The Beatles "The Beatles"
(a.k.a. The White Album)
The Beatles or "The White album" as it became better known, was released on 22nd November, 1968 on the fifth anniversary of their second album.
What makes it so collectable is the decision by sleeve designer
Richard Hamilton – in conjunction with Paul McCartney – to brand each copy with a unique number, thus every edition of "The White Album" – mono or stereo – was limited.
Ringo Starr's personal copy of the Beatles' The White Album, numbered No.0000001, sold for $790,000* (2015)
Others close to the band were also given low numbers. Producer George Martin got No 0000007 and press officer Derek Taylor No 0000009. No 0000005 – which Lennon gave to a close but as yet unnamed friend – came up for sale in 2008. It fetched almost $30,000.
Label: Apple PMC (Mono) 7067/8 - PCS (Stereo) 7067/8