Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
Lot 145: 1977 RIAA Gold Record Award for Elvis Presley's Album Welcome to My World Presented to RCA Records
October 29, 2016
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
This framed RIAA Certified Gold Sales Award was "Presented to RCA Records to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of the RCA Records Long-Playing Record Album 'Welcome to My World'" by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This album was a compilation released in March of 1977, just months before Elvis' death in August. The compilation album of previously released tracks charted as well as the recent newly-recorded albums. The album was certified gold in September of 1977 and quickly attained platinum status just a few years later. This framed display features a gold-colored record above a gold-colored plaque, both mounted against a black backing with gold-colored wood frame, indicating a late-1970s issuance of the award. The framed award measures 20 3/4 by 16 3/4 inches (52.70 x 42.54 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: The award is in excellent condition overall with the label of the album possibly re-adhered.