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#MSH031 - Pair of Scarce Giant Sized Tin Peace Symbol Pinbacks from the Late 1960s Hippie Era
You get the pair for $4 (That's $2 each). Vintage oversized 3 3/8" diameter tin lithographed peace signs. "Japan" is embossed in the metal in the back. These are well made, heavy duty pieces. They were found many years ago at the now defunct Yankee Trader store in Columbus, Ohio. These are standard hippie issue from the late 1960s, and have become very scarce.
$4.00



#BEADS0149 - Very Large Very Colorful Handmade Splatter Glass Bead
Price is 50¢/bead. Vintage very large heavy glass bead. These are over an inch and a half inch long. They are handmade splatter glass with very bright colors. Because they were handmade (also known as lampwork beads), no two are alike.

They are in unused condition, and fantastic. Bright hippie colors. So far as we can tell, there are no other examples of these to be found anywhere online, or anywhere period. They were made in India and came into the store around 1967.


They were sold as hippie beads in the late 60s from a bead store near the Haight Ashbury area. In 1967, the hippie phenomena dominated the area and the demand for beads was huge. The owner of this store put out the call that he wanted all types of beads that were either colorful, large, earthenware, or had mystical significance. Some of the items that he brought into the store were much older, and we will note them in the listings. The hardcore hippies wanted glass or ceramic or earthenware, so that is what most of these items are. The lucite stuff was for the fake hippies. The demand started slacking as the hippie phenomena died down and by the mid 1970s, they started selling gold chains and disco related items instead. The hippie items were taken from the front shelves, and stored in the back. The newspaper they were wrapped in was dated 1977, so that's when they put them back there. The most striking thing in the store is an old display of huge African Trade Bead necklaces from the 1800s. They were even selling those sort of beads to the hippies. One of those necklaces will run you about 2 grand now. That place is a real time warp. You could still smell incense around some of the boxes and I kept hearing Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane in my head. Just amazing.
$0.50



#BEADSC0079 - Brass Peace Sign Charm
Vintage 3/8" tall brass peace charm with charm loop. These are solid metal old stock in excellent condition. They came from a place that sold beads to make bracelets and things and are from around the late 1960s.
$0.25



#BEADS0703 - Good Quality Solid Copper Hippie Flower Power Ring
Vintage adjustable size solid copper ring. They have the flower power flower on them and they are high quality. These were made for sale to the hippie crowd in the late 1960s. This is unsold stock in never seen the light of day condition. We got these from the original manufacturer in New York City. They still had a few caches of stuff left from hippie era in one of their storage areas. We were lucky to find these. They are nice and still wearable. Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image.
$1.00



#BEADS0459 - Stained Bamboo Hippie Beads - As low as 8¢ each
These are relatviely large vintage 20mm (.8") long bamboo beads. Size varies slightly as these are real bamboo. These are leftovers from the late 1960s. They were in remote storage and have never seen the light of day before. Perfect condition.
 
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#BEADS0658 - Fancy Brass Earring with Large Glass Cabochon
Price is per earring. Vintage 16mm fancy glass cabochon earring. Brass mounting is embossed Japan. These have a classic 1950s look about them and could still be worn. Excellent unused condition. We found these in remote storage of an old jewelry store on our last visit to the northeast.
$1.00



#BEADS0242 - Hand Painted Hippie Flower and Butterfly Danglers - Your Choice
Vintage 1" tall (height varies a little) hand painted river rock (painted on real stones) danglers with a metal loop in the top. There are two types. The one has a butterfly painted on it. The other has two flower power flowers. All you have to do is put a hook on them and they are instant earrings. These are unsold stock from the late 1960s hippie era, and are in excellent unused condition.
Select Type
Hand Painted Butterfly  
Hand Painted Flower Power Flowers  
$0.50



#BEADS0025 - 11mm Blue Japanese Crumb Glass Bead
40¢ per bead. Vintage 11mm Blue Japanese Crumb Glass Bead. While the glass was still hot, these beads were rolled around in various colors of tiny glass crumbs giving them a textured surface. These are unsold old stock from a warehouse on the West Coast. They are made in Japan and were imported in the late 1960s during the flower power hippie craze. They are all handmade and so the sizes will vary a little and they may not all be perfectly round.
$0.40



#BEADS0494 - 17mm Clay Colored Hippie Bead - As Low as 15¢ each
Vintage multi-sided 17mm (.7") across clay colored bead. These are made from a lightweight material, but look exactly like red clay. Packages were marked "Made in Japan". These are from the late 1960s, and are in perfect unused condition. They really have the look of the day and would be great for a late 1960s period piece.
 
This is from our latest treasure hunt! These came from a different warehouse in the same area.

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#BEADS0018 - Steel Hippie Peace Dog Tag Pendant
Vintage 1" tall heavily embossed steel dog tag pendant. These have the classic hippie "Peace" logo. They are unsold stock from the late 60s early 70s when this was all the rage. They are small enough to make earrings put on a charm bracelet too. They are from an old bead store in the deep south that closed many years ago and are in excellent condition.
$1.50



#BEADS0032 - Group of 100 Ceramic Multi-Colored Hippie Beads
You will get 100 for $5 (that's 5¢ each). Vintage well made ceramic beads from the hippie era. The sizes, colors, and shapes vary. The ones shown are typical. The 10 shown measure out to 5" inches, so 100 would strand out to about 50". These have the look from years ago. Very cool. They are unsold old stock from a bead store on the east coast that closed 30 some years ago. They were sold as "string your own" hippie beads.
$5.00



#BEADS0163 - Large Handmade Terra Cotta Indonesian Trade Bead/Pendant from the Hippie Store - Cube
Vintage 1.3 inch square cube terra cotta Indonesian Trade bead. Sizes vary a bit, and the holes are about 3/8" across. These were hand made and no two are alike. All have incised decoration. Some of the original paperwork was with these. They were made in the Philippines originally and sold in Indonesia. This group went from the Philippines to California. The documentation is all pre zip code, so they are likely from around 1960 or earlier. The store in California we got all this stuff from, grabbed a bunch to sell to the hippies along with African Trade beads. The hippies wore them as beads and pendants. Terra Cotta is very delicate. The fact that they survived at all is amazing. They were never used, although most will have some imperfections or small nicks. Part of that is the way they were made and part of their charm. Unglazed terracotta beads this old are hard to find.

These were sold in the late 60s from a bead store near the Haight Ashbury area. In 1967, the hippie phenomena dominated the area and the demand for beads was huge.

$0.30



#BEADSC0243 - Charm Bar with Egyptian Ankh and Peace Sign Charms Attached
Vintage 1/2" wide charm bar with a metal Egyptian Ankh (symbol of life) and peace sign charms. These are in unused condition, and show a little nice mellow aging. They are unsold stock from the hippie days in the late 1960s.

This item is from our recent trip. We returned with these and over 100 other items! We found two separate warehouses loaded with beads, cameos, cabochons, charms, and other stuff that went as far back as the early 1900s. We are thrilled to share this stuff with you guys!

$0.35



#BEADS0028 - Vintage Very Large Smiley Face Bead/Decoration
Vintage very large 2 3/4" wide smiley face bead/decoration. The front is a heavy plastic and the reverse is tin. There are 5 different colors. The more you buy, the more colors you will get. The boxes they were in were marked Japan. They have two holes in the back for stringing, and a notch between them. You pulled the string or wire down in the notch to keep them from moving. There was probably a type of pin you could use with them too. I remember seeing these decorating belts back in the day. They had multiple uses. They are old unsold stock from a bead store on the east coast that closed 30 some years ago. The tin on the reverse has a little tin patina which adds to their charm. The Smiley face was invented in 1964 by cartoonist Harvey Ball. Buttons and items like this because very popular during the hippie days and peaked in 1971 when over 50 million Smiley Face buttons were sold!!!!
$0.50



#BEADS0162 - Large Handmade Terra Cotta Indonesian Trade Bead/Pendant from the Hippie Store - Flat Square
Vintage flat square 1 3/8" tall by 7/8" thick terra cotta Indonesian Trade bead. Sizes vary a bit, and the holes are about 3/8" across. These were hand made and no two are alike. All have incised decoration. Some of the original paperwork was with these. They were made in the Philippines originally and sold in Indonesia. This group went from the Philippines to California. The documentation is all pre zip code, so they are likely from around 1960 or earlier. The store in California we got all this stuff from, grabbed a bunch to sell to the hippies along with African Trade beads. The hippies wore them as beads and pendants. Terra Cotta is very delicate. The fact that they survived at all is amazing. They were never used, although most will have some imperfections or small nicks. Part of that is the way they were made and part of their charm. Unglazed terracotta beads this old are hard to find.

These were sold in the late 60s from a bead store near the Haight Ashbury area.

$0.30



#BEADS0269 - Heavy Well Made Brass Male Symbol (Mars) Charm - Copyright Kim Co.
Vintage 1" tall thick heavy brass charm. This was a popular symbol in the hippie era. It was the symbol for the god Mars, and signifies a male. They were made by Kim Co. in New York in the late 1960s for hippie decoration. Excellent unused condition. We found these in remote storage at the old Kim Co. building in New York, and they have the Kim copyright mark on them. Both sides are pictured. These are high quality. Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image and the Kim mark as both sides are pictured.
$0.25



#BEADS0555 - Thick Heavy Copper Surfer's Cross Ring
These are rarely seen. They are unused thick copper surfer's rings that have a nice patina and adjustable size.  Back in 1960s, the surf culture was all the rage. The cross was their symbol which was associated with rebellion and anti-establishment sentiments. The hippies took it up as part of their look in the mid to late 1960s. A company in New York created these high quality rings to sell to them back in the day. These are leftovers that we got directly from the company. They are very rare.
$1.50



#BEADS0033 - Group of 20 Very Large Wooden Multi-Colored Hippie Beads
You will get 20 for $2 (that's 10¢ each). Vintage well made very large wooden beads that were sold as "hippie beads" in the late 60s, early 70s. The sizes, colors, and shapes vary a lot from 1/2" in diameter for the small rounds to 1" square for the cubes. You will get a good mixture of different types and colors. The ones shown are typical. These are classic hippie beads. Very cool. They are unsold old stock from a bead store just north of here. They bought them in 1968 and they were made in America. You never find them in unused condition like this. They are really nice. Two groups of these would make a 24" - 30" necklace.
$2.00



#BEADS0087 - Group of 20 Conglomerate HIppie Beads
7 1/2¢ per bead. Vintage very uncommon conglomerate beads made from concrete and clay. These were very popular Hippie Beads in the 1960s. You rarely see them offered. The sizes vary a lot. The ten pictured are typical and string out to about 3 1/2". They were used to make necklaces on their own in the day and look great that way, but were also used as spacers for large wooden beads like the ones we have listed. These are unsold old store stock that hasn't seen the light of day for over 40 years. These really have the period look to them and are very uncommon.
$1.50



#BEADS0524 - Large Hole Mahogany Colored Ceramic 10mm Hippie Bead - As Low as 10¢ each
Vintage mahogany colored large hole ceramic hippie bead. 10mm long (.4") with a 5mm hole. These are made from a heavy ceramic material. Packages were marked "Made in Japan". They are from the late 1960s, and are in perfect unused condition. They really have the look of the day and would be great for a late 1960s period piece. They used to string these on thin rope or clothesline back in the day and make a necklace.
 
This is from our latest treasure hunt! These came from a different warehouse in the same area.

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