As from September 4th 2013, ebay have decided that they are no longer content to charge commission only on the final sale price, but also on the postage and packing charge, so unfortunately I have had to raise these charges by the same percentage. If and when ebay reverse this policy, my shipping charges will be reduced by 10%.
I am disposing of my extensive collection of badges and patches, which I built up mostly at concerts in the 1970s and 1980s. The majority are rock and heavy metal, but there are a few of other genres. I will also be listing a few T shirts and magazines (Kerrang!, NME, Sounds, etc.), plus concert programmes and related items, so please keep watching my listings. I have made every effort to keep all my items in excellent condition (although this has not always been possible with the paper items), so the vast majority are as new or nearly so.
ATTENTION! T SHIRT SIZES VARY FROM MANUFACTURER TO MANUFACTURER, SO PAY ATTENTION TO THE MEASUREMENTS GIVEN FOR THIS GARMENT, THEN YOU CAN DECIDE WHETHER IT WILL FIT YOU.
This Small (according to the label, but please see paragraph above) black short-sleeved 100% cotton T shirt was printed in England in 1982, when I purchased it at a festival at the Racecourse Ground, the home of Wrexham FC on 24.07.82. Also on the bill were The Moon, Raven, Orion, Rampant Antics, all of whom get a mention at the bottom of the front of the shirt.
It has never been worn,
It spent some time fixed to the ceiling of my spare room, and when I prised it free, the adhesive was not keen to give up its grip. Some small spots are still adhering to the garment, and there are a few places where small holes developed. Fortunately, all of these are well clear of the design; nevertheless, in view of these defects, the starting price is low for this scarce shirt.
The image area measures roughly 10 inches by 12 and a half.
It measures 15 inches (1 inch = 2.54 cm.) across, from armpit to armpit, and 19 and a half inches from neckline to hem. Front and back are shown on scan.
Kindly note that this is the only one of this design that I currently have for sale, so please do not pester me with requests for different sizes.
I am also currently selling several similar items, so please check my other listings.
Payment accepted in sterling by cheque, postal order or International Money Order. Please note that Canadian or US Money Orders in USD cannot be cashed in England; only International Money Orders made out in Pounds Sterling are acceptable. British banks are no longer accepting Eurocheques.
If you would like to pay by PayPal, please read the following SLOWLY and CAREFULLY:
reserve the right to ship only to confirmed PayPal addresses, which
must in each case match the address notified to me by ebay at the time
The carriage quoted includes insurance. This is to comply with with
PayPal's Seller Protection Policy. Details of this, and PayPal’s other
policies, can be found on the PayPal website. If you would like to pay
by PayPal, please make sure that you are thoroughly familiar with all of
PayPal's terms and conditions.
The cost of insurance is, for the UK, £1.10
for Recorded Delivery, and this has been included in the postage
amount. This gives coverage up to £50. Above that amount, Special
Delivery is advisable. This costs £6.22 for items weighing less than 100g, and £6.95
for items weighing between 100g and 500g. Rates for heavier items are
higher, and I can supply details on request. Special Delivery means that
your item is insured for up to £500.
For overseas purchases, International Signed at an additional cost of £5 has been included in the shipping amount. This gives cover up to £50.
service is not available to box numbers outside the UK because of
postal regulations, so any bidders who do not have a street address
registered with ebay are kindly requested to make alternative
arrangements with me before bidding.Only one insurance fee per consignment is charged, so there would be savings if more than one purchase were to be combined.
I realise that insured
shipping is not always cost-effective on items of low value, and so I
used to offer shipping without insurance, at buyer's own risk, which
many customers welcomed, as it was much cheaper, but since 22 September
2009, ebay have removed the ability of the customer to choose insurance as
an optional extra. Therefore, all my listings will have a combined
handling/shipping charge which is inclusive of insurance. Please contact
me IN ADVANCE OF BIDDING if you would prefer shipping without
insurance. This will not be possible should you wish to pay by PayPal.
I would rather not be
paid by echeque, and you will not receive your item before any such
payments have been cleared, which on past experience can take anything
up to 3 weeks. Please ensure that your Paypal account is in credit
before sending any payment.
My preferred method of payment is by cheque drawn on a UK bank.
Please do not bid if you do not agree with ebay/PayPal's conditions.
I will gladly combine items to save on postage, but if you are thinking
of placing further bids, please alert me BEFORE your first item has been
packed, as I would prefer not to have to unpack and repack items.
Please note that I never end auctions early, as it is not fair on
other bidders. Anyone making such a request will automatically be added
to my Blocked Bidders list, along with non-payers, those who repeatedly
pay late and those who refuse to return feedback when requested.
Finally, please do not be concerned if you do not hear from me
immediately following the end of the auction, as I often have to work
away from home for several days at a time.
POSTAGE AND PACKING CHARGES (INCLUSIVE OF INSURANCE) : UK £3.25, Europe £10.50, rest of world £11.50 (includes ebay surcharge).