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Beatles Revolver White Matte RIAA Gold LP Award presented to the Beatles - RARE

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RIAA Gold "white matte" album award for the Beatles Revolver LP presented to the Beatles. This album was released on August 8, 1966 and just two weeks later certified Gold by the RIAA on August 22, 1966 for one million dollars worth sold.

Revolver contained some of the Fab Four's classic hits and was highly praised by critics. It featured "Eleanor Rigby" (the best-selling song of 1966), "Taxman", "Got To Get You Into My Life", "And Your Bird Can Sing", Ringo showcase "Yellow Submarine" and more. The album went to #1 in the U.S., U.K. and numerous other major music markets worldwide. It was nominated for Album Of The Year at the 1967 Grammy Awards (and Klaus Voorman's album art won for Best Album Cover ). By 2000 it had been certified 5x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for the U.S. See image above for all the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.

*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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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold "white matte" LP award
  • In VG condition (see details)
  • A first presentation award from 1966
  • Presented to the Beatles
  • Backing paper torn off but has 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. 17" x 21"
  • Beautiful and rare collector's item for any fan of the Beatles
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold LP award would have been made between 1965-68. The award features the Capitol "rainbow" logo and is presented to the Beatles. 

It is approx. 56 years old and yet is in Very Good condition. There are mars and scratches on the wood frame--some fairly major (see images), as is expected. The disc, album miniature and presentation plate are in Very Good condition. The matte has some very minor spotting. The backing paper has been torn off but the original paper edge is visible on the frame edges. A New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer's sticker has been stuck over cardboard backer and would appear to be the original pre-1969 Fulton Street address NYF&P Co. sticker, although this cannot be determined with certainty. 

Don't miss this rare opportunity to get a highly coveted 1960s Beatles RIAA white matte award presented to the group themselves.

Did you know the Beatles have more collector purchases of RIAA awards in the top 10 highest auction sales than any other artist? See the top 10 in our article here.

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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

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