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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 and shares with us his memories, pictures, and a Bruce Springsteen In-House award he made.  Thanks Dan, for this unique insight.

Creative Glassics — Verona NJ –1979

“Stan (the owner) is working on an Elvis Presley (In-House) award in ’79. We replaced all of the Elvis awards for Colonel Tom Parker’s office that year.”

“Stan is at the work stations we used to assemble all the RIAA awards.” Look carefully and you’ll see three RIAA floaters to the left of the In-House Elvis Presley award being assembled in the photo above.

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