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Lynyrd Skynyrd Legend RIAA Platinum LP Award

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RIAA Platinum LP award for Lynyrd Skynyrd's Legend album. Released on October 5, 1987, the album was certified Gold for 500,000 sold on July 27, 2001. The release Includes Skynyrd classics "Simple Man", "Sweet Little Missy", "Take Your Time" and other tracks and it notably included some early demos of some of the tunes that appeared on classic Skynyrd albums. 

We not encountered this before but we cannot find the data on the Platinum status of this album, but this RIAA "flower hologram" style award appears completely genuine (and it seems likely that a Skynyrd rarities hits album would sell at least 1 million copies) so we assume that in this case the data is missing from the RIAA website.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum LP award with all proper components for the "flower hologram" era: "platinum" disc, cassette, "flower hologram" and silver presentation plate
  • In VG to Excellent condition with original back and only a few very minor scratches on frame and plexiglas, and some damage to backing paper
  • First presentation award
  • Presented to noted music industry attorney
  • Known as a "flower hologram" award they were made from 1986-1989
  • Award measures approx. 16" x 20"
  • Great collectors item for any Skynyrd fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: 

This is an original first presentation RIAA award from around 1989, making it 30 years old. It is presented to a noted music industry attorney.

It is in VG to Excellent condition including its original back with Dejay Products manufacturer sticker (has been taped on edges, appears to have been damaged and reattached. There is some other minor damage to the backing paper). Otherwise, it has only a very few minor scratches on the frame and plexiglas but otherwise is in excellent condition.

Interested in knowing more about RIAA awards and what makes them great to add to your collection? Read our article here.

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.

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: RIAA.com