San Francisco, California

Senior editor, Collector of rock posters, postcards, and handbills, mostly from the late 1960s


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Jackie Greene screen print by Derek Johnson - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
The Who Hits 50, by Chuck Sperry - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Jefferson Airplane poster, 1967 - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Kraftwerk at Paradiso, 2015, by Chuck Sperry - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Edwardian Ball poster, Chuck Sperry, 2015 - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
moe. album art as giclee print, by Emek - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Infected Mushroom, by Chuck Sperry, 2014 - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Music, by Chuck Sperry - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Phish, San Francisco, by Jim Pollock - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Guardians of the Galaxy, Variant, by Tyler Stout - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints


  1. Probably between 82 and 84.
  2. Met him years ago at Pilchuck, or maybe it was Traver Gallery in Seattle. Nice guy.
  3. Very nice! Here's an article we published on Weber a few years back: Best, Ben
  4. Seeing him next month at the Greek in Berkeley!
  5. Hi Rob: The people who work at this shop can be pretty helpful: Best, Ben
  6. Nice! You may enjoy this:
  7. Yes, went there back in the day...
  8. Thanks Dave! It's great to have this background. I must have had the original when I was a kid. Now I have this one. Do you remember the name of the artist? Best, Ben
  9. Love kingfisher feather jewelry! Here's a piece we wrote about that and other types of antique Chinese jewelry a while back:
  10. Burmese?
  11. Thanks for the clarification, Dave! So, does that mean that there was a version of the Airplane poster without Honey on the back? Just curious to know if I remembered it correctly. -Ben
  12. Here's an article we published on this topic a few years back:
  13. A piece similar to yours was featured in our recent story about Pyrex:
  14. Thanks for posting all these baskets! Here's a link to an article we wrote about a basket book that could be helpful for identification:
  15. Here's a link to an article that may be helpful:
  16. This is not a direct answer to your question, but here's a link to an article that mentions this brewery:
  17. Briefly, we took our kids to a dentist named Dr. Ow. A few years back, I went to an orthopedic surgeon whose last name is pronounced "aching"....
  18. Here's an article on these photographs, if they are what I think they are....
  19. Here's a link to our Chihuly shot glass. Here's a link to Ulrica's.
  20. Great piece! You may enjoy this article: Best, Ben
  21. Hi catburgler. Thanks for the warning! I have a few first editions of the first Bongo comics, but that's about it as far as Simpsons stuff goes. I'll post it some time. This can is still in our fridge...
  22. Hi Prells6: You might enjoy reading this. Best, Ben
  23. Nice, Scott! You may enjoy this:
  24. Beautiful, Rob! Is that mahogany on the front?
  25. Had one when I was a kid. Loved that bike!
  26. Canned Heat was the best, loved those guys!
  27. Thanks, nutsabotas6!
  28. Thanks Sean!
  29. The book described in this article could be a good resource:
  30. Nice post. You might enjoy our article on Stanhopes:
  31. Thanks. Their work is so spot on. I've become a big fan. From afar... ;-)
  32. Hi catburgler: The design for the first pinback (at least) is by Otis Shepard, who also created many designs for Wrigley's gum with his wife, Dorothy. We have a story about them here: http://www.col...
  33. Here's another article on Knickerbocker:
  34. That writing appears to be Hebrew.
  35. It was the Go Pro of its day!
  36. This is a great magazine. Inside, there are also several Irving Penn photos of the Grateful Dead and Hells Angels.
  37. Hi ho2: We ran the cafe from 1978-1983, or so. Another lifetime ago...
  38. This is awesome!
  39. Hi David: Just put this in Lucite for you since manufacturers used to laminate all sorts of stuff in that material. Here's an article we wrote about it:
  40. My wife uses one of these to make the most amazing ginger cookies...
  41. Hi Peter: It could be one of these: Best, Ben
  42. Hi toracat: It was the same place, but it was called Pepperland by that point. There's a black-and-white photo of the speakers you are talking about half-way down this page: http://cryptdev.blogspot...
  43. Nice! I was there the other night.
  44. Hi toracat. Nice bottle. Here's my contribution to Shark Week: Best, Ben
  45. Hi fort: Tx for the kind words. Yes, I have also read (and heard from the folks I interviewed) that rust can be added to a batch of glass to make it more green, but the lime and/or soda in a batch ca...
  46. Hi fortapache: Vaseline glass can be green, but a lot of it is yellow (also called canary). People disagree from country to country about what the word actually means, and some don't consider a piece...
  47. Nice bell... ;-)
  48. Hi ho2cultcha: Congrats on the AM contact! Here's the first of our two interviews with Mike, just as an FYI:
  49. Thanks for the chuckle!
  50. Such a beautiful piece, really nice.
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