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Considered the Holy Grail for Beatles collectors, this Beatles White Album No, 0000001 is the only known existing factory sealed copy of this extremely rare first run 0000001 edition that was created specifically for the Beatles themselves, as well as top record executives. Very few of these are known to exist, and this absolutely one-of-a-kind factory sealed copy is the rarest of the rare – it is the only known factory sealed copy and it is in mint condition! This is a one-of-a-kind museum piece and there will probably never been another factory sealed copy.

The "White Album" was the Beatles last album released on Capitol Records and the first Beatles album for Apple Records, A double album, it was released on November 25, 1968. First issue covers had the title "The BEATLES" in raised letters, the covers were numbered and the discs had an Apple label with a Capitol Records logo in white around the perimeter. Later issues were not numbered and the discs also lacked the Capitol Records logo. Each album was issued with two discs, a large poster and four glossy photos: one of each Beatle. First issues also included a color protective sheet.

The History of the Factory Sealed No. 0000001 White Album is as follows: The factory sealed White Album offered here came from a high ranking Capitol Records executive. He obtained this Numbered 1 White Album at the album release party given by Capitol Records prior to the official release of the album. Within a week, he took the album cover back to Capitol Records to have it factory sealed. By doing so, he created perhaps the most valuable Beatles record of all-time! This is the only sealed numbered 1 copy, there are no discs inside. It is very important to note that a numbered 1 Beatles White Album is known as a "Presentation Copy," and they were NEVER sold to the general public, they were NEVER sealed, and there were NEVER discs inside. Thus the incredible rare, uniqueness of this sealed copy.

Condition: This White Album No. 0000001 factory sealed album is in virtually perfect, mint 9.8 condition! The cover is pure white with no ring wear and no record impression. It is virtually impossible to find a copy of this album in this impeccable condition as White Album covers are heavily prone to any kind of damage, especially ring wear or a record impression as well as any kind of wear. The corners are in pointy mint and the shrink wrap is in mint condition. The cover has a very tiny indentation around the middle on the top seam that is located in a very small area on the seam itself. It does not detract from the quality of the cover.

Provenance: This Beatles White Album No. 0000001 factory sealed album was originally owned by a Capitol Records executive who obtained it at a Capitol Records kick-off party for the album. He subsequently gave the album to a well-known Beatles record dealer in 1998. The record dealer subsequently sold the album to Stan Panenka in 1998. Stan Panenka is the owner of the World's best American Beatles record collection and author of The Standard Price Guide for American Beatles Records. The album has been in Mr. Panenka's possession from the time he purchased it until this current auction. and he has kept it in pristine condition, as only a true Beatles expert could. The album is accompanied by a detailed letter of authenticity from Stan Panenka, a letter from Steve Green, a letter from the President of Gotta Have Rock and Roll, and a Gotta Have Rock and Roll Certificate of Authenticity. For more information please contact us at 212-750-7900 or at
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Estimate: $500,000 - $700,000
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