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Al Stewart Time Passages 1979 Arista Records award

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Al Stewart Time Passages 1979 Arista Records label "clock" award. Released in Sept. 1978, the album produced the hit title track, which reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the album peaked at #10 on the Top 200 Albums chart. The release was, in fact, certified Platinum by the RIAA in March 1979 for selling one million units, dating this award to that time. (Note: This is not a RIAA award). The clock in the award is fully functional, operating on one C size battery. 

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Item Highlights:

  • Arista Records label "platinum" one million sold album award
  • Has fully functioning clock (requires one C size battery, not included)
  • In VG condition 
  • Award dates from 1979
  • Heavy solid wood frame award
  • Presented to Arista Records label staff
  • Letter of provenance included
  • Award measures approx. 18" x 24"
  • Great collector's item for any Al Stewart fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a Arista Records label award that would have been manufactured around 1979 making it about 45 years old. It is presented to Dana Morris, who was at the time promotion executive who worked with Arista and other labels. A notarized letter of provenance from the recipient is included with this award (see image). Here's a quick video showing the functioning clock on this award:

The award is in VG condition with all original components. It has some typical mars on the frame and one crack on the back of the top rail (see image, crack not visible from front) but is generally in VG condition otherwise. 

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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.

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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