Showco Zeppelin?

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Happy1
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Showco Zeppelin?

Post by Happy1 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:37 pm

A bit of history here.
The king of Showco shirts is Jason Sprinzen. We all know this. He purchased a Original 1973 Led Zeppelin shirt from Christie’s for 1625$. See link
https://antiquesroadshowinsider.wordpre ... -sprinzen/
here we have a 1972 shirt owned by Jason
http://www.ledzeppelin.com/photos/memor ... ntage-swag
The 1975 Shows were produced by Concerts West See link
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppe ... _Tour_1975
Here are the Staff shirts See link
http://www.ledzeppelin.com/taxonomy/term/306?page=1
Do we see any black ones. No...
Can we get a response from Jason if these are real or Fake? See Link
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Led-Zeppelin-Sh ... SwCGVYB4LB
My vote is Fake
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Re: Showco Zeppelin?

Post by maxvintage » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:02 pm

Hi Happy-

That's a pretty hefty charge to throw down. I have zero doubts on Wyco's shirt. It is absolutely legitimate.

Before moving too far ahead, I've got to first ask you how many former Showco roadies you've chatted with about their old shirts? Also, how many of the shirts have you seen in person, examined up close etc? Have you done anything outside of looking at pictures online?

There are a many of different variations of Showco shirts - even from the same tour. I did the interviews with Jason that were featured on the Defunkd blog a few years back. The variations are practically endless. No one on the planet knows more than he does about them and even he doesn't know of all the ones out there. The company didn't really keep records on that kind of thing and the original shirt maker is no longer with us.

Because I search ebay somewhat frequently, I also know that the seller Wyco bought it from is a former Showco roadie who sold several less desirable Showco shirts in the months/weeks before he listed the Led Zeppelin. I think the original owner still has a few other shirts as well.

In any event, I'll reach out to Jason and see if he cares to respond.

Best,

Max
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Re: Showco Zeppelin?

Post by jimmyj » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:44 pm

I am by no means a Showco expert. Actually I think in my years selling vintage t-shirts I've only ever sold one, maybe. But I have noticed a variance in prints and colors - seems like a super diverse collection. Given Max's comments - I think it would be unfair to keep the title of this thread as is, as it goes beyond just this one t-shirt. I've not known Wyco to sell fakes.
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Re: Showco Zeppelin?

Post by maxvintage » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:23 pm

In regards to Concerts West claim, yes they were the promoters for the tour. Showco was a sound company, not a concert promoter - big difference there.
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Re: Showco Zeppelin?

Post by WyCo_Vintage » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:48 pm

Max pretty much said all that needs to be said in regards to the questions posed in this thread.

This particular Led Zeppelin shirt was purchased directly from a the original Showco member.

This ELO Showco came from the same person as well
http://wycovintage.com/product/1976-sho ... our-shirt/

The "King of Showco", Jason Sprinzen, is someone who I would call a friend, I am in contact with pretty regularly and if there was anything wrong with this shirt, he would be the first to let me know.

Thanks for the responses, Max and Jimmy, and I hope this helps answer your questions Happy1.

Happy holidays!

-Patrick
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Re: Showco Zeppelin?

Post by Happy1 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:47 pm

Well,
As long as you want to add that ELO showco shirt to the mix.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Showco-Inc-Shir ... SwGIRXX6QZ
I Believe that one is also Fake.
Along with this one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1977-Lynyrd-Sky ... SwL7VWjU7L
If you are best buds with Jason have him chime in on this post.
To many years of fake sales does not make it right.
Have Jason chime in and say these are legit.
Simple right?
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Re: Showco Zeppelin?

Post by Happy1 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:55 pm

Also 42 Showco shirts here. No ringers. Mostly spruce short sleeve and some baseball style ones.
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Re: Showco Zeppelin?

Post by WyCo_Vintage » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:17 pm

If you have any questions, feel free to message Jason on facebook. In your obvious troll attempt, if you had any interest other than being malicious, you would have done so already. I know you haven't because I spoke to a Jason shortly after your initial posts. I have no interest in continuing to feed you.
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Re: Showco Zeppelin?

Post by jimmyj » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:34 pm

Hey Happy -

Agreed - you can easily contact Jason - he's easy to reach here:

https://www.facebook.com/ShowcoTheBook/

After your first claim was addressed I think it's fair that this become your responsibility to prove - as you just shifted the focus to other tees.

Please get in touch with him and we'll pick things up should you get a direct quote from him that particular items are not legit.
Jimmy J
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Re: Showco Zeppelin?

Post by Happy1 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:45 am

WyCoVintage
Is loaded with Fake shirts. Here is another...Please...
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/4910465 ... ?ref=hp_rv

100% Fake.....
Deadstock shirt printed with a old School print.....Just look at hit ebay and etsy site....Showco shirts are fake...Why should I contact him...Jason would of bought the lynard shirt if it was real...
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