Grateful Dead Buckle Belonged To Pigpen Sterling silver made by Jack Van Allen. Each one of the bandmembers had a buckle made out of a single piece of petrified Jasper. Was made by Buddhist monk Jack Van Allen the famous Hollywood jeweler.It is cracked and incomplete as it does not have a loop but that is exactly how I received it. It bares Jacks scarab insignia.
I received this buckle directly from Hank Harrison the manager of the Warlocks. It is the real deal and the oldest grateful dead buckle anywhere. I have included a picture of Bobby wearing his. As well as a picture of Courtney and Hank wearing it also.When pig passed away the managers of the Grateful Dead gave it to Hank Harrison as a gift. It would seem to become the inspiration for the cover of his book.
I have had it for many years its time to pass this family jewel along. May the four winds blow it safely home. The item "Grateful Dead Buckle Belonged To Pigpen Sterling silver made by Jack Van Allen" is in sale since Sunday, February 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Grateful Dead\Other Grateful Dead Mem". The seller is "bigwheelturns" and is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.This item can be shipped to United States.