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Record Awards
 
 
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Lot 825
Australian Record Industry Association Award For The B-52's. Platinum record for the B-52's with a plaque that says, "Presented to Tom Ruffino for Australian Sales exceeding 50,000 units by WEA Records Pty. Limited June, 1980" and an ARIA Accredited Award medal. With leopard-skin matting, framed to an overall size of 20¼" x 15¼". Excellent condition. The band's self-titled debut album, "the B-52's", and released in 1979.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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Lot 826
Brazilian Award For Rod Stewart. Gold record for Rod Stewart's 1986 album "Rod Stewart" (also released outside the U.S. as "Every Beat of My Heart") with a plaque in Portuguese from the Associação Brasileira de Produtores de Disnos for selling over 100,000 copies. Matted and framed to an overall size of 20¾" x 16". Excellent condition.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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$120
Lot 827
British Award For Van Halen. Platinum record for Van Halen's 1986 album "5150" with a plaque that reads, "BPI Certified Sales Award Presented to Van Halen to recognise sales in the United Kingdom of more than 60,000 copies of the Warner Bros. album '5150' 1986. " Matted and framed to an overall size of 20" x 16". Excellent condition. "5150" is police code for "escaped lunatic." This is the first Van Halen album with Sammy Hagar as lead singer.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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Lot 828
French Award For Van Halen. Gold record for Van Halen's debut, self-titled album, with a plaque in French that reads, "Plus de 100.000 exemplaires vendues juin 1979. Certifié S.N.E.P.A. Distribution WEA fillipacchi music." Matted and framed to an overall size of 19" x 19". Excellent condition. "Van Halen" was released in 1978. The hit "Runnin' With The Devil" is on the album.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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Lot 829
German Award For Rod Stewart. Gold record for Rod Stewart's 1986 album "Every Beat of My Heart" (released in the U.S. simply as "Rod Stewart") with a plaque in German from Bundesverband der Phonographischen Wirtschaft E.V.: "Überreicht an Warner Bros. Records Inc. in Würdigung für mehr als 250,000 verkaufter Langspieltontrãger der Produktion "Every Beat Of My Heart." Matted and framed to an overall size of 17½" x 17½". Excellent condition.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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$120
Lot 830
German Gold Record Award For Fleetwood Mac. Gold record for Fleetwood Mac's 1979 album "Tusk" with a plaque in German from Bundesverband der Phonographischen Wirtschaft E.V.: "Überreicht an Tom Ruffino, Warner Bros. Records Inc., International in Würdigung für mehr als 250,000 verkaufter Langspieltontrãger der Produktion "TUSK". Matted and framed to an overall size of 17½" x 17½". Excellent condition. "Tusk" spawned three hit singles: Lindsey Buckingham's "Tusk", Christine McVie's "Think About Me", and Stevie Nicks' "Sara".
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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$120
Lot 831
Greek Award For Red Hot Chili Peppers. CD of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 1999 release, "Californication" with a plaque that reads, "Awarded to Anthony Kiedid for sales in excess of 30,000 units in Greece. Warner Music Greece S.A." Matted with the booklet and an image of the band and framed to an overall size of 17½" x 23". Excellent condition.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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Lot 832
Italian Gold Record Award For Christopher Cross. Gold record for Christopher Cross' self-titled album, released in 1979, with a plaque that reads, "Presented to Tom Ruffino, Warner Bros Records for collaboration in reaching sales exceeding 200,000 copies of the Christopher Cross album in Italy." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 18¼" x 18¼". Excellent condition. Cross won five Grammy Awards for this album, which has the very popular song "Sailing".
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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Lot 833
Japanese Award For a-ha. Platinum record for a-ha's 1985 album, "Hunting High and Low," with a plaque that reads, "Warner-Pioneer Japan congratulates Tom Ruffino on the superlative album 'Hunting High and Low' 1986 Warner-Pioneer Corporation." Matted and framed to an overall size of 19¾" x 17". Excellent condition. The hit "Take On Me" is on the album.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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Lot 834
Japanese Gold Record Award For Deep Purple. Gold record for Deep Purple's 1977 release, "Power House" with a plaque that says: "Warner-Pioneer Japan congratulates Deep Purple on the superlative album 'Power House' 1977." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Excellent condition. The band broke up in 1976, this album was a compilation of live and studio music. The label says, "Made by Warner-Pioneer Corporation, Japan, under license from Warner Bros. Records, Inc., U.S.A."
Estimated Value $500 - 750.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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$300
Lot 835
Presley, Elvis - Certified RIAA Gold Record. Gold record of "Elvis Presley, Interviews and Memories of The Sun Years," with "RIAA Certified Gold" on a plaque stating: "Presented to Jess Reynolds to commemorate sales in excess of 500,000 units of the Sun Records long playing record album, cassette & compact disc 'The Sun Years'." In mint condition; attractively framed to an overall size of 21x26". Jess Reynolds is said to be the only living member of the Elvis Presley entourage.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
From the personal collection of Mark Sullivan, president of Hollywood Prop Supply.

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Lot 836
(Presley, Elvis) Limited Edition Gold-Plated Record. Issued by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. in 1996, this 24 kt gold-plated 45 of "Return to Sender" is number 602/2500. Matted with a image of Elvis in a gold lame suit, six stamps from Gambia showing Elvis in various outfits, and a paragraph of "Elvis Presley In Costume," with an "E.P.E. Official Product" seal and a plaque. Framed to an overall size of 12¼" x 16". Plexiglass cover on frame has a few scratches, else fine.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 837
RIAA Certified Gold Record - Al Jarreau. Gold record for Al Jarreau's "Breakin' Away" with plaque reading: "Presented to Bob Regehr to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of the Warner Brothers Records long-playing record album ''Breakin' Away." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Excellent condition. Frame has been changed. Everything else is original. "Breakin' Away" was released in 1981. Jarreau is the only vocalist in history to have won a Grammy Award in three separate categories: jazz, pop, and R&B.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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Lot 838
RIAA Certified Gold Record - Alice Cooper. Gold record for "Billion Dollar Babies" with plaque reading: "Presented to Warner Bros. Records to commemorate the sale of more than one million dollars worth of the Warner Bros. Records long-playing record album 'Billion Dollar Babies'." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Excellent condition. Frame has been changed. Everything else is original. Alice Cooper was born Vincent Damon Furnier. "Alice Cooper" was originally the name of Furnier's band; he legally changed his name to Alice Cooper. He is considered the founder of shock rock. "Billion Dollar Babies" peaked at #1 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart when it was released in 1973.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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$1,265
Lot 839
RIAA Certified Gold Record - Alice Cooper. Gold record for "Muscle Of Love" with plaque reading: "Presented to Warner Bros. Records to commemorate the sale of more than one million dollars worth of the Warner Bros. Records long-playing record album 'Muscle Of Love.'" Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Excellent condition. Frame has been changed. Everything else is original. "Muscle of Love" was released in 1973. It reached #10 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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$920
Lot 840
RIAA Certified Gold Record - Arlo Guthrie. Gold record for "Alice's Restaurant" with plaque reading: "Presented to Warner Bros. to commemorate the sale of more than one million dollars worth of the Reprise Records long-playing record album 'Alice's Restaurant'." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Excellent condition. Frame has been changed. Everything else is original. "Alice's Restaurant," released in 1967, was Arlo's most famous song. It is a talking blues, satirical song aboaut the Vietnam War draft, lasting 18 minutes and 20 seconds.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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$372
Lot 841
RIAA Certified Gold Record - Bill Cosby. Gold record for Cosby's "I Started Out As A Child" with plaque reading: "Presented to Warner Bros. Records to commemorate the sale of more than one million dollars worth of the Warner Bros. Records long-playing record album 'I Started Out As A Child'." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Very good condition; there are a few scuff marks on the album. Frame has been changed. Everything else is original. "I Started Out as a Child" (1964) was Cosby's second album; it won the Grammy Award in 1965 for Best Comedy Album.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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$1,500
Lot 842
RIAA Certified Gold Record - Bill Cosby. Gold record for Cosby's "Revenge" with plaque reading: "Presented to Warner Bros. Records to commemorate the sale of more than one million dollars worth of the Warner Bros. Records long-playing record album 'Revenge'." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Very good condition; there is a black scuff mark on the album and a couple of scratches on the plaque. Frame has been changed. Everything else is original. "Revenge," Cosby sixth album was recorded at Harrah's in Lake Tahoe in 1967. The album contains the first mention of Fat Albert on the track "Buck Buck."
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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$1,500
Lot 843
RIAA Certified Gold Record - Elvin Bishop. Gold record for "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" with plaque reading: "Presented to Warner Bros. Records to commemorate the sale of more than one million copies of the Capricorn Records single record 'Fooled Around And Fell In Love'." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 17½" x 13½". Excellent condition. Frame has been changed. Everything else is original. Formerly of the Butterfield Blues Band, Bishop went solo in 1968. "Fooled Around and Fell In Love" was released in 1976.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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$264
Lot 844
RIAA Certified Gold Record - Grateful Dead. Gold record for "Europe '72" with plaque reading: "Presented to Warner Bros. Rec. to commemorate the sale of more than one million dollars worth of the Warner Bros. Records long-playing record album 'Europe '72''."Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Excellent condition. Frame has been changed. Everything else is original. The Grateful Dead toured around the USA from 1965 to 1995, making occasional tours abroad. Europe 72" was issued as a 3LP trifold album with 22 songs culled from the Dead's 1972 European tour.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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$960
Lot 845
RIAA Certified Gold Record - James Taylor. Gold record for James Taylor's "Greatest Hits" with plaque reading: "Presented to Warner Bros. Records to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of the Warner Bros. Records long-playing record album 'Greatest Hits'." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Excellent condition. Frame has been changed and small photo is from a different album. Everything else is original. The hits include "Fire and Rain," "Sweet Baby James" and "You've Got A Friend." The album was released in 1976 and has sold over 11 million copies to date.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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Lot 846
RIAA Certified Gold Record - Steve Winwood. Gold record for Steve Winwood's "Arc Of A Diver" with plaque reading: "Presented to Russ Thyret to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of the Warner Bros. Records long-playing record album 'Arc Of A Diver'." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Excellent condition. Frame has been changed. Everything else is original. Released in 1981 on Island Records, "Arc Of A Diver" was Winwood's second album.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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Lot 847
RIAA Certified Gold Record - Uriah Heep. Gold record for Uriah Heep's "Sweet Freedom" with plaque reading: "Presented to Warner Bros. Records to commemorate the sale of more than one million dollars worth of the Warner Bros. Records long-playing record album ''Sweet Freedom'." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Excellent condition. Frame has been changed. Everything else is original. The album was released in 1973; the song "Sweet Freedom" from the album was one of only three songs by the English rock group to be successful in the American market, although they were and still are popular in Britain, continental Europe and elsewhere in the world.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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$1,080
Lot 848
RIAA Certified Gold Record - Van Halen. Gold record for Van Halen's "1984" with plaque reading: "Presented to Tom Ruffino to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of the Warner Bros. Records long-playing record album ''1984'." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Excellent condition. Frame has been changed. Everything else is original. "1984" was Van Halen's sixth album and their last album featuring singer David Lee Roth. "1984" peaked at #2 on the Billboard Magazine album charts. The song "Jump" reached #1 on the magazine's singles chart and "Panama" reached #13; "I'll Wait" reached #13 and "Hot for Teacher" reached #56.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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Lot 849
RIAA Certified Platinum Record - Steve Martin. Platinum record for Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" with plaque reading: "Presented to Russ Thyret to commemorate the sale of more than 1,000,000 copies of the Warner Bros. Records long-playing record album ''Let's Get Small." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Excellent condition; the frame has been changed and has a few dings. Everything else is original. The first of Martin's comedy albums, "Let's Get Small" was released in 1977; it won a Grammy in 1978. The title of one of the tracks, "Excuse Me," became a national catch phrase.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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Lot 850
RIAA Certified Platinum Record - Steve Winwood. Platinum record for Winwood's "Arc Of A Diver" with plaque reading: "Presented to Russ Thyret to commemorate the sale of more than 1,000,000 copies of the Island Records long-playing record album 'Arc Of A Diver'." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Very fine condition; some rubbing to lettering in plaque. Frame has been changed. Everything else is original. Released in 1981, "Arc Of A Diver" was Winwood's second album.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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Lot 851
RIAA Certified Platinum Record - Van Halen. Platinum record for Van Halen's "1984" with plaque reading: "Presented to Tom Ruffino to commemorate the sale of more than 1,000,000 copies of the Warner Bros. Records long-playing record album ''1984'." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Excellent condition. Frame has been changed. Everything else is original. "1984" was Van Halen's sixth album and their last album featuring singer David Lee Roth. "1984" peaked at #2 on the Billboard Magazine album charts. It is one of only two Van Halen albums to sell over 10 million copies in the United States.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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Lot 852
RIAA Certified Platinum Record - Van Halen. Platinum record for Van Halen's "Fair Warning" with plaque reading: "Presented to Bob Regehr to commemorate the sale of more than 1,000,000 copies of the Warner Bros. Records long-playing record album 'Fair Warning'." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21½" x 17½". Excellent condition. Frame has been changed. Everything else is original. Released in 1981, "Fair Warning" was Van Halen's fourth album. Although it did not achieve the commercial success of the first three albums, it did receive critical acclaim. The album charted as high as #6 in the US and #49 in the UK. The only single released from the album was "So This Is Love?".
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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Lot 853
Swedish Award For Chicago. Gold record for Chicago's 1984 album,"Chicago 17," with a plaque that reads, "This is to commemorate the sale of more than 50.000 copies in Sweden October 1984." Matted and framed to an overall size of 17" x 14¾". Excellent condition. The album reached #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, earned two Grammys, and went on to be certified seven-times platinum. Two singles from the album, "Hard Habit To Break." and "You're The Inspiration" reached #3 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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Lot 854
Swiss Gold Record Award For ZZ Top. Gold record for ZZ Top's 1983 release, "Eliminator" with a plaque that says: "Presented to Tom Ruffino and his staff to commemorate the sale of more than 25,000 copies of the Warner Bros. album and tape Eliminator in Switzerland Musikvertrieb AG Zurich." Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 20" x 18". Excellent condition. Songs on the album include "Gimme All Your Lovin," "Got Me Under Pressure," and "Sharp Dressed Man."
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
From the personal collection of a former Warner Bros. executive.

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$120






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