Rush Permanent Waves Mercury Records Label Award. Released on Jan. 14, 1980, the album was in fact certified Platinum by the RIAA on Nov. 10, 1982 for one million copies sold. Note: This is not an RIAA award.
The album produced a Canadian #1 hit with "The Spirit of Radio" and also "Freewill" was a charting single. The album peaked at #3 in Canada and the UK and #4 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Album chart. It also did well in numerous other world music markets. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- Mercury Records "platinum" LP award with platinum disc and presentation plate
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Esitmated to have been made in 1987
- Presented to music critic/writer
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Rush fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a Mercury Records label award that would have been manufactured around 1987 when the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA making it approx. 35 years old. It is presented to Brad Allmand who is a music writer and critic.
The frame has some typical wear and there are a few minor mars on the plexiglass. It has a manufacturer sticker from Creative Glassics, Inc.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage record 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.