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Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction Geffen Records 5 Million Sales Award

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Guns N' Roses Geffen Records "5x Platinum" album award for Appetite For Destruction. Appetite was released on July 21, 1987. This award displays the original banned Appetite artwork. The success of the album kept going, and by 2008 it had reached RIAA-certified sales of 18 million copies. (Note: This is not a RIAA award).

Appetite topped the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and became the seventh best-selling debut album of all time in the U.S. "Welcome To The Jungle", "Sweet Child o' Mine" and "Paradise City" all became massive hits. 

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Item Highlights:

  • Geffen Records "5x Platinum" album award for Guns N' Roses album Appetite For Destruction
  • In VG condition
  • Award estimated to be from around 1988 based on the 5x Multi-Platinum certification date of Appetite 
  • Presented to agent who worked with GNR
  • Award measures approx. 30.5" x 21.5"
  • All original with manufacturer sticker
  • Awesome collector's item for any Guns N' Roses fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a Geffen Records label award presented to an agent who at that time worked at ICM representing Gun N' Roses. Their name has been obscured in the photos for privacy. A letter of provenance from this executive will be provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images with executive's name obscured for privacy. Item buyer will receive a non-obscured copy of the letter.

The award, dated to around 1988, is therefore approx. 35 years old. It is in VG condition with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass, including a couple of minor scuffs inside the plexi over the record (see images) which probably occurred when the plexi was pushed down at some point and touched the record. The award has its' original backing paper with Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage record 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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