Three Famously Rare RIAA Walnut Plaques – Awarded To Tennesee Ernie Ford

In the late 50’s and early 60’s Tennessee Ernie Ford was a huge star. The song Sixteen Tons (video) was his biggest hit, and he had four albums certified by the RIAA as million sellers. Below you see three of them in their Authentic, First-Presentation state as Walnut Plaques, the rarely seen RIAA format from 1958-1964…

Spirituals was released in April 1957 and certified RIAA gold on 10/10/61…riaa-award2-3

Star Carol was released in October 1958 and certified RIAA gold on March 12, 1962…riaa4-2

Nearer The Cross was released in May 1959 and certified RIAA gold on March 22, 1962…

The backs were all the same with a center wire hanging…riaaback-2


If you’ve thought about selling some of your awards, I’d love to talk with you. Please call or text me at (818) 416-3770, or email Thanks, Jim


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