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Paul McCartney & Wings At The Speed Of Sound RIAA Gold LP Award

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RIAA Gold Album award for Paul McCartney & Wings At The Speed Of Sound. The album was released on March 25, 1976. The album was certified Gold on the day of its' release by the RIAA on March 25, 1976 for 500,000 copies sold, showing the incredible demand for post-Beatles break up releases. 

Both singles released from the album, "Silly Love Songs" and "Let 'Em In", went into the top 5 in both the U.S. and U.K.. The album topped the Billboard Top 200 chart and went to #2 on the U.K. Album Chart. By later in 1976 the album had been certified Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Album award 
  • In Good to VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1976
  • Presented to Capitol Records
  • Has been rebacked
  • 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" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Paul McCartney and Wings fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1976 making it approximately 46 years old. It is presented to Capitol Records. 

This award is in Good to VG condition considering its' age, with minor fading of the matte and album miniature, minor disc tarnishing and typical frame wear, including some gold finish loss in spots with the red primer showing through. The award has been rebacked but otherwise appears all original. 

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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.

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