RIAA Platinum LP award for Journey's Inifinity album, which was released on Jan. 30, 1977. The album was certified Platinum® by the RIAA on Oct. 10, 1978 for one million copies sold.
The album, the group's first with vocalist Steve Perry, featured the singles "Lights", "Wheels In The Sky", "Feeling That Way" and "Anytime". went to #5 on the Billboard Pop album chart in the U.S. By 1989 the album was certified 3x Multi-Platinum™. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the era: Platinum frame, platinum disc and platinum info plate
- In Good to VG condition with a few scratches on and chipped paint on the bottom facing part of the frame, fading of the matte and album cover miniature
- First presentation award from 1978
- Presentation to music executive
- Original backing paper with manufacturer sticker (has been opened on three sides and resealed) but internal components appear completely unaltered
- Platinum disc is side 1 of the record. The track list leads off with "Lights" (see label photo)
- 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 17.5" x 21.5"
- Beautiful collectors item
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1978. That makes this award 41 years old. The award is presented to music industry executive John Robson.
The original backing paper with Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker is present (has been opened and resealed on three sides, with the bottom side not disturbed). All internal components appear original and unaltered. The award is in good to very good condition, with a few minor scratches on the frame including some chipped platinum paint on the bottom facing bottom edge of the frame. There is also a circular fade mark on the lower part of the matte above the album miniature that, while not overly noticeable, is visible on close inspection. Overall, these issues have a minimal effect on the appearance of the piece when displayed and are not thought to have a significant impact on collector value.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: 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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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com