Janis Joplin Vest Bought Off Craigslist Sells For 13.6 K

As the founder and owner of Lelands, one of the world’s biggest and oldest sports auction houses, for the past 30 years Joshua Evans has survived and prospered despite four recessions, fierce competition from other auction companies, and eBay. To celebrate Lelands’ “Exceptional Vintage Sports, Rockin’ Pop Culture Auction,” he shared four of his favorite tips for you to score vintage treasures, too.

1). Caveat Emptor craigslist. Virtually everyone who owns a computer or smartphone has used the mother of all classified ads for selling or buying services or items. Heck, I found my Brooklyn apartment on it. What you may not realize is that there’s hidden treasure buried deep within the website. Lelands is selling the ultimate memorabilia from the legendary soulful singer Janis Joplin: The suede, fringed hippy vest and art nouveau coin belt she wore in one of her last concerts before her untimely death at 27 in October, 1970 from a drug overdose. On top of that there are two tickets to the concert and a signed calendar book.

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