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#BEADS0847 - Beaded Glass and Copper Tassel - Japan
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 2 1/2" tall tassel with glass beads, a glass pearl, and copper hanging strands. Boxes were marked "Made in Japan". Circa 1950s. These are in excellent unused condition. Some of the copper strands are showing some aging.
$0.25



#BEADS0844 - Strand of 48 Cherry Brand 9-10mm Transparent Amethyst Baroque Glass Beads
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 48 Beads for $3 (6¢ each). Vintage temporary strand of fancy Cherry Brand Japanese Baroque beads. They are 9-10mm diameter and are a beautiful amethyst transparent glass. The glass is very beautiful with dimples (they called it Baroque on the master case). These were made by hand using old techniques. The crude shapes and unusual dimpling really enhance the look. These are 1940s Cherry Brand (company only existed from 1946 - 1951). Cherry Brand was considered the highest quality Japanese bead maker. This is a find we made from a dealer in New York who originally purchased them in the 1940s. These are very hard to find, very nice, and have never seen the light of day. Dust them off, and they are mint. Some strands still have the Made in Japan tags.
$3.00



#BEADS0845 - Strand of 50+ Cherry Brand 10mm Transparent Shiny Glass Beads
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 50+ Beads for $3 (6¢ each). Vintage temporary strand of fancy Cherry Brand Japanese beads. They are 10mm diameter and are made from transparent glass. The glass is very beautiful with a shiny coating. These are older than Aurora Borealis, so I'm not sure what they used to produce this look. These were made by hand using old techniques. These are 1940s Cherry Brand (company only existed from 1946 - 1951). Cherry Brand was considered the highest quality Japanese bead maker. This is find we made from a dealer in New York who originally purchased them in the 1940s. These are in never seen the light of day condition. Dust them off, and they are mint. Many have tags that say "Made in Japan".
$3.00



#BEADS0843 - Beads from Loose Strand of 55+ Cherry Brand 10mm Rusty Ruby Colored Glass Beads
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 50+ Beads for $3.50 (7¢ each). Vintage beads from broken temporary strands of fancy Cherry Brand Japanese beads. They are 10mm diameter and are a beautiful rusty ruby colored translucent glass. These were made by hand using old techniques. These are 1940s Cherry Brand (company only existed from 1946 - 1951). Cherry Brand was considered the highest quality Japanese bead maker. This is a find we made from a dealer in New York who originally purchased them in the 1940s. They are hard to find, very nice, and have never seen the light of day. Dust them off, and they are mint. Some still have the "Cherry Brand" sticker with them.
$3.50



#BEADS0862 - Strand of 24 Large Cherry Brand Glass 12mm Aquamarine Baroque (Dimpled) Glass Beads
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 24 Beads for $3.50 (14¢ each). Vintage temporary strand of fancy Cherry Brand Japanese Baroque beads. They are large heavy 12mm diameter solid colored aquamarine glass beads. The glass is very beautiful with dimples (they called it Baroque on the master case). These were made by hand using old techniques. The crude shapes and unusual dimple really enhance the look. These are 1940s Cherry Brand (company only existed from 1946 - 1951). As you may know, Cherry Brand was considered the highest quality Japanese bead maker. This is a very fresh find we made from a dealer in New York who originally purchased them in the 1940s. These are very hard to find, very nice, and have never seen the light of day. Click on the image to see a larger picture with more detail.
$3.50



#BEADS0863 - Group of 70 12mm Solid Reddish Orange Colored Glass Cherry Brand Beads
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get approximately 70 Beads for $7 (around 11¢ each). Vintage temporary strands of reddish orange solid colored larger 12mm Cherry Brand Japanese beads. These were made by hand using old techniques. They are 1940s Cherry Brand (company only existed from 1946 - 1951). As you many know, Cherry Brand was considered the highest quality Japanese bead maker. This is a very fresh find we made from a dealer in New York who originally purchased them in the 1940s. These are very hard to find, very nice, and have never seen the light of day. Click on the image to see a larger picture with more detail. Dust them off and they are like new again.
$8.00



#BEADS0861 - Strand of 24 Large Cherry Brand Glass 12mm Translucent Rose Baroque (Dimpled) Glass Beads
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 24 Beads for $3.50 (14¢ each). Vintage temporary strand of fancy Cherry Brand Japanese Baroque beads. They are large heavy 12mm diameter rose colored translucent glass beads. The glass is very beautiful with dimples (they called it Baroque on the master case). These were made by hand using old techniques. The crude shapes and unusual dimple really enhance the look. These are 1940s Cherry Brand (company only existed from 1946 - 1951). As you may know, Cherry Brand was considered the highest quality Japanese bead maker. This is a very fresh find we made from a dealer in New York who originally purchased them in the 1940s. These are very hard to find, very nice, and have never seen the light of day. Click on the image to see a larger picture with more detail.
$3.50



#BEADS0267 - Group of 8 Rare Japanese Millefiori Beads with Silver/Gold Bands
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 8 beads for $1.60 (that's 20¢ each). Vintage 8mm diameter rare and beautiful millefiori bead type. They both have the millefiori flower pattern. The yellow one has a gold band around it and the blue one a silver band. You will get four of each. We have never seen these before anywhere. They are very unusual. We found these at the bead store near the Haight Ashbury area that we've told you about that sold them as hippie beads.
$1.60



#BEADS0794 - Group of 10 Glass African Trade Beads
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 10 for $3.50 (that's 35¢ each). These are African powder beads (sand cast beads) from broken strands. They are from the around the 1920s and run from about 7mm to 15mm in diameter. They were made from ground glass ballast from ships. I did notice a clay one here and there too. These were used as currency and decoration in Ghana. A friend brought these to this country many years ago. They are in typical used condition. All sorts of different types and styles. You will get a mix similar to the picture. No special requests please.
$3.50



#BEADS0150 - Group of 3 Different Colored Large Rare American Glass Beads/Curtain Pulls from the Civil War Era
(You get 3 for $3 - That's $1 each). Early large heavy wound glass American hand made beads. The sizes are very variable ranging from about an inch to over and inch and a quarter. They are glass that was worked on an iron rod. These have the iron residue up the entire opening which was caused by rods used from about 1840 to 1870. The three different will be green, amber, and cobalt (out of light blue). These handmade glass objects were sold as beads and as curtain pulls, and sold by the peck. They are one of the very earliest forms of American lampwork bead. They light up brilliantly with a lot of light behind them. Here's the crazy story of how we found them. We were out looking for hippie beads at a store in California when we found these packed away with a bunch of old hippie stuff. They told us that grandpa had bought them from a store that exclusively sold vintage American glass that went out of business. He bought them because of the large holes and colors, thinking the hippies would like them! It turns out they are real deal mid 1800s blown glass. This is one of the best find we have ever had.
$3.00



#BEADS0553 - 16mm Two Sided Glass Cat Bead  - Halloween Spooky - As Low as 25¢
Vintage 16mm tall, two sided (same dimensional cat on both sided), glass Czech bead that is a detailed black and white spooky looking cat. The bead hole runs diagonally as shown in the picture.  These are old unsold store stock that we picked up on the east coast. They are in perfect condition and the old version from around the 1920/30s. This old version is very uncommon.
$0.35

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#BEADS0151 - Irregular Shape Handmade (Lampwork) Colorful Bead - Japan
Price is 40¢/bead. Vintage very colorful blue, brown, and black handmade bead. These average about 1/2" or so in diameter, but the sizes vary a little. The number of side varies too. Somewhere between eight and ten. Because they were handmade (also known as lampwork beads), no two are alike. These were still on their original strings with "Made in Japan" tags. They are unusual.

They are in unused condition, and fantastic. Bright colors. 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 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.

$0.35



#BEADS0207 - Very Large Heavy 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



#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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$0.12

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#BEADS0242 - Hand Painted Hippie Flower and Butterfly Dangler - Your Choice
Vintage 1" tall (height varies a little) hand painted river rock (painted on real stones) dangler 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



#BEADS0427 - Jet Black Czech Multi Faceted Bead
6mm long jet black multifaceted czech bead. They were made around the 1960s. Excellent unused condition.  Found these on a big east coast trip. Price is per bead.
$0.06



#BEADS0148 - Amazing Huge Glass Swirl Floral Pattern Hand Made Bead
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage nearly 1" wide (average) handmade bead. These are large heavy glass beads that have swirls forming a floral pattern in white and red against the black glass. Because they were handmade (also known as lampwork beads), no two are alike. The sizes are plus or minus a bit and the designs are unique on each one. They are in unused condition, and are some of the most beautiful pieces you will ever see. As far as we can tell, there are no other examples of these to be found anywhere online, or anywhere period. They came into the store in 1967, but are old stock that appear to be fancy Venetian floral beads from the early 1900s.
$1.00



#BEADS0463 - Star Shaped 15mm Blue Lace Quartz Pendant - As low as 40¢
Vintage 15mm (.6") tall star shaped pendant with a single hole at the top. They look like glass to me, but the packaging says "Blue Lace Quartz" "West Germany". Going by the packaging, they are likely from the 1960s. They have flat backs and could be used to  make many things. These are well made high quality pieces and unusual. I couldn't find any anywhere else on the internet. They are in like new condition.
 
This is from our latest treasure hunt! These are from a warehouse of cabachons and beads! All were in original packaging. All are 50 - 90 years old.

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$0.75

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#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



#BEADS0052 - Square Faceted Taupe Czech Nailhead Glass Bead
Price is 8¢ per bead. These have faceted top sides, and are an unusual Taupe color. 7 strand out to about an inch. Use the dime in the picture for perspective. Nailheads are very small, but very beautiful. They were made almost exclusively in the 1920s for flapper dresses, purses and other items of clothing. There are many types. When the Great Depression hit, production ceased and a lot of these were left behind. The ones we have came from the basements of old shops in New York City that made outfits back in the day and somehow survived the depression. Nailheads are named as such because they have a look a little like the head of a nail, and like nails, some have flat heads, some are round, and some are square.
$0.08



#BEADS0180- Polished Amethyst Gemstone Beads
Vintage polished amethyst gemstone beads (these are the purple ones in the picture). Average size is 4-6mm. These came from a bead store on the east coast that closed over 30 years ago. These are in perfect condition and very shiny and beautiful.
$0.05



#BEADS0338 - Translucent Vaseline Tan Pinch Bead
Vintage 8mm tall translucent vaseline looking tan pinch bead. These are very shiny and likely fire polished. They are in excellent unused condition and from around the 1950/60s.
$0.10



#BEADS0458 - Dark Jade Colored Dangler Beads with Metal Loop - As low as 10¢ each
Vintage 12mm (.5") tall dangler beads including the loop (beads themselves are 8mm). These are a very dark jade color and have brass loops. They were found in original packaging strung on wire. Packs were marked "Made in Japan" and are from the 1950s. Other than age patina on the metal, these are in perfect condition.
 
This is from our latest treasure hunt! From a warehouse of cabochons and beads! All were in original packaging and all are 50-90 years old.
 
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$0.20

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#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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$0.25

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