Rolling Stones 1981: bootleg or forgery?

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Rolling Stones 1981: bootleg or forgery?

Post by hermosavtg » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:38 pm

Picked this up this weekend at the flea market.

It's deadstock, screen printed on a "Touch of Gold" t-shirt of the era(never seen one of these not on a 3/4 jersey). The printing lacks the detail of some of the orginals sold on ebay, and the registration of the colors is off. There is no copyright date.

I've seen more than a few outright contemporary fakes of this shirt around for sure, but none like this. What does everyone think? Contemporary fake? Or 1980's parking lot bootleg?

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Re: Rolling Stones 1981: bootleg or forgery?

Post by jimmyj » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:09 pm

Yeah, I've never seen one not on a jersey either. I think Deadstock vintage parking lot bootleg. What else did the vendor have for sale? How much was it? Did they have more than one? Given you got it at a flea market, I doubt they would go through the extra trouble of finding a genuine vintage brand to fool people...usually they would just print on a modern day shirt.
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Re: Rolling Stones 1981: bootleg or forgery?

Post by hermosavtg » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:57 pm

Got it from a vintage vendor I'm familiar with who doesn't knowingly sell forgeries, just kinda one of those guys that does the flea markets for a hobby and extra cash. Cheap (less than $20 each, there were two).

There are a couple vendors I know of in LA flea markets who actively screen print fakes and this doesn't look like their handy-work. To me it looks like what Johnny65 described as "parking lot bootleg" in his reply to the Anthrax t-shirt question posted a couple months back.
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