Post-Age Collectibles! Records - Introducing the Beatles

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Many questions have been posed about this record album.

It is hoped that this page answers the riddle.
This Beatles' Record Album was released in 1963 on Vee Jay records.
The record number is VJLP/SR-1062. "Introducing the Beatles"

Cover of VJ 1062

Much of the information on this page is condensed from the
"Official Price Guide to the Beatles"
by Perry Cox and Joe Lindsay - published by House of Collectibles.
See this excellent reference work for much additional information.
Perry Cox - Introducing the Beatles (His page)
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Stereo Copies are often counterfeited!!!
The most reliable first test is the artist and the title. All original copies have "THE BEATLES" and "INTRODUCING THE BEATLES" above the center hole. Counterfeits have the artist and title separated by the center hole.
Covers without George Harrison's shadow are fakes! Covers with red, blue, and yellow printing registration dots visible under the top back cover are fakes.
There are numerous other tests described in Perry Cox's book.

There are 4 major varieties of "Introducing the Beatles" that may be determined from the cover. Within these varieties, the last two have many variations in either cover or label, or both:
1) the "Ad Back" with "Love Me Do" & "P.S. I Love You"
Mono $300 - $2750 Stereo $650 - $9500
2) the "blank back"
2.1) with "Love Me Do" & "P.S. I Love You"
Mono $250 - $2250
Stereo $550 - $7000
2.2) with "Please, Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
Mono $200 - $1700
Stereo unverified

3) the "song title back" with "Love Me Do" & "P.S. I Love You"
3.1) Black label with color band
3.1.1) oval logo
Mono $425 - $1300
Stereo unknown
3.1.2) brackets logo - Mono and Stereo
Mono $525 - $1550
Stereo $1500 - $12000
4) the "song title back" with "Please, Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
4.1) Black label with color band
4.1.1) oval logo
Mono $150 - $500
Stereo $200 - $2500 (Note: Several cover variations on Stereo Version
4.1.2) brackets logo - Mono and Stereo
Mono $80 - $350
Stereo $150 - $2250 (Note: Several cover variations on Stereo Version
4.2) All black label
4.2.1) "Vee Jay Records" logo under "VJ"
Mono $80 - $350
Stereo $150 - $2400 (Note: Several cover variations on Stereo Version
4.2.2) oval logo
Mono $150 - $500
Stereo unknown
4.2.3) brackets logo - Mono and Stereo
Mono $550 - $1500
Stereo unknown


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