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Peter, Paul and Mary (Moving) RIAA Gold Album Award - RARE

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Peter, Paul and Mary (Moving) RIAA Gold Album Award. This album was released in January 1963 and was certified Gold for 500,000 copies sold by the RIAA on August 27, 1963. Note: The RIAA refers to the group as Peter, Paul & Mary (using an ampersand).

The album contained the iconic "Puff, The Magic Dragon" (listed as "Puff" on the award's record label) along with the Woodie Guthrie-penned classic "This Land Is Your Land". "Puff" became a career-defining hit for the group, hitting #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart. It also propelled the album to #2 on the Pop Albums Chart and set the group up for later success, including performing "If I Had A Hammer" and "Blowin' In The Wind" at the 1963 March on Washington during which the Rev. Martin Luther King made his "I Have A Dream" speech.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "R hologram" Gold album award
  • In VG condition
  • Likely a fourth presentation award made sometime from 1990-97
  • Presented to industry executive
  • Has original backing paper and manufacturer's label
  • "RIAA R hologram" awards were made from 1990-1997
  • Award measures 17" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Peter, Paul and Mary fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold album award is a fourth presentation "R hologram" award that would have been manufactured sometime  from 1990-97 (most likely early 1990s) making it around 30 years old. 

It is presented to the late Artie Mogull, a most appropriately-named record executive who discovered and/or signed Bob Dylan, Laura Nyro, Olivia Newton-John, Wilson Phillips, Hootie and the Blowfish and worked with many others. (Fun Trivia: It is said that he signed Hootie... without even having heard the group because he liked their name). 

Other than very minor frame mars, the award is in Very Good condition complete with original backing paper and Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer's sticker.

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