Please Kill Me

I hope that gun is loaded and you got good aim. My ass is hard to miss. Anyways Michael brought in a whole group of great 1940′s/60′s dresses. This is one of them.

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Random Parts and Pieces

Random jewelry pieces I came across in the store last week. If you like the hobo nickel Indian earring we also have necklaces and will be getting medals and more earrings soon. They cost around $50.

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Bags and Boots

I bring in loads of items like these every other week or so. FYI. I have 50 pairs of vintage cowboy boots, ropers, combat and motorcycle boots waiting to go out on Dolly’s floor right now!! 20120127-152842.jpg

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Bottle Photo Whimsey dated 1946

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THIS is a great photo bottle Whimsey dated 1946. call us for a price.

Most familiar in the form of a ship-in-a-bottle, whimsey bottles were actually created in a variety of motifs, created mostly by those in isolated, confined or alienated situations, like sailors, farmers, prisoners or lumbermen. Because they required so much time and focus, whimsey bottles were usually made to help pass the time or allay loneliness, or to distract the mind. They offered demonstrations of skill and tokens of affection for those returning home.

Alcoholics and the chronically ill also created those whimseys which were almost always made from liquor or over-the-counter medicine bottles. The original contents killed pain, loneliness or time, the creation of what replaced the liquids may have served the same function. Sometimes after the constructions were finished the bottles were refilled with water to simulate alcohol.

Created with patience and skill, the bottles themselves were never altered. What was wider than the mouth of the bottle had to be folded outside the bottle and opened inside, or glued, hinged or assembled once inside, using tweezers, scalpels, pliers and probes. Except for the bottle-in-a-ship whimsies, these bottles stand upright.

-Bibliography
“The Message in the Bottle” by B.H. Friedman, Art in America, March, 1981

Alto! Somos Las Chic’s LP

This is a super rare Mexican all female garage rock band from the late 1960s. All songs are covers including tunes by The Hollies and Donovan. Condition is good and playback I’d flawless. $200.

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A Fantastic Necklace Rob Made

This is a fantastic necklace Rob made from one of those beaded collars from the 1950′s and some other vintage components. $90. We paired it with a antique silk gown and a silk kimono.

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Rape Bonnet

This rape bonnet was sitting on top of a box of stuff Brian had gotten yesterday. I have always had a love for these because they are so creepy and anyone who is wearing one is automatically guilty no matter what. This is a really nicely knit rape bonnet with cute sweater like detail. Fred models it well. Price upon request.

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