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Rush A Show Of Hands RIAA Gold Video Award

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RIAA Gold Video award for Rush video A Show Of Hands. Released on Feb. 21, 1989, the video release was certified Gold by the RIAA on June 9, 1989 for 25,000 copies or $1 million dollars worth sold. Rush RIAA awards are very hard to find.

Rush's 1985 A Show Of Hands video was released on video and as a live album simultaneously. The performances on this album were from two Birmingham (UK) shows that took place on April 23–24, 1988. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA on the same day as Gold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this long form video*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold video sales award from the RIAA "R hologram" period
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1990
  • Presented to concert promotion executive
  • All original including backing paper
  • Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, which were produced 1990-97
  • Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
  • Great collectors item for any Rush fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1990 making it approx. 32 years old. It is presented to Alex Kochan, who was in concert promotion and worked on the Rush tour.

The frame has some typical wear and there are a few minor mars on the plexiglass. While the manufacturer sticker has fallen off, there is adhesive residue in the size, shape and location of a Creative Glassics sticker, indicating an original backing paper. 

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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. 

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com