching the retail level"! The co-author of The Official Price Guide to the Beatles Records and Memorabilia has provided a Certificate of Authenticity to accompany this rarity, pointing out that, "...it is typical of these particular pressings from the Scranton, PA USA pressings to have 'light' printing on the back cover print and/or photos. This was due to heavy ink pressing on this enamel-like semi-gloss paper used to construct the covers." Cox goes on to say, "This album still retains the price code sticker on the back wrap from 'Boscov's' Dept Store from the East Coast."

    This gem still has its original shrink wrap, which is very well-preserved and clear. The shrink itself has some very minor surface rubbing visible when one holds the cover at an angle under light. The shrink has been opened neatly on the side, just enough to remove the record. The cover is startlingly fresh and in Near Mint condition, with just a minor indentation about 1/2 inch under John's right hand and the slightest of nudges at the right top and right bottom corners, unprotected by the shrink. The back cover shows virtually no ring wear and is bright for a Scranton copy, which used a creamish back stock. This stellar example must have been stored in a dark area away from any light. And the record? It's never been played, and it's in Gem Mint condition.

    It's one of Beatlemania


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
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