Iron Maide BRAND Bob Marley T-Shirt

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mrs_stout
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Iron Maide BRAND Bob Marley T-Shirt

Post by mrs_stout » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:34 am

Never saw this before: Just found 2 Bob Marley T-Shirts, by Iron Maiden :?: . Made in USA. A little digging and the RN# belongs to Union Underwear Co. in Kentucky, which apparently operates as a subsidiary of FOL. Anybody ever seen this? No date on the shirt, and I can't find any info on the label to get a bead on the time period.
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Re: Iron Maide BRAND Bob Marley T-Shirt

Post by jimmyj » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:12 pm

Weird! Could have just been the blank they used. Overstock of maiden branded tees bought up. Maybe mid to late 90s when their popularity dipped?
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Re: Iron Maide BRAND Bob Marley T-Shirt

Post by mrs_stout » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:17 pm

Weird, right? I probably would have skipped buying the tees as modern except that the Iron Maiden label threw me for a loop. And BTW, the print is really nice. Whoever did them did a great job. The other tee is a heather gray, same design. I tried calling the Union Underwear Co & they referred me to "corporate." I'm going to give them a call today and see
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Re: Iron Maide BRAND Bob Marley T-Shirt

Post by matmin » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:15 pm

Old fake t-shirt from Thailand..Ask other Malaysia or Thailand collector to make sure.
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Re: Iron Maide BRAND Bob Marley T-Shirt

Post by mrs_stout » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:18 pm

matmin, can you expand on your post? I'm not sure what you mean
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Re: Iron Maide BRAND Bob Marley T-Shirt

Post by matmin » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:55 am

the Iron Maiden brand, it was used on a fake band t-shirt manufactured in Thailand. I'm not sure how old it is, maybe over 10 years.
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Re: Iron Maide BRAND Bob Marley T-Shirt

Post by mrs_stout » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:20 am

Thanks -- I'll try to gather more info that way
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Re: Iron Maide BRAND Bob Marley T-Shirt

Post by FiftyFiftyMan » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:57 pm

Upon doing research & reading the replies here, most likely a bootleg, but I probably would have layed down a few bucks just because of the Maiden tag. The Ebay app is great when you're on the fence about buying certain tees, but it's tough to do a thorough search on novelty stuff while standing in the store aisle. But even licensed Marley & Hendix stuff is tough to sell, because there is so much of it (approaching Nascar-like saturation). But if you can get it under $2 in almost new or unworn shape, eventually it'll sell in the fixed price catagory for $10-15. Especially attractive designs, preferably black or rainbow tie-dye.

Knowing what I know now, I'd auction list this shirt for $20 to start, then lower it if there's no interest. Then if no bids, I'd do a fixed price 30 day listing at same price. Good luck!
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