The very glossy LPs are VG/VG+ , showing some scuffs/hairlines, which is so hard to find after 53 years. Insanely low number 0448190 with the incredible low, very early J40/J41 Matrix stamps, which are documented as the very first pressings after Harrison remastered the'Compressed White Album'. These J40/J41 lacquers appear visually unbanded, and are the only ones of this kind, only found with J40/J41 matrix stamps. The labels are absolutely stunning with NO writing, NO glue residue, NO tears and NO stickers. This is one of the nicest and lowest numbered covers I've ever had with the the freshly corrected song titles from the rare 7-errors edition.Has an exceptional clean white cover. The EX outer/inner spines are completely intact and stunning! The front, back cover and inner gatefold are EX/NM with NO seam splits showing. NO WRITING on the front, back or inside the sleeve, and NO WRITING on any of the record labels!
Comes with all 4 NM original thick-stock portrait photos and the original poster with the lyrics, with no pin holes! The Original inner sleeves are present. These low numbered, clean, visually unbanded White Albums with J40 / J41 stamps are quickly disappearing forever! The very glossy LPs are VG/EX , with some scratches/scuffs, which you'd expect being 53 years old. The labels are nice, crisp and clean, with NO writing and NO stickers.The inner/outer spines are completely intact and look great!! The cover is NM with NO seam splits. NO WRITING on the front, back or inside the sleeve , and NO WRITING on any of the record label. A machine stamped star indicates that the record was pressed at the Los Angeles California plant.
These are the rarest J40/J41 matrix stamps you'll ever see for sale. All the photos you see above are completely undoctored and free from any Photoshop, and are of the EXACT treasures you will receive. No White Album is perfect, but this treasure is truly exceptional. The cardboard used in the making of The White Album was extremely poor and susceptible to the seams easily separating, fading, soiling, ring wear, and both of the spines just disintegrating. Side 1: SWBO- 1 -101- J40 #3 with.(LA pressing) Side 2: SWBO- 2 -101- J41 with. (LA pressing) Side 3: SWBO- 3 -101- J41 #3 with. Side 4: SWBO- 4 -101- J40 with. Here's very invaluable information on how The Beatles White Albums were numbered, and the meaning behind all the sequences...
The first 25 White Albums were numbered with an'A' prefix and then a series of zeros preceding the number e. There are always seven digits following the'A' so if it was a single digit number it would be preceded by six zeroes or if it was a two digit number it would be preceded by five zeroes.
It is not known what the'A' was indicative of (it may mean printed in America or Apple but neither is confirmed). Numbers 26-99 were three digit numbers preceded with a zero and no prefix. Numbers 100 through approximately 209,999 were preceded with the correct number of zeroes to make them a seven digit number. (never having a letter prefix). Beginning around 210,000 to up near 590,000, they were preceded by a zero and had an'A' prefix.
The next batch from 1,350,000 up to 2,000,000 are prefixed with a thinner'A' then used earlier. From over 2,000,000 to around 2,250,000 some are prefixed with a large dot and some with the'A' From 2,250,000 up to 3,000,000 the numbers are prefixed with the abbreviation for number i.On some of these the'o' in No. Is raised with the period below it instead of beside it. For the final numbers over 3,000,000 the numbers are prefixed with a wide'A. Copies 590,000 up to about 1,350,000 remain at seven digits using a leading zero if necessary and are prefixed with a large dot. Please make sure the items you see above are exactly the items you are seeking to add to your collection... This item is in the category "Music\Vinyl Records". The seller is "thefifthbeatle" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.