My new avatar which appears correctly in my docs, dunno why it wont here but thats not why Im posting. My son took yhe photo yesterday. The skull was given to me as a gift. I dont think it's silver, although it is pretty heavy. The jaw also moves up and down. Pretty cool. The person who gave it to me liked the Dead, but not like we do. Not even close. He told me years ago he was friends with one of the Deads Quippies and the quippie gave it to my friend. Now the other day I was reading an interview with Garcia from Mother Grumble. It was conducted dyuring the E72 tour. There is a picture of Jerry drinking a Newcastle ale and what do you suppose he is wearing around his neck? You guessed it: the skull. I have had it for a long time and have done some research and came up empty. I wonder if Owsley made them for band and crew--If any of you guys have some thoughts on this please post them I would sure appreciate it.