Sunday, May 10, 2015

Reefer Madness



For those of you who were young in the 1960's can you  fully comprehend that 1965 was fifty years ago ? I have trouble with such reality..I was not a bookplate collector back then but I did collect rolling papers. The collection was passed on to my son Steven.
Out of curiosity I searched Google for rolling paper collections and came up with a few links:
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http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2012/06/hey_man_check_out_my_1970s_weed_rolling_paper_coll.php

This one  covers many types of cigarette rolling papers from around the world.'
http://www.rollingpapers.net/Hemp/Hemp.htm

http://www.paurolhom.be/nice%20postcards.htm

 I have never seen a cannabis related bookplate although I assume they exist.
If you have one in your collection send it to me and it will be added to this blog posting.

Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com

 This is the closest plate I have to offer at this time. The plate is from France circa 1890 so I hope the owner  does not mind me imaging he might have been smoking a joint..

When it comes to mind altering drugs like LSD and Magic Mushrooms I do have a few bookplates to share with you .
 Aldous Huxley's own bookplate was designed and executed by Bruno Bramante
 Photo of R.Gordon Wasson (1898-1986)

5/11/2015  I just remembered this bookplate used by a long term opium user.


One Final Thought


I can't believe I actually voted for this guy(twice) although I still would like to get his bookplate. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bktd_Pi4YJw

WILLIAMS, Fred V. The Hop-Heads of San Francisco.
San Francisco: Walter N. Brunt, 1920.

5/11/2015  Interesting Blog   from BookTryst about an LSD counterculture library

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