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Queensrÿche Operation Mindcrime RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum Album Award for Queensrÿche album Operation Mindcrime. Released on May 3, 1988 the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Aug. 15, 1991 for one million copies sold. It is hard to find RIAA awards for this Queensrÿche title.

The album, the third for the group and their fan-favorite concept album, featured the tracks "Eyes Of A Stranger" and "I Don't Believe In Love". Those singles became the group's first Billboard chart hits and the latter was also nominated for a Best Metal Performance Grammy award in 1990. The album reached #50 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, and also charted in the UK and several other countries. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Album Award
  • In Excellent condition
  • Made around 2000
  • Presented to the record industry executive
  • Letter of provenance included
  • Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21.5"
  • Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
  • Great collectors item for any Queensrÿche fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This Platinum Album award was made sometime around or after 2000, making it about 24 years old. It is presented to a former marketing and promotion executive who worked at EMI Capitol Records. Their name has been obscured in the photos only for privacy. A letter of provenance from the recipient will be provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images with executive's name obscured for privacy. Item buyer will receive a non-obscured copy of the letter.

The award is in Excellent condition with only very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It is all original with Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer label.

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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.

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.

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