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PEACE, LOVE, and HIPPIES

Items from the hippie era have become very popular collectibles. The hippie period lasted from about 1967 till maybe 1975. Many of the items that were sold in stores during that time period had flowery and psychedelic designs that often said Peace or Love and are easily recognizable.

It all started in 1967 in San Francisco with the legendary Summer of Love. By 1969 it was in full swing across the entire country and the Woodstock Festival became a monumental event. Eventually, it spread worldwide. Hippie fashions and values had a brief, but major effect on culture, music, television, film, literature, and the arts.

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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



#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



#BEADS0157 - Tibetan Dzi Beads
Price is 25¢/bead. Vintage handmade heavy glass beads that average about 7/8" long. Lengths and diameters vary a little because they were made by hand (lampwork beads), but they are all pretty similar. They were in bags marked "Made in India" and are from the late 1960s. They have Tibetan Dzi symbols that were believed to bring positive spiritual benefit, and were marketed to the hippies as such. These are not the real old ones that go for big bucks, but they are not the ones that were made in mass quantities in the 1980s or 90s either. This variation is uncommon. Early Dzi beads were man made from minerals and are rare and valuable, and date back as far as ancient times. Pick your color from the pull down menu.

They are in unused condition, and like most of the others in this find, so far as we can tell, there are no other examples of these to be found anywhere online, or anywhere else period. They were sold as hippie beads in the late 60s from a bead store near the Haight Ashbury area.

Select Color
Black and White  
Blue and White  
Green and White  
$0.25



#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



#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



#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



#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



#BEADS0022 - 8mm Green Glass Japanese Millefiori Flower Bead
20¢ per bead. Vintage 8mm Green Glass Japanese Millefiori Flower Bead. The word "Millefiori" is Italian and means 1000 flowers. To make these flower patterns on the beads is labor intensive and requires hand cutting a hot cane of glass that has been patterned. 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.
$0.20



#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



#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



#BEADS0169 - Variety of Japanese Millefiori Flower Beads - Pick Your Color and Size
Vintage 6mm to 12mm Glass Japanese Millefiori Flower Beads. We found these in our big find on the West Coast. They were in with the rest of the stuff that they brought in to sell to the hippies in the late 1960s. The colors are very beautiful. Flower Power indeed. The word "Millefiori" is Italian and means 1000 flowers. To make these flower patterns on the beads is labor intensive and requires hand cutting a hot cane of glass that has been patterned. They are all handmade and so the sizes will vary a little and they may not all be perfectly round. Found unused still in their original packages. Pick your color and size from the pull down menu.

They were sold as hippie beads 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.

Select Color and Size
Green 6mm  
Black 6mm  
Tan 7.5mm  
White 7.5mm  
Tan 12mm  ($0.30)
$0.20



#MSH016 - Hand Painted Hippie Era Flower Power Rings
Translucent plastic ring hand painted with flowers. Colors vary as in the picture. The more you buy the more different types you will get. From the Flower Power era in the late 1960’s. These are unsold vending stock in nice condition.
$0.75



#BEADS0159 - Large Hole Ceramic Japanese Speckled Powder Beads
Vintage large hole ceramic powder coated beads with speckled color. These were in boxes marked "Made in Japan" and are from the late 1960s. The Large size is a little over an inch tall. The small size is 11/16" tall. The holes vary from 3/8" to a little over 1/2". Hippies were stringing big hole beads on rope back in the day and these had the earthy look that was popular. Pick your size and color from the menu.

They are in unused condition, and are very uncommon. I couldn't find any examples of this large hole version of these beads anywhere else online. 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.

Select SIze and Color
Small Tan  
Large Tan  ($0.45)
Small Off White  
Large Off White  ($0.45)
$0.25



#BEADS0207 - Large Deep Ruby Colored Round Incised Handmade (Lampwork) Bead
Price is 25¢/bead. Vintage very large deep ruby colored handmade bead. They have a spiral incised on the surface. The size varies. Average size is nearly inch and a quarter in diameter, plus they are over a half inch thick. Because they were handmade (also known as lampwork beads), no two are alike. These are very uncommon. They were in a crate with made in Japan glass, so that would be our best guess. They are from the 1960s, or more likely, earlier. They are a bit dirty. Just rinse them off in water and they are in new unused condition.

They are in unused condition, and striking. Like most of the others in this find, so far as we can tell, there are no other examples of these to be found anywhere online, or anywhere else period. They were sold as hippie beads in the late 60s from a bead store near the Haight Ashbury area.

$0.25



#BEADSC0222 - Copper Plated Hippie Mushroom Charm
Vintage 1/2" tall copper plated mushroom charm. Hippie mushrooms. These are unusual and uncommon. From the late 1960s and unused. They show some very slight aging as do most metal charms. Metal charms are very scarce and desirable. These charms are one of those items we find a quantity of and think they will be around awhile. But, they will sell out before we know it. Metal charms just don't turn up often. Take advantage of this find.

This item is from our recent trip. We just returned with these and over 100 other items! We found two separate warehouses with beads, cameos, cabochons, charms, and other stuff that went as far back as the early 1900s. It was pretty amazing to find these old places, and very exciting!

$0.15



#MSH029 - Gold Colored Hippie Era Peace Bracelet - As low as $1.00 each
Vintage 2 1/2" diameter hippie era "Peace" bracelet. 1 1/8" tall gold colored metal peace symbol charm. This is the classic peace sign that was everywhere during the late 60s. These are unsold store stock that we recently found in remote storage of an old store. They were sold in the store in the late 1960s when "Peace and Love" were all the rage. Decect quality and excellent condition.
 
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$1.25

Buy 1 or more of this item for $1.25 each
Buy 3 or more of this item for $1.00 each



#MSH027- Copper Adjustable Hippie Love Bracelet - As low as $1.50 each
Vintage hippie adjustable solid copper wrist bracelet. Twisted wire says "Love" with adjustable loops in the back so they can go from 2"-3" in diameter. These are unsold store stock that we recently found in remote storage of an old store. They were sold in the store in the late 1960s when "Love" was all the rage. Excellent condition.
 
PRICES ADJUST WHEN ADDED TO CART
$2.00

Buy 1 or more of this item for $2.00 each
Buy 2 or more of this item for $1.50 each



#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



#BEADS0023 - 8mm Orange Glass Japanese Millefiori Flower Bead
20¢ per bead. Vintage 8mm Orange Glass Japanese Millefiori Flower Bead. The word "Millefiori" is Italian and means 1000 flowers. To make these flower patterns on the beads is labor intensive and requires hand cutting a hot cane of glass that has been patterned. 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.
$0.20



#BEADS0019 - 11mm Cobalt Glass Japanese Millefiori Flower Bead
30¢ per bead. Vintage 11mm Cobalt Glass Japanese Millefiori Flower Bead. The word "Millefiori" is Italian and means 1000 flowers. To make these flower patterns on the beads is labor intensive and requires hand cutting a hot cane of glass that has been patterned. 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.
$0.30

 
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