Back in 1968, a certain Fab Foursome got copies of The Beatles, the self-titled double album that would come to be known as “The White Album,” before anyone else did. And one of those four got the first-ever printed copy (the drummer, naturally). Now, Ringo Starr is selling The White Album Pressing No. 0000001 with proceeds going to charity.
The White Album Pressing No. 0000001 has been sitting in a bank vault for at least 35 years, so it’s in far better condition than the usual record store or garage sale find. It also has “FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE” stickers stamped on both LPs, which also come packed with photos and a poster.
This is literally a one-of-a-kind piece of the most legendary discography in rock history, and the bidding for The White Album Pressing No. 0000001 is as of this writing at an appropriately lofty forty grand. To place your bid, head over to Julien’s Live here, where the item will be on the auction block until December 3rd.