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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-05-10 11:37 am   Permalink

Nice score insanetikiers.The hawaiian girl is a Lego bust that looks to be in
excellent condition , I have about five in my collection .The tiki lamp has a glass
hurricane type fluted glass that fits in the top of the lamp.I forget who made these
but it is featured in Dukes Tiki Quest.You could easily pick up a replacement glass
for the lamp at a light or lamp repair shop.If you cant find one PM me I know where
to find them.


 
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insanetikiers
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 20, 2007
Posts: 79
From: Virginia,U.S.
Posted: 2009-05-11 03:47 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-05-10 11:37, 1961surf wrote:
Nice score insanetikiers.The hawaiian girl is a Lego bust that looks to be in
excellent condition , I have about five in my collection .The tiki lamp has a glass
hurricane type fluted glass that fits in the top of the lamp.I forget who made these
but it is featured in Dukes Tiki Quest.You could easily pick up a replacement glass
for the lamp at a light or lamp repair shop.If you cant find one PM me I know where
to find them.


If anyone has a picture of what oil lamp should look like please post. I should be able to acquire a new shade though The piece that holds the oil seems to be broken at bottom. Thinking of trying to convert it to support a flicker bulb. We'll see. Thanks


 
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TabooDan
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Joined: Jul 18, 2004
Posts: 660
From: AB, Canada
Posted: 2009-05-11 3:42 pm   Permalink

Kind of dry around here but did get a few small things from the local flea markets.



First up, I was pretty stoked to get the Frank Schirman piece on the left side. It is one I have not seen locally before and had averted me on Ebay a few times so now I am glad to have one. And only $5!!
The center is a Treasure Craft mug which is not a rare mug but much harder to find here than the smaller handled ones. On the right a black lava King Kam statue by Coco Joe.



The above photo has two lighters in it. I like the brown ceramic one on the left. It is home made and signed on the bottom and dated 1966. The one on the right is quite old as well and is black lava. It is not marked. It came with a gold colored lighter but it should be chrome as the ring in the top of the lighter is chrome as well. Pretty cool pieces.

Happy Hunting!!
TabooDan



 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-05-11 6:01 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-05-10 11:37, 1961surf wrote:
Nice score insanetikiers.The hawaiian girl is a Lego bust that looks to be in
excellent condition , I have about five in my collection.



Actually that bust is a Lefton bust. Legos tend to have those marble looking eyes I believe. Also I just found that same bust in a thrift and its even marked on the bottom "Lefton". Big Kahuna has found a few also.


 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-05-11 6:10 pm   Permalink

It was another good weekend for shirts. I even found two dresses.



I also picked up some great fabric from 1995, a Hilton Hawaiian Village bag and one of those airbrushed mask mugs that I obsess over.




 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-05-11 7:32 pm   Permalink

Always looks impressive when you hand all the shirts together like that!

I am on the lookout for one of those airbrushed mugs myself. Its just something about them that is super appealing !


 
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insanetikiers
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 20, 2007
Posts: 79
From: Virginia,U.S.
Posted: 2009-05-12 04:23 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-05-11 18:01, leleliz wrote:
Quote:

On 2009-05-10 11:37, 1961surf wrote:
Nice score insanetikiers.The hawaiian girl is a Lego bust that looks to be in
excellent condition , I have about five in my collection.



Actually that bust is a Lefton bust. Legos tend to have those marble looking eyes I believe. Also I just found that same bust in a thrift and its even marked on the bottom "Lefton". Big Kahuna has found a few also.


No It's clearly marked Lego, and the eyes are Marble-like.







 
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wentiki
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Joined: Apr 20, 2008
Posts: 48
Posted: 2009-05-12 07:03 am   Permalink

Companies like Lefton and Lego emulated each other, and both made their wares in Japan to make it cost-effective for post-war US consumers. They sometimes made similar molds and used similar graphics to meet market tastes.

 
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insanetikiers
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Joined: May 20, 2007
Posts: 79
From: Virginia,U.S.
Posted: 2009-05-12 09:48 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-05-12 07:03, wentiki wrote:
Companies like Lefton and Lego emulated each other, and both made their wares in Japan to make it cost-effective for post-war US consumers. They sometimes made similar molds and used similar graphics to meet market tastes.


Personally never heard of Lefton. My others are a Marwal, and a cheap handpainted ceramic job.


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-05-12 4:42 pm   Permalink

Lefton was a huge company that made all types of ceramic Knick-Knacks, especially Christmas stuff. That sure looks like a Lefton Logo. I suppose what I think is an f & t could be a lower case g, but it would a have to be elevated. I don't have a magnifying glass to check mine & all of my other Lefton stuff is Christmas & packed away. Maybe I'll dig further just to satisfy my own curiosity. Regardless, that's a great piece.

[ This Message was edited by: Big Kahuna 2009-05-12 16:51 ]


 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-05-12 4:44 pm   Permalink

Well that explains why 2 of the same bust are each marked differently since mine looks identical and is marked "Lefton".

 
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insanetikiers
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Joined: May 20, 2007
Posts: 79
From: Virginia,U.S.
Posted: 2009-05-13 03:23 am   Permalink

Well I guess if someone added more letters it would look like Lefton.
I guess certain people are feeling "Angsty" and no one else will argue
with them. Just another reason I don't post very often.
Then again I only know what I like. I wasn't the person who paid $800.00 +
on those Julian - Hawaiian busts on Ebay recently.

[ This Message was edited by: insanetikiers 2009-05-13 03:28 ]


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-05-13 2:35 pm   Permalink

Dude, I was just making conversation. I come on TC to escape & have fun. That's all. I get enough "angst" at work & trying to get my 13 year-old to do his homework.
Mahalo,
Rick


 
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insanetikiers
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Joined: May 20, 2007
Posts: 79
From: Virginia,U.S.
Posted: 2009-05-13 3:42 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-05-13 14:35, Big Kahuna wrote:
Dude, I was just making conversation. I come on TC to escape & have fun. That's all. I get enough "angst" at work & trying to get my 13 year-old to do his homework.
Mahalo,
Rick



Well I am a woman so I guess I get overly sensitive when people criticize.
If you'll notice I didn't originally mention the bust at all. Just asking if anyone had seen the Oil Lamp before.


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-05-13 4:16 pm   Permalink

Mahalo!

 
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