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MusicGoldmine Collector Guides: Knowledge Is Power

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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? Here are some of our more popular collector guides and articles. Whether you collect record awards, autographed memorabilia, posters, handbills, ephemera or other collectibles, you'll find useful information here (click image to view each article): Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine twice-monthly e-newsletter plus new subscribers get a 15% discount off first purchase. Go here to sign up.

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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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