RIAA Platinum Award for The Offspring Ixnay On The Hombre. Released on Jan. 31, 1997 it was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Apr. 22, 1997 for one million copies sold.
The California-based group's fifth album produced the singles "All I Want", "Gone Away", "The Meaning of Life", and "I Choose" and reached #9 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It also reached the top ten in many other countries. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album over the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1997
- Presented to record label executive
- All original with manufacturer sticker
- Letter of provenance included
- Known as a RIAA "serial number hologram" award, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any fan of The Offspring
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1997 making it 25 years old. The award is presented to Jerry Blair, who was at the time a record executive at Columbia Records.
Blair played a key role in the success of artists including The Offspring, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ricky Martin, George Michael, Will Smith and many others. The award is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Blair's son, who later took possession of his father's awards and memorabilia (see image of letter, son's name is redacted on image, buyer will receive unredacted copy).
The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only very minor frame wear and a few mars on the plexiglass. This award is all original with Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer sticker. It has discoloration on the lower part of the backing paper but this has no effect whatsoever on the matte, front of the award or 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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.