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Elvis Presley Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album Award - RARE

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Elvis Presley Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album Award. This album was released on February 1, 1973 and by May 20, 1988 was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, which this award celebrates. 

The album, which was recorded during Elvis's appearance on a television special, was warmly received and reached #1 on the Billboard Pop and Country Albums chart, also hit #1 in Canada and also did well in other world markets. By 2002 the album had been certified 5x Multi-Platinum. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "R hologram" 2x Multi-Platinum album award
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award made sometime from 1990-97
  • Presented to industry executive
  • Has original backing paper and manufacturer's label
  • "RIAA R hologram" awards were made from 1990-1997
  • Award measures 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Elvis Presley fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation "R hologram" award that would have been manufactured sometime  from 1990-97 (most likely early 1990s given 1988 certification date) making it something close to 30 years old. It is presented to British record executive, radio personality and producer Don Wardell, who worked at U.K. and London Records and later in the USA on projects from artists including Elvis, Frank Sinatra, 10cc and many others.

Other than very minor frame mars, the award is in Very Good condition complete with original backing paper and Creative Glassics manufacturer's sticker.

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