Woodbridge: Charity shop sells rare Beatles records for �260

Two Beatles LPs donated anonymously to a Suffolk charity shop have sold for a total of �260, a store manager has said.

A PAIR of valuable Beatles LPs donated anonymously to a Suffolk charity shop have sold for a total of �260.

The records – one a first pressing of the group’s 1963 debut album Please Please Me, the other a copy of the 1966 classic Revolver – were in bags of records handed in at the British Red Cross Shop in Woodbridge.

Shop manager Merriam Keeble said the Please Please Me LP sold for �230 it had been valued at.

She added: “We had lots of interest from collectors and dealers wanting to buy the entire lot for cheaper than they were priced at. But we priced the records to sell to people who collect.”

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Ms Keeble said that the Please Please Me LP would have been worth around �600 if donated in perfect condition.

She added that both records had been bought by a Snape-based shop owner. “The money is very helpful,” she said. “And 90% of our funds stay within UK boundaries to help the people who need it here.”

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There are still no clues as to who left the records, which also included copies of With The Beatles – the group’s second LP, also released in 1963 – and the 1965 album Rubber Soul.

Ms Keeble said: “We’re very lucky to receive such generous gifts here in Woodbridge.”

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