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Beyond Tiki Finds
naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 829
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2005-08-14 07:32 am   Permalink

While hitting a yard sale at 4pm yesterday look what ended up on the curb in a free box.


It's 20 inches tall and resembles Charles Manson in his psycho killer glory painted in groovy hippie colors. On the side of it says "Mexico" so I wonder if it's part of a cult or a bad rendering of a religious figure, either way I'm ready for Halloween early this year.


 
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bongofury
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1538
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2005-08-19 09:05 am   Permalink

On our recent trip to Hawaii we found a few stores that had high priced Hawaiian collectables, but we found a couple of mid-century bargains.....


Mrs. Fury's find


My find.......A primitive modern 14" ceramic piece marked Holiday In Calif 1964

Both for $59.00.......


 
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dogbytes
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2005-08-28 2:30 pm   Permalink

Doggie & Kitty Gravel Art! not bad for 50 cents each! will go nicely in the dog theme guest room!




 
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2005-09-05 07:48 am   Permalink


This lovely lady was sitting on the floor of the Buy-The-Pound for 1.99! This is a large print, and the frame is killer. I consider it my find-o-the-month!


I also found this gem amongst the Loverboy albums and Jane Fonda Workout tapes... music from german erotic films of the 60's and 70's! When I took it to the counter the salesclerk was visibly offended, yet kept staring at it. Finally he says, 'If zis is music, vy does she haff to be nekkid?'


 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3606
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-09-05 1:16 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-09-05 07:48, tikifish wrote:

I also found this gem amongst the Loverboy albums and Jane Fonda Workout tapes... music from german erotic films of the 60's and 70's! When I took it to the counter the salesclerk was visibly offended, yet kept staring at it. Finally he says, 'If zis is music, vy does she haff to be nekkid?'



This is one of Hanford's favorite albums! He keeps saying, "One of these days I should try playing it."

Seriously though, it's great music.

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Doctor Z
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Joined: Aug 01, 2002
Posts: 1612
From: The Hale Moana Lounge, Torrance, CA
Posted: 2005-09-05 1:36 pm   Permalink

It was the "Product of the Day" here on TC at some point last week, too! Who could forget a cover like that?
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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1329
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2005-09-05 7:21 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-08-19 09:05, bongofury wrote:


Mrs. Fury's find




Wow! I have not been paying attention because it's taken 17 days to see this post...

When we bought our house (a 1961 ranch) 3 years ago, that dish came with it. It also came with a matching... sugar bowl (?)



-Z
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aquarj
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Apr 02, 2002
Posts: 1075
From: SF bay area, CA
Posted: 2005-09-06 12:51 pm   Permalink

[quote]..music from german erotic films of the 60's and 70's!{/quote]

Gert Wilden is the coolest. That label "Crippled Dick" also has another collection of songs by Gert Wilden called
I Told You Not To Cry, which deserves to be sought out with much persistence and alacrity.



-Randy


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TikiJosh
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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
Posts: 735
Posted: 2005-09-06 5:03 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-08-19 09:05, bongofury wrote:
On our recent trip to Hawaii we found a few stores that had high priced Hawaiian collectables, but we found a couple of mid-century bargains.....


Mrs. Fury's find



That dish is sooooooo cool. My wife would kill someone for one of those. To say nothing of the potential entertainment value of my wife going crazy over a dish.
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2792
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2005-09-08 01:12 am   Permalink

bongofury - you have found a piece of Metlox (also known as Poppytrail) pottery in the Freeform Shape line from 1955. There were 4 patterns in this shape. Your pattern is called California Contempora. Zombified's pattern which is similar except for the color is in the California Freeform. There were also the California Mobile and California Aztec (my favorite) patterns in this shape.

Metlox was based in Manhattan Beach, just a few blocks from the pier. I have many fond memories of shopping there with my mom when I was a child, buying "seconds" at very cheap prices. My mom filled our house with whole sets of wonderful contemporary pottery in the 60s very cheaply by buying the slightly imperfect pieces where the glaze might not have been perfect or the color slightly off - nothing you could ever notice, really. All shopping was done outdoors, walking among racks and racks of every pattern of pottery, all open to the elements. A true surf-town pottery factory. Very hippie, very cool.

There was a huge controversy when the Metlox factory was torn down to make way for new restaurants and shops. It seems the owners had poured the lead-filled slag from the kilns right into the soil for decades. A huge pit that took up the whole block had to be dug at enormous expense to remove all the lead-tainted soil. That was many years ago and I'm still not sure if anything's been built on the site.

Here are some photos of your patterns from my Metlox book:






I have a few pieces of California Aztec, but given a good-sized budget, I would choose to collect the Metlox "Tropicana" line myself, decorated with pineapples and fish. I think this pattern would look especially good in your home, Bongofury, what with your Witco and Tiki and Modernist decor. Unfortunately, it is as expensive as your more uncommon and rare tiki mugs. Here are some pictures:




Sabu

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JTD
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Joined: Apr 07, 2003
Posts: 407
From: J'ville
Posted: 2005-09-08 07:05 am   Permalink

Sabu,
Thanks for another great post. Am now tempted to start searching for/buying more stuff. Ya bastid.

JTD


 
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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1329
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2005-09-09 9:29 pm   Permalink

Sabu!

You amaze me.

It's always nice to find out a treasured piece actually has a maker and didn't just appear out of thin air. Thanks again for the info! Now, if you could kindly help me identify the bug my dog just ate...

-Z


 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1222
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2005-09-13 6:08 pm   Permalink



Professor Sabu says that was an assasin beetle. Hopefully the insect will not "live" up to its name and the pup is fine.


 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3606
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-09-13 6:45 pm   Permalink

<cue screams from dogbytes>

 
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dogbytes
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2005-09-13 7:08 pm   Permalink

air kisses for sabu from now on.

omgod, its nature touching... thats so much worse than food touching.


 
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