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Whitesnake Trilogy 1988 RIAA Gold Video Award

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RIAA Platinum video award for Whitesnake's Trilogy long form music video. Released in Nov. 17, 1987, it was certified Gold by the RIAA for 50,000 units "or retail value over $2,000,000" sold on Jan. 29, 1988.

The video set included most of the major hit videos from the group, including the iconic videos played in heavy rotation on MTV such as "Here I Go Again '87" "Is This Love", "Still Of The Night" and others. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA for 100,000 in sales on the same day as Gold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this long form video*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold video sales award from the "flower hologram" period
  • In Excellent condition
  • Award made in 1988
  • Presented to record industry executive
  • All original components but possibly rebacked
  • Award measures 13" x 17"
  • Letter of provenance included
  • RIAA "flower hologram" awards were made from from 1986-1989
  • Great collectors item for any fan of Whitesnake
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Gold video "flower hologram" award. It is presented to John Kalodner, who was involved in the project and who also worked with Santana, Journey, Chicago, Heart, Iron Maiden, Cher, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon, the Black Crowes and others.

The award was made in 1988 making it approx. 34 years old. It is in Excellent condition with only some very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It looks to have been rebacked and has security wall mounting hardware added to its' back.

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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