It still has a little bit of stiffness in the spine area when you open the gatefold like a new one would have in 1968. The jacket itself is an incredible condition for its age. No stains, ink , major creases, Bends, or separations. A very high glossy lamination is still present.There is a total of three impression wrinkles on the entire jacket. Each wrinkle measures around 1 inch long give or take a centimeter. One wrinkle is on the back. The second wrinkle is on the bottom arising from the edge of the gate folder. The third is on the top front of the jacket.
These are very minimal and do not affect the appeal of the jacket whatsoever. I want to be very particular and describe every possible flaw accurately. There are two tiny black dots on the front of the gatefold that you can see in the pictures.
These two spots are actually underneath the laminate and were put there during the Printing process of the jacket. The four corners of the jacket or nice and strong as seen in the pictures. The edges are strong and sharp. The inside gate fold looks beautiful, No flaws. At first glance the records look brand new and unplayed.
Under direct sunlight, a few hairlines and some paper scuffing is revealed, I suppose being that they were kept inside the original black inner paper sleeves. There is one tiny little scratch that can be seen on side one of Rocky raccoon. It measures Around half a centimeter. While listening to the song, a possible very vague tick might possibly be heard three or four times only but its very minimal and almost not worth mentioning.
Again, Im being very descriptive of any flaws. I would grade the records at a strong VG++. The labels themselves look great as you can see in the pictures.
The inserts themselves look wonderful. Just two vague corner Bends on the top left of Paul.
The inner poster looks great. No tears, writing or major flaws.
Just the normal impressions from being handled from time to time. The black inner sleeves are the originals. They look to be in fantastic shape. I urge any potential buyers to reach out to me with any questions if needed.
I can also provide additional pictures upon request. THE BEATLES-THE WHITE ALBUM UK VINYL LP 1ST PRESS TOP LOADER #0004642" is in sale since Thursday, February 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Music\Records".The seller is "umgopher72" and is located in San Diego, California. This item can be shipped to United States.