The Beatles Sgt. Peppers UHQR Set #2263 Vinyl Pristine Box Not So Much
The UHQR set is number 2263. As a recent viewer (7/5) noticed and I missed the jacket is actually numbered 2263 and the COA card is 2285. Both items have UHQR logos on them and are both handed numbered. I think what happened is that there was a factory error packing the COA card with the actual jacket (it's pretty easy to see the 6 as an 8 and the 3 as a 5) but there is always the chance that the original owner bought both set 2285 and 2263 and then somehow switched the cards. This may have happened but I doubt it; although I would have thought the writing on the box to be doubtful as well but here we are I saw no visible issues with the vinyl and as mentioned above the sound was perfect I actually listened to the Stereo remaster, the MFSL and then the UHQR (and mono) and I cannot state strongly enough the gap in sound quality between the MFSL cut and the UHQR cut. I score the vinyl itself a 99/100. Now regarding box which I will score Vg (73/100). Prior owner, using a Sharpie marker, wrote the word'Beatles' on the front and top of the box on the front within the grey and on the top within the grey slightly overlapping to the front; frightfully shocking decision making by someone somewhere at some point. To see the picture is one thing considering what a UHQR is all about, but to actually see this box in person is something else. There is also a fair amount of discoloration within the paperwork and the bottom of the box itself has some'wave' to it and on the bottom there is what looks like writing (in white) that was'cleaned'. I swear it looks like someone wrote'Beatles' again, this time in white, and tried to wipe it off.
Nearly 100% sure I can see the'B' and'T'. This having been said there are no weird smells (like it was sitting in a dirty basement) and all of the craziness on the box has a certain well intended charm to it.
Without beating the box up too bad it looks just fine from the side which lists the title of the album and this is probably the position I would store it in. Otherwise, you can keep it cover forward and have a good laugh/cry looking at the name of the band in Sharpie. The item "The Beatles Sgt. Peppers UHQR Set #2263 Vinyl Pristine Box Not So Much" is in sale since Monday, May 15, 2017. This item is in the category "Music\Records".
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- Special Attributes: 180 - 220 gram
- Record Grading: Near Mint (NM or M-)
- Record Size: 12"
- Record Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
- Speed: 33RPM
- Duration: Box Set
- Sleeve Grading: Very Good (VG)