RIAA Gold Award for Led Zeppelin album The Complete Studio Recordings. Released on Sept. 13, 1993 it was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on Nov. 16, 1993.
The release contained all nine original Led Zeppelin studio albums digitally remastered, plus an expanded version of the posthumous release Coda. The box set also included a booklet with extensive album notes by rock journalist Cameron Crowe and photos. Warmly welcomed by fans the box set sold well and by 1999 was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for all the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- Large and impressive RIAA Gold award with album miniatures of all ten Led Zeppelin albums
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1998
- Unopened back with manufacturer's sticker indicating a completely original award
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 34" x 22"
- Beautiful and rare collectors item for any Zeppelin fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1998 since it is a RIAA serial number hologram award, making it approximately 24 years old. This award is presented to Russell and Iris Hobbs. It is not known what role they played in the creation or promotion of the release.
It is all original with serial number RIAA "bar hologram," unopened backing paper, Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker. The award is in Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com