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Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I & II RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum Award

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Guns N' Roses RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum combo album award for Use Your Illusion I & Use Your Illusion II, which were released jointly on Sept. 17, 1991. The albums were certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for three million copies sold on Jan. 7, 1992 and Dec. 2, 1991, respectively.

Illusion I contributed "November Rain", "Don't Cry" and a roaring version of  Paul McCartney & Wings "Live And Let Die" to the list of classic GNR tracks Illusion II featured "Civil War", "You Could Be Mine", a cover of Bob Dylan's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door", and the epic "Estranged". The albums hit #2 and #1 respectively on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and UK chart, and landed in the top 10 in many other markets worldwide. Use Your Illusion I also picked up a Grammy award nomination for "Live And Let Die". By 1997 both albums had reached RIAA certified sales of over seven million. See images above for the RIAA sales certification data of the pair of albums*.

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Item Highlights:

  • Dual album RIAA 3x Multi-Platinum album award with great artwork
  • In Excellent condition
  • Award made in 1992
  • Presented to record promotions executive
  • All original with manufacturer label 
  • Award measures approx. 21" x 17"
  • Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
  • 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 first presentation dual album RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured after 1992, making it approx. 30 years old. Its' most unique feature is the great GNR logo and unique "blood dripping down" across the presentation plate graphics. The award is presented to John "Pappy" Papinchak, who was a MCA/Universal Music promotions rep.

This award is in really Excellent condition with only a very, very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass. It has its' original backing paper with manufacturer's sticker from Fitzgerald Hartley.

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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:

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