The Beatles – Ultra Low Number #0001043 UK Mono ‘White Album’ 1st Pressing, Near Mint
A superb Near Mint-/Near Mint UK Mono first pressing of The Beatles, aka The White Album, with the very low number 00001043. Millions of numbered copies of the White Album were produced, and to find a copy with a number this low–especially in this condition–is very rare. This is by far the lowest number we’ve offered.
The mono discs (with a unique mix, different from the much more common stereo pressings) are the earliest version, without ‘An EMI Recordings’ on the dark green Apple labels. They are extremely clean, grading NM/NM and NM/NM-. The matrix codes are -1/5/OM, -1/5/TT, -1/1/GP and -1/1/GM. All four sides play beautifully, without issue.
The cover grades NM-; the number is stamped clearly and cleanly. On the front cover there is a small crease to the top left corner, a small and faint 3/4″ x 1/5″ moisture stain on the top left edge, and a barely visible area of very slight discoloration near the top half of the left edge–it looks like a bit of moisture got under the lamination when it was manufactured, almost like a puff of smoke was trapped, and it is almost unnoticeable. The back cover is beautiful, with only a diagonal lamination crease to the bottom left corner, and the inner gatefold is in beautiful condition. These are all minor distractions, but we try to note any imperfection. Overall the cover is very clean, and the photos give an accurate representation.
Both black innersleeves are in EX condition, the 4 photographs NM, and the poster NM. A beautiful, very low numbered copy of an essential album.
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