Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Beatles Pressing of the ‘White Album’ with lowest-possible number A0000001 Up For Auction At Heritage Auctions

One of the holy grails of record collecting, the Beatles first pressing ‘White Album’ with lowest-possible number A0000001 (Apple 101, 1968) is on the auction block at Heritage Auctions.  Most thought a copy of this magnitude would belong to one of the Beatles.  The opening bid has been set at $10,000.  Internet bidding ends on August 9, 2013 at 10:00 PM CT; followed by a Live Signature Floor Session on Aug 10, 2013.

According to Heritage Auctions:

"Our December 2012 Auction #7064, Heritage sold the White Album #A0000023 for $13,750 (Lot 46242) after quite a battle between seven bidders. How much more important is this offering? A MT 10 album sleeve with the number you never thought you'd get to see is now available to some lucky bidder. Included is the original poster and four individual photos along with a set of two EX 7 records (not original to this album). Also included is a very informative handwritten Letter of Authenticity dated April 2, 1989, from Clifford J. Yamasaki of Let It Be Records in San Francisco."

Got an extra $20,000-30,000 grand?  That's what I think it may go for (if not more!)

Get more info at HeritageAuctions

Take The CVR Beatles White Album Poll in the left margin and guess what it will sell for! (Scroll down a bit, it's in the left margin)



Brian Geddes said...

This is just something I've heard. I don't know this to be true. I've heard that there was more than one copy of the A0000001 White Album. Promos sent to record executives, politicians etc supposedly all were marked A0000001. This would go for the Beatles themselves. All their copies were A0000001. That way no one felt 2nd best. An A0000004 that was supposed Billy Preston's copy, though he had sold it to collector in the early 80s and it changed hands a few times, sold for almost $30k if memory serves.


Robert Benson said...

Hi Norm,

Thanks for the insight, it is appreciated and certainly makes sense. That said, there aren't too many copies like this around, I think that any record collector would pay big bucks for this copy. We'll see what happens!

Robert (CVR blog owner)