'Introducing…The Beatles' album achieves $15,000 on eBay
'IntroducingThe Beatles' album achieves $15,000 on eBay
A rare 'ad back' copy of the IntroducingThe Beatles album was sold with the original wrapping
One of the Fab Four's rarest albums, IntroducingThe Beatles, has sold for almost $15,000 in an eBay auction.
Collectors should be wary of the hundreds of fake copies of Introducing...
The album is known to collectors as the "ad back" version, after the band's original US label, Vee-Jay Records, forgot to print back covers for the record despite having 6,000 front covers already printed. As a result of the errorand thealbum's already delayed release, they decidedgo aheadwith a full page advert for 25 other records on their label as a replacement back cover. IntroducingThe Beatles was the band'sfirst album to be released in the United States and was originally scheduled to be sold in July 1963. However, due to legal issues the album was delayed until January 1964 -just 10 days before their latest album Meet The Beatles! landed in stores. The "ad back" version of the sleeve was only printedforthe first pressing and therefore is one of the most desirable and rare albums forBeatles collectors. In near mint condition and with the original Sears wrapping and price tag, bidding closed at $14,999. Collectors looking to buy one of these rare copies should be wary of the hundreds of fakes currentlyavailable, whichare easily identifiable as they have the LP's titleabove the centre hole and the artist credit shownbeneath.Genuine copies of the recordhave both the title and credit situated above the centre hole. Here at Paul Fraser Collectibles, we specialise in sourcing the finest Beatles memorabilia available. Our signed A Hard Day's Night sleeve is one of just 8-10 known copies to have been autographed by all members of the band. Discerning collectors won't want to miss this incredible document - a monumental landmark in music history. Download your free Beatles investment report to find out why investors are always keen to join this perennially popular market.