Rare Beatles 'White Album' sells for $30k

Vinyl with serial number 0000005 sold

White Album

An almost mint condition copy of The Beatles' self-titled double LP has sold for a tidy £19,201 (almost $30,000 USD) on eBay. The 1968 mono copy of the 'White Album' had the lowest serial number in circulation – 0000005 – after The Fab Four themselves snatched up the first four.

The winning bidder has chosen to remain anonymous, but whoever it is now owns what Record Collector magazine ranks as number one in its list of the 200 Rarest Records Of All Time. Until Yoko Ono decides to sell her private collection...