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Squirrel Nut Zippers Hot RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold Award for Squirrel Nut Zippers album Hot, which was released on June 4, 1996. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold on May 22, 1997.

The album, the second from the retro swing outfit, featured single "Hell", which reached #13 on the Billboard Alternative chart. It peaked at the #27 slot on the Top 200 Albums tally. By late 1997 the album was certified Platinum for one million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold "R" hologram award with album artwork
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • First presentation award from 1997
  • Original back with manufacturer's sticker
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 25"
  • "RIAA R hologram" awards were made from 1990-1997
  • Great collectors item for Squirrel Nut Zippers fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1997 making it approximately 24 years old. This award is presented to Jonathan Lev, a promotions and marketing executive who worked with rock, pop and alternative artists including Squirrel Nut Zippers, 311, Green Day, Nirvana, U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.

The award is all original with Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker on its back. This award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass and a small amount of dust on the bottom inside edge of the frame.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: 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