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.38 Special Wild-Eyed Southern Boys 1980s A&M Records award

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.38 Special Wild-Eyed Southern Boys A&M Records label "gold" album award. The fourth studio album from .38 Special, it was released on Jan. 3, 1981. While this is not a RIAA award, the album was in fact certified Gold for 500,000 copies sold by the RIAA in June 1981 and, by 1982, Platinum for one million sold. The album produced the classic rock hit "Hold On Loosely". "Fantasy Girl" also garnered airplay. The album reached #18 on Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #23 in Canada.

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Item Highlights:

  • A&M Records label "gold" 500,000 sold album award
  • In VG condition 
  • Award dates from 1981
  • Presented to A&M Records label staff
  • Letter of provenance included
  • Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21.5"
  • Great collector's item for fan of .38 Special
  • 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 about 44 years old. It is presented to Dana Morris, who was at the time an A&M Records promotion executive. 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 but is generally 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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