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A radical collector of the hippie era - mid 1960s - early 1970s, and the stories that come with them. Some of the highlights - the original hippie pants of Gerome RaA radical collector of the hippie era - mid 1960s - early 1970s, and the stories that come with them. Some of the highlights - the original hippie pants of Gerome Ragni co-writer of HAIR!, a suede flag vest worn at Woodstock 1969, period Peter Max fashion, spectacularly patched denim jeans and vests. (Read more)


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60s/70s Musician & later Producer ERIC ET THORNGREN's Psychedelic Concert Wardrobe #1 - Music Memorabiliain Music Memorabilia
Vintage 60s OOAK Hippie Era Folk Art "Peace Chicken" TAMBOURINE - Folk Artin Folk Art
Vintage 1960s Peace Symbol MCM Cuff Bracelet - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Colorful 1969 WOODSTOCK Festival WORN Crochet Top - Sewingin Sewing
1970s Hand Embroidered baby/kid Denim Jacket with Peter Max inspired design - Mens Clothingin Mens Clothing
October 1967 Haight Ashbury Hippie Movement Wake News Photo  - Photographsin Photographs
The carved Peace Signs on top of my computer desk.  - Folk Artin Folk Art
WIN nonviolent Protest Magazine 6.15.70 Kent State cover - Politicsin Politics
1970s original Allman Brothers July 1, 1979 Ohio Concert T-Shirt  - Mens Clothingin Mens Clothing
OOAK 1970s Signed RWB Counter Culture Decoupage Mushroom Wooden Purse - Bagsin Bags


  1. I have seen these before - they date from the hippie era 1960s-1970s. Do not recall a maker. I have also seen them using flour sacks and similar. Really cool pants.
  2. Five Bucks! Is the auction still going? I'll grab my jacket and be right there...
  3. Thanks Ms.CrystalShip - it is the patched and embroidered jeans that can be tough condition wise - they wore them to death.
  4. THANK YOU BUCKETHEAD! That video was immediately put on my playlist, I have on it already their performance in LA during the 80s of this classic, but this video was made just days before the Ohio Conc...
  5. Hi Bill - always a consideration when buying these artifacts is when they were created especially when buying from a reseller. The smoke is embroidered with white thread. Kinda cool.
  6. Thanks Ms.CrystalShip for the information! What did you used it for?
  7. That is a wonderful historic moment. I was in High School while my brother was in college trying to shut down the university... they were worrisome times and when Kent State happened, I did not know w...
  8. Took me a month to reply Bill, but thanks. When you think of this as being created pre computer age, when one had to cut screens, and use acetate layers and stat machines... yes, it is an amazing bit ...
  9. Thanks! Always appreciate hearing it. Sometimes we collectors - as you know - can feel like we are on an island.
  10. Good eyes - I like that too.
  11. I would LOVE to hear those stories.... maybe worn to the coffee house to hear a young Dylan... who knows?
  12. Thank you joyfulthingsvintage! Ms.CrystalShip - sometimes the stories are sad like this one, but I am glad I could preserve that history with it. This piece meant a lot to that family and debated ...
  13. That is special, well done! Never heard the word segunda before...
  14. HA HA Bill - you are right. Maybe in my then hormone laced brain I saw them differently.
  15. Thanks! ...yeah but psychedelic bubbles...
  16. Love the comments... :-)
  17. Ooohhh the old buds for inspiration ha ha.
  18. Same style as these?
  19. Thanks SpiritBear. I knew this fell in the window that I look for, but glad to narrow it to early 70s.
  20. OH MY GOD! THAT IS FREAKIN' SPECTACULAR! As good as it gets, I am experiencing 60s envy.
  21. I agree with shareurpassion, I too laughed at blunderbuss2's comment... and yes, I too wish you still had the tag - that would be great. Such is life. And yes, i recall watching the Watts Riots on the...
  22. Lois kept great care of it all these years. She said it felt funny selling something she had for so long - 46 years is indeed a long time... for both of us.
  23. Yes - i wondered the same thing at first glance.
  24. MacdaddyRico - you are absolutely correct. I have in my collection enough Peter Max items, he did not do Yellow Submarine and he did not do 7-Up advertising but you will hear it repeatedly.
  25. You're one cool cat MacDaddyRico!
  26. Outstanding design. Would expect to see this in the Museum of Modern Art.
  27. I know Manikin - can you imagine trying to drive wearing these? YIKES!
  28. I refrained from commenting but personally I find it fascinating a pair of vintage bobbing heads can get a serious discussion on the geopolitical climate of fifty-odd years ago. Makes a collector's h...
  29. Ha ha - well I guess we've never been to a Thailand Air Force Base...
  30. You are doing well Bill - would take a 40 for me! Ha ha
  31. Thanks! I have "different" taste I guess... ha ha.
  32. PoliticalPinbacks - OH I LOVE that thought. Had not thought of that possible Berrigan connection... As Bill said - I will have to search photos etc to find perhaps them in the crowds. Thanks to both o...
  33. billretirecoll it is actual decoupage! Go figure - and then was coated with something to preserve their work.
  34. Thanks iggy - it wasn't done professionally enough, so i wondered. Appreciate you sharing your knowledge. And MacddyRico - yeah, there is a good chance of that ha ha.
  35. THANKS PoliticalPinbacks had no idea. Appreciate the heads up. - AND I now follow CW.
  36. Thanks Maniken! Always great to hear. :-)
  37. Thank you billretirecoll - I agree the history with it makes it more than just an artifact.
  38. Thanks alientrouble - if you ever want to write down your memories of the 72 hours at Woodstock, would love to have them.
  39. Thanks PoliticalPinbacks. I shared this with a friend I know who was there, she really enjoyed it.
  40. Thanks - to me these just scream the era and file under as "had to have them" for the collection.
  41. Thanks. It is indeed the history that makes it. Appreciate your comment.
  42. hey valentino97 - thanks for sharing that story, all part of learning about my collecting area. Interesting you sewed mainly the rear, and i have seen some that embroidered/patched mostly the front. W...
  43. Thanks. I had one of these when i collected pinbacks and was never clear what it was from.
  44. You know, I like Woodstock items and I have seen the purple ones always claiming to be from the festival, I haven't bought one - because there seem to be way too many out there to be authentic. From y...
  45. Ha Ha - I see the point.
  46. When you read this, it is amazing that those times were part of my lifespan. When I see the anger at protests now by people too young to know where it can lead, I worry about a return to these times. ...
  47. Thanks Thomas!
  48. PoliticalPinbacks - you got my interest there! I wonder if there are some of her shirts out there? Wonder if this is one of hers? Thanks... helps in my quest.
  49. Thanks antiquerose - I scan Woodstock photos whenever I see them, I have various items I'd love to photo match - but not many festival goers were taking photos!
  50. Thanks!!!!! dickbrodeur@comcast.net
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