The $10,000 T-Shirt

April 26, 2011 by Jimmy J  · 15 Comments  

A few days ago the crew over at Stormcrow-Vintage was delighted to find their flagship t-shirt sold via eBay for [Begin Robin Leach Accent] a cool $10k. Arguably the rarest Zeppelin t-shirt in the world given it was used as a backstage pass for one of two concerts Zeppelin played at Knebworth House. It was printed in very limited quantities and only those privileged enough to be backstage and in the company of the band were given one of these relics. Stormcrow acquired the t-shirt directly from the family who screen printed the t-shirts for the event back in 1979.

Stormcrow’s $10,000 t-shirt was actually the second most expensive t-shirt for sale on eBay with a Beatles Banned Butcher tee tagged at twice the price. But until that or another t-shirt sells for more than $10k – we believe the sale of the Zeppelin tee is a record setting transaction. And just in case you’re wondering, the eBay transaction has been completed, the shirt has been paid for and will soon be en-route to the happy buyer who lives in Australia.

We think this deserves official recognition by the Guinness Book of World Records and we’re working with Stormcrow to submit a claim. In the meantime if you’re interested in the other priciest Zeppelin t-shirts take a peek at the listings below. Your kids don’t really need that college money do they?



  • WyCo Vintage

    Congrats Kyle, that’s freaking incredible!

  • http://ebay.com DAWG

    hey, this article has missed alot of more expensive shirts than what was posted on the top 10, several metal shirts priced from the 1500 to 2500 range that were overlooked.

    that list is not accurate in my book

  • http://ebay.com DAWG

    and the fact that the list is not even for completed auctions is a farce.

    if it doesnt sell, it is not the price.

  • Kyle

    Thanks Patrick!!

  • http://fatandyzvintage.wordpress.com/ Fatandyz Vintage

    Amazing! I love it!

  • http://www.defunkd.com/blog jimmyj

    @DAWG – If you read the entire article – at the bottom it says, “In the meantime if you’re interested in the other priciest t-shirts for sale take a peek at the listings below. ” The list is a pull of t-shirts still for sale – at no time does this article claim to be a top 10 list of sold t-shirts.

  • hattrick

    goes to show there is a sucker born every minute!

  • http://maxbittle.com/ maxvintage

    Awesome dude. Major props. I was curious, how did you get in touch with the folks that made the shirt? I would love to hear a first hand account of how you found/acquired the shirt?

  • http://hermosavintage.com Hermosa Vintage

    There should be a documentary film made about this! In 3D! :D

    But seriously its unbelievable sales like this that keep us in digging and in the game. I’m sure Stormcrow won’t be closing up shop anytime soon!

    I wonder, how does one ship a $10,000 shirt to Australia? Does the buyer ask to claim as “gift” valued at $8 on the customs form ;)

  • http://www.fashionserialkiller.com FSK

    WOAH!! Holy moly..

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  • Matt

    I have a Led Zeppelin 1979 Knebworth Stage Crew t-shirt handed down from my father who worked there. Its grey with “Knebworth stage crew” on the back and “Led Zeppelin 1979″ on the front. Anyone else got one of these and know how much they’re worth?

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