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Toad the Wet Sprocket fear RIAA Gold Award

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RIAA Gold Award for Toad the Wet Sprocket album fear. This album was released on Aug. 23, 1991 and was certified Gold by the RIAA on Nov. 6, 1992 for 500,000 copies sold. 

Reaching #49 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart with two singles charting in the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100: "All I Want" (#15) and "Walk on the Ocean" (#18). By 1994 the album had been certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold award
  • In VG to Excellent condition 
  • First presentation award from 1992
  • Presentation to radio industry executive
  • All original with manufacturer sticker 
  • Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
  • Award measures 21.5" x 13"
  • Great collectors item for any Toad the Wet Sprocket 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 1992 making it 30 years old. The award is presented to Bruce Stevens of WBBQ radio.

This award is all original with Ill Eagle manufacturer's sticker. It is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor wear on the frame and a few mars on the plexiglass.

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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: