The Beatles Yesterday And Today Mono Second State (Paste-Over) Butcher Cover LP

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28 Sep 2021
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Charlotte, North Carolina

Item Description

Here is an extra PASTE-OVER BUTCHER COVER from my collection. I am offering it here for someone who needs one for their collection or perhaps sees this one as an upgrade.

In this auction:

  • This LP is Capitol Records T 2553.
  • This LP was issued June 20, 1966
  • This LP is a MONO (Monaural) LP which is designated by the letter "T" that precedes the catalog number on both the cover and the labels.
  • As you probably know, the original cover issued for the Yesterday And Today LP (known as the Butcher Cover) featured the Beatles wearing butcher smocks with slabs of red meat and decapitated baby dolls. Outcry from the public was so great that Capitol Records stopped production of that cover and recalled the LPs already shipped with that cover. To save money, Capitol then pasted Trunk slicks over copies of the LPs with Butcher slicks and sent them out again to record retailers. An LP with a Trunk slick pasted over the Butcher slick is referred to as a SECOND STATE BUTCHER COVER. That is the LP in this auction.
  • The COVER is in VERY STRONG VG to VG+ CONDITION. The front and rear slicks have light to very moderate overall wear. There is some cracking and flaking on the upper portion of the spine, which has resulted in the breaking up of the LP title, and on about 1 and a half inches of the top seam near the top of the spine, which has resulted in a "bald" corner. (Please refer to the images.) The other 3 have no wear. The front slick looks very nice! The image of Ringo’s black turtleneck shirt (a dark triangle)shows through the white trunk slick. There are NO seam splits, NO ring wear, NO tears and NO writing on this cover.
  • Of MOST IMPORTANCE is that YOU CAN BE ASSURED THAT THERE IS A BUTCHER SLICK UNDER THE TRUNK SLICK, because you can see the faint image of Ringo’s black turtleneck shirt (appearing as a dark triangle) through the white trunk slick. (Please check the images.)
  • The VINYL is in VG CONDITION. There are a number of very light surface hairlines/scuffs (none are “feel-able”). The vinyl has lots of gloss.
  • The REAR COVER has the number “3” printed at the bottom right corner which indicates that the cover originated from Capitol Records’ Scranton Pressing Plant.
  • Upon examining the VINYL, there is a triangle“” in the trail-off which CONFIRMS that this LP is from Capitol’s Scranton Pressing Plant.
  • So, this is the CORRECT MATCHING Scranton VINYL for this Scranton COVER.
  • This LP also comes with an ORIGINAL ORANGE CAPITOL INNER SLEEVE that was issued with first MONO pressings of this Beatles’ title.

Maybe this is the SECOND STATE BUTCHER COVER that you want to add to your vinyl collection!!! It's a NICE PASTE-OVER COPY that looks TOO NICE To PEEL!!!

Thanks to the Price Guide for the Beatles American Records by Perry Cox and Frank Daniels for some information about this record.

FYI: I use the COVER/SLEEVE GRADES and RECORD GRADES listed and described on page 8 of the Price Guide for the Beatles American Records for grading. These grades are Poor (P), Fair (F), Good Minus (G-), Good (G), Good+ (G+), Very Good Minus (VG-), Very Good (VG), Very Good+ (VG+), Near Mint Minus or Very Good++ (NM- or VG++), Near Mint (NM), Mint Minus (M-), and Mint (M or MT) to VISUALLY GRADE this LP, so please know the descriptions of these grades before bidding. Please ask any questions BEFORE bidding. And please check my other auctions for other vinyl you may want to add to your collection. Be high bidder on several and combine shipping on auction items that finish on the same weekend. (NOTE: If more than 1 item is won by the same bidder, please do NOT make payment until I send an invoice with combined shipping cost.) Winning bidder must remit payment within 5 days of auction close. Add $4.50 for shipping via USPS Media Mail with tracking. Expedited shipping is available at additional cost.
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