Grateful Dead Belt Buckle Sells for $2,000 on eBay
A Grateful Dead belt buckle designed with the iconic âSteal Your Faceâ emblem sold for big money on eBay recently. Formed in the style of an Owsley âBearâ Stanley belt buckle, this custom made piece managed to steal more than face; it stole someoneâs money, $2,000.00 to be exact.
In regards to its rarity, the seller references Owsley Stanley, the â60s LSD chemist and original Grateful Dead sound engineer because he had his own line of belt buckles that have proven to have immense value on the collectors market. Though the backside of this 4â buckle is marked and numbered itâs unclear as to who actually created this piece.
Sterling silver holds its value; it ages well and itâs absolutely stunning when paired with turquoise, so perhaps it was the buyer who did the stealing here. Add the ivory and the skilled artistry of inlaying both stones in and around the âSteal Your Faceâ image and suddenly a handcrafted jewel takes on a brand new identity. Evidently, one thatâs trippy enough to land a $2,000.00 winning bid.