Once again we are here, brigning you the most recent sales of the past few weeks. First, The rare Decca My Bonnie that we saw up for sale once again earlier this year finally sold yesterday at 2h34 pm for the reasonable price of 3000$! With this sale added to our list of other recorded sales, we see an average of 3814$ US for this record! Not bad…
The classic Canadian Love Me Do sold again, this time for 48$, while the Canadian green swirl starline pressing of Please Please Me sold for 61$. The Let It Be box set is always popular and this VG- copy sold for 83$. A no brackets pressing of Beatlemania! with the inner sleeve and still in the lose shrink wrap sold for 100$. Finally, last but not least, a very difficult to find promo Capitol pressing CC PRO 1 of Russ Conway sold for 49$. This one sided record is similar to the CC PRO 2 record featuring Helen Shapiro as it features the same sleeve design and also plays an interview with the artist. Definitely a great find!
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Collecting original Canadian LP pressings of records from the 1960s can be a complicated task when ones considers the many variations of front cover slicks used by record companies such as capitol Of Canada. This article highlights some of the unique cover slick variations in Canada and also illustrates some "covers that could have been but never were".
This article deals specifically with some very "odd" front cover slicks. These were not really slicks manufactured in error. In actuality, Parr's prepared slicks for Capitol and other companies on the basis that their colour slicks would be used on the front cover. The jacket manufacturer would usually prepare the rear "wrap-around" slick using simple black and white printing processes.
The "New Improved Full Dimensional Stereo" banner was introduced by Capitol in 1965.￼
In the case of original Beatles Canadian albums, this new 1965 banner would be used for stereo pressings of Beatles VI, Help, Rubber Soul, and Yesterday And Today. The above Yardbirds "stereo banner" cover for "Heart Full Of Soul" has never been seen other than making a tiny appearance on the back cover of The Hits Of The Yardbirds (Capitol DT-6229).￼￼ ￼￼
For some reason, Capitol of Canada used the older "Capitol Full Dimensional Stereo" banner on some 1966 and 1967 stereo slicks. This was the same banner that was used in 1962 on the stereo edition of Helen Shapiro Sings The Big Hits Of The 60s (Capitol ST-6020). It was also used for the stereo version of the Beatles 65 Lp in December 1964.￼ ￼
Two examples above show that Parr's produced older style stereo banners for the colour front slicks for the proposed Hollies albums The Hollies (ST-6152) and In The Hollies Style (ST-6143). Neither album was ever issued in stereo.
When Parr's re-printed slicks for Long Tall Sally (T-6063) and The Beatles' Story (TBO-2222), they also created the larger colour slicks with the older style stereo banner attached at the top. These could of course be trimmed down to mono slicks by removing the stereo banner.These appear below. Some mono copies of T-6063 used the stereo banner slicks until the red target versions of 1971.
Oddly no stereo banner front cover slicks have ever surfaced for Beatlemania ! With The Beatles (T-6051) and Twist And Shout (T-6054). As a guess, these would use the same early 1960s Capitol Full Dimensional Stereo banner and might have appeared as follows:￼ ￼ ￼￼
It has always been assumed that the mono front cover slicks for the first two Beatles albums were ordered in a rush and I would agree that this was the case where no stereo banners were added from the outset. Duophonic Stereo Banners
Other artists were featured with this older stereo banner, like The Yardbirds album Little Games and Elizabethan Serenade.￼
Capitol Of Canada released several mono albums in the Duophonic format. These included albums by Manfred Mann (The Five faces Of Manfred Mann), The Hollies (Hits Of The Hollies), and The Dave Clark Five (Instrumental Album, More Hits). All of these Duophonic "6000 Series" albums used a "DT" prefix.￼ ￼
No Beatles albums in Canada were ever issued in the 1960s with the Duophonic stereo banner at the top of the front cover but several original Canadian 1960s Beach Boys albums were issued this way:
Some albums featured a different banner with the "Capitol Full Dimensional Stereo" notice in big block letters, like the Beatles VI album and The Hollies' Stop Stop Stop.￼ ￼
Many thanks to Serge Pelletier, Fred Young, and Brian Schofield for their assistance with some of the rarer images used above.
It has been a while since the last recent sales entry, and there have been many interesting sales lately! First off, The Decca My Bonnie that we saw up for sale lately is still up for grabs, unfortunately, no collector has been on it yet even though the price dropped down to a reasonable price… Keep in mind though that because nobody does not bid on the item, it does not mean that collectors would not necessarily be willing to pay that much for it; it simply means nobody yet has the cash down to back up what they consider it is actually worth! When it sells, we will be the first to feature it in one of our news entries.
A unique Rubber Soul album with a printing error (blank A-side label) sold for 205$ last week. This record also had the cover variation with the catalog number misaligned on the back. A stereo Lee Gagnon La Jazztek sold for 30$, while the yellow label WHY single sold for 31$. Perry Cox was once again very successful with some of his items, those included From Me To You that sold for 232$, She Loves You for an whopping 510$, DYWTKAS for 207$, All My Loving for 157$, Roll Over Beethoven for 180$, Love Me Do (-5) for 128$ and finally a great Beatlemania! album for 537$.
Another interesting item that sold for 32$ was a blank Hey Jude RCA pressing, similar to the known Compo pressing that is thought to have been given at the Apple Launch party in Toronto. The record was not in good condition, but is still an interesting piece of history nonetheless. Otherwise, the hard to find Canadian Family Way album sold for 40$ and a great condition Canadian EP Four By The Beatles without the picture sleeve sold for 155$. The same seller also successfully sold the error pressing of Come Together for 120$. Finally, a rare copy of the red target Long Tall Sally with the mistakenly printed stereo Parr's front slick sold for 105$
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