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Elton John Sleeping With The Past RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum LP award for Elton John's Sleeping With The Past album, which was released on August 29, 1989. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA for 1 million copies sold on April 2, 1990.

The album, John's 22nd, was dedicated to his long-time songwriting partner Bernie Taupin and produced numerous hits, including the track "Sacrifice" which went to #1 in the UK and #18  on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went to #1 in the UK and #23 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the late RIAA "R hologram" era
  • In VG condition with wear on frame
  • First presentation award from 1990
  • Presentation to MCA Records executive
  • Backing paper is original with original manufacturer's sticker present
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, produced 1990-97
  • Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21.5"
  • Great collectors item for any Elton John fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured sometime in 1990. That makes this award approx. 30 years old. It is presented to Jim LaFrance, who was an executive with MCA Records.

The award is in VG condition with minor frame discoloration. The award has its original backing paper complete with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer sticker.  

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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. 

*RIAA sales data source:

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