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Billy Idol Vital Idol RIAA Gold Album Award

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Billy Idol RIAA Gold album award for his Vital Idol album, which was released on Sept. 16, 1987. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on Nov. 17, 1987 for 500,000 copies sold.

Comprised of Idol's hits from "Dancing With Myself" to "Mony Mony", "White Wedding", "Flesh For Fantasy" and numerous remixes of his hits, the album topped out at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. By January 1988 the album had gone Platinum.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "flower hologram" Gold award with LP and cassette
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • First presentation award from 1987
  • Presentation to radio industry executive
  • All original components unaltered with original back paper and manufacturer label 
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Awesome collector's item for any Billy Idol fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1987. That makes this award approx. 33 years old. It is presented to radio industry executive Walt Brown. 

This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on frame and plexiglass. It has its original backing paper with manufacturer's sticker from California Gold Record Co. 

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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.

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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