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MusicGoldmine Guides: Great Info For Collectors

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Did you know here at MusicGoldmine.com we have articles and guides that can help you become a better-informed music memorabilia collector? From tips for autographed item collectors to factual information about top prices attained by guitars and record awards, to comprehensive guides about awards, check out all our guides here.

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5 Tips To Spot Fake RIAA Awards

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One of the tricky parts of collecting RIAA record awards is avoiding the fakes that do occasionally exist in the marketplace. Here are five tips that can help you avoid buying a fake RIAA award: 1. Certification: Does the certification date versus the award type make sense? This can be a very tricky area because a recording is not certified officially by the RIAA until the record label submits the paperwork. In some cases, there can be years-long gaps before Platinum was issued on recordings which in reality quickly sold numbers that were at the Platinum level. This is fairly common...

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Authenticity: 5 MORE Tips For Autograph Buyers

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Part 2 of our article designed to arm music autograph buyers with tips to avoid getting duped. Find out ways to determine if something you are interested in is, in fact, real...

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