Beatles album worth small fortune found in charity shop

Jackpot for BHF

rare copy of Beatles White Album. Credit:

A charity shop was overjoyed when a vinyl rarity turned up at one of their outlets.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) hit the jackpot it seems, when someone donated a rare first edition Beatles album to their Sutton Coldfield branch, according to Monday, May 15.

The BHF raises money for research into heart disease, one of the world’s biggest killers, through its charity shops which rely on the kindness of the British public and their donations.

A rare copy of The Beatles’ White Album, released in 1968, was discovered in a box of bric-a-brac. The value of the mono vinyl record has been estimated at £1,000, due to it being a first edition which includes a misprint, of which only 10,000 copies are believed to be in existence.

It was The Beatle’s ninth studio album. A double album that contained 30 tracks, including classics such as Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da; Blackbird and Back in the U.S.S.R.

The head of the organisation’s online retail department, Richard Pallier, said: ‘Our music and vinyl experts were thrilled when this valuable 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 place their bids through our eBay site.’

‘High-value items like this allow us to continue to carry out our lifesaving research and make a difference to the 7.6 million people living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK. We would urge others to think of the BHF when donating preloved items.’

The donated record is numbered 0004528 and is expected to fetch a good price when it is auctioned on eBay, the starting bid has been set at £999.99.

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Written by

John Ensor

Originally from Doncaster, Yorkshire, John now lives in Galicia, Northern Spain with his wife Nina. He is passionate about news, music, cycling and animals.


    • Naimah Yianni

      17 May 2023 • 16:57

      The British Heart Foundation, whose latest (expensive) adverts are telling us that it is normal for young people to die suddenly from heart failure. They can stick their charity where the sun doesnt shine. Who is pulling their strings?

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