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10,000 Maniacs Our Time In Eden RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum LP Award for 10,000 Maniacs album Our Time In Eden. Released on Sept. 14, 1992, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Feb. 10, 1998 for one million copies sold.  

This was the last album on which vocalist Natalie Merchant was featured with the group. Billboard charting singles included "These Are Days" (#1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart), "Candy Everybody Wants" and "Few and Far Between". The album reached #28 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. By late 1998 the album had gone 2x Multi-Platinum. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "R hologram" Platinum  award for 10,000 Maniacs Our Time In Eden album
  • Made in 1998
  • Presented to music journalist/executive
  • In Good to VG condition 
  • Has been rebacked
  • Award measures approx. 10" x 10"
  • Great collector's item for fan of 10,000 Maniacs and/or Natalie Merchant
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime in 1998. That makes this award approx. 23 years old. It is presented to the late Jim Henke, who was a long-time Rolling Stone writer who later became Chief Curator at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

The award is in Good to VG condition with minor frame and plexiglass mars and inside the award, the CD has a small crack on the bottom, although it is hard to spot (see image). This award has been rebacked.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: 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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