Many years ago, in my hunt for record collections, I ran into a former RCA record executive here in the Detroit suburbs who took this out of the RCA office in Detroit when RCA was remodeling in the 1960s. The display came from the corporate office, and was from the mid 1950's.... He said it would greet visitors in the front lobby, and held RCA's latest issues from Elvis, Perry Como and other artists. According to him, only 3 were built... One for Detroit, one for New Jersey and one for Chicago.
I doubt the other 2 survived, so most likely this is the only one left. He was using it in his garage, as a tool holder!
I immediately understood the significance of it, and made him an offer he couldn't refuse. For years it has housed my home display of records.... I usually rotate the lps on display but I always have some original Elvis RCA albums on it, and then some more contemporary ones as well. It is a statement piece with a history and everyone who sees it marvels at it. It is quite massive-just over 6 feet wide and 4 feet tall.
It has a wood border around the pegboard. The shelves are original with hairpin style brackets. I actually have 1 more shelf I did not use that is included. I cleaned it up but did not restore it.It still has some stains on the shelves but the back board it almost perfect. I installed 4 large screws along the top that hold it in place on the wall. An incredible historic piece of RCA history! The item "VINTAGE RCA PROMO RECORD DISPLAY ELVIS PRESLEY 1956 era RCA LPM-1254" is in sale since Tuesday, September 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Music\Records". The seller is "allguystuff2010" and is located in Keego Harbor, Michigan. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.