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BEATLES FOR SALE #1 (GEP 8931)
(Update: 6th. September 2023)
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#8-1 Beatles For Sale (1st. Press "THE PARLOPHONE rim / with SOLD IN U.K. / Push-out Center / Garrod Print": GEP 8931)
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TITLE
BEATLES FOR SALE
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
No Reply (Lennon-McCartney)
I'm A Loser (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Rock And Roll Music (Berry)
Eight Days A Week (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
6th April.1965/First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. cover Printer name "6504 G. & L. (April. 1965 Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
cover label label The first pressing and  this pressing have capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
label label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
" SOLD IN U.K. .." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The publisher's name was printed in "Roman" type.
With "small Ⓟ 1964" statement.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with
"1N" on both side.
LABEL CLOSE UP
cover cover Group's name and song titles were printed in "Roman" type.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8931
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-3
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 860 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 861 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2 JEWEL MUSIC NORTHERN SONGS MECOLICO BIEM, NCB
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
PRINTER CREDIT
6504 G. & L.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 8th E.P.
Four songs from the Beatles album "Beatles For Sale" were packaged with a copy of the L.P. cover design.
Instead of the words "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964", the "(P)-1964" statement was printed at the left part of the label.



#8-2 Beatles For Sale (1st. Press ""THE PARLOPHONE rim / with SOLD IN U.K. / Push-out Center / Buckland Print": GEP 8931)
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TITLE
BEATLES FOR SALE
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
No Reply (Lennon-McCartney)
I'm A Loser (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Rock And Roll Music (Berry)
Eight Days A Week (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
6th April.1965/First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. Flaps with diagonal-cut on both sides. cover Printer name "6504 Buckland" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print.
The first pressing and  this pressing have capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
label label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
" SOLD IN U.K. .." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The publisher's name was printed in "Roman" type.
With "small Ⓟ 1964" statement.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with
"1N" on both side.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Group's name and song titles were printed in "Roman" type.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8931
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-3
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 860 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 861 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2 JEWEL MUSIC NORTHERN SONGS MECOLICO BIEM, NCB
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
Flaps with diagonal-cut on both sides.
PRINTER CREDIT
6504 Buckland (*)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 8th E.P.
Four songs from the Beatles album "Beatles For Sale" were packaged with a copy of the L.P. cover design.
Instead of the words "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964", the "(P)-1964" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
Printer name "6504 Buckland" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
Sleeves printed by Buckland Press have flaps with a diagonal cut on the spine side.

(*)Buckland Printers:
They are a third printing company that EMI contracted alongside Garrod and Lofthouse specifically for the production of EP covers since the overflaps are completely different to the G & L design; they're smaller and squared off whilst the G & L overflaps are thick and rounded. The BuPr sleeves are also found on the original presses so perhaps they were contracted in because G & L's EP sleeve printers couldn't handle the huge surge in demand?
Perhaps BuPr were asked to help with production during this huge increase in demand.



#8-3 Beatles For Sale (2nd. Press? "THE PARLOPHONE rim / Solid Center": GEP 8931)
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TITLE
BEATLES FOR SALE
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
No Reply (Lennon-McCartney)
I'm A Loser (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Rock And Roll Music (Berry)
Eight Days A Week (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1967?(*)  /Second Press?
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. cover Printer name "6504 G. & L. (April. 1965 Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print.
Has the capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
label label Solid center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
" SOLD IN U.K. .." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The publisher's name was printed in "Roman" type.
With "small Ⓟ 1964" statement.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with
"1N" on both side.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Group's name and song titles were printed in "Roman" type.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8931
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-3
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 860 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 861 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2 JEWEL MUSIC NORTHERN SONGS MECOLICO BIEM, NCB
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
PRINTER CREDIT
6504 G. & L.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 8th E.P.
This is an original and very scarce U.K. mono vinyl EP for Beatles For Sale, this rare variant has the PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. label rim, the circled P date 1964 and "MADE IN Gt. BRITAIN" label text, and the "Sold in U.K." label print, and a "KT" tax code on the side2 label, and has a very rare Solid Center.

The Parlophone wording on side-1 appears to be orange in color, rather than the usual yellow, the side-2 label Parlophone logo is the correct and usual Yellow color.

(*) According to "Record Collector - Rare Record Price Guide 2012",
1967: Known Second Pressing: Beatles For Sale (GEP 8931)
with "The Parlophone Co. Ltd" label text; Solid centre.



#8-4 Beatles For Sale (3rd. Press? "THE PARLOPHONE rim / matrix 2/3": GEP 8931)
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TITLE
BEATLES FOR SALE
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
No Reply (Lennon-McCartney)
I'm A Loser (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Rock And Roll Music (Berry)
Eight Days A Week (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Unknown / 3rd. Press?
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. cover Printer name "6504 G. & L. (April. 1965 Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
images
label label Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print.
Has the capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
label label Push-out center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
" SOLD IN U.K. .." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The publisher's name was printed in "Roman" type.
With "small Ⓟ 1964" statement.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with
side-1: "2"
side-2: "3"
LABEL CLOSE UP
images images Group's name and song titles were printed in "Roman" type.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8931
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-3
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 860 - 2
SIDE 2 7TCE 861 - 3
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2 JEWEL MUSIC NORTHERN SONGS MECOLICO BIEM, NCB
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
Flaps with diagonal-cut on both sides.
PRINTER CREDIT
6504 G. & L.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 8th E.P.
Four songs from the Beatles album "Beatles For Sale" were packaged with a copy of the L.P. cover design.
Instead of the words "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964", the "(P)-1964" statement was printed at the left part of the label.



#8-5 Beatles For Sale (4th. Press? "EMI RECORDS rim / Solid Center": GEP 8931)
 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
BEATLES FOR SALE
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
No Reply (Lennon-McCartney)
I'm A Loser (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Rock And Roll Music (Berry)
Eight Days A Week (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1970's / 4th. Press?
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover images
Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. Printer name "6504 G. & L. (April. 1965 Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
images label label "EMI RECORDS LTD" printed at the start perimeter print and "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text at the end of the perimeter print.
label label Without "SOLD IN UK..." statement.

Solid center,
With a knife edge.
Without Polo ring on both sides.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The publisher's name was printed in "Sans-Serif" type.
With "large Ⓟ 1964" statement.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with
side-1: "2"
side-2: "3"
LABEL CLOSE UP
images images The song titles and the composer's name were printed in "Sans-Serif" type.
"MADE IN Gt. BRITAIN" was NOT printed at the bottom.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8931
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-5
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TCE 860 - 2 MOTHER & STAMPER
2 / GA
SIDE 2 7TCE 861 - 3 3 / GR
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.
LABEL EMI RECORDS LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2 JEWEL MUSIC NORTHERN SONGS MECOLICO BIEM, NCB
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
Flaps with diagonal-cut on both sides.
PRINTER CREDIT
6504 G. & L.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 8th E.P.
Four songs from the Beatles album "Beatles For Sale" were packaged with a copy of the L.P. cover design.

Black label with yellow logo and silver print. gEMI RECORDS LTDch printed at the start perimeter print and gMADE IN GT. BRITAINh text at the end of the perimeter print.

Instead of the words "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964", the "large Ⓟ 1964" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
The publisher's name was printed in "Sans-Serif" type.



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