Note 1 - since Audiogon doesn't have a Near Mint option, I selected Excellent. The set is Near Mint in my opinion.
Label - Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs (MFSL)
Year Issued - 1982
Pressed - In Japan by the Victor Company
Issue Size - 25,000 copies total
Issue Number - #5498 - low numbered sets in this condition are hard to find
Contents - box, 14LPs in separate sleeves, booklet with original white protective cover, Geo-Disc in box for cartridge alignment, and original shipping box from MFSL
Condition - Near Mint all around. It's only Near Mint (versus Mint) because it isn't sealed
The following is from Wikipedia:
The Beatles: The Collection is a vinyl boxed set of every Beatles album until '82 remastered at half speed from the original stereo master recordings, except for Magical Mystery Tour which was mastered from Capitol Records' submasters with the last three tracks in rechanneled stereo.
Released with much anticipation in early October 1982, The Collection was lauded by critics and Beatles fans worldwide for the superb sound, and sold-out completely within the first year. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL) pressed a second run of the Beatles Boxed Set for a total production run of 25,000 over the next two years or until October 1985.
Each album was pressed on black vinyl by the Victor Company of Japan. The album covers were replaced with photographs of tape boxes and log sheet. The original album covers were included in a booklet which also featured a certificate of authenticity as this was a limited edition collection. Missing from this collection were all of the Beatles' singles, extended Play and a few miscellaneous tracks that did not appear on their original UK albums.
The titles are the original 13 British Releases:
1. PLEASE PLEASE ME
2. WITH THE BEATLES
3. A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
4. BEATLES FOR SALE
6. RUBBER SOUlL
8. SGT. PEPPER
9. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
10. YELLOW SUBMARINE
11. and 12.THE WHITE ALBUM
13. ABBEY ROAD
14. LET IT BE
*Magical Mystery Tour (not an original Beatles release in LP form) was mastered from Capitol’s tapes. The resulting record (although in enhanced mono) still sounds GREAT!
Each disc is housed in a static free inner sleeve. The master tape for each album is pictured on the outside of each jacket. The recordings reside in a special presentation box with titles for the LPs listed on the left inner cover. Included in the set is a numbered booklet with a certificate of authenticity along with colorful depictions of each of the album jackets in the collection (many with historic liner notes written by Beatles Press Officer, Tony Barrow). Included in the case is a Geo-Disc phono cartridge alignment tool in a separate box (shown in one of the pictures).
Note: This set was purchased with a couple others as an investment and stored in 1995. There's not much for me to nitpick about since these have been carefully stored for 22 years in an air-conditioned Hollywood Hills home. Please consider the photos as part of the description! Album number "2" shows the number printed a little bit off to the side and not dead center but that's a factory folding issue & has nothing to do with its condition ...I have another set in my personal collection that is exactly the same...I'm only pointing this out because I care more about you having a positive experience then making an extra dollar by selling something that doesn't meet your expectations.
Any questions, please contact me.
Also, the set will be shipping by UPS insured to protect both of us. it will be well packed and protected, and photos will be taken during the packing process that I can share with you. Thank you.