Modern Day Bootleggers?

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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by jimmyj » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:44 pm

Here's a Rainbowgasoline related blog comment:

http://www.defunkd.com/2009/01/12/can-y ... e-t-shirt/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Paul Evans Says:
August 16th, 2010 at 11:42 am

I bought one of these Black Flag shirts from rainbowgasoline a while back and noticed another one had been posted up. If this shirt isn’t a phony, I don’t know what is, frankly. The screen printing is raised and too-good-of-new-to-be-true. I have sent the seller a polite and genteel Q informing him of my suspicions, but so far, no answer. I think someone took a pile of period-correct Screen Stars shirts and silkscreened a Pettibon flyer on the suckers. If it were genuine, why wouldn’t the seller be charging out the roof for it, given that he clearly knows what the value of the real deal would potentially be?
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by jimmyj » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:03 pm

Spoofing champion. I haven't seen any of the original Mahagamage tags since the Tiny Pony era. Beware, Mahagamage obviously models their stuff after true vintage so this jersey could be used for evil.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... TQ:US:1123
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by wax&thread » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:27 pm

Before reading this thread, I was looking at some of AC listings and was a bit suspicious. I simply asked if a shirt was original and about the tag, but received no answer. I decided to bid anyway and just take the risk only to find they had blocked me from bidding on their items. Guess they work on a "don't ask don't tell" policy.
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by jimmyj » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:45 pm

Yipppp - they were still running the humpty t-shirts through their account two years after we confirmed they were bogus. They have no shame. Tiny Pony in disguise.
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by hermosavtg » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:48 pm

A classic mahagammage knock off not only evidenced by the tag with the name, but by the piss poor screen print job. I think I made better ones in high school graphics class.
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by hermosavtg » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:59 pm

http://www.allgearedout.com/?p=3
Check out that post. And then check out the sellers (crazzyfreddy) completed items :evil:
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by jimmyj » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:03 pm

Looks like TinaLove1991 has either moved to a new account or there's a new player peddling their merch.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/kyle1306924/m.h ... 4340.l2562

Tina's inventory is 0 right now, maybe the multiple reports finally resulted in eBay warning them.
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by oscar » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:34 pm

Check my post blow this one about an etsy bootlegger.
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by hermosavtg » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:46 pm

Dont think thats tinalove. For one the location is set as Philadelphia, (not that that means anything) and second Ive never seen TL reproduce those shirts (all awful quality bootlegs to boot) but also this seller seems to have a couple genuine vintage tees mixed in. Probably someone that doesnt know the difference or care.
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Re: Modern Day Bootleggers?

Post by jimmyj » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:07 pm

Looks like there's a new booter in town - well - he's been at it for a while - goes about it very quietly only offering 1-2 at a time.

Quite obvious at this point he/she's printing on white vintage blanks using a machine - because he/she mainly offers black and white prints.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-80s-CIRCLE- ... 878wt_1378

even the close-ups look horrible.

The rare color one that's available he/she doesn't offer a close-up of the design...wonder why?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/80s-vtg-BLACK-S ... 500wt_1378

grandpas_golf welcome to our list!

http://www.ebay.com/sch/grandpas_golf/m ... ksid=p3686
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