The Beatles Yesterday and Today 2nd State Butcher Cover MONO Capitol T-2553
March 31, 2017
April 10, 2017
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Up for sale is a 2nd state unpeeled The Beatles "Yesterday and Today" vinyl LP in VG+/VG+/VG+ condition. If you're here, you know what you're bidding on. This is an authentic 2nd state cover, with the "V" shaped black shirt visible in pictures, you can also see just a sliver of the original cover peeking through from the paste-over on the bottom left corner.
The cover is in beautiful condition VG+, no seam splits, no writing, no tears. Only the faintest edge wear on the top and bottom. The back of the cover has more visible ring wear (see pictures). RIAA 6 on the bottom right corner. The spine is crisp and clean, but text is not exactly centered on the spine. Spine has light brown discoloration, probably able to be cleaned but I left that for the buyer. All corners are crisp and clean, only the slightest ding on the bottom front right corner. Comes with original orange Capitol sleeve.
The record has been play-tested and I would grade a solid VG+/VG+. Any wear is light and superficial and only noticeable upon close inspection with a bright light. Nice glossy luster on both sides. Dead wax lead-in and lead out are nice and clean, very little surface noise. There is only the faintest surface noise audible between SOME tracks, but not noticeable at all during song playback. G24/F19 matrix numbers. Labels are nice and clean with only light spindle wear visible upon close inspection.
Overall a beautiful specimen. If you have any questions or concerns, send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I am able. Thanks for looking!
I received this record in a large lot of rare psych, garage, and rock from the mid 60s - early 70s, I will be listing MANY more rare and unusual records in the coming months, keep an eye peeled for what other goodies I'm offering! I've been a serious collector for 15 years and this is one of the nicest collections I've come across.
Shipping: For this auction I will ship FREE via USPS Priority Mail to the contiguous United States. International bidders will have the record shipped via E-Bay's global shipping program. All records I sell ship in a carefully packaged cardboard record mailer, sleeve outside of the jacket and sandwiched between 2 more pieces of cardboard.