Rare record can buy help for Third World

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AN eagle-eyed charity shop volunteer has spotted a rare record by The Beatles that is worth hundreds of pounds.

The first-pressing of Revolver was identified by music specialist Peter Thomas, who spotted it by the misspelling of the song Dr Robert as ‘Doctor Robert’ on its label.

The Oxfam Book & Music Shop volunteer found it hidden among a series of classical records while sorting through this month’s donations.

He said: “Both the cover and record are in mint condition. In fact I would be surprised if it had even been played. A similar one to this was sold on ebay for £438 last week.

“It’s amazing to think an old unplayed record could raise enough money to provide safe water for 500 people.”

Peter found other collectible records by The Beatles, as well as The Rolling Stones, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Ray Charles, Cliff & the Shadows and Freddie and the Dreamers.

The Berkhamsted High Street shop will be auctioning the rare and valuable 60s items over the summer.

Phone Oxfam’s Jane Hocking or Sam Simpson on 01442 874279 to learn more.