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#BEADS0021 - Group of 12 6mm Green Glass Japanese Millefiori Flower Beads
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 12 for 96¢ (that's 8¢ each). Vintage 6mm Green Glass Japanese Millefiori Flower Beads. 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 were 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. Excellent condition.
 

$0.96



##MUSICGD2003 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Bear in VW bus
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 4" wide Grateful Dead sticker/decal. These are high quality art decals that were made for car windows. I peeled the cover off for the picture. They are in mint condition and can still be used. This one is from around the mid to late 1980s. It features a Grateful Dead bear driving a VW bus, and says "who are the DEAD and why are they following me".
  
These Grateful Dead stickers/decals are old tour merchandise. I found them wrapped in plastic in boxes in master cases. They came from a distributor who sold them to tour vendors. The condition is pristine and they still will work as a car decal or window/mirror sticker. We found them packed away in storage boxes dated 1992 (many are older than that) and 1995 (year Jerry Garcia died). They are high quality artist renderings of Grateful Dead themes. Back in the day, the Dead did not monitor copyrights and that sort of thing, and in fact, at one point encouraged artists to do designs. The LA times explained it well “The Grateful Dead was famously lax in enforcing it’s intellectual property rights and trademarks, allowing fans to create their own designs using the band’s expansive iconography”. Since there was no serious monitoring or much concern back then, a lot of up and coming artists got involved in designing them. This is how some of them got their starts. Some of the sticker artists who designed these stickers went on to produce official licensed works for the Grateful Dead and other famous groups. These stickers include some by now famous designers including David Opie, and others. These 1995 and older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
 

$2.50



##MUSICGD2027 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Skull with Snake and Lightning Bolts
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 6" tall Grateful Dead sticker/decal. This is a fierce looking one with a skull with a snake head and lightning bolts coming out. Circa 1992. These are high quality art decals that were made for car windows. I peeled the cover off for the picture. They are in mint condition and can still be used. 
  
These Grateful Dead stickers/decals are old tour merchandise. I found them wrapped in plastic in boxes in master cases. They came from a distributor who sold them to tour vendors. The condition is pristine and they still will work as a car decal or window/mirror sticker. We found them packed away in storage boxes dated 1992 (many are older than that) and 1995 (year Jerry Garcia died). They are high quality artist renderings of Grateful Dead themes. Back in the day, the Dead did not monitor copyrights and that sort of thing, and in fact, at one point encouraged artists to do designs. The LA times explained it well “The Grateful Dead was famously lax in enforcing it’s intellectual property rights and trademarks, allowing fans to create their own designs using the band’s expansive iconography”. Since there was no serious monitoring or much concern back then, a lot of up and coming artists got involved in designing them. This is how some of them got their starts. Some of the sticker artists who designed these stickers went on to produce official licensed works for the Grateful Dead and other famous groups. These stickers include some by now famous designers including David Opie, and others. These 1995 and older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
 

$2.50



##MUSICGD2029 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Demon Fine-Line
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 4 7/8" tall Grateful Dead sticker/decal. This one features an angry looking horned demon. Marked "Copyright 1989 Fine-Line Products, Inc.". This type sticks on the outside of glass or a mirror or your pocket. They are in mint condition and can still be used.
  
These Grateful Dead stickers/decals are old tour merchandise. I found them wrapped in plastic in boxes in master cases. They came from a distributor who sold them to tour vendors. The condition is pristine and they still will work as a car decal or window/mirror sticker. We found them packed away in storage boxes dated 1992 (many are older than that) and 1995 (year Jerry Garcia died). They are high quality artist renderings of Grateful Dead themes. Back in the day, the Dead did not monitor copyrights and that sort of thing, and in fact, at one point encouraged artists to do designs. The LA times explained it well “The Grateful Dead was famously lax in enforcing it’s intellectual property rights and trademarks, allowing fans to create their own designs using the band’s expansive iconography”. Since there was no serious monitoring or much concern back then, a lot of up and coming artists got involved in designing them. This is how some of them got their starts. Some of the sticker artists who designed these stickers went on to produce official licensed works for the Grateful Dead and other famous groups. These stickers include some by now famous designers including David Opie, and others. These 1995 and older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
 

$3.00



##MUSICGD2032 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Skeleton Smoking a Joint under a Rainbow Tree
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 4 1/2" diameter Grateful Dead sticker/decal. These are high quality art decals that were made for car windows. I peeled the cover off for the picture. They are in mint condition and can still be used. This one is from around the late 1980s. It features a skeleton smoking a joint under a rainbow tree with the sun and ocean, and of course, a couple of mushrooms growing on the ground.
  
These Grateful Dead stickers/decals are old tour merchandise. I found them wrapped in plastic in boxes in master cases. They came from a distributor who sold them to tour vendors. The condition is pristine and they still will work as a car decal or window/mirror sticker. We found them packed away in storage boxes dated 1992 (many are older than that) and 1995 (year Jerry Garcia died). They are high quality artist renderings of Grateful Dead themes. Back in the day, the Dead did not monitor copyrights and that sort of thing, and in fact, at one point encouraged artists to do designs. The LA times explained it well “The Grateful Dead was famously lax in enforcing it’s intellectual property rights and trademarks, allowing fans to create their own designs using the band’s expansive iconography”. Since there was no serious monitoring or much concern back then, a lot of up and coming artists got involved in designing them. This is how some of them got their starts. Some of the sticker artists who designed these stickers went on to produce official licensed works for the Grateful Dead and other famous groups. These stickers include some by now famous designers including David Opie, and others. These older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
 

$2.00



#BEADSC0269 - 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



#TY059 - Hippie Era Flower Power Hand Painted Gumball Ring
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Price is per ring. Vintage late 1960s hippie era gumball rings with flower power designs. These are hand painted (no two designs are identical) kids vending rings. They are mostly red. If you order several, you may get a green one. The thickness of the rings varies as you can see in the picture. Unsold vending stock from a distributor in the midwest. Excellent unused condition.
 

$0.50



##MUSICGD2026 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Moon and Roses and Skull
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 5 3/8" tall Grateful Dead sticker/decal. This one features a variation on the Bertha Grateful Dead character. Bertha with roses in a moon. Circa 1992. These are high quality art decals that were made for car windows. I peeled the cover off for the picture. They are in mint condition and can still be used. 
  
These Grateful Dead stickers/decals are old tour merchandise. I found them wrapped in plastic in boxes in master cases. They came from a distributor who sold them to tour vendors. The condition is pristine and they still will work as a car decal or window/mirror sticker. We found them packed away in storage boxes dated 1992 (many are older than that) and 1995 (year Jerry Garcia died). They are high quality artist renderings of Grateful Dead themes. Back in the day, the Dead did not monitor copyrights and that sort of thing, and in fact, at one point encouraged artists to do designs. The LA times explained it well “The Grateful Dead was famously lax in enforcing it’s intellectual property rights and trademarks, allowing fans to create their own designs using the band’s expansive iconography”. Since there was no serious monitoring or much concern back then, a lot of up and coming artists got involved in designing them. This is how some of them got their starts. Some of the sticker artists who designed these stickers went on to produce official licensed works for the Grateful Dead and other famous groups. These stickers include some by now famous designers including David Opie, and others. These 1995 and older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
 

$2.50



##MUSICGD2033 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Grateful Dead Bear Riding a Lightning Bolt
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 5 1/2" wide Grateful Dead sticker/decal. These are high quality art decals that were made for car windows. I peeled the cover off for the picture. They are in mint condition and can still be used. This one is from around 1990. It features a colorful Grateful Dead Bear riding on a lightning bolt.

These Grateful Dead stickers/decals are old tour merchandise. I found them wrapped in plastic in boxes in master cases. They came from a distributor who sold them to tour vendors. The condition is pristine and they still will work as a car decal or window/mirror sticker. We found them packed away in storage boxes dated 1992 (many are older than that) and 1995 (year Jerry Garcia died). They are high quality artist renderings of Grateful Dead themes. Back in the day, the Dead did not monitor copyrights and that sort of thing, and in fact, at one point encouraged artists to do designs. The LA times explained it well “The Grateful Dead was famously lax in enforcing it’s intellectual property rights and trademarks, allowing fans to create their own designs using the band’s expansive iconography”. Since there was no serious monitoring or much concern back then, a lot of up and coming artists got involved in designing them. This is how some of them got their starts. Some of the sticker artists who designed these stickers went on to produce official licensed works for the Grateful Dead and other famous groups. These stickers include some by now famous designers including David Opie, and others. These older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
 

$2.00



##MUSICGD2042 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Many Dancing Bears Forming a Peace Sign
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 5" square Grateful Dead sticker/decal. These are high quality art decals that were made for car windows. I peeled the cover off for the picture. They are in mint condition and can still be used. This one has a copyright date of 1990 on it. It features a lots of Grateful Dead bears dancing in circles to form a peace sign.
  
These Grateful Dead stickers/decals are old tour merchandise. I found them wrapped in plastic in boxes in master cases. They came from a distributor who sold them to tour vendors. The condition is pristine and they still will work as a car decal or window/mirror sticker. We found them packed away in storage boxes dated 1992 (many are older than that) and 1995 (year Jerry Garcia died). They are high quality artist renderings of Grateful Dead themes. Back in the day, the Dead did not monitor copyrights and that sort of thing, and in fact, at one point encouraged artists to do designs. The LA times explained it well “The Grateful Dead was famously lax in enforcing it’s intellectual property rights and trademarks, allowing fans to create their own designs using the band’s expansive iconography”. Since there was no serious monitoring or much concern back then, a lot of up and coming artists got involved in designing them. This is how some of them got their starts. Some of the sticker artists who designed these stickers went on to produce official licensed works for the Grateful Dead and other famous groups. These stickers include some by now famous designers including David Opie, and others. These older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
 

$2.50



##MUSICGD2050 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - A Bone Peace Sign Turning into a Rose
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 6 1/2" diameter Grateful Dead sticker/decal. These are high quality art decals that were made for car windows. I peeled the cover off for the picture. They are in mint condition and can still be used. This one is from around the late 1980/90s. It features a bone peace symbol turning into a rose.
  
These Grateful Dead stickers/decals are old tour merchandise. I found them wrapped in plastic in boxes in master cases. They came from a distributor who sold them to tour vendors. The condition is pristine and they still will work as a car decal or window/mirror sticker. We found them packed away in storage boxes dated 1992 (many are older than that) and 1995 (year Jerry Garcia died). They are high quality artist renderings of Grateful Dead themes. Back in the day, the Dead did not monitor copyrights and that sort of thing, and in fact, at one point encouraged artists to do designs. The LA times explained it well “The Grateful Dead was famously lax in enforcing it’s intellectual property rights and trademarks, allowing fans to create their own designs using the band’s expansive iconography”. Since there was no serious monitoring or much concern back then, a lot of up and coming artists got involved in designing them. This is how some of them got their starts. Some of the sticker artists who designed these stickers went on to produce official licensed works for the Grateful Dead and other famous groups. These stickers include some by now famous designers including David Opie, and others. These 1995 and older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
 

$2.50



#BEADS0153 - Unusual Matte Finish Cigar Shaped Japanese Millefiori Bead
Price is 50¢/bead. Vintage large cigar shaped handmade bead. The lengths on these are fairly consistent at about one inch. The diameters vary more. They are all cigar shaped with a millefiori flower pattern and a matte finish to the glass. The shape and matte finish are very uncommon in millefiori glass. Because they were handmade (also known as lampwork beads), no two are alike. The "Made in Japan" stickers were still with them.

They are in unused condition, and very detailed an interesting looking. 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. 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



##MUSICGD2009 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Grateful Dead Bears Dancing Around a Peace Sign
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 5 1/4" tall Grateful Dead sticker/decal. These are high quality art decals that were made for car windows. I peeled the cover off for the picture. They are in mint condition and can still be used. This one is from around 1990. It features Grateful Dead bears dancing all around a giant peace sign.
  
These Grateful Dead stickers/decals are old tour merchandise. I found them wrapped in plastic in boxes in master cases. They came from a distributor who sold them to tour vendors. The condition is pristine and they still will work as a car decal or window/mirror sticker. We found them packed away in storage boxes dated 1992 (many are older than that) and 1995 (year Jerry Garcia died). They are high quality artist renderings of Grateful Dead themes. Back in the day, the Dead did not monitor copyrights and that sort of thing, and in fact, at one point encouraged artists to do designs. The LA times explained it well “The Grateful Dead was famously lax in enforcing it’s intellectual property rights and trademarks, allowing fans to create their own designs using the band’s expansive iconography”. Since there was no serious monitoring or much concern back then, a lot of up and coming artists got involved in designing them. This is how some of them got their starts. Some of the sticker artists who designed these stickers went on to produce official licensed works for the Grateful Dead and other famous groups. These stickers include some by now famous designers including David Opie, and others. These 1995 and older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
 

$2.50



##MUSICGD2014 - Large Grateful Dead Tour Sticker/Decal - Electrified Skeleton Dancing on a Mushroom
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage large 6 3/4" tall Grateful Dead sticker/decal. These are high quality art decals. This type sticks on the outside of glass or a mirror or your pocket. They are in mint condition and can still be used. This one is from the early 1990s. The decal features an electrified skeleton dancing on a psychedelic mushroom. Excellent unused condition.

These Grateful Dead stickers/decals are old tour merchandise. I found them wrapped in plastic in boxes in master cases. They came from a distributor who sold them to tour vendors. The condition is pristine and they still will work as a car decal or window/mirror sticker. We found them packed away in storage boxes dated 1992 (many are older than that) and 1995 (year Jerry Garcia died). They are high quality artist renderings of Grateful Dead themes. Back in the day, the Dead did not monitor copyrights and that sort of thing, and in fact, at one point encouraged artists to do designs. The LA times explained it well “The Grateful Dead was famously lax in enforcing it’s intellectual property rights and trademarks, allowing fans to create their own designs using the band’s expansive iconography”. Since there was no serious monitoring or much concern back then, a lot of up and coming artists got involved in designing them. This is how some of them got their starts. Some of the sticker artists who designed these stickers went on to produce official licensed works for the Grateful Dead and other famous groups. These stickers include some by now famous designers including David Opie, and others. These 1995 and older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
 

$3.50



##MUSICGD2016 - Grateful Dead Tour Sticker/Decal - Grateful Dead Bear in a Wreath of Roses
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 5" wide Grateful Dead sticker/decal. These are high quality art decals. This type sticks on the outside of glass or a mirror or your pocket. They are in mint condition and can still be used. This one is from the 1980s. The decal features a Grateful Dead bear in a wreath of roses where you usually see the Bertha character. Excellent unused condition.

These Grateful Dead stickers/decals are old tour merchandise. I found them wrapped in plastic in boxes in master cases. They came from a distributor who sold them to tour vendors. The condition is pristine and they still will work as a car decal or window/mirror sticker. We found them packed away in storage boxes dated 1992 (many are older than that) and 1995 (year Jerry Garcia died). They are high quality artist renderings of Grateful Dead themes. Back in the day, the Dead did not monitor copyrights and that sort of thing, and in fact, at one point encouraged artists to do designs. The LA times explained it well “The Grateful Dead was famously lax in enforcing it’s intellectual property rights and trademarks, allowing fans to create their own designs using the band’s expansive iconography”. Since there was no serious monitoring or much concern back then, a lot of up and coming artists got involved in designing them. This is how some of them got their starts. Some of the sticker artists who designed these stickers went on to produce official licensed works for the Grateful Dead and other famous groups. These stickers include some by now famous designers including David Opie, and others. These 1995 and older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
 

$2.50



##MUSICGD2023 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Peace Sign
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 5" square Grateful Dead sticker/decal. These are high quality art decals that were made for car windows. I peeled the cover off for the picture. They are in mint condition and can still be used. Early 1990s. This one is features a patriotic red, white, and blue peace sign. Excellent unused condition.
  
These Grateful Dead stickers/decals are old tour merchandise. I found them wrapped in plastic in boxes in master cases. They came from a distributor who sold them to tour vendors. The condition is pristine and they still will work as a car decal or window/mirror sticker. We found them packed away in storage boxes dated 1992 (many are older than that) and 1995 (year Jerry Garcia died). They are high quality artist renderings of Grateful Dead themes. Back in the day, the Dead did not monitor copyrights and that sort of thing, and in fact, at one point encouraged artists to do designs. The LA times explained it well “The Grateful Dead was famously lax in enforcing it’s intellectual property rights and trademarks, allowing fans to create their own designs using the band’s expansive iconography”. Since there was no serious monitoring or much concern back then, a lot of up and coming artists got involved in designing them. This is how some of them got their starts. Some of the sticker artists who designed these stickers went on to produce official licensed works for the Grateful Dead and other famous groups. These stickers include some by now famous designers including David Opie, and others. These 1995 and older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
 

$2.50



##MUSICGD2034 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Skeleton Playing Guitar
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage larger 6" tall Grateful Dead sticker/decal. These are high quality art decals that were made for car windows. I peeled the cover off for the picture. They are in mint condition and can still be used. This one is from around 1990. It features a guitar playing skeleton with a corsage made from one of the character Berth's roses and lightning bolts.

These Grateful Dead stickers/decals are old tour merchandise. I found them wrapped in plastic in boxes in master cases. They came from a distributor who sold them to tour vendors. The condition is pristine and they still will work as a car decal or window/mirror sticker. We found them packed away in storage boxes dated 1992 (many are older than that) and 1995 (year Jerry Garcia died). They are high quality artist renderings of Grateful Dead themes. Back in the day, the Dead did not monitor copyrights and that sort of thing, and in fact, at one point encouraged artists to do designs. The LA times explained it well “The Grateful Dead was famously lax in enforcing it’s intellectual property rights and trademarks, allowing fans to create their own designs using the band’s expansive iconography”. Since there was no serious monitoring or much concern back then, a lot of up and coming artists got involved in designing them. This is how some of them got their starts. Some of the sticker artists who designed these stickers went on to produce official licensed works for the Grateful Dead and other famous groups. These stickers include some by now famous designers including David Opie, and others. These older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
 

$2.00



##MUSICGD2046 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Pictures Bear in Bubble Held by a Hand
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 4 1/2" diameter Grateful Dead sticker/decal. These are high quality art decals that were made for car windows. I peeled the cover off for the picture. They are in mint condition and can still be used. This one is from around the late 1980s and has an artist signature Jeremy. It features a Grateful Dead Bear showing a peace sign in a bubble being held by a hand.
  
These Grateful Dead stickers/decals are old tour merchandise. I found them wrapped in plastic in boxes in master cases. They came from a distributor who sold them to tour vendors. The condition is pristine and they still will work as a car decal or window/mirror sticker. We found them packed away in storage boxes dated 1992 (many are older than that) and 1995 (year Jerry Garcia died). They are high quality artist renderings of Grateful Dead themes. Back in the day, the Dead did not monitor copyrights and that sort of thing, and in fact, at one point encouraged artists to do designs. The LA times explained it well “The Grateful Dead was famously lax in enforcing it’s intellectual property rights and trademarks, allowing fans to create their own designs using the band’s expansive iconography”. Since there was no serious monitoring or much concern back then, a lot of up and coming artists got involved in designing them. This is how some of them got their starts. Some of the sticker artists who designed these stickers went on to produce official licensed works for the Grateful Dead and other famous groups. These stickers include some by now famous designers including David Opie, and others. These older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
 

$2.50



##MUSICGD2049 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Skeleton Throwing Roses onto the Earth
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 8 1/2" tall Grateful Dead sticker/decal. These are high quality art decals that were made for car windows. I peeled the cover off for the picture. They are in mint condition and can still be used. This one is from around the late 1980/90s with an artist signature Jeremy. It features a skeleton standing on the Earth with a bucket of roses, throwing some roses down to Earth.
  
These Grateful Dead stickers/decals are old tour merchandise. I found them wrapped in plastic in boxes in master cases. They came from a distributor who sold them to tour vendors. The condition is pristine and they still will work as a car decal or window/mirror sticker. We found them packed away in storage boxes dated 1992 (many are older than that) and 1995 (year Jerry Garcia died). They are high quality artist renderings of Grateful Dead themes. Back in the day, the Dead did not monitor copyrights and that sort of thing, and in fact, at one point encouraged artists to do designs. The LA times explained it well "The Grateful Dead was famously lax in enforcing it’s intellectual property rights and trademarks, allowing fans to create their own designs using the band’s expansive iconography”. Since there was no serious monitoring or much concern back then, a lot of up and coming artists got involved in designing them. This is how some of them got their starts. Some of the sticker artists who designed these stickers went on to produce official licensed works for the Grateful Dead and other famous groups. These stickers include some by now famous designers including David Opie, and others. These 1995 and older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
 

$3.00



#BEADS0028 - Group of 12 8mm Tan Glass Japanese Millefiori Flower Beads
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 12 for $1.20 (that's 10¢ each). Vintage 8mm tan glass Japanese Millefiori Flower Beads. 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 were 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. Excellent condition.
 

$1.20



#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



#BEADS0348 - Group of 4 Yellow Rose Design 18mm Japanese Ceramic Big Hole Beads
Click the picture to see larger more detailed image (two views pictured). You will get 4 for $1 (that's 25¢ each). Vintage yellow rose design (on two sides) 18mm long big hole ceramic beads. These were in boxes marked "Made in Japan" and are from the late 1960s. 

Hippies were stringing big hole beads on rope back in the day and these had the earthy look that was popular. They are in unused condition, and are very uncommon. 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. The hardcore hippies wanted glass or ceramic or earthenware, so that is what most of these items are. 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 was 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.
 

$1.00



#MSH039 - Silver Colored Hippie Era Peace Sign Choker
Click on the image to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 5" diameter hippie era Peace Sign choker. Silver colored metal wire and charm. The charm hanging from it is large, and about 1 1/2" tall. Late 1960s. These are unsold store stock that we found in remote storage of an old store. Decent quality and excellent condition.
 

$1.25



#SIGN060 - Group of 4 "Hip Hippies" "Sock it to Them" Vending Machine Sign
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image of the sign. You will get 4 for $3 (that's 75¢ each). 5 1/4” tall paper display sign that went in the front of a vending machine. They advertise jewelry, neclaces, bracelets, and other trinkets. They say "Sock it to Them" at the bottom. It doesn't get any more late 60s than this. They are in great shape. Unused old vending stock in excellent condition.
 

$3.00

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