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Grateful Dead Without A Net RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold Album Award for Grateful Dead album Without A Net. Released on Sept. 25, 1990, it was certified Gold by the RIAA on Nov. 27, 1990 for 500,000 copies sold. Remember Jerry Garcia (1942-1995) and Brent Mydland (1952-1990) with this award.

The album was the group's eighth and final live record. It was designed to more faithfully replicate their live concert experience than past live albums, and actually became their first live album to go Gold. The album reached #43 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certification of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Album award 
  • In VG condition
  • Award from 1990-91
  • Presentation to record promotion executive
  • Letter of provenance included
  • All original, rebacked
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Grateful Dead fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold Album award that would have been manufactured in 1990-91, making it approx. 33-34 years old. It is presented to Sean Coakley, an independent record promoter that worked with many record labels and who had also worked for ATCO/Atlantic and Arista Records. A notarized letter of provenance from the recipient is included with this award (see image).

This award is in VG condition with only very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. The award is all original but has been rebacked.

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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: RIAA.com

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