Earliest Copy of The Beatles’ White Album at Music Collectibles Auction
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Two dual-record sets of LP stereo acetate records for theunreleased Best of the Beatles album is also expected to sell for more than $20,000. One of two known sets to exist (the other in mono), this lot is dated June 2, 1964 and wasn't released because Capitol Records couldn't legally use songs owned by Vee-Jay hits (the company didn't lose the rights until October of that year) though why Capitol didn't know that prior to printing is a mystery. The sets come with a Letter of Authenticity handwritten by Yamasaki, dated February 1, 1990.
Other items included in the Beatles auction include a one-off hand-painted concert poster for a show in Wales that occurred January 24, 1963. It is expected to sell for more than $5,000. Additionally, the first LP release of Please Please Me, a UK-stereo-version of the first 300 pressed by Black and Gold Parlophone label, is expected to sell for over $5,000.