This page is presented as a service to Beatles record collectors world wide!
Many questions have been posed about this record album.
It is hoped that this page answers the riddle.
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.
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 - $22502.2) with "Please, Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
Stereo $550 - $7000Mono $200 - $1700
3) the "song title back" with "Love Me Do" & "P.S. I Love You"3.1) Black label with color band4) the "song title back" with "Please, Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"3.1.1) oval logo
Mono $425 - $13003.1.2) brackets logo - Mono and Stereo
Mono $525 - $1550
Stereo $1500 - $120004.1) Black label with color band4.1.1) oval logo4.2) All black label
Mono $150 - $5004.1.2) brackets logo - Mono and Stereo
Stereo $200 - $2500 (Note: Several cover variations on Stereo Version
Mono $80 - $350
Stereo $150 - $2250 (Note: Several cover variations on Stereo Version4.2.1) "Vee Jay Records" logo under "VJ"
Mono $80 - $3504.2.2) oval logo
Stereo $150 - $2400 (Note: Several cover variations on Stereo Version
Mono $150 - $5004.2.3) brackets logo - Mono and Stereo
Mono $550 - $1500
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