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Old Jul 18, 2013, 08:33 AM   #1
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Default White Album A0000001 has showed up

...and it's for sale.

http://entertainment.ha.com/c/item.z...open-tem071613

It's long been rumored that Ringo was in possession of this. Evidently not the case. But is this really the only #1? The White Album was pressed in both stereo and mono. Which one is this and does the other version have a #1? And what's w the A preface?

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Old Jul 18, 2013, 09:10 AM   #2
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That's quite a find if it's real. I'm pretty sure the "A" was for America. And it would be in stereo, because mono White Albums weren't pressed in the USA. Or that's what I always remember.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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That makes sense to me. They mention in the description about A0000023 being sold. But didn't mention that 0000005 was sold a yr or two ago. Maybe because that was a UK version. So maybe Ringo does have a #1 still? The story that went w #5 was that it was acquired from John Lennon's apt in London where he had a stack of newly pressed White Albums. It was believed that 1-4 went in the possession of the Beatles themselves. This US #1 didn't come w actual vinyl records. It was just an empty sleeve. The UK #5 had original records w it. Or at least they were claiming they were original.
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I don't know how you could put a price on this. It's the first US copy ever, and it's verified with the number. Shouldn't it be considered one of the rarest Beatles record ever? Even a sealed stereo butcher isn't one of a kind.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 11:33 AM   #5
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This album sold for $30K US dollars. That's more than I've ever seen paid for any album. Wasn't there a Beatles 7" acetate one of a kind? That aside, this is definitely the rarest.

http://www.popsike.com/Beatles-White...312162347.html
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Old Jul 20, 2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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Wow. Now thats an impressive find!
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I read about this on facebook the other week. Awesome find!!
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Really amazing find! Fascinating! I would love to have that as part of my collection... quite pricey though
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Paul McCartney has said that The Beatles had 1-4 and that Lennon had #1. Also that his copy had long been misplaced (probably stolen) and that he expected it would show up for auction one of these days.
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I'm skeptical, but if it's real that's awesome.
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