One of the most difficult of items to authenticate are items owned and used by artists and bands. Clothing, equipment, personal items often don’t come with the best documentation, provenance or photos.
Even dealers and reputable auction houses often are not able to supply the necessary information and background a collector might need in order for him or her to feel confident about making what is usually a pricey purchase.
I’ve been fortunate enough over the years to have been able to purchase some incredibly rare items that have rock solid provenance and paperwork. Several have come from Jeff Gold at Recordmecca, others have come from auction houses and dealers that have been able to back up and stand behind the rarities they sell.
Keith’s linen pirate shirt, circa 1978.
While I already had solid documentation on my Keith pirate shirt, I ran across this article and blog post several years later. The original owner a close friend and confidante of Brian Jones and The Stones, Stash Klossowski de Rola actually links his blog post to my site.
He even describes how he had this shirt custom made. Amazing.
Below are other listings from previous auctions.
Peace and happy hunting.