RIAA Platinum LP award for Rush album Signals. Released on Sept. 9, 1982, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Nov. 10, 1982 for one million copies sold. Rush RIAA awards are very hard to find.
The album produced a Canadian #1 hit with "New World Man" and also "Subdivisions" and "Countdown" were charting singles. The album topped the Canadian album chart, and peaked at #3 in the UK and #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA "strip plate" Platinum LP award with platinum disc and presentation plate
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1982
- Presented to Polygram Records
- All original including backing paper
- Known as a "strip plate" award, which were produced 1981-85
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Rush fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1982 making it approx. 40 years old. It is presented to Polygram Records, Inc.
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. Tears in the backing paper have been taped to help prevent dust intrusion.
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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.