[Handbills]: California Advertising Handbills and Postcards Aimed at Youth and Counter Culture from the Early 2000s

California: circa 1995- 2005.

Price: $500.00

Hardcover. A collection of 270 postcards, stickers, and handbills advertising merchandise, classes, and events in sizes varying from 8.5" x 5.5" to 5" x 4". All near fine or better.

Postcards and handbills advertising merchandise, classes, and events from the early 2000s. Featured are the Magick & Fetish Shop advertising a Bondage & Spanking class, Books Inc. Bookstore, Estevan Oriol’s Photography, A Volkswagen advertisement of used cars with teenagers, an ad for PGX Comics with an angry woman’s face saying “Admit it. You thought she was a ‘10’. Before the yelling started,” A 2002 Van’s Triple Crown Championship, UCLA’s research study for depression, “Treatment is available through a clinical research project”, a couple jewelry and fashion ad’s featuring diamonds, women, and one of a sleeping shirtless man wearing Levi’s jeans, and more. One postcard is for a teen calling service called The Loup. It was akin to modern social media with the rules that the caller had to be “13-18 only. No adults. No little kids.” Unfortunately this website and calling service became a breeding ground for older men looking for young girls and was linked to murder cases.


An extensive assembly of promotional material for a decade of music from the mid-1990s until the early 2000s.


Item #405005

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[Handbills]: California Advertising Handbills and Postcards Aimed at Youth and Counter Culture from the Early 2000s