I've been collecting Beatles (and other 60s bands) vinyl for years. I was born in '67 and got into The Beatles when I was about 9. I used to buy vinyl albums whenever I had saved enough pocket money so I would get stuff like Hollywood Bowl and Love Songs, plus the 1970s re-releases of the UK albums (since I'm in the UK). I got a few second-hand original 60s albums as well.
But I really got into collecting when I bought an entire collection from someone in N.Carolina after seeing an ad on a Beatles site when I first got on the internet in about 1999. I paid quite a few hundred pounds including shipping and it took weeks to arrive by boat, but I'll never forget the excitement of ripping open these big boxes which had come all the way from the States and getting out all these original 60s albums and singles, books, magazines and memorabilia. The collection included rare records like the very first 1961 German issue of My Bonnie on Polydor, with the German intro, and a DJ copy of the first US VeeJay single with the mis-spelled "Beattles".
I now have all the original UK and US albums, all the UK 45s and EPs, most of the US 45s, almost all the original 1960s Italian 45s, plus a host of other albums and singles from all over the world. And lots of solo stuff and hundreds of singles and albums by other artists as well.
I have multiple copies of many Beatles albums and singles, plus I try to get mono AND stereo versions if possible, though I'm still missing a few early UK stereos. I also try to get all the rare variations (like the "loud" mix of Rubber Soul, the various versions of With The Beatles with different label credits etc etc).
I don't buy so much now because eBay has got very expensive for Beatles stuff, and most of the stuff I'd like is not cheap (like the original Let It Be box set). I'd love a set of autographs as well, but I don't see me being able to afford that any time soon!!
Anyway, sorry for the long post. I'm not trying to brag about how great my collection is or anything - I'm sure there are many fans with better collections - I'm just trying to get across my continuing love for Beatles vinyl!