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Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction Geffen Records 6 Million Sales Award

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Guns N' Roses Geffen Records "6x 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 "6x Platinum" album award for Guns N' Roses album Appetite For Destruction
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • Award estimated to be from around 1988 based on the 6x Multi-Platinum certification date of Appetite 
  • Presented to A&R executive who signed GNR (read about all the Mötley Crüe and Guns N' Roses awards presented to him here).
  • Award measures approx. 30.5" x 21.5"
  • Reframed with glass front (not plexiglass)
  • 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 Tom Zutaut, an A&R executive with Elektra and Geffen Records who famously signed Motley Crue, Guns N' Roses, Dokken, Tesla, Edie Brickell, Enya, and others. One of Zutaut's original Elektra Records business cards is included with this item. Read more about Zutaut and the other awards in this collection all presented to him here. Here is Zutaut with Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx in the 80s:

Guns N’ Roses Appetite For Destruction RIAA 10x Multi-Platinum LP Award

The award, dated to around 1988, is therefore approx. 34 years old. This award is in Excellent condition. Its' original internal components have been reframed and its' plexiglass front has been replaced with real glass, making for clear, scratchless viewing of the award.

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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.

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. 

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