RIAA Platinum LP award for Jefferson Starship's Spitfire album which was released in June 1976 and certified Platinum by the RIAA on Sept. 28, 1976 for one million copies sold (in the first year of the RIAA's Platinum certification program).
Featuring the single "With Your Love", which rose to #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, the album rode the group's 1970s popularity to a high of #3 on both the Billboard album chart in the U.S. and the Canadian chart. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the era: Platinum frame, platinum disc and platinum presentation plate
- In VG condition with original components but has been rebacked
- First presentation award from 1976
- Presented to radio industry executive
- Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981
- RIAA floater awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for a Jefferson Starship fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1976, making this award 46 years old. This award is presented to radio industry executive Dave Sholin.
The award is in VG condition with only typical frame wear. The award has been rebacked but contains all original components otherwise.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com