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#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



##MUSICBP2012 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Bear and Steal Your Face Skull
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 5" 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 the early to mid 1990s. The skull is a Grateful Dead character called Steal Your Face, and he has a green Grateful Dead bear where his brain should be. 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



#BEADS0158 - Large Blue Rose Ceramic Japanese Big Hole Bead
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage big hole ceramic bead with a blue rose design. These were in boxes marked "Made in Japan" and are from the late 1960s. They are nearly and inch long. Hippies were stringing these "large" hole beads on rope back in the day. Brightly colored flowers and big holes.

They are in unused condition, and are 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. 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.
$0.25



#BEADS0159 - Very Large Red Rose Ceramic Japanese Big Hole Bead
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage very large big hole ceramic beads with a red rose design. These were in boxes marked "Made in Japan" and are from the late 1960s. They are nearly and inch and a half long. Hippies were stringing these "big" hole beads on rope back in the day. Brightly colored flowers and big holes.

They are in unused condition, and are 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. 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



#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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##MUSICBP2036 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Grateful Dead Bear with Skeleton Puppets on Strings
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 the late 1980s and has an artist signature Jeremy. It features a Grateful Dead Bear Juggling skeleton puppets in each 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 1995 and older stickers are very hard to find anymore.
$2.50



#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



##MUSICBP2019 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Psychedelic 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 features a vibrant psychedelic tree with a rainbow. Early 1990s. 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



#BEADS0172 - Group of 4 Lavender 17mm Japanese Ceramic Powder Big Hole Beads
Click the picture to see larger more detailed image. You will get 4 for $1 (that's 25¢ each). Vintage lavender colored 17mm long big hole ceramic powder coated 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



#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



#BEADS0171 - Group of 2 Huge Lavender 26mm Japanese Ceramic Powder Big Hole Beads
Click the picture to see larger more detailed image. You will get 2 for $1 (that's 50¢ each). Vintage lavender colored huge 26mm long big hole ceramic powder coated 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



##MUSICBP2022 - Grateful Dead Car Window Tour Sticker/Decal - Skulls, Arrows, and Barbed Wire
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 two skulls on a fence of arrows with barbed wire between them. 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



#BEADS0020 - 8mm Cobalt Glass Japanese Millefiori Flower Bead
15¢ per bead. Vintage 8mm 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.
$0.15

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