RIAA Platinum LP award for Rush album All The World's A Stage. Released on Sept. 29, 1976, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Mar. 4, 1981 for one million copies sold. Rush RIAA awards are very hard to find.
Rush's first iconic live album featured tunes from their first three albums including hits such as "Working Man", "Fly By Night" and "Lakeside Park" and it also introduced in live form some tracks from the 2112 album. The album reached #40 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA "floater" Platinum LP award with platinum disc and presentation plate
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1981
- Presented to Polygram Distribution
- All original including backing paper
- Known as a RIAA "floater" award, which were produced 1975-81
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Rush fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1981 making it approx. 41 years old. It is presented to Polygram Distribution (Polygram distributed Mercury Records releases).
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 New York Frame & Picture Co. 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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.