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The Police Zenyatta Mondatta A&M Records award

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The Police Zenyatta Mondatta A&M Records label "platinum" album award. The third studio album from The Police, it was released on Oct. 1, 1980. While this is not a RIAA award, the album was in fact certified Platinum for one million copies sold by the RIAA in April 1981 and by 2001 2x Multi-Platinum. 

The album produced the hits "Don't Stand So Close To Me" and "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da", along with fan favorite "Driven To Tears". The album topped the UK album chart and reached #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It also netted the group two Grammy awards.

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Item Highlights:

  • A&M Records label "platinum" one million sold album award
  • In VG condition
  • Award dates from about 1981
  • Presented to records label executive
    Letter of provenance included
  • Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21.5"
  • Great collector's item for fan of The Police
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a A&M Records label award that would have been manufactured around 1981 making it around 43 years old. It is presented to Dana Morris, who was at the time promotion executive who worked with numerous record labels. A notarized letter of provenance from the recipient is included with this award (see image).

The award is in VG condition with all original components. It has some typical mars and scratches on the frame, and some mottling of the record label, but is in VG condition otherwise. It has its' original Dejay Products manufacturer sticker on its' backing paper.

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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 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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