APPLE PICTURE SLEEVES AND 45 SINGLES
 


HEY JUDE
B/W REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68


APPLE RECORDS LABEL VARIATION CODE NUMBERS AND PRESSING INFORMATION EXCERPTED FROM "THE BEATLES ON APPLE RECORDS" BY BRUCE SPIZER. RECORDS ARE LISTED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF RELEASE DATE.

FORMAT CODES:
PS PICTURE SLEEVE
SC STRAIGHT-CUT (EAST COAST)
CC CURVED-CUT (WEST COAST)
OSC ORIGINAL STOCK COPY (EAST/WEST COAST VERSIONS WILL BE INDICATED)

45 PICTURE SLEEVES & 45 RECORDS ARE SOLD SEPARATELY.
 

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  "THE BEATLES ON APPLE"
45 RECORD SINGLE TITLE SLEEVE, STRAIGHT CUT, EAST COAST ISSUE
RELEASED: 8/68

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 1968 U.S. ISSUE OF "THE BEATLES ON APPLE" 45 RECORD SLEEVE WITHOUT THE DIE CUT CENTER HOLE & ACCOMPANIED BY "HEY JUDE" 45 SINGLE WITH VERY 1ST ISSUED LABEL

HERE IS THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE APPLE RECORDS 1968 U.S. ISSUE OF "THE BEATLES ON APPLE" 45 SINGLE RECORD BLACK SLEEVE WITHOUT THE DIE CUT HOLE IN THE CENTER ON BOTH SIDES.

THIS HAS AT TIMES BEEN REFERRED TO AS THE "HEY JUDE" SLEEVE AS THE VERY FEW COPIES DISCOVERED WITH RECORDS, HAD THAT 45 SINGLE INSERTED. SINCE IT DOES NOT HAVE "HEY JUDE" AS A TITLE PRINTED ON IT, THAT CANNOT BE VERIFIED.

WHAT IS VERIFIED IS THAT ONLY A MERE HANDFUL OF THESE SLEEVES WITHOUT THE DIE-CUT CENTER HOLE HAVE EVER SURFACED, AND COLLECTORS HAVE SPECULATED THAT THESE WERE SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL SLEEVES. THIS IS NOT THE CASE. ACCORDING TO FORMER QUEENS LITHO EMPLOYEE RICHARD ROTH, “IF A BLACK APPLE SLEEVE LEFT QUEENS WITHOUT A CENTER HOLE, IT WAS A MISTAKE”.

THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC 1968 "THE BEATLES ON APPLE" U.S. SLEEVE WITHOUT THE DIE-CUT CENTER HOLE ON EITHER SIDE TO DISPLAY THE LABELS … AND THEY ARE INDEED, EXCEPTIONALLY RARE.

THIS EXAMPLE IS A BRILLIANT AND VIBRANT "AS NEW" STORE STOCK MINT MINUS, RETAINING IT'S ORIGINAL HIGH SHEEN GLOSS. NO SEAM SPLITS, NO WRITING, NO STAPLE HOLES, AND MOST IMPORTANT, NO RINGWEAR AT ALL. JUST A VERY LIGHT, IMPERCEPTIBLE HINT OF 'RECORD NOTCHES' IMPRESSION. THE EDGES ARE EXTREMELY SHARP AND CLEAN.

ACCOMPANYING THE SLEEVE IS THE MATCHING EAST COAST, SCRANTON PRESSING OF THE VERY SCARCE FIRST EVER COMMERCIAL ISSUE, FEATURING THE FIRST LABEL VARIATION WITHOUT THE GEORGE MARTIN PRODUCTION CREDIT, THE MATRIX NUMBERS, OR THE "RECORDED IN ENGLAND" STATEMENT. THE LABELS GRADE A STUNNING NEAR MINT AND THE VINYL IS A SHIMMERING VG+++, DISPLAYING LIGHT SUPERFICIAL HAIRLINE MARKS.

CONDITION: M- "AS NEW" STORE STOCK (SLEEVE) / VG+++ (RECORD)
ITEM#: PS623
PRICE: $1,200


 
   


  "THE BEATLES ON APPLE"
45 RECORD SINGLE TITLE SLEEVE
RELEASED: 8/68

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 1968 U.S. ISSUE OF "THE BEATLES ON APPLE" 45 RECORD SLEEVE WITHOUT THE DIE CUT CENTER HOLE.

(SEE DETAILED HISTORY INFO IN ITEM PS623 ABOVE)

THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC 1968 "THE BEATLES ON APPLE" U.S. SLEEVE WITHOUT THE DIE-CUT CENTER HOLE ON EITHER SIDE TO DISPLAY THE LABELS … AND THEY ARE INDEED, EXCEPTIONALLY RARE.

THIS EXAMPLE IS A VERY NICE VG+++, DISPLAYING SOME LIGHT RINGWEAR AND HANDLING, NO SPLITS OR TEARS, AND A SMALL AREA OF REMNANT FROM A PRICE STICKER THAT HAD BEEN REMOVED. NO PAPER LOSS IN THAT AREA AT ALL.

CONDITION: VG+++
ITEM#: S443
PRICE: $475


 
   

  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
WEST COAST

VERY FIRST PRESSING,
"MFD. BY APPLE", (APP 2276.01L(I)(AS), SPIZER)

(ACTUAL SCANS)

THIS IS THE VERY SCARCE FIRST EVER COMMERCIAL ISSUE OF THE BEATLES' PREMIERE 45 SINGLE ON THEIR NEW APPLE LABEL, FEATURING THE FIRST LABEL VARIATION WITHOUT THE GEORGE MARTIN PRODUCTION CREDIT, THE MATRIX NUMBERS, OR THE "RECORDED IN ENGLAND" STATEMENT.

ALSO INCLUDED WITH THE 45 IS IT'S ACCOMPANYING VERY RARE 1ST ISSUE WEST COAST TAB-CUT "THE BEATLES ON APPLE" BLACK SLEEVE.

THE VINYL IS IN STUNNING, SHIMMERING NEAR MINT UNPLAYED CONDITION, WITH JUST ONE VERY FAINT HAIRLINE SLEEVE "WHISP" ON SIDE ONE. THE LABELS ARE A BEAUTIFUL NEAR MINT AS WELL. THE VG+++ (BORDERS NM-) ORIGINAL AND RARE WEST COAST "APPLE" TAB-CUT SLEEVE IS A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE, DISPLAYING VERY MINIMAL HANDLING WEAR. NO SPLITS ON ANY OF THE SEAMS.

CONDITION: (RECORD) NM UNPLAYED / (APPLE SLEEVE) VG+++
ITEM#: S500
PRICE: ------


 
   

  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
WEST COAST

VERY FIRST PRESSING,
"MFD. BY APPLE" (APP 2276.01L(I)(AS), SPIZER).

(ACTUAL SCANS)

THIS IS THE VERY SCARCE FIRST EVER COMMERCIAL ISSUE OF THE BEATLES' PREMIERE 45 SINGLE ON THEIR NEW APPLE LABEL, FEATURING THE FIRST LABEL VARIATION WITHOUT THE GEORGE MARTIN PRODUCTION CREDIT, THE MATRIX NUMBERS, OR THE "RECORDED IN ENGLAND" STATEMENT.

ALSO INCLUDED WITH THE 45 IS IT'S ACCOMPANYING VERY RARE 1ST ISSUE WEST COAST TAB-CUT "THE BEATLES ON APPLE" BLACK SLEEVE.

THE CONDITION OF THE VINYL IS A GORGEOUS NEAR MINT MINUS, AND NEAR MINT / NM- ON THE LABELS. THE VG+ ORIGINAL AND RARE WEST COAST "APPLE" TAB-CUT SLEEVE IS A SOLID EXAMPLE, DISPLAYING SOME HANDLING WEAR, YET NO SPLITS ANYWHERE.

CONDITION: (RECORD) NM- / (APPLE SLEEVE) VG+
ITEM#: S239
PRICE: $450


 
   


  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
WEST COAST

"APPLE LABEL WITH CAPITOL LOGO" (APP 2276.01L(II)(C), SPIZER).


SECOND RUN OF LABELS FROM THE LOS ANGELES FACTORY WHICH HAVE THE "GEORGE MARTIN" PRODUCTION CREDIT AND THE "RECORDED IN ENGLAND" CREDIT, BUT STILL LACKS THE MASTER NUMBERS.

BEAUTIFUL, GLOSSY NEAR MINT EXAMPLE WITH TWO LIGHT SUPERFICIAL SLEEVE "WHISPS" ON THE A-SIDE. APPEARS UNPLAYED.

CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S585
PRICE: $125


 
   
  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
EAST COAST

"MFD. BY APPLE" ON B-SIDE (APP 2276.01(II)(AS), SPIZER).

SECOND RUN OF LABELS FROM THE SCRANTON FACTORY WHICH HAVE THE MASTER NUMBERS ADDED, BUT STILL LACKS THE "GEORGE MARTIN" PRODUCTION CREDIT AND THE "RECORDED IN ENGLAND" CREDIT. UNPLAYED, STORE STOCK !!

CONDITION: M (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S167
PRICE: $125


 
   

  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
EAST COAST

"MFD. BY APPLE" ON B-SIDE (APP 2276.01(II)(AS), SPIZER).

SECOND RUN OF LABELS FROM THE SCRANTON FACTORY WHICH HAVE THE MASTER NUMBERS ADDED, BUT STILL LACKS THE "GEORGE MARTIN" PRODUCTION CREDIT AND THE "RECORDED IN ENGLAND" CREDIT.

CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: S237
PRICE: -----


 
   



  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
EAST COAST

"APPLE LABEL WITH CAPITOL LOGO" (APP 2276.01(II)(AS), SPIZER).

THIRD BATCH OF LABELS FROM THE SCRANTON FACTORY WHICH HAVE THE MASTER NUMBERS, BUT NOW ADDS THE "GEORGE MARTIN" PRODUCTION CREDIT AND THE "RECORDED IN ENGLAND" CREDIT. UNPLAYED, STORE STOCK !!

CONDITION: M (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S279
PRICE: ---


 
   

  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
EAST COAST

"MFD. BY APPLE" ON B-SIDE (APP 2276.01S(III)(AS), SPIZER).

THIRD BATCH OF LABELS FROM THE SCRANTON FACTORY WHICH HAVE THE MASTER NUMBERS, BUT NOW ADDS THE "GEORGE MARTIN" PRODUCTION CREDIT AND THE "RECORDED IN ENGLAND" CREDIT. UNPLAYED, STORE STOCK !!

CONDITION: M (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S276
PRICE: -----


 
   

  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
EAST COAST

"MFD. BY APPLE" ON B-SIDE (APP 2276.01S(III)(AS), SPIZER).

THIRD BATCH OF LABELS FROM THE SCRANTON FACTORY WHICH HAVE THE MASTER NUMBERS, BUT NOW ADDS THE "GEORGE MARTIN" PRODUCTION CREDIT AND THE "RECORDED IN ENGLAND" CREDIT. UNPLAYED, STORE STOCK !!

CONDITION: NM (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S457
PRICE: ------


 
   



  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
EAST COAST

"APPLE LABEL WITH CAPITOL LOGO", WIDE THICK FONT,
GLOSSY DARK GREEN APPLE LABEL (APP 2276.03S(C), SPIZER).

UNPLAYED, STORE STOCK !!

CONDITION: M (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S240
PRICE: $150


 
   



  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
WEST COAST PRESSING

"APPLE LABEL WITH CAPITOL LOGO". WIDE THICK FONT,
GLOSSY LIGHT GREEN APPLE LABEL (APP 2276.03L(C), SPIZER).

UNPLAYED, STORE STOCK !!

ALSO INCLUDED WITH THE 45 IS IT'S ACCOMPANYING RARE WEST COAST TAB-CUT BLACK "APPLE" SLEEVE IN NEAR MINT MINUS CONDITION.

CONDITION: M (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S346
PRICE: -----


 
   
  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
JACKSONVILLE PRESSING

"MFD. BY APPLE" ON A-SIDE. WIDE THICK FONT.
DARK GREEN DULL APPLE LABEL (APP 2276.03J(AF), SPIZER).

CONDITION: M (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S286
PRICE: $125


 
   
  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
JACKSONVILLE PRESSING

"MFD. BY APPLE" ON A-SIDE. WIDE THICK FONT.
DARK GREEN DULL APPLE LABEL (APP 2276.03J(AF), SPIZER).

CONDITION: M (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S299
PRICE: $125


 
   
  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
JACKSONVILLE PRESSING

"MFD. BY APPLE" ON A-SIDE. WIDE THICK FONT.
DARK GREEN DULL APPLE LABEL (APP 2276.03J(AF), SPIZER).

CONDITION: M (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S302
PRICE: $125


 
   
  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
JACKSONVILLE PRESSING

"MFD. BY APPLE" ON A-SIDE. WIDE THICK FONT.
DARK GREEN DULL APPLE LABEL (APP 2276.03J(AF), SPIZER).

CONDITION: VG+
ITEM#: S464
PRICE: $35


 
   
  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
WEST COAST PRESSING

"MFD. BY APPLE" ON A-SIDE. WIDE THICK FONT.
GLOSSY LIGHT GREEN APPLE LABEL (APP 2276.03L(AF), SPIZER).

CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S307
PRICE: $100


 
   
  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
JACKSONVILLE PRESSING

RARE 1975 ISSUE WITH "ALL RIGHTS RESERVED" INFO ON LABEL.
"MFD. BY APPLE" ON A-SIDE (APP 2276.12J(AR), SPIZER).

THIS JACKSONVILLE PRESSING HAS THE SAME LAYOUT AS ABOVE ITEM NUMBER S464 (2276.03, SPIZER), BUT HAS THE "ALL RIGHTS" LANGUAGE APPEARING ON FIVE LINES TO THE LOWER LEFT OF THE CENTER HOLE ON BOTH SIDES. IT HAS THE DULL GREEN APPLE LABELS.

CONDITION: NM- (VG+++)
ITEM#: S670
PRICE: $200


 
   
  HEY JUDE / REVOLUTION
APPLE 2276
RELEASED: 8/26/68
WEST COAST PRESSING

1975 ISSUE WITH "ALL RIGHTS RESERVED" INFO ON LABEL.
"MFD. BY APPLE" (APP 2276.11L(AR), SPIZER).


UNPLAYED, STORE STOCK !!

CONDITION: M (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S731
PRICE: ---


 
   




  "APPLE"
45 RECORD SINGLE TITLE SLEEVE
RELEASED: 8LATE 1968

FIRST ONE EVER TO SURFACE !!
NOTORIOUSLY RARE 1968 U.S. ISSUE OF THE "APPLE" BLACK 45 RECORD SLEEVE WITHOUT THE DIE-CUT CENTER HOLE.

THIS "APPLE" BLACK 45 RECORD SLEEVE WITHOUT THE DIE CUT CENTER HOLE IS THE VERY FIRST OF ITS KIND TO HAVE EVER SURFACED. ONLY A VERY FEW OF “THE BEATLES ON APPLE” BLACK 45 RECORD SLEEVES HAVE SURFACED, BUT THIS “APPLE” VARIATION WITHOUT THE CENTER HOLE IS THE ONE AND ONLY EXAMPLE TO DATE.

WHAT IS INSANELY RARE ABOUT THIS SLEEVE IS THAT IS LACKS THE NORMAL 'DIE-CUT' CENTER HOLE ON EITHER SIDE TO DISPLAY THE LABELS.

LIKE IT'S COUNTERPART, "THE BEATLES ON APPLE" BLACK SLEEVE, COLLECTORS HAVE SPECULATED THAT THOSE SLEEVES WITHOUT THE CENTER HOLE WERE SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL SLEEVES. THIS WAS NOT THE CASE WITH THOSE AND WITH THIS "APPLE" SLEEVE EITHER. ACCORDING TO FORMER QUEENS LITHO EMPLOYEE RICHARD ROTH, 'IF A BLACK APPLE SLEEVE LEFT QUEENS WITHOUT A CENTER HOLE, IT WAS A MISTAKE”.

THE SLEEVE IS IN INCREDIBLE NEAR MINT CONDITION, WITH NO RINGWEAR, NO SPLITS, NO TEARS AND VERY MINIMAL HANDLING WEAR AT ALL. THIS IS INDEED ONE OF THE RAREST APPLE RECORD ITEMS EVER FROM THE U.S. - 100% ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC AND ACCOMPANIED BY A LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM RENOWNED BEATLES EXPERT AND AUTHOR PERRY COX.

CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S444
PRICE: ------


 

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