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Stray Cats Built For Speed EMI label platinum award to Setzers

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Stray Cats Built For Speed EMI Records label "platinum" award presented to Brian Setzer's parents Bob and Dee Setzer. This album was released in June 1982 and while this is not a RIAA award, the album was in fact certified Platinum by the RIAA on Dec. 1, 1982 for one million copies sold. 

The album that ushered rockabilly in to the 1980s with hits including "Stray Cat Strut" and "Rock This Town" peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top LPs and Tapes chart.  The two tracks also receieved massive MTV rotation at the time. Note: This is not an RIAA award.

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Item Highlights:

  • EMI Records label "platinum" album award
  • In VG condition with mars on frame 
  • Award dates from 1982
  • Presented to lead singer/guitarist Brian Setzer's parents
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Has been rebacked but all other components are original
  • Great collector's item for any Stray Cats fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a label award that would have been manufactured in 1982 making it 40 years old. It is presented to lead singer/guitarist Brian Setzer's parents, Bob and Dee Setzer, making for a unique presentation.

The award is in VG condition with all original components, save the backing paper. It has some typical mars and wear on the frame but is in VG condition otherwise. This award has a real glass front.

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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.

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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com