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This 100% cotton tee-shirt is white, and is about 35 inches
round the chest.
It was made for, and belonged to, Gary Brooker, who is offering it for sale to a fan who would treasure it,
the proceeds to go towards the 'In Held 'Twas NY' convention (July 2014) and the BJ Wilson Fund.
The original illustration on the Procol Harum album shows Keith
Reid as a ghoulish parody of the Players' tobacco 'Hero'
(read about the origins of the famous design here). In this version, Gary Brooker replaces Keith Reid, and the lettering
on the lifebelt is 'Salty Dog' rather than 'Procol Harum'. The image is nicely done in some kind of acrylic paint,
and the shirt shows no sign of having been worn yet. The design is about 8 inches across.
We don't know who made this unique tee-shirt, but the name PAT is painted close to the sailor's left arm.
Please write to email@example.com if you can elucidate the history of this excellent item
There's a small blemish: a little hole in the fabric is luckily stabilised by the acrylic paint, and appears to predates the painting.
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