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February 18, 2012
Rare Vinyl Stamper for Beatles’ ‘Twist & Shout’ Fetches Big Bucks At eBay Auction

A very rare pressing stamper — the metal disc used to press copies of vinyl records — for the A-side of the original Beatles 7″ vinyl release of ‘Twist & Shout’ has sold for $3,499 during an eBay auction. The stamper, which comes in its original shipping envelope bearing the name of the manufacturer, AFM Engineering, is dated Feb. 25, 1964 — less than one week before the single’s March 2, 1964, release.‘Twist & Shout’ was issued by Tollie in America (with the B-side ‘There’s a Place’) and many of the stampers, mothers (the first metal pressing of the record) and masters (the original lacquer pressing) needed to make the vinyl product no longer exist. “Tollie was a subsidiary of Vee Jay Records and most stampers, mothers and masters

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