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Queensryche Video: Mindcrime RIAA Platinum Music Video Award

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Queensryche RIAA Platinum Music Video Award for Video: Mindcrime. Released on July 1, 1989, the long form music video was certified Platinum by the RIAA for 50,000 copies or $2 million dollars worth sold on Nov. 21, 1989.

A video featuring various music videos, many of which had aired on MTV, from Queenryche's 1988 concept album Operation Mindcrime, this long-form music video sold extremely well. The clips included those for "Eyes of a Stranger" and "I Don't Believe in Love", the  group's first Billboard Mainstream Rock charting tracks. See image above for the RIAA sales certification data of this music video release*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Music Video award
  • In VG condition
  • Award made in 1990
  • All original 
  • Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
  • Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
  • Great collector's item for any Queenryche fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum Music Video award that would have been manufactured in 1990, making it approx. 33 years old. It is presented and inscribed to Michael Roden. It is not known what role Roden played in the creation or promotion of the release.

This award is in VG condition with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It is all original although the manufacturer sticker has fallen off, however there is adhesive residue in the size, shape, and location of a 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. 

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