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Bread Guitar Man 1972 Disc Award Ltd - RARE

Sale price $1,195 Regular price $1,395

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Vintage and in great condition, this is a 1972 label award (i.e. non-RIAA) made by Disc Award Ltd. recognizing success of the classic Bread album Guitar Man. The album produced three hits for the group: "Aubrey", "Sweet Surrender", and the title track. The album reached #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. 

It is presented to Stan Marshall, who was Elektra Records National Sales Manager. The award is all original, including having the Disc Award Ltd. logo engraved on the gold disc, engraved plate, black felt matte and award manufacturer's stamp on the rear. Remember late Bread members Larry Knechtel, Jimmy Griffin and Mike Botts with this award.

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Item Highlights:

  • Disc Award Ltd. record label in-house gold record award for Bread album Guitar Man  (Note: Not an RIAA award, although Disc Award Ltd. awards are typically seen as the most valuable of in-house awards)
  • Made in 1972 making it about 51 years old
  • In VG condition with shiny gold record and a few mars on the frame but perfect glass and black velvet matte
  • Award measures approx. 15.5" x 15.5"
  • Great historic collectors item for any Bread fan 
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

This award is in VG condition, despite its 51-year age. Although it has the usual nicks and mars on the frame (nothing major) it was obviously well kept over the years, resulting in very little fading of the matte and label and no tarnishing of the gold record. It also has the disctinctive "dragon logo" engraved in the dead wax area, along with its original wood back with number stamp. It also has a note written on the back from Stan's wife Harlene Marshall, who went on after Stan's early passing at age 51 to head up Bainbridge Records.

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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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