RIAA Gold LP award for the Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majestles Request, which was released in December 1967 and certified Gold® by the RIAA on Dec. 6, 1967 for $1 million worth sold. (Note: The RIAA spells the title wrong in their database, as Their Satanic Majesty's Request).
It included the hits "She's A Rainbow" and "In Another Land" and did well on the charts, hitting #2 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the U.K. Albums tally. It was the only album of their first couple of decades self-produced by the Stones.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with white matte, gold disc, album miniature, and gold info plate
- In VG to Excellent condition with some scratches on the frame
- First presentation award made sometime from 1967-69
- Presented to the group's label London Records
- Unopened back with original New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker
- "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 17.25" x 21.75"
- Beautiful and rare collector's item for any Stones fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold LP award is presented to London Records. This is a first presentation award made sometime between 1967 and 1969 given its certification date (white matte style awards were produced from 1964-74) and the 141 Fulton Street address New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer's sticker. The framer was only located at 141 Fulton St., until 1969. After that the company moved to 29 John St., NY and had new labels made with that address. The backing paper appears to be original and unopened due to the presence of the correct NYF&P Co. sticker.
All visible components appear original and unaltered. It features the correct London label on the album and correct album artwork, and the presentation plate correctly shows that the award is "to commemorate more than one million dollars worth of..." (Post-1974 awards referred to number of copies sold, not the dollar value). Also, it appears to have the correct Miller board matte used for white mattes after made after 1967. Miller is smoother and whiter than the Bainbridge board used earlier.
This makes the award approx. 50 years old. It is in very good to excellent condition, especially considering its age. There are some typical scratches on the frame, very slight warping of the gold disc and minor tears on the backing paper. The matte board, presentation plate, record label and album miniature are in excellent condition.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com