In-house artist management award from Bon Jovi to celebrate the success of their These Days album. Released on June 27, 1995, the album was certified Platinum by mid-1995 by the RIAA. (Note: This is not a RIAA award).
This album contained the singles "This Ain't a Love Song" (#14 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100) and "These Days". The album went to #9 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and became a global success reaching #1 on album charts in Austria, Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland and the U.K.
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- In-house award from Bon Jovi to record industry executive with album artwork and tour dates
- In VG condition
- Award from 1995-96
- Presented to record industry executive with printed autographs from Bon Jovi group members (Note: Not actual autographs)
- All original with unopened back and original manufacturer's sticker
- Award measures approx. 19" x 19"
- Great collectors item for any Bon Jovi fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is an in-house award from Bon Jovi to record industry executive Neda Sarmast, who did marketing and PR for the group. The award plaque features album artwork and tour dates and would have been manufactured in 1995-96, making it approximately 25-26 years old.
The award is in VG condition with minor mars on plexiglass and frame and slight distortion on one section of the matte (see images). The metal presentation plate is unique in that it has printed autographs from the band on it. Award has the original manufacturer label from Ill Eagle Enterprises on it's backing paper. Ill Eagle also made RIAA awards during this time period (note that this is not a RIAA award).
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Notes on the condition of all vintage record awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.
As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com