In addition to all the great news about this cover, here's more I need to mention. As the story goes, the DJ got this before the release to public and when the friend asked for the cover from the DJ the record was pulled out and a record has never been back in the cover. This eliminates the possible indention of the LP on the cover, which there is none. Also, the front cover paper is of the textured type and can feel, it is not a smooth slick feel. Early Los Angeles production, which this is, used this textured type of paper....there is a bump on the corner also I needed to point out, see pic.
I have one more pic concerning the corner bump. Limit reached on the pics...I can send the extra closeup of the corner showing the slight damage. Request pic and I'll get it right over to any request.
Message from an ebayer:
hi real nice STEREO cover one I saw at auction in goldmine mag with all the correct paperwork from all the right beatle expert's to authenticate the lp. it sold at auction in new York city for 9000.00 and it too was a stereo butcher!!.
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Thanks for the info. This Stereo butcher cover is also 100% authentic, guaranteed...It is an early L.A. mfg DJ issued ST-2553
There has been a couple inquiries about breather holes in the shrink wrap made at factory when applying the plastic shrink: There are on this album two tiny holes to allow air to escape during the shrink process at the factory. One is about an inch above slightly to right of John's head and the other is straight down on John's chest, both on the front