Vintage clothing has always been big business. A subset of that, the vintage concert t-shirt market, keeps getting bigger.
For example, a Led Zeppelin t-shirt from a 1979 gig at Knebworth in England sold for US$10,000 through an eBay auction back in 2011. But a new all-time record was just set last week when a Grateful Dead shirt from 1967 went for US$17,640 through Sotheby’s.
Why so much? First, it belonged to Dan Healy, a one-time Dead roadie. Second, it was one of the first-ever t-shirts made specifically for the Dead.
Cool collectible, right? You bet, but obviously not for everyone. How much would you spend on a vintage rock t-shirt?
A Grateful Dead t-shirt from 1967 just sold at auction for US$17,640. How much would you be willing to spend on an old cool rock t-shirt? (Pls retweet)— Alan Cross (@alancross) October 17, 2021