Musicians traditionally tend to write music for themselves. They use the fire burning inside them to spur creativity and write something that other can connect with, which for most is the only reward they need. Of course, it is always nice when the artist is recognised for their achievements from the industry they are part of.
This mostly comes in the form of being presented an award from the governing bodies such as the BPI, RIAA, ARIA, and so on. Sometimes, these awards make their way into the hands of collectors and the public, and we see no shortage of them here. From Platinum discs celebrating sales over the one million mark, to in house presentation CD awards, they make great pieces to display, and the perfect addition to any collection of records or memorabilia.
Find our full range at eil.com, and check out a few of the highlights we have in stock below:
Simply Red – Stars: Official 1991 UK East West label In-house MULTI-PLATINUM award issued to commemorate album sales in excess of 1,200,000 copies. This nicely framed and glazed award measures 25″ x 16″ in size, and features FOUR overlapping CD’s next to the album artwork mounted on a silver background, below is the authentic custom engraved dedication plaque also mounted on a silver background. Next to the plaque is a silver square that has been AUTOGRAPHED ‘Simply Thanks Simply Mick’, although originally signed in blue biro pen, has faded leaving the imprint visible, all surrounded with a blue mount with a Union ‘Jack’ flag in the top left corner – superb item.
Jools Holland – Small World Big Band: Official 2001 UK Warner in-house double silver CD sales award presented to recognise sales of more than 600,000 copies. This nicely framed and glazed award measures 22″ x 11″ in size, and features two overlapping picture discs of the Compact Disc album, mounted above the sleeve artwork which has been signed by Jools in black marker pen, along with the authentic custom engraved dedication plaque. This stylish slimline autographed award would look stunning on any wall!
The Streets – Original Pirate Material: Rare official 2002 UK in-house Gold award issued to recognise sales in the United Kingdom of more than 100,000 copies of the album. This nicely framed and glazed awardmeasures 16″ x 20″ in size, and features a gold coloured LP disc with overlayed CD mounted above a custom engraved silver dedication plaque with album artwork minature, on a dark grey background. A great conversation piece.
Be sure to check out the rest of our latest awards at eil.com, and if you have any items to sell, please call us on 01474 815099
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