The Doors – White Matte Gold Record Award Presented to The Doors for “Waiting For The Sun”
An extremely rare 1968 “white matte” style gold record for the Doors first and only number one album, “Waiting For The Sun,” presented to the Doors.
While vintage gold records presented to an artist are very scarce, this one has impeccable provenance; it comes from the personal collection of longtime Doors manager Bill Siddons, and originally hung in the Doors Hollywood offices. Siddons writes in the accompanying letter of authenticity “I, Bill Siddons, was the manager of the Doors from January 1968 through October 1972. The gold record award for “Waiting For The Sun” was owned by me and hung at the Doors office at 8512 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles 90069, for the duration of our leasing that space.”
“White matte” gold records are the most sought-after of all record awards, and authentic ones presented to a band or artist are the ultimate award collectible. We acquired this directly from Bill Siddons, who has had it in his collection since it was presented in 1968. It is completely original and the gold plated disc has the correct stamper number for the “Waiting For The Sun” album–EKS-74024 A.
This award has never been opened or repaired, and has most of the original backing paper and the rare New York Frame and Picture Company sticker. As with most unopened 1960’s awards, there is some fading to the mini, fogging to the glass, and tarnishing/fogging to the disc (especially at the bottom) and plate (easy cleaned if you chose to open the frame.)
We’re proud to offer this extraordinary Doors collectible.
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