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Posted: 23 Jan 10, 05:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi guys,

For auction this rare Queen RIAA Gold Award fully signed by the band - 1991

20% of the final price will go towards "The Macmillan Cancer Support"

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300388951591&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

PLEASE SPREAD THE NEWS !!!

Thanks for looking.




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Posted: 23 Jan 10, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice, but you're not going to get your opening price, let alone whatever your reserve price is.

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Posted: 23 Jan 10, 21:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Micrówave wrote:

Nice, but you're not going to get your opening price, let alone whatever your reserve price is.

You reckon? I got £2050 GBP for mine just a few months ago.  This might sell, it's a very reasonable starting price and I don't think the reserve will be too much above it.  Good cause for the 20% donation, too.








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Posted: 24 Jan 10, 22:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow.  2 of the 12 up for sale in a few months AND both users on Queenzone?

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Posted: 25 Jan 10, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Micrówave wrote:

Wow.  2 of the 12 up for sale in a few months AND both users on Queenzone?

Who said there was only 12 of them? I think that there were quite a few dished out to many different vendors who participated in selling the Innuendo album in the USA.  Each of the awards I've seen over the years (albeit this has only maybe been four or five, and mine was one of those) has been presented to someone completely different.  And a quick google search would probably throw up Queenzone as a place to post for anyone who wishes to sell an item relating to Queen,  so it's hardly a big coincidence that similar items turn up from time to time on this forum. 







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Posted: 25 Jan 10, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And the picture in the ebay link proves that the signatures are not pre-printed as they are not exactly the same as the signatures on mine, which Martin Scully seemed to think was genuine.  In fact, I'm sure he's stated the other examples he's seen as genuine also.  Most, if not all Queenzoners, will back Martin as a reliable source for authenticating Queen signatures.  The item this guy has for sale is top-drawer and I'm sure will sell.


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Posted: 25 Jan 10, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thistleboy wrote:

Who said there was only 12 of them?


Vertigo's auction does.  Maybe yours was a fake?

I quote:
The special award was presented by RIAA to about 12 Important radios in the USA,
“only 12 were made”

About 12?

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Posted: 25 Jan 10, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I didn't actually read the blurb in his auction, but I think he may have made a mistake with that figure.  I just went with the pics and I'm certain it'snot a fake or pre-print.  Mine was good, too - it's only had three owners, all of them very clued up, and the guy who bought from me was more than happy with the signatures.  As I say, that was over £2000 he paid, so Vertigo's is still a very good price.


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Posted: 31 Jan 10, 09:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Genuine stuff, of course. But there are many more than just 12. I'm sure Ferdy from QueenMuseum would be able to provide more details.
As for price, it varies... the cheapest one I've seen was for around $1000. 1000 GBP is a standard price I guess.

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Posted: 31 Jan 10, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

of course Internet gives an easy way to create legends... In the very old pages of my site ( end of 90's)  there was a report from a friend collector who reported he saw a dozen of these letters leaving from QP offices to RIAA/hollywood Records. That's all... of course I don't believe too that there a total of 12... In the past years some of these framed award appeared on ebay and who knows how many are hung up in ex managers offices. It was probably a decision of Hollywood give these prizes to USradios who helped Innuendo reaching gold status. I would guess that at least one award for each state radio was given.



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Posted: 02 Feb 10, 18:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well Screw Me!!!  It's over $2000 already, good for you Vertigo.  But the reserve STILL hasn't been reached?

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Posted: 03 Feb 10, 07:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After all the good things I had to say about this.....his reserve is too high, lol. He's got almost as much as I got in total for mine as his highest bid (so far) and still not enough??? Tut tut.


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Posted: 05 Feb 10, 12:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

See what GREED will get you?

Absolutely nothing.  But at least Thistleboy got a pretty good idea of what his was/is worth.