The Beatles / Rolling Stones – Bill Wyman’s Mono 1st Pressing of “The White Album” With His Signed Letter of Authenticity (Non-EMI Labels) (Artist Owned)
A UK Mono first pressing of The Beatles self-titled 1968 album, aka the White Album, from the personal record collection of Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones.
Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold acquired this directly from Bill Wyman while doing consulting for him, and at his request Wyman hand signed the included letter of authenticity, which reads:
To Whom It May Concern: This letter is to authenticate a mono copy of the Beatles White Album from my personal record collection. I acquired this record near the time of the album’s release, and it has been in my possession since then. (signed) Bill Wyman.
The embossed, flipback cover, numbered No. 0365165, is in excellent condition, with a bit of minor lamination flaking to the spine. The discs feature the earliest labels, mistakenly omitting “An EMI Recording” above “33 1/3”, and grade VG++ visually. Both albums play great, with just a bit of occasional light surface noise in the quietest moments. The matrix numbers are XEX 709-1/5/0H, XEX 710-1/2/HP, XEX 711-1/3/LL and XEX 712-4/HT.
For whatever reason Wyman, a legendary collector and archivist, appears to have not kept the Beatles photos or poster, or black innersleeves; they are not included. Still, this is an exceptional opportunity to own a first pressing Beatles album from the collection of a Rolling Stone, with perfect provenance.
With Bill Wyman’s signed letter of authenticity, and Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
Read Recordmecca owner Jeff Gold’s blog post on collecting artist-owned records here.
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