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    The Beatles Vintage US Mail Order T-Shirt (Circa 1964) Here's something you never see: An original slice of American 1964 Beatlemania that you can wear on your chest. (Or just frame it.) A white cotton t-shirt with a printed design on the front showing Dezo Hoffman's classic 1963 shot of the Fab Four, the same picture used for their "I Want to Hold Your Hand" picture sleeve. Also includes their facsimile autographs along the bottom and "© NEMS Enterprises Ltd. 1963" in lower right, a terrific little line because it totally ties this to early 1964 in America.

    The shirt's tag was torn in half, but clearly shows "Size 34-36," an adult size as opposed to a child's. BVD (sometimes B.V.D.) was a very popular American clothing brand that had started in the late 1800's, and one of their main advertising slogans was, "Next to Myself I Like B.V.D. Best." A modern-day female millennial looking for a fashion statement would be able to easily wear this, to much coolness and commentary.

    The photo you see of an original ad selling these shirts is not included, it's just a digital file shown for reference and context.

    Shirt measures 15" from armpit to armpit. In Very Good condition, with some loose threads and wear commensurate with age. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
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