Von Dutch Memorabilia


While talking to Don Baumunk, President of Fat Katz, I learned that he was holding tight to a quite interesting collection of Von Dutch memorabilia. Lucky him! I thought you would like to see some of his samples among many, with a short description. 1- Top left: the sign that hung in the 70’s in front of Von Dutch house in Calabasas, CA (it’s just north of Los Angeles).

2- Top right: a close-up on a 22 caliber pistol with a barrel on it featuring an engraving of the famous “Flying Eyeball”. 3- Bottom left: one of Von Dutch business cards that has the phone number colored in black (just below the word “messerschmid’). It is well known that he blacked out his telephone number because he was annoyed by telemarketers calls. He figured out that if you really wanted to talk to him you would come and see him…By the way, Dutch asked Don to build the hack frame of a BMW motorcycle and Don would like to know where it is now and who owns this motorcycle. To talk fenders, gas tanks or Von Dutch, call Don Baumunk at Fat Katz, tel: 530-273-2212

4 Responses to “Von Dutch Memorabilia”

  1. 1 Ray Oct 13th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Was thinking, what may be the next collectible? From who among the still alve? Sorry guys.

  2. 2 WT Oct 14th, 2009 at 8:07 am

    It’s a shame what has been done with Von Dutch’s name. T-shirts in Wal-Mart’s have disgraced the name for many years now. He was a great artist that lived a very humbled life and has inspired so many. Like with all great artist, Von Dutch’s art has also been knocked off by many as well.

  3. 3 jatinder pal Oct 16th, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Would like to own some stuff if have money to burn…..WT is right they had disgraced the VONDUTCH icon….

  4. 4 Shannonbeau Oct 16th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    If you really want to see a great collection of original Von Dutch items, visit The National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa where there is an entire corner of the museum dedicated to Von Dutch with several tools, creations and the original Flying Eyeball that sat on the desk of Von Dutch himself.
    I have the privilage of living just 2 blocks from the museum and got to hold the Eye one time for a video that I made for the museum.

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