Paperback Writer • Beatles single value

Paperback Writer b/w Rain – Price guide

‘Paperback Writer’ UK single – front cover
Front cover
‘Paperback Writer’ UK single – back cover
Back cover
‘Paperback Writer’ UK single – Parlophone record label
Record label
  • Label: Parlophone R 5452 MONO
  • Released: 10th June 1966
  • Peak position:
    BBC – #1;
    Disc Weekly – #1;
    Melody Maker – #1;
    NME – #1;
    Record Retailer – #1
  • Weeks at No.1: 2 – from 25th June 1966
  • Weeks in chart: 11 – from 18th June 1966
  • Label: Parlophone R 5452 MONO
  • Released: 8th March 1976
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – #23
  • Weeks in chart: 5 – from 27th July 1976
‘Paperback Writer’ UK single – front cover
Front cover
‘Paperback Writer’ UK single – back cover
Back cover
  • Label: Parlophone R 5452
  • Released: 6th December 1982
‘Paperback Writer’ UK single – front cover
Front cover
‘Paperback Writer’ UK single – back cover
Back cover
‘Paperback Writer’ UK single – Parlophone record label
Picture disc
  • Label: Parlophone RP 5452
  • Released: 9th June 1986
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – #23
  • Weeks in chart: 5
  • Label: Parlophone CD3R 5452
  • Released: 8th May 1989
  • Label: Parlophone CDR 5452
  • Released: 2nd November 1992
FormatYearNumberSleeve and label£ Mint
Vinyl1966Parlophone R 5452Label: Demo #1£450
Vinyl1966Parlophone R 5452Sleeve: White #3 or White #4 – Label: Parlophone Black #1 with push-out centre and “The Gramophone Co. Ltd” in upper case, and “Sold in UK” printed on it£15
Vinyl1967Parlophone R 5452Sleeve: White #3 or White #4 – Label: Parlophone Black #1 with solid centre and “The Gramophone Co. Ltd” in upper case, and “Sold in UK” printed on it£10
Vinyl1986Parlophone RP 5452Label: Picture disc£15

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:

MintExcellentV. goodGoodFairPoorAwful
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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