the beatles PLEASE PLEASE ME lp UK PRESS 1963 5th MONO
November 10, 2009
November 17, 2009
on the parlophone records label, catalog # PMC 1202, made in great britain, mono pressing, 5th pressing i believe, originally from 1963, this pressing is from 1965. 14 tracks. matrix numbers stamped in trail-off are as follows: XEX 421-1N & XEX 422-2N. stamper numbers are: RHD 15 & H 6. 'MT' tax/price code is visible on side one. both labels include the 'sold in the uk...' text & 'gramophone co, ltd' print around rim. even includes original use 'emitex' inner sleeve. cover has small, solid 'mono' in upper right corner. please check my auctions for a nice original mono first pressing of beatles for sale as well this week, buy them both & save on shipping. front laminated, tri-flipback 'garrod & lofthouse' cover is strong VG+, with a small, light crease in upper left corner & lower left corner, another light crease in lower right corner, some corner wear and some edge wear along opening. vinyl is VG+, has great gloss, but the emitex sleeve was not kind to this record, and has left it with numerous very fine paper scuffs. vinyl has been cleaned on a VPI. please check my other auctions, featuring more great private pressed obscurities in the rock; metal; folk; xian; and pop genres this week, and some mainstream rarities as well.....buy a bunch and save on shipping.
while i strive to keep my ebay sales fun and hassle free, i do have a couple new rules, due to some unfortunate activity from my previous rounds of auctions: both ITALY & FRANCE customers must pay for REGISTERED AIRMAIL shipping, regardless of the final value of the item(s)......no EXCEPTIONS! this starts at $24.00 for one lp. i've avoided this new policy for some time, but in one of my last rounds of auctions i had four charge-backs, so this has become mandatory.....shipping prices are quoted below. also, i do not accept bids from those of you with zero feedback. sorry, no exceptions. thanks in advance for your understanding. as always, i will not end auctions early, please don't even bother to ask.
all records are original pressings unless noted......i do not sell current reissues. please ask any questions early, as i am not always by my computer near the end of auctions. buyer pays shipping, see rates below. all records are shipped in dedicated record mailers, with record shipped outside of cover when applicable, with two cardboard inserts. paypal is the only accepted form of payment at this time.
i have to state that i will ship for $4.00 according to new ebay rules, but i do not like to use media rate, or first class domestic either....both take far too long, and items have sometimes gone missing as well. if you absolutely have to save $3.00 on shipping, then that is what you'll get, media rate for $4.00, including delivery confirmation....to me, as a seller (and a buyer, for that matter) it takes too long, and i end up with too many questions ( 'where is my record?' 'when did you ship it?' etc, etc). i strongly urge you to use priority......you can avoid a heavy box of books being placed on your fragile record, and you'll get it so much faster. i prefer you use priority shipping with the US, and the cost is $7.00, including delivery confirmation. first class airmail shipping to CANADA is also $7.00. first class airmail shipping to MOST OF EUROPE, JAPAN & AUSTRALIA is $14.00. first class airmail & registered shipping is $24.00 worldwide, and is required on all shipments to both ITALY and FRANCE. I DO NOT SHIP to SOUTH AMERICA, MEXICO or ISRAEL at this time, NO EXCEPTIONS. i will gladly combine items to save on shipping, i try not to make ANY money on shipping costs, i typically lose money honestly. payment is expected within 7 days of auction end. thanks for looking, and good luck.