May 27, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2021

Offered is an RIAA Gold Record Award for Elvis Presley's 1969 hit "Suspicious Minds." There is some evidence that this could have been one of the awards produced for Elvis while he was in Houston on March 1, 1970, for his Astrodome concert. While the style of the plaque engraving doesn't match the ones Elvis is photographed with on that day, it was commonplace for RCA to produced additional copies of the record awards for executives, producers, radio stations or even record stores. The offered award was discovered among the holdings of a large record store in Houston, Texas. The award is accompanied by a letter from noted Elvis expert Rich Consola, who purchased the award in 2001. While Rich makes a supposition that this could be the one Elvis was given, the photo evidence doesn't support this. The record was released on August 1, 1969, and certified gold by the RIAA on October 28, 1969. The plaque reads: “Presented to ELVIS PRESLEY to Commemorate the Sale of More Than One Million Copies of the RCA RECORDS Pop Single Record 'SUSPICIOUS MINDS.'” The award measures 13 ¼ X 17 ¼ inches and presents with mild scuffs and scratches to the wooden frame. Near Mint condition.

RIAA Gold Record Award for Elvis Presleys 1969 Single “Suspicious Minds” - “Presented to ELVIS PRESLEY” - Certified in 1969 - Early White Linen Matte Style
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,750
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
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