Charity shop ‘amazed’ after someone donated £1,000 Beatles album | British News
Bargain hunters often scavenge through piles of donations at charity stores in search of items that are worth more than they appear.
The British Heart Foundation has struck gold with an extremely rare first edition of The Beatles’ 1968 ‘White Album’ – it was found in a box full of other items.
The donated album features a printing error unique to the first version of the record and only 10,000 copies were made.
Featuring the songs “Helter Skelter” and “While My Guitar Gently Cries,” The White Album was the Beatles’ ninth studio album, following “Sgt.” Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
The record, which included a fold-out poster of the Fab Four, was donated to a branch of BHF in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, last week.
It is now for sale on eBay for £1,000 with proceeds going to charity.
Richard Pallier, the charity’s head of online retail, said: “Our music and vinyl experts were thrilled when this precious piece of music history was donated to the BHF.”
“Despite its age, the album is in good condition and Beatles fans and collectors can now bid on our eBay page.”
“Quality items like this allow us to continue our life-saving research and make a difference for the 7.6 million people living with heart disease in the UK.”
“We urge others to think of BHF when donating used items.”
This isn’t the only time charity shoppers have struck gold.
A buyer who bought a vase for £1 made nearly £500,000 when it was found to have been made in the 18th century.
And we’ve got tons of tips on how to find your own charity shop jewelry, too.
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