An original UK mono version of The Beatles 1968 White Album is up for sale on eBay and the opening bid is $1,998.99, however, there is a buy it now price of f$2,599.99 (£1934.65).
According to the seller, the record is listed as VG+ condition and is super rare because of its low pressing number 441. The LP also includes the 2"×12” poster/lyric sheet, and 4 photographs with the accompanying photo spacer. Finding an original UK Mono pressing with a cover number under 500 is exceptionally rare
The majority of the tracks were recorded at Abbey Road studios in London and The Beatles White Album was the last Beatles LP where stereo and mono versions were mixed separately.
The White Album contained four 28.8×20 cm. glossy John Kelly color portraits of the band and were normally inserted into the left-side sleeve, sometimes with light-colored separator sheets, and 85,8 x57, 2 cm. While Hamilton collage poster, with the lyrics on the back, were normally inserted into the right-side sleeve. The records were housed in black inner sleeves with a die-cut circular opening on one side to expose the Apple label.
1. First pressing, November 22, 1968. Dark green label with an image of an apple on side 1 and sliced apple on side 2. First label variation has “33 1/3” text at the top line of the left side and “Sold In U.K. subject to resale price conditions, see price lists” text. Publishing year printed with a small copyright symbol (p). The labels are quite dark although the actual shade of green varies greatly among copies. With or without KT tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 709-1; Side 2: YEX 710-1; Side 3: YEX 711-1; Side 4: YEX 712-1.
This album has been said to be the "Crown Jewel" or "Holy Grail" of any Beatle collection