Friday, December 18, 2020

Pawn Stars Vintage T-shirt Episode - Rick Gets Rolled

I watched the Pawn Stars episode this week, Season 18, Episode 9 "Raiders of the Lost Pawn", excited because "vintage t-shirts" were involved. 


A man brings in 2 baseball raglan concert tees - one from 1982 The Who tour and 1981 Rolling Stones tour. 



He said he bought them himself and hung them in his closet for the next 40 years, unworn. This is not the best idea. A better idea is to fold your t-shirts in a closet where the sun don't shine. Hanging t-shirts can stretch out the necklines, and if you use metal hangers (it appears this man thankfully used plastic), rust lines can transfer on the shoulders of the tees.


Chum Lee expressed how cool the tees were but he wasn't an expert so they called one in. 

The expert did not appear to be an expert in my opinion. He didn't even look at the tags! The Rolling Stones dragon graphic has been reproduced thousands of times by places like Forever 21. I appreciate his mentioning "single stitch" on the hems, but you don't know what you have unless you LOOK AT THE TAGS.

The tags were not even mentioned. I take this as vintage t-shirt blasphemy. 


What size are they? If they're Small or Medium, 90% of the population will never fit in them so their value is less than if they're Large or XL. 

The expert called the Rolling Stones tee a "holy grail" and valued it at $500.

I have personally sold several vintage Rolling Stones tour tees, one from 1978 that said "Happy Birthday Mick" and had Peter Tosh on back for $420 in 2005, 

 


and one from the Pontiac Silverdome for $50 (!!!) in 2011. 

 


 

 



 I think both of these are cooler and more rare and more valuable than the generic 1981 tour tee that doesn't even have the co-bill on back, it's a list of 20 tour stops.

There were thousands of these tees made for every stop of the tour. They're not a dime a dozen, but they're not a holy grail either, especially since big box retailers are reproducing the graphic. Rick pays $300 for this, he could have bought one, even cooler, for $125 any day of the week. 

 

 

Rick ends up paying $100 for the Who tee. Rick got a decent deal on this - I would ask $200 for that tee. 

I see on their website they're now selling the Rolling Stones tee for $525 UPDATE they jacked the price to $550 yesterday and there are no pics of the tag. Silly. 

All in all, I'm disappointed there was no focus whatsoever on the TAGS of these t-shirts - that is the only way to gauge their authenticity. Very cool t-shirts, in mint condition which certainly adds value - Rick got a bad deal on one, and a good deal on the other. I give the episode B-.

Rick, if you need a t-shirt expert like Rare Books Rebecca, call me!

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Behind the T-shirt - Cap's Place

Here's a 70's t-shirt from Cap's Place Island Restaurant and Bar - Lighthouse Point, Florida



The back says it's been there for 100 years so I did some digging. 


Their website claims they're Broward County's oldest restaurant - "with roots as a 1920's casino and rum-running speakeasy, it sits on an island off Lighthouse Point and can only be reached by Cap's motor launch.

 

Back in the 20's in No-Man's Land Florida, Cap Knight, Lola Knight and Al Hasis brought together a group of wooden shacks attached to an old barge which was floated up the present day intracoastal waterway from Miami to its location on Cap's Island near the fabled Hillsboro lighthouse north of Fort Lauderdale.  This was a rum-running restaurant and gambling casino, nestled on an island in the coastal marsh."

 


 Look familiar? 



"Among some of the notables who have enjoyed Cap’s creative cuisine are Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Vanderbilts, the Rockefellers, Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, Casey Stengel, George Harrison, Errol Flynn, the Temptations, Susan Hayward, Gloria Swanson, Mariah Carey, "Norm" from TV's Cheers and Joe Namath. Cap's has hosted the famous and infamous for decades."

 


NORM!  

For this incredibly soft and thin authentic wearable piece of Florida's rum-running and gambling history, please visit -

vintage 70s t-shirt CAP'S PLACE bar florida soft thin burnout tee Medium Small

Monday, December 14, 2020

NEW VIDEO! Skippy HaHa (Promo Jam by Guadalajara Joe!)

It's here! The Skippy Haha Jam video! 

Thank you to Brandi Mappycamper, Jess Messin' Jess Pfohl, Greta, Clark, Kevin, Sugarhoney, and Iceman for dancing and baton twirling! I love you all!

And a giant thank you to Guadalajara Joe for creating this timeless heirloom, it's beyond my wildest dreams. 


Skippy Haha. Skippy Haha ha.

 

 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Rec Room Craft Co!

 You may remember Kri-STAR-iffic from the Kitshickers kickball team and GLOK (Gorgeous Ladies of Kickball) Vintage Vantage modelfests. 



She (real name - Krista Bach) took her talents from San Diego to her home state of Wisconsin and started a family and last year opened her very own DIY studio and crafting bar - Rec Room Craft Co

 


And 4 months later COVID hit and she had to pivot or lose everything. 

 


 

So she thought of ways to keep a DIY Craft business going in a contagious pandemic and what did she find? 



Kits! Do it yourself AT HOME Craft Kits

 


I ordered a small String Art kit!

 


The instructions were so easy to follow. 

 


I had a blast hammering nails into a dog shape.


 

Tying knots from nail to nail, suddenly a dog appeared!



Twins! 

 


Beautiful and fun new dog crafts!

These are great for older kids and adults. All the kids on my holiday shopping list are getting something from Rec Room Craft Co. this year.

It's not just string art! Check out the Indigo Dye Kit


And the Paint Pour Kits!


Order something for yourself, or someone you love who's crafty and creative, support a small business, and everyone will be so happy! 

 

Rec Room Craft Co

 


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Skippy HaHa Jam by Guadalajara Joe!

 Our friend Guadalajara Joe is out with a bangin' new album today - Allergic 2 Society


If that wasn't exciting enough - Track #2 is Skippy HaHa Jam

 

Check it out! The whole album is thought-provoking and funkalicious!

 

this track is about my friend Heather's awesome online vintage clothing and accessories store!
Simply visit skippyhaha.com !!!!

lyrics

Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
It’s an online store
vintage clothes galore!
Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
It is the best
Rated Highest

There are rad hats
That’s wear its at
Plenty of pants
So you can dance
And rad t-shirts
From wild concerts
As well as skirts
This truth don’t hurt

Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
A vintage online store
Created by Heather

Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
It is the best
Rated the Highest

No need to buy a vowel
There’s old school towels
Historic hockey pucks
So you won’t get stuck
Without a sweater
When in cold weather
Or perhaps a jacket
So you can make some racket

Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
It’s an online store
With vintage clothes galore!

Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
It is the best
Rated the Highest

There’s really cool shorts
There are all sorts
And plenty of polos
So you won’t go solo
And accessories
To make memories
So Let’s go bananas
There’s even bandanas!

Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
A vintage online store
Created by Heather

Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
It is the best
Rated Highest

For the best in Vintage clothing
And accessories visit skippyhaha.com


Thank you Guadalajara Joe! 



Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Voting Is for Old People!

 


Not really, go vote! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

2004 Vintage Vantage "voting is for old people" raglan - Not For Sale

The bane of Russell Simmons' existence for a few days there

 

 

The San Diego local news sent a crew to the house, and Nachodoggy went out there to talk to them

 


 

We offered 2 free t-shirts for anyone who sent a photo of themselves wearing this to the polls

Good times, great oldies!

Friday, August 14, 2020

Tea and Toast Video with Dogs

New video from Tea Leaf Green!🌿

Full of fan submission photos, check out some studly dogs at the 1:50 mark.

Their new album is wonderful, start to finish, definitely worth checking it out!


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Thank you Socialist Firefighters!

 

    As I reflect on the enormous effort mountain firefighters expended in the last 2 days to make sure no people, animals, and houses burned down during the Elephant Butte Wildfire in Evergreen, I am thankful and proud and happy. 

     


    I watched neighbors on the news who went down to the lake to "cheer the firefighters on and say go team!" There was zero political polarization in local online groups - people were opening their houses and stables to displaced families and animals and sharing information kindly. 

    Nobody said "how are we going to pay for this? Who is paying for this?" We were all scared and put our trust in our government to take care of the danger, and they did. It was glorious.

    Imagine feeling this way about our education system and our healthcare system. Imagine feeling that our taxes were going to make sure every kid hit their potential, that every neighbor was able to see a doctor when they're sick.

    It could be beautiful.

    The Happiest Countries in the world list came out last week - check out the top 10. Don't fear socialism. πŸ”₯πŸ₯°

    Image may contain: text that says 'Figure 2.1: Ranking of Happiness 2017-2019 2019 (Part 1) Finland 7.809) Denmark (7.646) Switzerland (7.560) iceland (7.504) Norway (7.488) Netheri 7,449) Sweden 353) Zealand (7.300) Austria (7294) Luxembourg (7.238) Canada (7.232) Australia (7.223) United Kingdom 7.165) (7129) Costa (7121) Ireland (7.094) Germany (7.076) United States 6.940) Czech Republic (6.911) Belgium (6.864)'

Monday, June 08, 2020

Evergreen BLM Rally

 

Evergreen, CO, population 9000, 97% white, had a Black Lives Matter protest today. Over 300 people showed up, babies to seniors, wearing masks and carrying signs, to show solidarity and listen to two black speakers - 12 year old Felix, Ethiopian, and the only black kid in his Evergreen Middle School class - spoke with courage and humor and honesty. Very inspiring.

 


Then Chris Burroughs the biracial drag queen genius organizer actor, read out the names of black Americans killed by the police for 8:46 for George Floyd. He spoke truth to power about the discrimination he faced growing up here and advocated for real change aka #defundthepolice and finally put it back on us - it's up to we white people to do the work. One day he will be more famous than Trey Parker.


 

There's a community he(art) installation at the Center for the Arts where people can write names to honor and other messages of solidarity on hearts and stick them to the wall. 


 

Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart, you just gotta poke around ❤️πŸ–€πŸŒ²

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Too Much??

 I just searched my name on Twitter and found this from the local CBS on Sept 10. Too much??πŸ˜‚πŸ”₯

https://twitter.com/CBSDenver/status/1171423091572051968

 


 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

WTF Wednesday: Outraged Seals, Tea Leaf Green Is Back

 Hola Wednesday! Hola WTF!

 

Hola, Sleeping elf gnome!

 

 
 
Hola, outraged seals, interrupted!
 
 
 
Last but not least, and this is not a real WTF, I'm overjoyed to report that after a 6 year semi-hiatus,Tea Leaf Green is recording a new album! We saw them twice over Memorial Day weekend here in Colorado and they brought the fuego. Here is Josh Clark in a Skippy Haha Vintage 70s t-shirt on stage at Levitt Pavilion Sunday May 26 (photo by Joel Riekel).  





 As with all WTF Wednesdays, there are more questions than answers.

 

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

WTF Wednesday - Car in a Tree, Uncivil Girl Friend

 Ellohay Wednesday! Ellohay WTF!

 

Ellohay September teddy bear with rhinestone feet!

 

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Ellohay, Volvo SUV going 55mph in a 25 yesterday afternoon, that took a turn too wide too fast and knocked over one of our pine trees, crashed into another! (Uninsured kid driving climbed out passenger door completely fine, thank dog).  


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Last but not least, ellohay Uncivil Girl Friend!

 

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As with all WTF Wednesdays, there are more questions than answers.