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Andy Williams Love Story RIAA Gold LP Award - RARE

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RIAA Gold LP white matte award for Andy Williams album Love Story. Released on Mar. 1, 1971, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA on Mar. 22, 1971 for one million dollars worth sold. Remember Andy Williams (1927-2012) with this award.

Featuring the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story" and covers of "Your Song", "My Sweet Lord", "Fire And Rain" and others, the album peaked at #3 on the Billboard Top LP's & Tapes chart. By 1986 the album was certified Platinum for one million copies sold. See the RIAA certification for this album in the image above.*

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold LP white matte award
  • First presentation award from 1971
  • Presented to record executive
  • In VG condition 
  • "White matte" awards (obviously so-named due to the white matte used) were made from from 1964-1974
  • RIAA white matte awards numbered only 5-25 plaques worldwide for any given single/album 
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Beautiful and rare collector's item for any Andy Williams fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold LP award was made in 1971, making it about 53 years old. The award is presented to Jack Gold, who was a producer and become Head of A&R with Columbia Records in the 70s.

This award is in Very Good condition, considering its age. There are some mars on the wood frame, as is expected, along with minor label and album miniature fading. Its backing paper has tears that have been taped but still contains a large remnant of its' original New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA 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 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.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.

*RIAA sales data source:

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