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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2009-09-03 5:52 pm   Permalink

Fantastic Shell Cameo Lamp, Mookie!

I'd say 1930s as well, based on the Deco shape of the plug.

Looks like it was carved into a giant oyster shell with the matching shell half as the back side of the lamp. I'd say $500 to $1000 on eBay. Maybe more due to the rarity of really good 1930s Hawaiiana.

Excellent find! I'm incredibly jealous.

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Or Got Rum?
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Joined: Jul 29, 2009
Posts: 498
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2009-09-03 6:59 pm   Permalink

An extremely beautiful find....maybe the wild can still produce....OMG

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HOUSE OF KU
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 540
From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2009-09-03 11:02 pm   Permalink

That shell lamp is from from Tahiti Nice find!

Freddie
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-09-03 11:30 pm   Permalink

Nice example of vintage Hawaiiana .I believe this in the Aloha Spirit book-published
by Scheifer I believe.


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2009-09-04 12:03 am   Permalink

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On 2009-09-03 23:02, HOUSE OF KU wrote:
That shell lamp is from from Tahiti Nice find!

Freddie




Yes - I'm pretty sure that's one of the larger Pinctada species of oyster, either white-lip or black-lip, that the large, Tahitian pearls come from.

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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-09-04 12:44 am   Permalink

That is awesome!

I love the way it comes alive when the light is turned on.
Great find and well worth the price you paid for it I am sure.
Thanks for posting the pics!


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1840
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2009-09-04 06:45 am   Permalink

Sweet find on the lamp TikiMookie. Can't wait to see it in person, you lucky gal!

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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-09-04 10:18 am   Permalink

That lamp is so nice it might just kill this thread! Why post anything else after that? Well just so it dosen't, here's a little Treasure Craft piece i found this week. I held it up to a light... but I can't no any hula girls!




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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3029
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-09-04 1:40 pm   Permalink

Recent finds:

Pufferfish lamp mounted on a piece of wood:






Brown Doug Horne tiki farm Grog mug


Hawaiian tourist tiki:


Maori girl doll:


Moai lights:



6' x 6' piece of cheap tapa for a project I have in mind:


Matches:



Buzzy Out!
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2009-09-04 6:47 pm   Permalink

Todays' finds...


Older gold and black flecked Moai candle.


Coco Joe's King Kamehameha. The first one I have seen with an original price sticker from Hilo Hattie of $9.99 on the back.


My finds seem to go in streaks, these are the third and fourth Al Harrington handled mugs I have found in a month. Note the size difference.


Not tiki, but a Daga mug from El Sids in Sparks, Nevada.



Not sure if this is Poly Art, HIP or Coco Joe's? No markings, though old.


Tiki on the right found today is an old Coco Joe's I had never seen before and maybe the best looking one I have seen so far. The small one on the right is to show it's size.


Older and unopened bottle of Trader Vic's "Authentic Original Formula" "Special Mai Tai Mix" Bottled for Trader Vic's Food Products Emeryville, California USA 94608 under supervison of the Trader, himself.

Later!

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HOUSE OF KU
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 540
From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2009-09-05 03:26 am   Permalink

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On 2009-09-04 18:47, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
Todays' finds...



Not sure if this is Poly Art, HIP or Coco Joe's? No markings, though old.




Some came marked on the back...



Aloha, Freddie
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HOUSE OF KU
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Posted: 2009-09-05 03:33 am   Permalink

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On 2009-08-31 20:43, Sweet Daddy Tiki wrote:
I did find this item there a few weeks back:



About 12" tall. Looks like Coco Joe but isn't marked.








Old ebay scan...sorry for the out of focus effect...
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-09-05 1:15 pm   Permalink

Picked this stuff up the other day..4 thrifts 1 item at each..$4 total.

Very non-exciting Kahunaville Vegas palm tree/ugly fish from the cruise line:

Rare that I come across any of these figurines so this is the only 1 I have believe it or not:

And a Squid mug...at the bargain price of $.99



 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1398
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2009-09-05 5:27 pm   Permalink

After a pretty dry summer (of tiki). Found these 2 items today:



First is a PNG style carved mask board. It really jumps out at you across a room. Measures 18" tall and 8" wide.



Next is a 6" tall hollow ceramic Moai.
In a BRIGHT orange. I think it must be an aquarium decoration from the 60's or 70's. I have a couple of shots so you can see the bottom and back. No marking anywhere on it. What do you all think?





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snackbar
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Joined: Jul 09, 2006
Posts: 115
From: Grand Fenwick
Posted: 2009-09-06 02:46 am   Permalink

The orange moai is a candle holder, yours is missing the bottom piece.

On the bottom it's marked:
Made in China
2001 IBC
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