The Beatles - PLEASE PLEASE ME - Stereo LP - 1st UK Pressing EX / EX

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27 Jun 2016
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St Neots, Cambridgeshire

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THE BEATLES - Please Please Me – Parlophone PCS 3042 Stereo – 1st Pressing – EX / EX
Released on 26th April 1963 – 6 weeks after the mono version – it is believed that only 600 copies of this first pressing were made, before publishing credits on the labels were corrected, making this one of the rarest and most sought after Beatles records.
This is a genuine “single owner” copy. I am selling this on behalf of a customer, who bought the record from a local record shop just a few days after it was released.  The record has been very well cared for and is great condition.
All 1st pressing identifiers are present – see detailed description below.
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Ernest J. Day & Co. front laminated sleeve with external flip-backs.
 Large solid black “stereo” printed in top right corner.
“Photo: Angus McBean” printed in lower left corner. Text starts end of “s” in songs
“PCS 3042” printed in top right corner
“Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co, Ltd. London  PMC 1202  PCS 3042” printed in lower left corner
Condition: EX (Record Collector’s Grading System definition: The cover and packaging might have slight wear and or creasing)
The laminated front is clean and bright, and the lamination is intact. There is some light creasing edges. There is some light wear on the corners.
The unlaminated back has some light handling marks and some light creasing. There is some age related discolouration.
The spine and edges have very light wear. 
Original “Use Emitex” polythene lined, die-cut inner sleeve is in lovely condition, with only minor handling marks and some very light creasing.
Black labels with gold print.
Stereo Banner printed below the Parlophone logo.
Perimeter print starts “The Parlophone Co. Ltd.”
Tax Code ZMT embossed - Side 2 label
“Dick James Mus. Co.” publishing credit for “I saw Her Standing There”, “Misery”, “Do you want To know A Secret” and “There’s A Place”
Matrix Numbers / Stampers: Side 1 YEX 94-1  1G   Side 2 YEX 95-1  1R
Condition: EX (Record Collector’s Grading System definition: The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality”)
Labels:  Both labels are clean and bright, there is a little wear around the centre hole and a couple of small finger marks.
Vinyl: The record has been professionally cleaned using a wet / vac machine. Both sides are very clean with a nice sheen. A few hairlines are visible when the record is tilted under bright light. 
Terms & Conditions:
Winning buyer must pay in full within 5 days.
Payment methods accepted: Paypal, Bank Transfer (details will be sent to winning buyer after the auction)
Postage: UK Buyers - Royal Mail Special Delivery  - FREE
International Buyers - Express courier - Cost depends on country. I will not charge more than the actual cost. 
The rate shown is the maximum amount that I will charge - please contact me for shipping rate to your country.
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