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Beatles "Hello, Goodbye" RIAA Gold 45 Award presented to The Beatles- RARE

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RIAA Gold 45 "white matte" award for the Beatles track "Hello, Goodbye" presented to The Beatles. This single was released on November 24, 1967 and just a month later certified Gold by the RIAA on December 15, 1967 for 1 million copies sold.

Released as a non-album single and the group's first after the death of their manager Brian Epstein, the track topped the charts in the U.S., U.K., New Zealand, Canada, Australia and many other countries. The 45 single was backed with "I Am the Walrus". "Hello, Goodbye" was also later included on U.S. version Magical Mystery Tour soundtrack EP. See image above for the RIAA sales certification info on this single*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold 45 award with white matte, gold disc, and gold info plate
  • Made in 1967
  • Presented to The Beatles
  • In VG condition
  • Original with New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker
  • "White matte" awards (obviously so-named due to the white matte used) were made from from 1964-1974
  • RIAA white matte awards numbered only 5-25 plaques worldwide for any given single/album 
  • Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
  • Beautiful and very rare collector's item for any Beatles fan
  • FREE WORLDWIDE, insured shipping on this item (see details in red above)

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold "white matte" single award was made in 1967 and features the Capitol "swirl" label, since it was released prior to the group's formation of their Apple label in 1968. The award is presented to The Beatles.

It is 56 years old and yet is in VG condition. There is some wear on the wood frame as is expected and minor tarnishing on the edges of the gold disc. The award has its original New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker with correct pre-1969 Fulton St. address. (After 1969 the company moved to 29 John St. address).

Don't miss this rare opportunity to get a highly coveted early Beatles RIAA white matte award presented to the group themselves, before it says hello and goodbye... Did you know the Beatles have more RIAA sales in the top 10 highest auction sales than any other artist? See the top 10 in our article here.

*Avoid paying auction fees/buyer's premiums by buying our RIAA awards here on our site before they go to auction. We take select RIAA awards to auctions a few times a year.

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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 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.

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com