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The Association Insight Out White Matte RIAA Gold Album Award - RARE

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RIAA Gold Album award for The Association album Insight Out. Released on June 8, 1967, it was certified Gold by the RIAA on Dec. 28, 1967 for 500,000 copies sold. 

Driven by massive radio airplay of hits "Windy" and "Never My Love", which hit #1 and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart respectively, the album became a huge success. The album reached #8 on the Billboard Top LPs chart. The album also featured many legendary L.A. studio musicians including Hal Blaine, Larry Knectel, Joe Osborn and many others. See image above for the RIAA sales certification info on this album*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold album award with white matte, gold disc and gold info plate
  • In VG condition (see details below)
  • First presentation award from 1973
  • Presented to artist manager
  • Has original unopened back with original New York Picture & Framing Co. manufacturer sticker
  • "White matte" awards (obviously so-named due to the white matte used) were made from from 1964-1974
  • RIAA white matte awards numbered only 5-25 plaques worldwide for any given single/album 
  • Award measures 17" x 21"
  • Beautiful and rare collector's item for any fan of The Association
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold album award is presented to the late Pat Collechio, longtime manager of The Association. The award was made in 1967 making it 55 years old.

The award is in VG condition considering its age, with a 1967 award being among the earliest white matte RIAA awards one can find. The backing paper has been replaced as has the matte board but other than that the award is original. The frame is original but has likely received some minor wood stain touch ups over the years.  

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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 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