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by mattevilspawn
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Real or Repro?
Topic: Iron Maiden 1985 "Live After Death" by... GEM?
Replies: 5
Views: 2719

Re: Iron Maiden 1985 "Live After Death" by... GEM?

jimmyj wrote:I've always thought it to be 90s - so it's likely a licensed 90s re-issue.
Thanks, Jimmy. Do you know anymore about GEM's history? The brand appears to have been active between circa 1992 to 1996. After that, I haven't seen much from them.
by mattevilspawn
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Real or Repro?
Topic: Iron Maiden 1985 "Live After Death" by... GEM?
Replies: 5
Views: 2719

Iron Maiden 1985 "Live After Death" by... GEM?

This one's advertised on eBay as being from 1985. I don't think I've ever seen a Maiden shirt produced by GEM. When did GEM start producing concert tees? I started noticing that brand in the 90s. The tag on this one is a red flag to me. The color also looks sub-par for a Maiden print. But I don't kn...
by mattevilspawn
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Brands
Topic: Cobmaster brand?
Replies: 2
Views: 3345

Re: Cobmaster brand?

Wow. Interesting! So it's likely a Euro boot from the "Bad Reputation" era. Neat! You've made my day! Bought it just to wear, but I guess I will try to be at least a little careful and maybe steer clear of mosh pits when I wear it. >:] Thanks for the info, Jimmy. Love your site. It is a goldmine of ...
by mattevilspawn
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Brands
Topic: Cobmaster brand?
Replies: 2
Views: 3345

Cobmaster brand?

I'm trying to determine age and origin of a Joan Jett shirt I recently picked up. It has a Cobmaster tag and shows made in Portugal. Anyone have info on Cobmaster as a producer of rock tees? I searched the web and was only able to find that the company manufactured some backpacks and outdoor items. ...
by mattevilspawn
Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Brands
Topic: Star Prints?
Replies: 3
Views: 3199

Re: Star Prints?

Wow. Your knowledge is pretty amazing, Jimmy! And what an interesting story. Started as a bowling supply company of all things. Nice read and valuable info.

Thanks so much, Jimmy!
by mattevilspawn
Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Brands
Topic: Star Prints?
Replies: 3
Views: 3199

Re: Star Prints?

And here are photos of the Star Prints tag. Front and back.
by mattevilspawn
Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Brands
Topic: Star Prints?
Replies: 3
Views: 3199

Star Prints?

Is anyone familiar with the brand, Star Prints? Vintage brand or not? Any info on this company would be appreciated!

Thanx!
Matt
by mattevilspawn
Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Real or Repro?
Topic: Metallica Screen Stars misprints spotted - fake?
Replies: 4
Views: 4076

Re: Metallica Screen Stars misprints spotted - fake?

Ha. What a great read! When he said "wouldn't hold their shape" I immediately thought of some of those early shirts I had. Shrunk and twisted nicely after a good wash.

Thanx for the info and sharing the article!
by mattevilspawn
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Real or Repro?
Topic: Metallica Screen Stars misprints spotted - fake?
Replies: 4
Views: 4076

Re: Metallica Screen Stars misprints spotted - fake?

Thanx for the response, Jimmy. Neat. Bootleg crossed my mind and makes a lot more sense. Good call. I remember some of the boots from my very early concert-going days. Didn't have enough allowance money to buy the fancy shirts inside, so after the show and with my older brother watching over my shou...
by mattevilspawn
Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Real or Repro?
Topic: Metallica Screen Stars misprints spotted - fake?
Replies: 4
Views: 4076

Metallica Screen Stars misprints spotted - fake?

Came across these "vintage" shirts recently browsing eBay. Check out those logos! Instead of the traditional "Metallica" logo, it's been modified to read as the album title. Ride The Lightning: http://tinyurl.com/pjlbwbf Master Of Puppets: http://tinyurl.com/m9v74ch Each have Screen Stars tags. So o...