IN-HOUSE

Fleetwood Mac “Rumours” … RIAA Floater Vs. In House Floater

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RIAA and In House awards are both collectible, with RIAA awards considered more valuable. But other than the RIAA logo, they can look very similar. For example… Here’s an In House Fleetwood Mac Rumours Platinum Floater (1977)…Here’s an RIAA Fleetwood Mac Rumours Platinum Floater (1977)…Here’s the In House presentation plate… Here’s the RIAA presentation plate…

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Carole King “Tapestry” – 1971 #1 Album – Gold In-House (Disc Award Ltd.) Record Award

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Singer songwriters ruled the early 70’s, and Carole King was one of the best. Her most celebrated and successful album, “Tapestry”, was released in March of 1971, certified gold by the RIAA on June 7, 1971, and reached #1 on charts around the world. If it were an RIAA celebration it would be a White […]

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Michael Jackson “Thriller” 1983 In House Platinum LP Record Award

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This is a Michael Jackson In House award for Thriller. In House awards are all those awards that are authentic, but not RIAA awards. Thriller was the high point of Micheal’s phenomenal career and generated a vast variety of record awards–celebrating the multiple hit singles and multiple millions in album sales. There are RIAA awards, […]

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Diamonds Awards Festival Antwerp 1986 In House Gold & Diamond Record Award

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Most record awards, even the most valuable, have little intrinsic value. Value, to collectors, is bestowed by presentation and  rarity. This award from the 1986 Diamond Awards Festival in Antwerp (the diamond capital of the world) is the exception.Small, perfectly cut, real diamonds are inserted around the disc, which size wise, is a bit larger […]

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Fleetwod Mac “Rumours” 1977 Platinum LP In-House Record Award

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Rumours, released in February 1977, laid bare the emotional turmoil of the members of Fleetwood Mac—and became there biggest selling album.  It was certified RIAA gold on 2/15/77, platinum on 3/7/77, and reached a peak chart position of #1. In all respects, but one, this looks like a Floater, the correct RIAA format for the […]

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Grassroots “Midnight Confession” 1968 Gold 45 In-House Dics Award Ltd. Record Award

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The Grassroots—the brainchild of P. F. Sloan and Steve Barri. “Midnight Confession”—their biggest United States hit, peaking at #5. Here celebrated with a Disc Award Ltd.—gold 45. Presented to Hal Blaine (Wrecking Crew)—from Steve Barri (Songwriter, Producer)._______________________ See more in the Awards Gallery to the right—and new each week in Award Stories by Email.

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Beatles “Please Please Me” 1964 Gold 45 In-House Disc Award Ltd. Record Award

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Gold for The Beatles on Vee-Jay!On August 23, 1964, Vee-Jay president Randy Wood presented the Beatles with gold records for five Vee-Jay releases. One of them was “Please Please Me,” shown here celebrated as an In-House award from Disc Awards Ltd. Click on the article below for the full story…For those of you familiar with […]

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Multi Album – Label Presentations – In House Awards

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Welcome to Honor Music Awards. Here you’ll find in-depth information and photos on the wide variety of record awards presented over the last fifty years. If you have received or collect awards, please share your knowledge by commenting, and receive regular weekly updates by signing up for our emails. ________________________________ Between the glitz and glamor […]

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Creative Glassics, RIAA Awards Manufacturer/Framer & Bruce Springsteen “Darkness On The Edge Of Town” 1979 In-House Gold Record Award

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Submit pictures of your awards for spotlighting.  Join Honor Music Awards on Facebook.  Receive free collector news and award stories by Email. _____________________________ Over two decades thousands of RIAA and In-House record awards, that hung on walls around the United States, came from Creative Glassics in New Jersey. Dan Chusid worked there for two years […]

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New Seekers “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing” 1972 Gold 45 Disc Award Ltd., In House Record Award

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Gold and platinum awards have become vivid symbols of music’s success.  Honor Music is about the hobby of collecting them. ______________________ The Coke jingle that became a #1 record. I’d like to teach the world to sing (video) Towards the end of 1971, the New Seekers recorded an adaptation of the Coca-Cola jingle, “I’d Like […]

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Foo Fighters “Learn To Fly” 2002 Billboard Number One Ad and Chart Award

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Gold and platinum awards have become vivid symbols of music’s success, worldwide.  Honor Music is about celebrating their history and presentation, for those who have received and collect them. _______________________ OK, technically this is not a record award (doesn’t contain 45, LP, CD or presentation plate). But it is pretty cool, and ties into other […]

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Linda Ronstadt “Long Long Time” 1970 Silver In-House 45 Record Award

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 The hit before international stardom. “Long Long Time” (video)  Linda Ronstadt’s second solo album, Silk Purse, was released in March 1970. It provided her with her first solo hit, “Long Long Time“, and earned her her first Grammy nomination (for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance/Female).  Neither the album or single were certified by the RIAA, and […]

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Cat Stevens “Mona Bone Jakon” 1973 Gold LP “Disc Award Ltd.” Record Award

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 Cat Stevens first A&M Records album “Mona Bone Jakon” was released in July of 1970. This Disc Award Ltd. gold LP was presented in 1973, well before the album was finally certified RIAA gold in 1976. Disc Award Ltd. was the preeminent “in-house” award manufacturer of the period (the RIAA format when it was authorized […]

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