Grateful Dead Belt Buckle : 1978 : Bertha! Kelley & Mouse (Alton Kelley / Stanley Mouse) &' Steal Your Face!Thomas & Stanley (Bob Thomas / Owsley Stanley) : Metal Beltbuckle : T. Grateful Dead Productions GDP, Inc. / (c) Kelley & Mouse G. 1978 : Grateful Dead Tour-Issued Item ('78 >'79) : Vintage Original (Genuine / Authentic) : Highly-Collectible - Very-Rare! Grateful Dead Belt Buckle - by Grateful Dead Productions!! Or, in the " L-200 " imprint. The " Butterfly " Shaped Belt Loop on this' Vintage-Original' 1978 Issued Belt Buckle - as the counterfeit / repros made in the Mid-'80's & also in the 2000's - All have' Straight' Shaped Belt Loops. Very-easily identifiable, with this Vintage-Original 1978 GDP Issue. & Belt Buckle Enthusiasts & Collectors Everywhere!!! Offered here is the Vintage-Original 1978 GDP, Inc. / Kelley & Mouse " Bertha " Skull & Roses Metal Belt Buckle!!!
Grateful Dead Belt Buckle " Tour-Issued " by Grateful Dead Productions... & Eye-Catching Grateful Dead " Bertha " Belt Buckle... Alton Kelley & Stanley Mouse " Bertha " Skull & Roses image engraved on the face Originally of 1966 Grateful Dead FD-26 Poster Fame!Bob Thomas & Owsley Stanley' Steal Your Face! Skull & 13-Point Lightning Bolt image on the back. It is very-important to note that this item is indeed the Vintage-Original (Genuine / Authentic) 1978 Grateful Dead Productions GDP, Inc. Grateful Dead Productions " / " (c) Kelley & Mouse G.
1978 " / " L-200 " / " Made In USA engraved. There have been some similar counterfeit reproductions (fakes) of this Vintage-Original item circulated, and unfortunately... Many of them I've seen are very similar to this Vintage-Original.
However, there are very effective method to identify the difference between the " Vintage-Originals " - and the' Reproductions'... As the secret is in the " Butterfly " shaped Belt Loop, and the " L-200 " stamp itself. On the Vintage-Originals This One! The L-200 stamp is clean & even in its font all the way across the entire L-200 stamp... And, on the' Repros' - the L-200 font looks uneven, to different degrees, and actually appears' over-embedded' and uneven in the reproduction casting process.And, the unique " Butterfly " Belt Loop speaks for itself - being " Butterfly " shaped, and not' Straight'. The' Weight' is slightly different as well, as the Vintage-Originals are actually a bit heavier. The " Visual " is the important early-detector, and especially when purchasing one of these item in today's cyberspace world.
This one, obviously is the " Real-Deal " from 1978 - and the multiple photos & close-up photos provided... Give you a very nice view of it. There is really no-better way to show Where You!
Stand " than wearing & showing-off this 1978 GDP " Bertha! This Belt Buckle measures approximately 2 1/2 in diameter - from top to bottom, and left to right. And, it measures approximately 2 7/8 with the hinge opened, and fully-extended.Please see all photos provided. Photos included are of the actual item you will receive. The Vintage-Original Grateful Dead Bertha! Belt Buckle - from 1978!!! " Grateful Dead Productions " (GDP) issued Belt Buckle of All-Time!!!
Size : 2 1/2" in diameter (approximately) - 2 7/8" horizontally - with hinge opened (approximately) Item Condition : This Vintage-Original (Genuine / Authentic) 1978 Grateful Dead Bertha! Skull & Roses and' Steal Your Face! Grateful Dead Productions / (c) Kelley & Mouse - L-200 - Made In USA is in Very Good condition. This Belt Buckle has been lightly-moderately used/worn as a Belt Buckle, and has been " Collected-Only " for years recent decade(s).
There is light-medium surface/edge wear scratches, some light dings/indentations, discolorations & variances in the surface finish - along with some oxidation & natural aging signs present as well. For a lightly used (& mostly " Collected ") item - this one is in nice condition (very good), with the overall condition & integrity of this item being quite impressive - with little significant wear present on the extended Bertha face & Roses.
The item "Grateful Dead Belt Buckle Vintage 1978 Bertha Kelley Mouse L-200 Beltbuckle USA" is in sale since Friday, October 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Grateful Dead\Apparel". The seller is "springfromnight1989" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.