BEATLES BUTCHER COVER 3RD STATE INVESTMENT GRADE W/REMOVED TRUNK SLICK AND MORE
August 17, 2017
August 24, 2017
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Beatles Investment Grade Butcher Cover You are bidding on a genuine 1966 3rd State (peeled) example of arguably the most desired collectible rock record in existence. This is an investment grade example due to the quality of the peel and the overall quality of the jacket. This is a complete Butcher Cover package that includes the removed trunk slick, inner sleeve and mono record in playable condition. Additionally, you will receive a Certificate Of Authenticity and an additional package of cool freebies related to the Butcher Cover that you will find nowhere else.
Nearly all offerings seen on the net including ones claiming to be "mint" , show up with visible damage to the Butcher image and even sometimes bad seams and spine etc. This is not the case here !
This example showcases a fairly white spine with all print legible and nice quality seams throughout. The peel is equally as nice and this presents as well as nearly any jacket we have offered in the past. Capitol factory pasteover glue lines are light on this. The borders are more white than more that you see and the back of the jacket is very clean with mild tanning and a few very light/minor wear marks.
There are only the most minor of condition issues on this example such as a small print rub at the very top banner near "File Under" on the word "The Beatles". Other than this, this is a nice top example.
Comes with an original goldenrod 1966 inner sleeve (small break in bottom) and a playable record in VG+ condition (light paper scuffs but nice sheen). The trunk slick is included and in condition as shown ( Pieced together with many tears and a few missing pieces).
It should be emphasized that Butcher Covers of this quality and grade are highly desired by collectors and are genuinely scarce in this condition.
Payment is due within 24 hours of auction close.
Safe and secure double boxed shipping of this item within the United States will be $14.99. International orders shall be shipped using the Ebay Global Shipping Program. Buyer is responsible for any and all duty taxes on international shipments. Packages must lawfully be declared for their actually value (selling price).
This item is an original 1966 3rd State (Peeled) used example of the legendary Butcher Cover. This item is guaranteed to be authentic and not a reproduction or bootleg. Purchaser understands that this is a used item and therefore we request that that all photos be clearly examined prior to bidding. Given the fact that this item has been professionally peeled and altered from a 2nd state (unpeeled) condition to a 3rd state (peeled) example, this item has condition elements that reflect the process of treatment of the item when it was glued at the Capitol factory in 1966 as well as conditional elements from the actual peeling process. These elements generally involve mild glue lines that were made at the pressing plant when the trunk cover was pasted over but also include some minor issues from the removal process. This is not a new item but a used one that has been restored through a tedious and careful process. If you have any questions regarding condition, please feel free to contact us prior to bidding.
We have been restoring and selling genuine Beatles Butcher Covers for over three decades and our customers range from well known celebrities and galleries to the everyday collector. We have contributed to television shows, collectible books and have displays in many of the best record guide books including "The Price Guide For The Beatles American Records" By Perry Cox and Frank Daniels. We are one of the only sellers on Ebay that can say that they are the direct source of their genuine Butcher Covers. In other words, we don't send our Butcher Covers out to others who provide peeling services but actually supervise all work that is performed on the Butcher Covers that we sell. Our COA reflects not only the authenticity of the item but the actual chain of custody regarding the 2nd state cover and the peeling process.
We offer professional packing and you will receive all items packed in archival quality crystal clear resealable sleeves.