|Title:||The Beatles-Yesterday and Today|
|Description:||The Beatles album Yesterday and Today.Catalog # T2553.Mono.|
|Condition:||Front cover showing some wear-couple of minor pen marks. Back cover showing some wear. Spine torn about 1/3 of the way down from the top. Both sides of album have scratches BUT it plays all the way through with NO skips. Some surface noise can be heard.|
|Origin:||Bought it when it was released.|
|Provenance:||No details except that it has been mine all along.|
|Appraised By:||Lynda Hobby|
|Appraiser Comments:||Based on the information you supplied me, I can tell you that this album was released in both the United States AND in Canada, although United States releases were sold in Canada as well. Only 1 instance of the "Butcher" has ever been found of the Canadian version, and this belonged to a record exec. Having said that, you purchased an album shipped from the U.S. for sale in Canada. There were four production plants and they were numbered accordingly which was why I asked about the number on the back of the album cover. From all indications and information you have submitted to me, it would appear that you do have what is called a "second state, or pasted over" album cover. A first state, would have been the albumn cover before they recalled it and pasted it over with the new" less offensive" photo. A second state cover, would be the new photo pasted over the offensive "butcher" one. A third state, is when the new cover was removed or steamed off to revel the butcher cover underneath. Now, there are two schools of thought on whether or not this procedure should be done. Personally, I do not think it should be done. But that would be entirely up to the owner of the album. I can tell you that the value goes down slightly if this procedure is done because in most instances, it cannot be done flawlessly. I have to always add a disclaimer here and remind the person that I am doing the appraisal for, that of course I cannot examine the item in person, so I cannot guarantee that your item is authentic just by viewing a photograph, but I can say that in all probability from the information you supplied, that it is most likely authentic. Below, you will find the appraised value for your album cover. And with all appraisals, this value can vary greatly depending on many other factors such as if it were sold at an auction, on the internet, in a retail setting, what part of the country you are from, the time of year you sell it, the economic state, etc. Thank you for choosing this site for your appraisal needs.|
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