San Francisco, California

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


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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
Paul McCartney at Candlestick Park - Musicin Music
Small Boyd's Vaseline Chick Salt - Glasswarein Glassware


  1. 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...
  2. Hi Prells6: You might enjoy reading this. Best, Ben
  3. Nice, Scott! You may enjoy this:
  4. Beautiful, Rob! Is that mahogany on the front?
  5. Had one when I was a kid. Loved that bike!
  6. Canned Heat was the best, loved those guys!
  7. Thanks, nutsabotas6!
  8. Thanks Sean!
  9. The book described in this article could be a good resource:
  10. Nice post. You might enjoy our article on Stanhopes:
  11. Thanks. Their work is so spot on. I've become a big fan. From afar... ;-)
  12. 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...
  13. Here's another article on Knickerbocker:
  14. That writing appears to be Hebrew.
  15. It was the Go Pro of its day!
  16. This is a great magazine. Inside, there are also several Irving Penn photos of the Grateful Dead and Hells Angels.
  17. Hi ho2: We ran the cafe from 1978-1983, or so. Another lifetime ago...
  18. This is awesome!
  19. 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:
  20. My wife uses one of these to make the most amazing ginger cookies...
  21. Hi Peter: It could be one of these: Best, Ben
  22. 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...
  23. Nice! I was there the other night.
  24. Hi toracat. Nice bottle. Here's my contribution to Shark Week: Best, Ben
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. Nice bell... ;-)
  28. Hi ho2cultcha: Congrats on the AM contact! Here's the first of our two interviews with Mike, just as an FYI:
  29. Thanks for the chuckle!
  30. Such a beautiful piece, really nice.
  31. Rob: I swear you have done and seen it all! Here's the companion card I was rambling on about: And thanks ve...
  32. Blunder: Yes, perfecto! ;-) Good taste, too... Best, Ben
  33. It was a blast. I'd just interviewed Chong (link below), but had never seen them live. And Wa...
  34. Yeah, thanks how we rolled back then.... Concert promoter Bill Graham used to complain about exactly that. This poster was created after Wilson stopped working for Graham, although the argument was ab...
  35. Felix looks like a car dealership near USC in Los Angeles, right?
  36. Lovin' all these postcards... tx!
  37. Hi Trey: Thanks for the comment. Here's the article on Roger Kastel I was talking about: Best, Ben
  38. You guys saw Lisa's article on Clowns on our home page, right? If not:
  39. Hi AR: Congrats on hitting the big 3-0-0! I just put this in Office because it looks like something an old-school business type would have on his or her (but probably his, back in the day...) desk. ...
  40. Been there, done that... ;-) Best, Ben
  41. Hi Wishthen: This is one of my fave Lee Conklin posters, but it's not BG-263. It's BG-126 from June 1968. Here's a link to 263:
  42. Here's another one from around the time of your Ozark Fest: I like the way the band's name is misspelled... ;-)
  43. Thanks, Kerry. I was lucky enough to meet her and the rest of the band a couple of times. First time I saw them was at a free show at a Unitarian church in Terra Linda (north of SF) in 1967...
  44. My first motorcycle, too!
  45. Hi Majestic: I used to work at Sunset (both at the magazine and in the book division) in the 90s and 00s. There were a number of shelves in the storage area filled with these things, from numerous ye...
  46. Not sure who did this, but definitely not Warhol or Neiman.
  47. Very nice. Here's a post from a while back on Grandma Prisbrey's bottle vilage:
  48. Hi DoubleEnvelopment: You may enjoy this short piece I wrote a few years back about my son's "Expensive Magic." Best, ...
  49. Henri Matisse art poster.
  50. Thanks for the info, Scott! And thanks agh, rob, and vet for the loves. Ben
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