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Pointer Sisters "Slow Hand" RIAA Gold Single Award

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RIAA Gold Single award for Pointer Sisters hit "Slow Hand". Released in May 1981, it was certified Gold by the RIAA on on Sept. 2, 1981 for one million copies sold (listed as "Slowhand"). Remember June Pointer (1953-2006) with this award.

The single went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also went to #10 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the group's first entry into the top 10 there. It also did well in many other world markets.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Single award
  • VG condition 
  • First presentation award from 1981
  • Presentation to artist manager
  • Original backing paper with manufacturer sticker
  • Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
  • 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 collectors item for any Pointer Sisters fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold Single award from 1981, making it approx. 42 years old. It is presented to artist manager Burt Zell, who managed the group along with other artists including Chaka Kahn.

It is VG condition with only typical frame wear The award's backing paper is original and while its' manufacturer sticker is missing, it has adhesive residue consistent with the size, shape and location of a New York Frame & Picture Co. label. In addition, the award's components are also consistent with those from that manufacturer.

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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. 

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