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Depeche Mode Violator RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album Award

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RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album award for Depeche Mode album Violator. Released on March 20, 1990, the album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on March 19, 1991 for two million copies sold. 

The album contained massive worldwide hits "Personal Jesus" and "Enjoy the Silence" along with "Policy of Truth" and "World in My Eyes". The album reached #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #2 in the U.K. It also charted in many other countries worldwide with notable success across all of Europe, Canada, and Australia. By 1996 the album had been certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for three million copies sold. See image above for RIAA sales certification of this album*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album award
  • First presentation award from 1991
  • Presentation to radio personality 
  • Letter of provenance included
  • All original with manufacturer sticker
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21 "
  • RIAA "R hologram" awards were made from 1990-97
  • Great and rare collector's item for a Depeche Mode fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1991 making it approximately 33 years old. It is presented to Ted Cousens, a San Francisco Bay area radio personality heard on KUSF, Live105 and other stations. A notarized letter of provenance from Cousens, as seen in images, is included.

The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only a very minor mars on its' chrome frame and plexiglass. It is all original with manufacturer sticker from Fitzgerald Hartley.

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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.

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com

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