Can anyone help me re: the value of this Beatles disc?

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  1. Dick

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    I recently acquired a Beatles picture disc, and am having a bit of trouble finding out what its value might be. I'd like to have a rough estimate before listing it on eBay. It is called "Interviews & Press Conferences 1965-66" and has no label name, only a number of "110 REB P," below which is printed, "Made In England." The side with this writing also has a B&W photo of the four Beatles sitting behind press mircrophones. The opposite side has a full-disc B&W photo of the four from the skiing scene in "HELP!"

    I have done a visual check of this album under a good light and it appears the grooves are still pretty pristine - I see no scratches or wear. I don't dare to actually play it, so I am grading strictly visually, and would say it is Mint minus.

    Has anyone any idea what this might be worth, or can anyone suggest what site I might go to to find this out?

    Thanks for any help!

    Dick
     
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    I have an LP of Steely Dan's "Aja" that I bought used, and it appears to be pristine, also.... However, when I play it it's obvious that it's badly damaged, it sounds like total ass. Somebody with a bad needle really loved this record. [​IMG]

    No idea on the value of the disc, but good luck!
     
  4. Jack Briggs

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    Wasn't this thing put out by the band's fan club?
     
  5. Dick

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    It might well have been, Jack. I'm still pouring over various sites trying to find out for sure.
     
  6. Rob Gardiner

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    Here are a couple pics:

    http://www.redtrumpet.com/software/i...sid=1094790178

    http://www.monika-grossmann.de/beatl...nces_65_66.htm

    This looks like a grey market interview disc. (Not a bootleg, since no copywrited songs or performances are used.) I'd say this is the kind of item that is made for the "fan who has everything". Sound quality is irrelevant, since it is a novelty item and not meant to be actually played. Picture discs never sounded very good to begin with. I would put it up at 9.99 and see how high it goes.
     
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    It's a legal but unauthorized interview disc. Since it's a picture disc, I'd agree with Rob's starting bid of $9.99. Otherwise, $4.99.
     
  8. Keith Paynter

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    Since interviews are of historical interest, and not generally copyrightable, LP's and CD's are usually made on the cheap for hardcore collectors, and obviously in limited runs.

    I've purchased a handful of Beatles interview discs (including a couple of picture discs), and after committing them to tape or CD generally never play them again. "Vinyl" picture discs are far more susceptible to wear than standard records, and usually have more surface noise thanks to the photos jammed between the layers. As a collectible, picture discs reissues are actually worth less in value because, while limited, they are not an "original" release.
     

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