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The Beatles - Collection of Oldies - *UNDOCUMENTED* UK Stereo Cover VARIATION

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Description

This UK stereo pressing of their 1966 compilation album dates from 1969 on the yellow & black Parlophone label: PCS.7016

Both labels omit the 'Sold in UK...' text and there is a 'KT' purchase tax code in the centre of the side 1 label.

 

Matrices: YEX 619-1G YEX 620-1G

Stamper codes: 3/AP & 4/MR

Vinyl weight: 140g

 

Housed in a previously undocumented variation of the front laminated, tri-flipback 'Garrod & Lofthouse' printed stereo cover. 

Looking at the rear panel you can see that the stereo information panel to the left of the catalogue number is completely different than on usual covers. Image #3 shows the same area of the regular cover in comparison.

Complete with original red & white EMI advertising  inner-sleeve.

 

CONDITION

Cover: EXCELLENT

Clean, strong and fully intact with an unfaded front panel where the only significant issue is a single heavy bend to the lower right corner. There are no 'thumbnail' or spine wrinkles. There is a small bend to the upper right corner but the other three and both opening edges are undamaged. The rear panel is unblemished & white where is should be with no writing or missing paper. Both seams and the spine are solid and unworn.

Disc: Side 1: VERY GOOD Side 2: VERY GOOD +

Both playing surfaces are clean & glossy with several surfaces marks on side 1, although none of which we would call a scratch. Side 2 is cleaner, bearing only some harmless wispy paper hairlines beneath halogen light.

Inner-sleeve: VERY GOOD

Small side seam splits.