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Mickey Mouse Disco Disney RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum album award for Disney album Mickey Mouse DiscoReleased in July 1979, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 30, 1980 for one million copies sold.

Mickey Mouse scores a Platinum record! Composed of disco versions of various Disney classic tunes such as ""Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", along with new tracks such as "Macho Duck", the album reached #35 on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart and also sold well in Australia and Canada. By 1984 it was certified 2x Multi-Platinum. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. The RIAA certification listing entertainingly refers to the artist as "Mickey Mouse."

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum album award 
  • First presentation award from 1980
  • Presentation to record distributor
  • Good to VG condition 
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • 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
  • Great and unusual collectors item for any Mickey Mouse or Disney fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum album award from 1980, making it a great piece of Disney history that is approx. 42 years old. It is presented to Handleman Company, a record distributor.

The award is in Good to VG condition with frame wear, matte fading, and some fairly minor scratches on the plexiglass. Its' backing paper is original with Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker. 

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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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