The Beatles First Christmas Flexi Disc and Original Sleeve 1963
The Beatles first Christmas flexi disc from 1963 with its original gatefold sleeve is for sale. This first in a series of Christmas messages from The Beatles is entitled: "Sincere Good Wishes For Christmas and the New Year". This is the scarce 1963 first Beatles fan club flexi disc by Lyntone Recordings for Parlophone and The Beatles Fan Club of Great Britain.
This flexi disc features several renditions of the traditional carol "Good King Wenceslas" and individual messages from the four, ending with a closing chorus of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Ringo". Inside to the gatefold cover it reads: "This record is exclusive to our Club and will not be made available elsewhere ? it has exceptional souvenir value too because only 25,000 copies of the disc have been pressed." The original yellow gatefold sleeve, that incorporates The Beatles Fan Club second newsletter, is in Very Good + condition with only light age toning and small creases; the flexi disc is in Very Good + condition with the label being very clean with only very light marks to the vinyl. This rare Beatles record that was a Fab Fan Club giveaway, has been very well preserved over the years and will make a great addition to any Beatles collection.