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Internet Fraud - Lennon: Unfinished Music

01 August 2019

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Full Description and Details of the Incident

Theft by deception; the book was bought with stolen credit card details, and was shipped by FedEx at the "customer's" request. The FedEx shipment was then redirected from the billing address, and collected by the thief. This is believed to be related to a number of other thefts by deception originating in the Miami area at the same time, targeting booksellers in both the USA and the UK.

If any of the listed items have been found or if any further information is available, please contact ILAB or the reporting organisation / business.
Contact: Adrian Harrington
Phone: 01892 547531

Missing Items

Unfinished Music No.2. (Vinyl LP Record, signed, with original drawing)

LENNON, John (1940-1980)

Stereo LP, catalogue number ZAPPLE 01, being a series of experimental recordings. Original pressing with paper liner and glossy sleeve. A fine ASSOCIATION COPY, with the printed paper inner inscribed by Lennon to Malcolm Davis, a record cutter at Abbey Road and Head of Apple Studios, where this record was produced. He has also added his famous caricature doodle of a bespectacled Lennon with Yoko Ono. LP in fine condition, minor wear to sleeve. The record itself is a rarity, with a current book value of £600. This signed copy is accompanied by a photograph of the Lennons in the studio with the recipient Malcolm Davis seated at a recording console, plus a signed letter of provenance from renowned Beatles expert Paul Wayne of Tracks Ltd. This LP was the second of three (now rare) experimental albums recorded by John and Yoko during 1968-9, before Lennon's rather more successful commercial LPs 'Plastic Ono Band' and 'Imagine' appeared in 1970-1.

Identifying Characteristics

(1) Inscription from John Lennon to Malcolm Davis.(2) Doodle of John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Edition First Edition
Imprint Surrey, Garrod and Lofthouse, Apple Records
Publication Date 1969
Status missing
Recovery Date 31 July 2022