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 Beatles Monthly Printing Plates 

*Original and authentic Copper Printing Plates used to print the 
original Beatles Monthly Books in the 1960s produced and printed by Thanet Press and published in England by Beat Publications.
*These are guaranteed to be the actual copper plates used on the original 1960s Monthlies.
*Unique one-offs, they are NOT duplicates, copies or reproductions! 
*Come with a Beatles Marketplace COA guaranteeing their authenticity. 

NOTE: They do not come with copyright.

*Guaranteed to be 100% authentic
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*We promise to give a full refund if for any reason you are not happy
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Printing Plates for Repeated Use 

Product Code PPRU4

 

Unique Copper Plate on white metal for the famous logo of the Beatles with the 'The Official Beatles Fan Club' which was used at the top of Page.4 in just eight monthlies, issue Nos.40 to No.48.
Measures approx 5" x 1". 
Excellent condition.

Inked up this would still stamp the original 1960s 'Official Beatles Fan Club' logo onto paper! More than rare, it is unique, the only one in existence. There is not another!

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

750

 

 

 

Monthly No.49 Printing Plates

Product Code PP49/FBC


Monthly No.49 August 1967
'Front & Back Covers' with 'Top Header'

 


3 x Copper Plates on Plywood Blocks for Front and Back Covers.
1). Front Cover photo of George Harrison approx 6" x 5" x 1".
2). Back Cover photo of John Lennon approx 7 x 6" x 1".
3). Text Copper Plate for the Front & Back Cover Top Header 
approx  7" x 2" x 1".

All in VG/EX condition with some light wear.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. These were thus treated so do not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

1000

 

 

Product Code PP49/CP

 
Monthly No.49 
Center Pages 
August 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate for the Center Pages of Paul McCartney on a plywood block.
Large double page format measures approx 12" x 8" x 1".
Some light wear and marks to the surface of the plate. 
EXcellent condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

1250

 

 

Product Code PP49/02

 
Monthly No.49 Page.2 August 1967


Full page Copper Plate for Page.2 on plywood block approx 7" x 5" x 1".
EXcellent condition.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

100

 

 

Product Code PP49/03

 
Monthly No.49 Page.3 August 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate of John, Paul and Ringo for Page.3 on a plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
Some wear and marks to the surface of the plate. VG/EX condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

Product Code PP49/06

 
Monthly No.49 Page.6 August 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate of John, Paul, George and Ringo for Page.6 on a 
plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
Some wear and marks to the surface of the plate. VG/EX condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

Product Code PP49/07

 
Monthly No.49 Page.7 August 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate of 'All You Need Is Love' Special for Page.7 on plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
Some wear and marks to the surface of the plate. VG/EX condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

Product Code PP49/08

 
Monthly No.49 Page.8 August 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate of John and Ringo for Page.8 on a plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
Some loss of image (similar look to over exposure on a photo), wear and marks to the surface of the plate. VG/EX condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was not treated so appears in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

150

 

 

Product Code PP49/12

 
Monthly No.49 Page.12 August 1967


Full page Copper Plates of Paul McCartney for Page.12 on plywood blocks. Comprises of two plates, one photo and one text.
1). Photo Plate measures 8" x 3" x 1".
2). Text Plate measures 8" x 2".
Some light wear to the surface of the plate. 
EXcellent condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

Product Code PP49/25

 
Monthly No.49 Page.25 August 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate of John Lennon for Page.25 on a plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
Some wear and marks to the surface of the plate. VG/EX condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

Product Code PP49/26

 
Monthly No.49 Page.26 August 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate of Paul, John and Ringo for Page.26 on a plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
Some wear and marks to the surface of the plate. VG/EX condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

 

Monthly No.50 Printing Plates

Product Code PP50/FBC


Monthly No.50 Sept 1967
Complete with 'Front & Back Covers' with 'Front & Back Top Headers' and 'Price'

 


Monthly No.50 complete set of all 5 Copper Plates for Front and Back Covers.
1). Front Cover photo of John Lennon on plywood block measuring approx 6" x 5" x 1".
2). Text Copper Plate for 'Every Month Price Two Shillings' on a hard plastic/acrylic type board 
approx 6" x 1" x ".
3). Back Cover photo of George Harrison and Ringo Starr on plywood block approx 7" x 6" x 1".
4). Text Plate running across both covers 'The Beatles Book' for the Front & Back Cover on a hard plastic/acrylic type material approx 12" x 2" x ".
5). Text Copper Plate for 'Monthly No 50 Sept 1967 5th Year' on plywood Block approx 7" x 2" x 1".

All in VG/EX condition with some light wear to the surface. These are the complete set of plates for the front and back covers.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. These were thus treated so do not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

1500

 

 

Product Code PP50/CP

 
Monthly No.50 
Center Pages 
September 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate for the Center Pages of Ringo Starr on a plywood block.
Large double page format measures approx 12" x 8" x 1".
Some light wear and marks to the surface of the plate. 
EXcellent condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

1250

 

 

Product Code PP50/02

 
Monthly No.50 Page.2 September 1967


Full page Copper Plate for Page.2 on plywood block approx 7" x 5" x 1".
EXcellent condition.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

100

 

 

Product Code PP50/04

 
Monthly No.50 Page.4 September 1967


Full page Copper Plate for Page.4 on plywood block approx 7" x 5" x 1".
EXcellent condition.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

100

 

 

Product Code PP50/6

 
Monthly No.50 Page.6 September 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate of Paul McCartney for Page.6 on a plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
Some wear and marks to the surface of the plate. VG condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

Product Code PP50/7

 
Monthly No.50 Page.7 September 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate of John Lennon for Page.7 on a plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
Some wear and marks to the surface of the plate. VG/EX condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

Product Code PP50/20

 
Monthly No.50 Page.20
 September 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate of John Lennon for Page.20 on a plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
Some wear and marks to the surface of the plate. VG condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was not treated so appears in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

Product Code PP50/25

 
Monthly No.50 Page.25
 September 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate of Paul McCartney for Page.25 on a plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
Some wear and marks to the surface of the plate. VG condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

Product Code PP50/30

 
Monthly No.50 Page.30
 September 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate of John Lennon for Page.30 on a plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
Some wear and marks to the surface of the plate. VG/EX condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

 

Monthly No.51 Printing Plates

Product Code PP51/FBC


Monthly No.51
'Front & Back Covers' & 'Price' October 1967

             

Monthly No.51 Copper Plates for Front and Back Covers.
1). Front Cover photo of Paul McCartney
approx 6" x 5" x 1".
2). Back Cover photo of George Harrison
approx 7" x 6" x 1".
3).  Text Copper Plate for 'Every Month Price Two Shillings' on a hard plastic/acrylic type board 
approx 6" x 4" x ".

VG/EX condition with some wear and marks to the surface of the plates.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. These were thus treated so do not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

750

 

 

 

Product Code PP51/CP

 
Monthly No.51 
Center Pages 
October 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate for the Center Pages of John Lennon on a plywood block.
Large double page format measures approx 11" x 7" x 1".
Some light wear and marks to the surface of the plate. 
EXcellent condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

As a footnote, inked up this would still print the exact image as shown in the Monthly magazine

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

1500

 

 

Product Code PP51/04

 
Monthly No.51 Page.4 October 1967


Full page Text Copper Plate for Page.4 on plywood approx 7" x 5" x 1".
EXcellent condition.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

100

 

 

Product Code PP51/12

 
Monthly No.51 Page.12 October 1967


Full page 'Tribute to Brian Epstein' Text Copper Plate for Page.12 on plywood 
approx 7" x 5" x 1".
EXcellent condition.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

200

 

 

Product Code PP51/13

 
Monthly No.51 Page.13
 October 1967


Full page 'Tribute to Brian Epstein' Photo Copper Plate for Page.13 on a plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
Some wear and marks to the surface of the plate. VG condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

Product Code PP51/27

 
Monthly No.51 Page.27
 October 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate of Paul McCartney for Page.27 on a plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
Some wear and marks to the surface of the plate. VG/EX condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

Product Code PP51/28

 
Monthly No.51 Page.28
 October 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate of John Lennon for Page.28 on a plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
Some wear and marks to the surface of the plate. VG/EX condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

 

Monthly No.52 Printing Plates

Product Code PP52/FBC


Monthly No.52 Nov 1967
'Front Cover' with 'Front & Back Top Headers'

 


Monthly No.52 Copper Plates for Front and Back Covers.
1). Front Cover photo of John Lennon on plywood block measuring approx 6" x 5" x 1".
2). Text Plate running across both covers 'The Beatles Book' for the Front & Back Cover on a hard plastic/acrylic type material approx 12" x 2" x ".
3). Text Copper Plate for 'Monthly No 50 Sept 1967 5th Year' on plywood Block approx 7" x 2" x 1".

All in VG/EX condition with some light wear to the surface. These are the complete set of plates for the front and back covers.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. 
The plate for John was treated so appears in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

1000

 

 

Product Code PP52/CP

 
Monthly No.52 
Center Pages 
November 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate for the Center Pages of George Harrison on a plywood block.
Large double page format measures approx 12" x 8" x 1".
Some light wear and marks to the surface of the plate. 
EXcellent condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was not treated so appears in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

1250

 

 

Product Code PP52/02

 
Monthly No.52 Page.2 November 1967


Full page Text Copper Plate for Page.2 on plywood approx 7" x 5" x 1".
EXcellent condition.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

100

 

 

Product Code PP52/04

 
Monthly No.52 Page.4 November 1967


Full page Text Copper Plate for Page.4 on plywood approx 7" x 5" x 1".
EXcellent condition.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

100

 

 

Product Code PP52/12

 
Monthly No.52 Page.12
 November 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate of John Lennon for Page.12 on a plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
Some wear and marks to the surface of the plate. VG condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was not treated so appears in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

Product Code PP52/13

 
Monthly No.52 Page.13 November 1967


Full page Text Copper Plate for Page.13 on plywood approx 7" x 5" x 1".
EXcellent condition.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

150

 

 

Product Code PP52/14

 
Monthly No.52 Page.14 November 1967


Full page Text Copper Plate for Page.14 on plywood approx 7" x 5" x 1".
EXcellent condition.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

150

 

 

Product Code PP52/15

 
Monthly No.52 Page.15
 November 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plate with two photos of John Lennon with Julian for Page.15 on a plywood block.
Measures approx 8" x 6" x 1".
VG/EXcellent condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was thus treated so does not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

Product Code PP52/24

 
Monthly No.52 Page.24
 November 1967


Full page Photo and Text comprising two Copper Plates for Page.24.
1). Photo Copper Plate of John Lennon
Measures approx 7" x 6" x 1".
VG condition with some wear and marks to the surface of the plate.
2). Text Copper Plate for the header 'Meditation' at the top of the page on a hard plastic/acrylic type board 
approx 6" x 1" x ".

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication to prevent re-prints. This was not treated so appears in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

Product Code PP52/25

 
Monthly No.52 Page.25 November 1967


Full page comprising two plates for Page.25 
1). Text Copper Plate on plywood block
approx 8" x 5" x 1".
VG/EXcellent condition.
2). Text Copper Plate for single red line with a flower design at one end at the top of the page on a hard plastic/acrylic type board 
approx 6" x 2" x ".

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

150

 

 

Product Code PP52/26

 
Monthly No.52 Page.26 November 1967


Full page Text Copper Plate for Page.26 on plywood approx 8" x 5" x 1".
EXcellent condition.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

150

 

 

Product Code PP52/27

 
Monthly No.52 Page.27 November 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plates for Page.27 on plywood blocks from Magical Mystery Tour.
Comprising of three Plates.
1). Photo of the Beatles and cast with the MMT coach .
Measures approx 6" x 4" x 1".
2). Photo of the Beatles performing on the set of MMT.
Measures approx 6" x 4" x 1".
3). Text between the two pictures.
Measures approx 6" x " x 1".

All in Excellent condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication in 1970 to prevent re-prints. These were treated so do not appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

Product Code PP52/28

 
Monthly No.52 Page.28 November 1967


Full page Photo Copper Plates for Page.28 on plywood blocks from Magical Mystery Tour.
Comprising of three Plates.
1). Photo of John on a bike during a break in filming MMT.
Measures approx 6" x 4" x 1".
2). Photo of Paul with a girl (Mandy West) on the coach during filming of MMT.
Measures approx 6" x 4" x 1".
3). Text between the two pictures.
Measures approx 6" x " x 1".

All in Excellent condition.

Note: Some photographic plates were treated with a special permanent black gloss ink by Beat Publications when it ceased publication in 1970 to prevent re-prints. These were treated so appear in negative form.

For more information about the printing process click below: 
'About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed'

250

 

 

About Copper Plates and How the Monthlies were Printed
They were printed using the 'Letterpress' printing process (modern printing is by Litho) which is by today's standard very basic. The plates were produced in reverse (mirror image) to the printed page. Paper was rolled over the pre-inked plates with huge pressure using a cylinder print machine (such as a Hiedelberg). The plates were mounted onto thick plywood blocks (precisely 0.918" or 23.3mm thick which was the industry standard) with either a very strong two sided adhesive or with small panel pins, being imperative that they were absolutely square on. Multiple plates were paged up together (possibly up to eight pages at a time), printing first one side then turning the paper over, after the ink had dried, and printing the other side. If more than one colour or exceptional text variation or drawing etc was required, they would have been printed in two or more passes, once in black and then with what was known as the 'Spotplate' (either colour or text). These were thinner (approx " or 5mm thick) with the plates mounted onto a thin tough plastic type material with a very strong two sided adhesive. Sometimes layers of paper were stuck to the back of the plates to build them up so they are all precisely level, which was vital for the ink to print evenly and consistently. When the ink began to fade the blocks were 'inked up' again, which is why you sometimes find subtle variations in colour tone in the Beatles Monthlies as the ink would have required re-applying fairly frequently on such a large print run. The ink was not runny like the ink in a pen, but a lot thicker more a tar like consistency. Sometimes the ink would run down onto the edges of the plywood (depending upon how much ink was applied) with the pressure of the cylinder squeezing it from the surface of the plate. To hold the plates in place (it was equally as vital they did not move) they were placed in what was called a 'Chase' and held firmly in place with what was known as 'Furniture and Coins'. These were not actually furniture and coins! They were a nod to 'Caxton' operating from a church and using bits of broken furniture and bent coins from the church collection where printing in England first began! In the 1960s the printers would have used whatever was convenient or available in the workshop, but usually small pins or nails were used, which explains why some of the plywood block still have small pins still in them.

NOTE: In Monthly No.77 (the final edition), Page. 21 the Photographic Plates are offered for sale, but there is no mention of either the 'Text Plates' or the 'Spotplates', which suggests they were not sold. The offer read as follows: 
Real Solid Copper Half-tone etchings. These are the actual solid copper printing plates which were used to produce certain issues of the The Beatles Book. With one of them you could, of course, run off 100,000 prints, but we have had them sprayed by a special process with a glossy black ink so that the normal negative photograph effect has been turned into a positive picture. If you are in doubt as to what you will actually be getting, do please check before you order. Only one of each solid copper half-tone is available, so you will never find a duplication and they are being offered at virtually the cost price. They are ideal for framing to make wall decorations, etc. 
Some of the photographic plates for sale are still in the negative form, which suggests not all were sprayed and/or sold.

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The following grading system has been used to describe all items:

Mint (M)  As new
Near Mint (NM)  Almost like new with one or two minor flaws
Excellent (EX) Minor wear yet looks attractive and is perfectly useable
Very Good (VG) Some wear and tear but overall useable and presentable
Good (G) Apparent wear and tear but with no obvious deterioration of the condition
Fair (F) Extremely worn

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