RIAA Gold Album award for the Smashing Pumpkins album Siamese Dream. It was released on Jukly 27, 1993 and by Nov. 17, 1993 was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold.
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- RIAA Gold Album Award
- First presentation award from 1993-94
- In VG condition
- Presented to record label executive
- Award measures approx. 17" x 17"
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
- Great collectors item for any Smashing Pumpkins fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold Album award that would have been manufactured in 1993-94, making it approximately 30 years old. This award is presented to Mike Easterlin, who was at the time National Director of Pop Promotion at Virgin Records, and who also worked at Island Def Jam and later became President at Fueled By Ramen and Roadrunner, and co-President of Elektra Records.
The award is in VG condition with only a few minor mars on the frame and plexiglass, and the RIAA hologram sticker has shifted slightly. It has its' original backing paper, which has numerous tears, with manufacturer sticker from Ill Eagle Enterprises.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com