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 one 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 RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum Album Award
- First presentation award from 1982
- In VG condition
- Presentation to radio industry executive
- All original (see details below)
- Known as a "strip plate" award, which were produced 1982-85
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Genesis fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1982, making it approx. 41 years old. It is presented to Dallas Cole, the on-air radio personality name of Jeff Lowe, who later went on to be an executive at VH1, NBC and AOL.
This award is in VG condition for a 40+ year-old award but has frame wear. While at first glance it appears to have been rebacked since it features two backing papers on top of one another, it does have adhesive residue in the size, shape and location consistent with a New York Frame & Picture Co. sticker. In addition, all its' components and construction is 100% consistent with a NYF&P Co. made award.
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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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com