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Eric Clapton Timepieces: The Best Of... RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album Award

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RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum album award for Eric Clapton album Timepieces: The Best Of Eric Clapton. Released on April 26, 1982, the album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on May 28, 1991 for two million copies sold.

The album included most of Clapton's best known tracks, including his well-received covers "I Shot the Sheriff", "After Midnight", "Cocaine", and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and other tracks such as "Wonderful Tonight", "Layla", and "Lay Down Sally". The album reached #1 on the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums chart (as the plaque inside the award indicates), #20 on the UK Albums chart and did well in numerous other music markets. By 1995 the album was certified 7x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for seven million sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum album award with metal Billboard chart plaque
  • First presentation award from 1991
  • Presented to record label executive
  • In VG to Excellent condition 
  • Award measures approx. 21" x 15"
  • Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum album award from 1991, making it approx. 32 years old. It is presented to Jay Barbieri, a record label art director who worked at EMI and other labels.

The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. While its' manufacturer sticker is missing, there is adhesive residue in the size, shape and location of an Ill Eagle sticker on its' backing paper. 

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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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