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#BEADS0285 - Heavy Well Made Brass Male Ankh Charm - Copyright Kim Co.
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 1 1/8" tall thick heavy brass charm. This was a popular symbol in the hippie era. This was the ancient Egyptian symbol for life. 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. These are high quality. Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image.
$0.35



#BEADS0751 - Hippie Era Well Made Brass Arm band
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage well made brass hippie era arm band. They are 3" in diameter but they stretch for larger sized arms. Late 1960s. We found them at the remains of the Kim Company in New York City. These would be a nice authentic piece to wear to a 60s party. Excellent unused condition. Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image.
$3.50



#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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$0.25

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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



##MUSICBP2003 - 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



#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



#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



#CA504 - 1960s Voxmobile Hippie Postcard Print - George Barris
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 5 1/2" wide postcard with custom car maker, George Barris' Voxmobile Car pictured. The car was commissioned by Vox Amps in the shape of a guitar. The car included working vox amps, keyboards and guitar racks. It was intentionally designed as a tribute to the music and psychedelic culture of the time. The house in back of it says Flower Power and has hippie sayings on it. The girl in front of the car is in full hippie garb. George created the car in 1967 and it was a huge hit. It toured the country along with a lot of his other cars. These are postcard size prints put out by model kit maker AMT.
$1.50



##MUSICBP2009 - 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



#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



#MSH035 - Frown Clown Mini Black Light "Poster"
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 4 1/2" tall smiley face with a frown on it. The back can be peeled off and they can be stuck to things. Far out man! It says "Poster" on it. Made during the height of the hippie days in the late 1960s. Excellent unsold old store stock in great shape.
$0.50



#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



#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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$0.15

Buy 1 or more of this item for $0.15 each
Buy 5 or more of this item for $0.10 each



#BEADS0558 - Pair of Millefiori Earrings from the Hippie Days Still in Original Packaging
Pair of vintage 5/8" long including the stem earrings. These are well made metal earrings with posts and a red base millefiori glass stone. These have to claims to fame. They were made for the hippie crowd, and were also one of the very first "Hypo-Allergenic" earrings ever made. They are in basic packaging that says "Ear Eze Hypo-Allergenic Pierced Earrings, H & A Enterprises, Inc. N.Y.". They were bought out by a competitor where this stock has sat ever since the late 1960s. These are in perfect shape and still very wearable. Chris says these would look good with any outfit. You can't buy anything new this nice for anywhere near this price.
$2.50



#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



#BEADS0172 - Navettes -  Japanese Millefiori Flower Cabochons - Pick Your Color
Vintage 14mm Glass Japanese Millefiori Navette Flower Cabochons with faceted backs. 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 items 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.

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Green Base 14mm  
$0.35

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