Love Me Do • Beatles single value

Love Me Do b/w P.S. I Love You – Price guide

‘Love Me Do’ UK single – front cover
Front cover
‘Love Me Do’ UK single – back cover
Back cover
‘Love Me Do’ UK single – Parlophone record label
Record label
  • Label: Parlophone 45 R 4949 MONO
  • Released: 5th October 1962
  • Peak position:
    Disc Weekly – #24;
    Melody Maker – #21;
    NME – #27;
    Record Mirror – #17;
    Record Retailer – #17
  • Weeks in chart: 18 – from 13th October 1962
  • Label: Parlophone 45 R 4949 MONO
  • Released: 8th March 1976
‘Love Me Do’ UK single – front cover
Front cover
‘Love Me Do’ UK single – back cover
Back cover
‘Love Me Do’ UK single – Parlophone record label
Picture disc
  • Label: Parlophone RP 4949
  • Released: 4th October 1982
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – #4
  • Weeks in chart: 7 – from 16th October 1982
‘Love Me Do’ UK single – front cover
Front cover
‘Love Me Do’ UK single – back cover
Back cover
‘Love Me Do’ UK single – Parlophone record label
Record label
  • Label: Parlophone 12R 4949
  • Released: 1st November 1982
‘Love Me Do’ UK single – front cover
Front cover
‘Love Me Do’ UK single – back cover
Back cover
  • Label: Parlophone R 4949
  • Released: 6th December 1982
  • Label: Parlophone CD3R 4949
  • Released: 28th November 1988
‘Love Me Do’ UK single – CD front cover
Front cover
‘Love Me Do’ UK single – back cover
Back cover
‘Love Me Do’ UK single – Parlophone CD label
CD label
  • Label: Parlophone CDRX 4949
  • Released: 5th October 1992
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – #53
  • Weeks in chart: 1 – from 17th October 1992
  • Label: Parlophone CDR 4949
  • Released: 2nd November 1992
FormatYearNumberSleeve and label£ Mint
Vinyl1962Parlophone 45 R 4949Label: Demo #1, with “McCartney” misspelt as “McArtney”£3000
Vinyl1962Parlophone 45 R 4949Sleeve: Stripes #1, Stripes #2 or Swirl – Label: Parlophone Red with push-out centre and “Recording first published 1962” printed on it. No reference to “Sold in UK”£90
Vinyl1963Parlophone R 4949Label: Parlophone Black #1 with push-out centre and “The Parlophone Co. Ltd” in lower case£100
Vinyl1964Parlophone R 4949Label: Parlophone Black #1 with push-out centre and “The Parlophone Co. Ltd” in upper case£50
Vinyl1982Parlophone R 4949Label: Parlophone Red with “Mono” and “Produced by George Martin” printed on it. Publishing miscredited to “Ardmore & Beechwood”£6
Vinyl1982Parlophone 12 R 494912-inch with extra version of ‘Love Me Do’£8
Vinyl1982Parlophone RP 4949Label: Picture disc. With or without the “Ardmore & Beechwood” credit£10

All prices are approximate. High value records are best auctioned.

If your record is not in mint condition, then you can work out its approximate value as follows:

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As given× 0.8× 0.5× 0.3× 0.15× 0.08× 0.025

The price guide uses the following key when talking about labels:

Demo #1 Demo #1Demo #2 Demo #2Polydor Orange Polydor OrangePolydor Red Polydor RedParlophone Red Parlophone RedParlophone Gold #1 Parlophone Gold #1Parlophone Gold #2 Parlophone Gold #2
Parlophone Black #1 Parlophone Black #1Parlophone Black #2 Parlophone Black #2Parlophone Black #3 Parlophone Black #3Vee-Jay #1 Vee-Jay #1Vee-Jay #2 Vee-Jay #2Vee-Jay #3 Vee-Jay #3Capitol Capitol
Apple #1 Apple #1Apple #2 Apple #2

And it uses the following key when talking about sleeves:

Polydor Orange Polydor OrangePolydor Red Polydor RedStripes #1 Stripes #1Stripes #2 Stripes #2
Swirl SwirlGreen #1 Green #1Green #2 Green #2Green #3 Green #3
White #1 White #1White #2 White #2White #3 White #3White #4 White #4
White #5 White #5White #6 White #6Circle CircleApple #1 Apple #1

 
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