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    Woodstock 1969 Rare Blue T-Shirt Made for Security Staff. An original Woodstock staff T-shirt that was never used (at the festival) because the white ink didn't dry quickly enough; see accompanying letter, which says so much more than we ever could. This lot consists of the T-shirt only, which was also protected in a frame for decades.

    It remains amazing evidence of how naive and innocent the music business still was in 1969 that the Woodstock promoters or vendors never thought to make up and sell souvenir T-shirts to the 500,000 attendees. Just think what a difference that could have made to their bottom line. As a result, only the very rare staff T-shirts which come up once in a blue moon can lay claim to being worn and seen at the landmark 1969 festival.

    Special note: This was offered and sold in our November auction to a non-U.S. bidder, but due to the unanticipated high price that customs was going to charge him, our customer refused to import the shirt, had it returned to Dallas and simply re-consigned it for this auction.

    A size Medium shirt that measures 17" from armpit to armpit and 28" from top to bottom. In Very Good Plus condition. Signed original Letter of Provenance from consignor Sheila Matefy and COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2020
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 23
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