From The Daily Mail.
A rare Beatles record thought to be worth £20,000 has been put up for auction – after its owner unwittingly donated it to a charity shop.
British Heart Foundation staff were shocked to uncover the 7in demo of The Beatles’ first single Love Me Do, which had been placed in a carrier bag with 25 other vinyls and given to the store in Midhurst, West Sussex.
The record features a misspelling of Paul McCartney’s name, with the words ‘Lennon–McArtney’ appearing on the label instead. The words ‘Demonstration Record’ and ‘Not For Sale’ are also on the label.
Around 250 of the demos were pressed by Parlophone Records and sent to the BBC for radio airplay when the Fab Four were virtually unknown.
An identical record sold for £7,000 in 2013, but industry experts believe the latest find could sell for three times that figure. The proceeds will go to the charity.
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THE BEATLES Can't Buy Me Love (1985 UK limited edition 20th Anniversary 7" Picture Disc single, also including You Can't Do That, clear PVC sleeve. The disc remains in excellent condition with some light paper hairlines to show play RP5114)
- The Beatles - Help! - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $157.50, €147.50 (New Item) (arrived 24-May-2022 15:53)
THE BEATLES Help! (1965 UK first press 14-track stereo vinyl LP, with 'Gramophone Co' & 'Sold In The UK' label credits & Garrod & Lofthouse front laminated flipback picture sleeve with outline 'stereo' logo & 'Patents Pending' text on the bottom flip PCS3071) See 'More Info' for further details...
- The Beatles - Beatles For Sale - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £150.00, $189.00, €177.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-May-2022 14:24)
THE BEATLES Beatles For Sale (1964 UK first issue 14-track mono vinyl LP on the black & yellow Parlophone label, with 'The Parlophone Co Ltd', 'Sold In The UK' & 'Recording First Published 1964' print, 'Emitex' inner & front laminated interna lpocket gatefold flipback picture sleeve PMC1240) See 'more info' for further details ...
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THE BEATLES A Hard Day's Night EP No. 2 (1978 UK issue of the 1964 4-track 7" EP with an intact four prong centre and 'EMI Records Ltd' label perimeter text, including Any Time At All, I'll Cry Instead, Things We Said Today & When I Get Home,flipback front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little general wear, especially to the top opening edge and the vinyl appears barely played GEP8924)
- The Beatles - Long Tall Sally EP - 3rd - 4pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $31.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 23-May-2022 16:45)
THE BEATLES Long Tall Sally EP (1969 third issue of the 1964 UK 4-track 7" vinyl EP with intact four prong centre and 'The Gramophone Co' label perimeter text, also including I Call Your Name, Slow Down & Matchbox. The front-laminated flipbackpicture sleeve displays minimal wear, and the vinyl shows only light signs of play, a fantastic example GEP8913)
- The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night - EMI - Fr Lam - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.20, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 24-May-2022 11:37)
THE BEATLES A Hard Day's Night (1979 UK issue of the 1964 13-track stereo LP on the two EMI boxed logos and 'EMI Records Ltd' perimeter text label, front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear, the vinyl is inExcellent condition with just a few cosmetic surface scuffs PCS3058)
- The Beatles - The Beatles / 1962-1966 - 1st - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $31.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 24-May-2022 11:41)
THE BEATLES The Beatles / 1962-1966 (1973 UK first press 26-track double LP compilation, housed in the original front laminated gatefold picture sleeve with matching red bevelled corner lyric inners. The packaging is Excellent with the usual small edge split to the inners & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with just a few minor signs of play PCSP717)
- The Beatles - The Beatles / 1967-1970 - 1st - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $31.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 24-May-2022 11:50)
THE BEATLES The Beatles / 1967-1970 (1973 UK 28-track double compilation LP, complete with matching blue lyric inners, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear, the inners have been reinforced along the bottoms, whilst the vinyl appears barely played PCSP718)
- The Beatles - Get Back - 1st - 4pr - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $31.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 24-May-2022 13:01)
THE BEATLES Get Back (1969 UK first press 7" single billed as 'The Beatles with Billy Preston', with four prong centre & 'Sold in the UK' label text. Also features Don't Let Me Down, Apple die-cut company sleeve. The vinyl remains in Excellent condition with just the odd light sign of play R5777)
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THE BEATLES A Hard Day's Night (Rare 1965 UK seond pressing of the 1964 13-track stereo LP on the black & yellow Parlophone label with 'Gramophone Co' label credits & 'Sold In The UK' text & small solid 'stereo' logo on the front of the laminated flipback picture sleeve with 'Patents Pending' text on the lower back flipback. The sleeve is bright & shows just a small amount of wear mostly to the edges and some light age yellowing. The labels have a few spindle marks and the vinyl remains very good with some light cosmetic surface scuffs & hairlines with no major deterioration in sound quality PCS3058)