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Genesis Abacab RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum LP award for Genesis album Abacab. Released as the group's eleventh studio album on Sept. 18, 1981, the release was certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 3, 1982 for 1 million copies sold.

At this point fronted on vocals by Phil Collins, the album produced a string of hits including the title track, "No Reply At All" and "Man On The Corner". The album reached #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #1 on the UK Albums chart. By 1988 the album has been certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAASee 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 "strip plate" era with platinum disc and platinum strip info plate
  • In Excellent condition with only a minor mar or two on frame and plexiglas
  • First presentation award from around 1982
  • Presentation to industry executive
  • Has been newly reframed but all internal components appear original 
  • Known as a "strip plate" award, which were produced 1981-85
  • Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
  • Great collectors item for any Genesis 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 around 1982. That makes this award approx. 37 years old. 

This award is a first presentation Platinum award in excellent condition for a 35-year-old piece. It has been newly reframed but all the internals appear both original and in good condition. It is a RIAA "strip plate" award presented to Mark Schulman. It is not clear what role Schulman played in the creation or promotion of the record.

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: 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.