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  COLLECTION OF EIGHT VINTAGE U.S. BEATLES
45 RPM PICTURE SLEEVES

1964 (5) / 1965 (3)

CAPITOL 5112, MGM K-13213, VEE-JAY 587, SWAN 4152, CAPITOL 5235, CAPITOL 5407, CAPITOL 5476, CAPITOL 5498

UNCIRCULATED "AS NEW" PICTURE SLEEVES EMANATING FROM
'KONDOFF'S RECORDS' STORE 2006 LIQUIDATION, MIAMISBURG, OHIO


EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE SLEEVES ARE OUTSTANDING WORLD CLASS EXAMPLES AND AMONG THE BEST WE HAVE SEEN - EXTREMELY HIGH-END - AND REMAIN IN THEIR ORIGINALLY PRODUCED CONDITION. THEY WILL ALWAYS BE AMONG THE VERY BEST EXAMPLES FOR THESE TITLES THAT EXIST. IT IS APPARENT THAT A RECORD WAS NEVER INSERTED IN ANY OF THEM.

THE HISTORY OF THESE UNCIRCULATED PICTURE SLEEVES EMANATE FROM WHAT IS NOW KNOWN AS THE GREAT "OHIO FIND", WHICH TOOK PLACE AT A STORE CALLED 'KONDOFF'S RECORDS' IN MIAMISBURG, OHIO IN 2006.

THESE EIGHT OLD STORE STOCK "MINTY" SLEEVES COME FROM A TREASURE TROVE OF THE OLD STORE BACK ROOM STOCK. THE STORE WAS IN OPERATION FROM THE EARLY 1950'S AND CLOSED ITS DOORS IN 1970. THE CONTENTS OF THIS STORE WERE FROZEN IN TIME.

ACCOMPANIED BY LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM PERRY COX, BEATLES U.S. RECORDS EXPERT, AUTHOR OF "THE BEATLES RECORD PRICE GUIDE" SERIES OF BOOKS.

  CONDITION: M- FACTORY  FRESH
"AS NEW" X 8
ITEM#: PS (8) 620
PRICE: $4,500


 
   
 

  SOUVENIR OF THEIR VISIT TO AMERICA
VEE-JAY EP-1-903, EXTENDED PLAY
RELEASED: 3/23/64
CARDBOARD PICTURE SLEEVE & RECORD


COLORBAND LABEL WITH "VJ" BRACKETS LOGO, THIN MICROPRINT FONTS WITH "SIDE 1" AND "SIDE 2" (VJEP 903.02B (SPIZER).

THIS BRACKETS LOGO LABEL VARIATION FEATURING THE MICROPRINT FONTS IS CONSIDERED THE RAREST OF ALL THE VEE-JAY EP ISSUES AND IS AT LEAST 50 TO 1 SCARCER THAN THE OVAL LOGO VERSIONS.

THE CONDITION OF THE RECORD IS IN GLEAMING AND SHIMMERING MINT MINUS UNPLAYED STATUS. IT'S TRULY A GEM. THE LABELS GRADE A SUPERB MINT MINUS AS WELL.

THE ACCOMPANYING CARDBOARD PICTURE SLEEVE IS INDEED THE VERY BEST WE HAVE SEEN AND IS A STELLAR MINT MINUS. IT EQUALS THOSE THAT ARE SEALED OR REMAINING IN THE SHRINKWRAP.

 
  CONDITION: M- / M- (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: EP624
PRICE: $1,250


 
   
 

  CHARTBUSTERS VOLUME 4
CAPITOL ST-2094 STEREO, RELEASED 5/4/64
EAST COAST PRESSING, #3 COVER

THE FIRST CAPITOL COMPILATION ALBUM TO FEATURE THE BEATLES WAS "CHARTBUSTERS, VOLUME 4", WHICH CONTAINS THE SONGS FROM THE BAND'S FIRST CAPITOL SINGLE I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND AND I SAW HER STANDING THERE. THE RECORD ALSO CONTAINS DONNA LYNN'S MY BOYFRIEND GOT A BEATLE HAIRCUT.

THIS EXAMPLE IS IN MAGNIFICENT STILL SEALED CONDITION, BEAUTIFUL ALL THE WAY AROUND WITH NO SPLITS OR TEARS, JUST A SOFT PUSH EVIDENT IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER.

"STEREO NEEDLE DAMAGE" PRINT INFO IS EVIDENT ON BOTTOM EDGE OF BACK COVER, SIGNIFYING THIS IS TRUE FIRST ISSUE.

  CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: BR042
PRICE: $575


 
   
 

  ORIGINAL 1964 FIRST NORTH AMERICAN "SUMMER"
TOUR PROGRAM
(8-19-64 TO 9-20-64)


28 PAGE 12" X 12" BOOKLET SOLD AT ALL VENUES DURING THE 1964 FIRST U.S. TOUR. "BEATLES (U.S.A.) LTD." IS PRINTED AT THE TOP OF COVER AND TRULY A BEAUTIFUL LOOKING COVER WITH THE INFAMOUS ROBERT FREEMAN PHOTO OF THE BAND ON THE FRONT.

THE CONDITION OF THIS 1964 PROGRAM IS IN MINT MINUS CONDITION, "AS NEW". AN ABSOLUTE STUNNING EXAMPLE THAT APPEARS IT CAME RIGHT OUT OF THE SHIPPING BOX FROM THE FACTORY. PRESENTS AS THOUGH THE PAGES HAVE NEVER BEEN LOOKED THROUGH.
  CONDITION : M- "AS NEW"
ITEM#: CA103
PRICE: $475


 
   
 

  "DIALOGUE FROM THE BEATLES MOTION PICTURE
LET IT BE"

APPLE RECORDS
ISSUED: MAY 1970

ORIGINAL 1970 ONE SIDED PROMOTIONAL ONLY 45 ISSUED BY APPLE RECORDS TO PROMOTE THE FILM, 'LET IT BE'. THE ACTUAL TITLE IS 'DIALOGUE FROM THE BEATLES MOTION PICTURE LET IT BE' (BEATLES PROMO - 1970). THE REVERSE SIDE HAS A SILENT PLAY GROOVE WITH A BLANK WHITE LABEL.

ACCORDING TO BEATLES EXPERT AND AUTHOR BRUCE SPIZER, AND PUBLISHED IN HIS BOOK "THE BEATLES ON APPLE RECORDS" (PAGE 200), MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN BEATLES FAN CLUB WERE SENT THIS PROMOTIONAL RECORD.

THE CONDITION IS "LIKE NEW" UNPLAYED NEAR MINT ON BOTH THE LABELS AND VINYL.

ALSO INCLUDED IS THE ACCOMPANYING WEST COAST CURVE CUT "APPLE" SLEEVE. 

  CONDITION: NM (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: PR609
PRICE: $400


 
   
 

  ORIGINAL 1964 U.K. "BEATLES"
METAL SERVING TRAY

MFD. BY WORCESTER WARE, UNITED KINGDOM 1964

HERE IS THE Original 1964 WORCESTER WARE Beatles Serving Tray, One of the most displayable and colorful of all vintage Beatles items, MANUFACTURED AND ISSUED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

MEASURING 13" x 13", This is the absolute ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC ISSUE with the print "Made in Great Britain" at the bottom of the front of the tray (COUNTERFEITS read "Made in England"). The ORIGINAL U.K. "Worcester Mark" label sticker REMAINS adhered to the back of the tray, WITH A TINY CORNER OF THE LABEL TORN AWAY.

 
  CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: OM230
PRICE: $975


 
   
 

  "PLEASE PLEASE ME"  b/w "FROM ME TO YOU"
VEE JAY 581, OSC, RELEASED: 1/30/64

RAREST STOCK COPY :
PURPLE LABEL WITH BRACKETS LOGO IN SILVER PRINT


THIS PURPLE LABEL VARIATION IS THE LEAST COMMON VERSION OF THE VJ581 STOCK COPY SINGLE AND IS THE MOST VALUABLE.

THIS LABEL VARIATION FEATURES THE BRACKETS LOGO WITH THIN PRINT AND WITHOUT "VJ" BEFORE THE RECORD NUMBER. IT HAS SILVER PRINT ON A PURPLE LABEL. THIS DISC WAS PRESSED BY SOUTHERN PLASTICS WITH STAMPERS PREVIOUSLY USED BY AUDIO MATRIX, HENCE THEIR STAMP IN THE TRAIL-OFF AREA.

THIS IS A VEE-JAY LABEL VARIATION THAT HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO FIND AND ONE THAT IS ALWAYS IN HIGH DEMAND. A VERY SPECIAL ADDITION FOR THE SERIOUS BEATLES RECORD COLLECTION.
  CONDITION: M- (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S596
PRICE: $1,500


 
   
    MILWAUKEE ARENA
SEPTEMBER 4, 1964
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, USA


RARE ORIGINAL CUSTOM CONCERT PROGRAM

THIS RARE TRIANGLE THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS' PROGRAM RARELY SURFACES, ESPECIALLY IN THIS BRILLIANT NEAR MINT MINUS CONDITION. THIS EIGHT PAGE, 9" X 6" PROGRAM HAS THE NAMES INCORRECTLY SWITCHED UNDER THE PHOTOS OF JOHN AND GEORGE.

ALSO INCLUDES THE INFAMOUS LUDWIG DRUM COMPANY FULL PAGE AD, FEATURING RINGO ON HIS LUDWIG SET, CONGRATULATING THE BEATLES FOR THEIR 'TRIUMPHANT' U.S. TOUR.

ALL THE STAPLED PAGES REMAIN STURDY AND FIRM. NO RIPS, NO TEARS, NO FOLDS, NO CREASES. JUST ONE SMALL FAINT AGE BLEMISH IS EVIDENT ON THE FRONT PAGE.

 

CONDITION : NM-
ITEM#: CA101
PRICE: $400


 
   
 

  "FROM ME TO YOU"  B/W  "THANK YOU GIRL"
VEE-JAY 522
RELEASED: 5/6/63


DISC JOCKEY ADVANCE COPY, WHITE LABEL WITH BLACK PRINT.

THE PROMOTIONAL 45 PRESSING FOR VEE-JAY'S SECOND BEATLES' RELEASE IS SIMILAR IN APPEARANCE TO THE PROMO COPY OF THE FIRST SINGLE, VJ498. ITS TRAIL-OFF MARKINGS ARE IDENTICAL TO THOSE OF THE 522 STOCK COPY.

THE ARP LOGO SIGNIFIES THAT THE PROMO RECORD LIKE ITS PREDECESSOR WAS MANUFACTURED IN OWOSSO, MICHIGAN.

THE CONDITION OF THIS PROMO COPY IS EXTREMELY CLEAN, WITH A DEEP SHEEN AND HIGH GLOSS GRADED AS NEAR MINT MINUS ON BOTH SIDES. THE LABELS ARE NEAR MINT MINUS AS WELL.

ACCOMPANIED BY ITS OWN ORIGINAL VEE-JAY 1963 GENERIC SLEEVE.
  CONDITION: NM- / NM-
ITEM#: PR433
PRICE: $2,000


 
   
    MEGA RARE SAHARA HOTEL & CASINO
OCTOBER 1964 "THE SAHARAN" LAS VEGAS MAGAZINE "BEATLEMANIA" COVER STORY
PUBLISHED BY THE HOTEL SAHARA, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
OCTOBER 1964 EDITION, VOLUME 5, NO. 10, U.S.A.

THIS 8" X 11" EIGHT PAGE PUBLICATION WAS ISSUED TO COMMEMORATE AND REVIEW THE BEATLES' AUGUST 20, 1964 CONCERT THAT TOOK PLACE AT THE LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER - AND IS PERHAPS THE RAREST U.S. MAGAZINE THERE IS. THE BEATLES STAYED AT THE SAHARA HOTEL WHILE IN LAS VEGAS.

THE BEATLES ARE PICTURED ON THE FRONT COVER AND THE FEATURE STORY HAS SEVERAL PHOTOS. MEMORABILIA FROM THE GROUP'S VEGAS SHOW ARE EXTREMELY RARE AND THIS MAGAZINE JUST MIGHT BE THE RAREST OF ALL.

WE ONLY KNOW OF ONE OTHER THAT HAS SURFACED TO DATE - AND THIS EXAMPLE IS A STUNNING NEAR MINT "AS NEW" FROM CORNER TO CORNER.

  CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: OM227
PRICE: $550

 
   
    TOPPS CHEWING GUM TRADING CARDS
MANUFACTURED BY T.C.G. (TRADING CARD GUILD),
BROOKLYN, N.Y. USA

ORIGINAL 1964 "COLOR PHOTO" SERIES


STILL SEALED ULTRA-RARE 'RACK PACK'

DEMAND WAS SO GREAT FOR THE BEATLES TRADING CARDS THAT TOPPS HAD TO DELAY PRODUCTION OF THEIR 1964 BASEBALL SET TO SATISFY ORDERS FOR THE BEATLE CARDS.

THE BEATLES 'COLOR CARDS' SERIES NUMBERED 1-64, WERE TOPPS' FIRST SET UTILIZING COLOR PHOTOS - AND HERE WE PRESENT THE OBSCURE AND VERY RARE 'RACK PACK' FORMAT THAT WAS ISSUED OTHER THAN THE STANDARD WAX-PACK SET OF FOUR CARDS AND A STICK OF BUBBLE GUM. THESE 'RACK PACKS' WERE ISSUED FOR A SHORT PERIOD AND CONTAINED 30 CARDS.

THIS STILL SEALED STORE STOCK EXAMPLE IS ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT, WITH THE HEADER CARD STILL ATTACHED, AND THE HOLE USED FOR HANGING THE ITEM ON THE STORE RACK REMAINS UN-PERFORATED.

  CONDITION: STILL SEALED NM (STORE STOCK 'AS NEW')
ITEM#: OM224
PRICE: $975


 
   
 

  ROCK N ROLL MUSIC VOLUMES 1 & 2
CAPITOL SN-16020 & CAPITOL SN-16021
RELEASED: 10/2/80

RE-RELEASED IN TWO INDIVIDUAL LP ALBUMS CONFIGURATIONS

ISSUED ON THE CAPITOL RECORDS GREEN BUDGET LINE LABEL, BOTH SEPARATE LP ALBUMS ARE TAKEN FROM AND IDENTICAL TO THE TWO-RECORD "ROCK N' ROLL MUSIC" ALBUM GATEFOLD SET, THAT WAS ISSUED IN JUNE 1976.

BOTH ARE AVAILABLE HERE IN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT "AS NEW" STILL SEALED CONDITION. BOTH FRONT COVERS HAVE THE ROUND GREEN WITH WHITE PRINT HYPE STICKER THAT READS " A CAPITOL RECORDS VALUE", ADHERED TO THE SHRINKWRAP.

  CONDITION: STILL SEALED X 2
ITEM#: LP398
PRICE: $350


 
   
 

  "NO ONE'S GONNA CHANGE OUR WORLD"
GRAMOPHONE / Regal Starline, SRS 5013, STEREO
RELEASED 12/12/69


ORIGINAL BRITISH FIRST PRESSING OF the charity album released in the UK in December 1969, with ROYALTIES DONATED to benefit the World Wildlife Fund. The compilation was put together by comedian Spike Milligan and features liner notes by Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The album is largely known by fans of The Beatles as the very first release and early mix of the song "Across the Universe" the title of the album comes from a line in this song, "Nothing's gonna change my world".

gorgeous example of this hard to find release.

  CONDITION: NM- / NM
ITEM#: PAR298
PRICE: $450


 
   
 

  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO, RELEASED: 1/20/64, EAST COAST, #3 COVER
FIRST LABEL VARIATION WITHOUT PUBLISHING CREDITS

COVER REMAINS IN ITS ORIGINAL SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO. "SEALED FOR YOUR PROTECTION" DISTRIBUTOR LEVEL LOOSE BAGGY WRAP.

NO DOUBT THESE EARLY, FIRST LABEL COPIES WITHOUT THE PUBLISHING CREDITS "BMI" OR "ASCAP" ON THE LABELS, WERE SWEPT OFF THE SHELVES DURING THE THE ONSLAUGHT OF BEATLEMANIA AND MOST HAVE BEEN PLAYED BEYOND RECOGNITION AND TOSSED OUT. TODAY, ONLY ABOUT 20 TO 25 EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN VERIFIED SO FAR TO SURVIVE, AND MOST OF THOSE COPIES ARE IN VG OR LESS CONDITION. THIS MONO EXAMPLE IS A VERY HIGH GRADE EXAMPLE OF THIS VERY HISTORIC ALBUM.

RECORD IS A STUNNING NEAR MINT WITH TREMENDOUS SHEEN TO THE GROOVES AND THE ORIGINAL LUSTER IS VERY MUCH INTACT. THIS RECORD HAS BEEN WELL TAKEN CARE OF OVER THE YEARS. THE VITAL FIRST ISSUE LABELS ALSO GRADE A GORGEOUS, GLOSSY NEAR MINT.

WITH ORIGINAL 1ST ISSUE ROYAL BLUE INNER SLEEVE.

  CONDITION: NM / NM
ITEM#: LP396
PRICE: $1,850


 
   
 

  THE COMPLETE APPLE COLLECTION OF THE 19 SINGLES
FROM THE CAPITOL 45 CATALOG

EACH ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR BLACK "APPLE" TITLE SLEEVE.

THIS COMPLETE APPLE SINGLES COLLECTION OF THE CAPITOL 45 CATALOG, ARE ALL IN "AS NEW", MINT UNPLAYED, STORE STOCK CONDITION.

ALL OF THE BLACK "APPLE" SLEEVES ARE IN GORGEOUS MINT "AS NEW" TO NEAR MINT MINUS CONDITION, AND ARE THE VERY BEST EXAMPLES WE HAVE HAD WHEN OFFERING THESE SETS.

THE APPLE LABEL ISSUES HAVE THE SAME CATALOG RECORD NUMBERS AS THEY APPEARED ON THE ORIGINAL COMPLETE CAPITOL CATALOG OF THE ORANGE & WHITE SWIRL PRESSINGS OF "I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND" THROUGH TO "LADY MADONNA".
  CONDITION: M x 19 (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S298
PRICE: $2,000


 
   
    "THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM"
CAPITOL T-2080 MONO, RELEASED: 4/10/64
STILL SEALED

THIS FIRST PRESSING IS VIRTUALLY PERFECT AND IS WITHOUT QUESTION, THE VERY BEST STILL SEALED EXAMPLE OF THIS TITLE WE HAVE EVER SEEN OR HAVE OFFERED AT ANYTIME. "THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM", IS ONE OF THE RAREST TITLES TO FIND STILL SEALED. IT IS WORLD-CLASS EXAMPLE, AND AGAIN, UNDOUBTEDLY, ONE OF THE BEST THAT HAS EVER SURFACED OR IS KNOWN TO EXIST.

THIS MONO PRESSING IS PRISTINE, AND RETAINS A FRESH "NEWNESS" AS IT WAS ISSUED SO MANY YEARS AGO.

ACCOMPANIED BY LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM PERRY COX, BEATLES U.S. RECORDS EXPERT, AUTHOR OF "THE BEATLES RECORD PRICE GUIDE" SERIES OF BOOKS.
  CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP387
PRICE: $6,000

 
   
    THE SATURDAY EVENING POST
ORIGINAL AUGUST 8-15,1964 ISSUE
BEATLES COVER AND FEATURE STORY
"SUMMER MADNESS: THE BEATLES ARE BACK"

THIS ORIGINAL 10" X 13" AUGUST 1964 U.S. "SATURDAY EVENING POST" MAGAZINE FEATURES THE COVER STORY "AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND FLIPPED, THEIR NATIVE LIVERPOOL RIOTED; NOW THE U.S. BRACES FOR THE RETURN OF THE BEATLES".

THE ARTICLE COVERS THE GROUP'S 1964 SUMMER RETURN TO AMERICA WHEN "ON AUGUST 19 THE BEATLES WILL STORM THE U.S. FOR THE SECOND TIME, BEGINNING A FIVE-WEEK TOUR OF 25 CITIES".

THIS 88-PAGE COMPLETE EDITION IS IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION FROM COVER TO COVER.

  CONDITION: NM- / NM
ITEM#: BK145
PRICE: $475

 
   
 

  A HARD DAYS NIGHT
UNITED ARTISTS UAL 3366 MONO
RELEASED: JUNE 26, 1964

ULTRA-RARE WHITE LABEL PROMOTIONAL
"NOT FOR SALE" SOUNDTRACK LP ALBUM
EXTREMELY RARE H.V. WADDELL PRESSING
, BURBANK, CALIFORNIA.

THIS WADDELL PRESSING IS RARELY FOUND, FOR IT IS APPROXIMATELY
3 TO 1 SCARCER THAN THE PROMOTIONAL COLUMBIA PRESSING, WITH ABOUT 150 COPIES IN EXISTENCE.

ACCOMPANIED BY ITS NEAR MINT AND CORRECT "3 LINE" PUBLISHING COVER.

THE 'COLUMBIA RECORDS' PROMOTIONAL PRESSING IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES.

  CONDITION: NM / M-
ITEM#: PR310
PRICE: $9,000

 
   
    MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
CAPITOL MAL-2835, MONO
RELEASED: 11/27/67

STILL SEALED RARER MONAURAL PRESSING

AS MONO WAS BEING PHASED OUT IN AMERICA IN LATE 1967, MONO COPIES OF THIS TITLE ARE SIGNIFICANTLY RARER THAN THEIR STEREO COUNTERPARTS FOR NOT MANY WERE PRESSED BY CAPITOL. A MONO SEALED COPY IS QUITE A FIND INDEED.

THIS EXAMPLE IS INCREDIBLE TO SAY THE LEAST, IN STUNNING MINT FACTORY SEALED CONDITION. THIS IS NO DOUBT ONE OF THE BEST THAT EXISTS - A DREAM COPY OF THE FINAL MONO PRESSING OF U.S. ORIGINAL BEATLES ALBUMS.

ACCOMPANIED BY LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM PERRY COX, BEATLES U.S. RECORDS EXPERT, AUTHOR OF "THE BEATLES RECORD PRICE GUIDE" SERIES OF BOOKS.

  CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP394
PRICE: $5,250

 

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