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Boston debut RIAA 11x Multi-Platinum Award - RARE

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RIAA 11x Multi-Platinum award for Boston's debut album BostonThe album was released on August 25, 1976 and was certified 11x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on Dec. 10, 1992 for 11 million copies sold. 

One of the most successful debut albums of all time, the tracks "More Than A Feeling" and "Long Time" became pop/rock radio staples. "Peace Of Mind" also received considerable airplay with all three singles charting on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went to #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #11 UK album charts. By 2003 the album was certified 17x Multi-Platinum -- see image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA 11x Multi-Platinum "R hologram" award with platinum, disc, CD, cassette and 11 album miniatures
  • In VG condition with only a few very minor scratches on frame and plexiglass
  • First presentation award made in 1992
  • Presented to record industry executive
  • Has original backing paper with manufacturer's label
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 29"
  • Great collectors item for any Boston fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This large and impressive RIAA 11x Multi-Platinum award for Boston's 1976 debut album is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1992, making it 28 years old. It is presented to Scott Rabin. It is not known what role Rabin played in the creation or marketing of the record.

The award is in VG condition, with only a few very minor scratches on the frame and plexiglass, along with some discoloration on its backing paper. The award has its original manufacturer label from Creative Glassics. 

Interested in knowing more about RIAA awards and what makes them great to add to your collection? Read our article here.

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.

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com