Personally Owned by Founding Member Richard Wright Dark Side Plaque goes to Auction
Nate Sanders will auction Thursday the Platinum Plaque of Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Floyd. (Source:Nate Sanders Com)
With LOA From Franka Wright
- Franka Wright helped Rick get back together with his band after bust-up
- But he rewarded he with both drug abuse and impregnating a groupie
- After the pair divorced Rick went on to marry the girl and father a son
- Franka hope by speaking out she will finally find peace
Richard Wright’s personally owned RIAA Platinum award for “The Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd, the band’s most successful album and consistently ranked one of the greatest rock albums of all time.
White matte award features a gold vinyl record above the album’s cover art and a plaque reading “PRESENTED TO / RICHARD WRIGHT / TO COMMEMORATE THE SALE OF MORE THAN / ONE MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF THE / HARVEST RECORDS / LONG-PLAYING / ‘THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON'”.
Award is in original frame, with RIAA framer, New York Frame & Picture Co. label on paper backing. Measures 17.75″ x 21.5″. Some nicks to wood frame, and a few spots of discoloration to matte at the very bottom, otherwise near fine condition. Accompanied by an LOA from Wright’s second wife, Franka Wright. Richard Wright’s Platinum RIAA album for “The Wall” sold in 2005 for over $40,000.
Auction owner Nate Sanders stated, “Pink Floyd Memorabilia has been in great demand in recent months. Even the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is hosting a extremely popular retrospective of this iconic band.”
Additional information on the record, which is accompanied with a letter of authenticity from Wright’s second wife Franka Wright can be found at
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