RIAA Gold LP white matte award for the Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet presented to Mick Jagger. This album was released on December 6, 1968 and quickly certified Gold by the RIAA on December 23, 1968 for $1 million worth sold. This award was acquired from a collector who purchased it 25 years ago in 1995 at a Sotheby's auction held in London. The original auction catalog showing the item (see image) will be included with purchase along with the original Sotheby's purchase receipt.
The album that brought the world the Stones classics "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Street Fighting Man", Beggars Banquet became one of the group's most highly acclaimed albums and the last to feature Brian Jones, whose untimely death occurred in mid-1969. The album has graced many "greatest albums" lists and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. By 2000 it was certified Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with white matte, gold disc, album miniature, and gold info plate
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award made in 1969
- Presented to Mick Jagger
- Unopened back with original New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker
- 1995 Sotheby's London auction catalog showing this award included along with original purchase receipt
- "White matte" awards (obviously so-named due to the white matte used) were made from from 1964-1974
- RIAA white matte awards numbered only 5-25 plaques worldwide for any given single/album.
- Award measures approx. 17.25" x 21.75"
- Beautiful and very rare collector's item for any Rolling Stones fan
- FREE U.S. and WORLDWIDE insured shipping on this item (see details in red above and please also note all conditions related to international shipments here)
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold LP white matte award would have been made in 1969 given the album's certification date, and probably mid-to-later 1969 given that a John St. New York Frame & Picture Co. sticker exists on its backing paper (NYF&P Co. moved from 141 Fulton St. to 29 John St. in mid-1969). The award's most spectacular feature is undoubtedly that it is presented to illustrious Stones co-founder, co-songwriter and lead vocalist Mick Jagger.
The backing paper is original and unopened with a couple of very minor tears and a small taped tear at the top. Its' original New York Frame & Picture Co. sticker is still present. The award is approx. 51 years old yet is in Very Good to Excellent condition, especially considering its age. There are some typical but very minor scratches on the frame and the matte has a couple of small spots on it but overall the award is in Very Good to Excellent condition. When received, this award had an incorrect hanger on its back so it was replaced with a new wire hanger in the original white matte award style.
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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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com