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Rare Beatles 'White Album' sells for $30k

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...

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Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).