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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1243
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2018-09-30 7:06 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-09-30 14:41, junk4cash wrote:
Just found this little guy at an estate on the back screened in porch. Vintage and made of lava rock I believe. Fairly heavy...not marked. Anyone recognize?




I have a plastic mold of that design that i bought off ebay years ago. The original design is by Napco. A little bit more information here, but not much.

http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/my/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=5914&ind_mug_id=60111

Bowl i made using that design.


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stevekh
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Joined: Sep 12, 2012
Posts: 184
From: broken arrow
Posted: 2018-10-01 09:57 am   Permalink

finally found these silver proof coins after a couple years of selling - they're from a 2012 set called the Fabulous 15 put together by Royal Canadian Mint - they pick 15 coins from around the world and offer them as a set - have never seen any that were broken up until a few days ago




 
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Bam Bam
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Joined: May 13, 2016
Posts: 244
From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-10-07 8:39 pm   Permalink

Slightly better pickings this weekend. Went yard sailing Saturday afternoon and came away with some vintage rubber faux bamboo stalks and some silk Bird(s) Of Paradise.




The co-op across the street never ceases to surprise me. Today I found this grody Port Light lantern (which looks identical to those currently being sold by
Cheeky Tiki and is therefore likely not incredibly old) which is now the latest addition to the lamp collection.




The red gel paint on the glass shade had some damage, so it was decided to repaint it in opaque red, attempting along the way to give it a wipe-away patina to match the grime of the rest of the lamp (a la Skip).





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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2291
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2018-10-08 1:04 pm   Permalink

Its been a long long dry spell for finds. The wait finally paid off with this Hoffman Kahiki moai in mint condition and on the cheap.






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stevekh
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Joined: Sep 12, 2012
Posts: 184
From: broken arrow
Posted: 2018-10-08 1:32 pm   Permalink

this weekend was all about quality not quantity - finally found an August Holland print in the wild and a moai bowl with no listing on ooga-mooga - looks like OMC to me (the moai look the same stylistically from a couple other OMC bowls) but not one listed with the wood grain





 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 8192
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2018-10-08 8:36 pm   Permalink

Good stuff guys

 
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Hamo
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Joined: Aug 22, 2016
Posts: 784
From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-10-10 8:56 pm   Permalink

My library is now complete.



Hail tiki!



 
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TheBoozehounder
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Joined: Jul 13, 2018
Posts: 31
From: The Mainland
Posted: 2018-10-12 8:30 pm   Permalink

Nice score Hamo! Im a sucker for books, my wife thinks we (I?) have too many.

Found this little New Zealand music box not long ago. Not sure how to get it to work though...




 
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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
Posts: 330
From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2018-10-13 2:05 pm   Permalink

Yesterday's Goodwill finds... A wooden giraffe and a big green pitcher, copyrighted 2002 from Clay Arts, San Francisco.



 
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stevekh
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Joined: Sep 12, 2012
Posts: 184
From: broken arrow
Posted: 2018-10-15 07:34 am   Permalink

funny i made a comment last weekend about quality over quantity - this weekend was the opposite - but got a couple i didn't already have - estate auction lot cost me $56.00
(6) Harvey's Mugs
(8) Trader Dick's Peanut Mugs
(11) Trader Dick's Medium Moai
(5) Trader Dick's Large Moai
(1) Trader Vic's Moai Bowl
several old time pottery candles, mug

here's a pic at the auction house and when i got them to the shop this morning to see exactly what i had






 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4995
Posted: 2018-10-15 11:09 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-10-07 20:39, Bam Bam wrote:
The co-op across the street never ceases to surprise me. Today I found this grody Port Light lantern (which looks identical to those currently being sold by Cheeky Tiki and is therefore likely not incredibly old) which is now the latest addition to the lamp collection.




The red gel paint on the glass shade had some damage, so it was decided to repaint it in opaque red, attempting along the way to give it a wipe-away patina to match the grime of the rest of the lamp (a la Skip).







Good job on that light.
I still have one I need to finish.

Never look at this thread that much it was a fluke that I saw this at all, glad my tips helped someone.


 
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Bam Bam
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Joined: May 13, 2016
Posts: 244
From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-10-20 6:24 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Skip! Your work is always an inspiration.

Find of the week - a set of CalHawaii bamboo-handled dinner forks and knives.



On my way out, saw this forlorn conch TV lamp and figured I could give it a good home, and maybe dress it up a bit with some more shells and moss.




 
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TheBoozehounder
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Joined: Jul 13, 2018
Posts: 31
From: The Mainland
Posted: 2018-11-02 5:44 pm   Permalink

A few recent finds... nothing too special.





 
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Cavemoai
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Joined: Dec 29, 2012
Posts: 132
From: Reno, NV
Posted: 2018-11-05 4:37 pm   Permalink

I got lucky with an estate auction. 24" Moai with shell inlaid eyes and rongorongo script on his back, a club(?) from Easter Island with rongorongo script, a rongorongo tablet, a dancing paddle from Easter Island with feathers attached to it, 3 shrunken heads from Ecuador, a small Aboriginal painted saw fish bill, and a trio of Maori tourist weapons.











What I missed out on was a gorgeous carved RongoRongo bowl from Easter Island. This thing was about 30" beak to beak:





 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1243
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2018-11-05 5:22 pm   Permalink

What a great score Cavemoai. I'm a sucker for anything from Easter Island and get excited when i find just one piece but to get that many different ones in one haul is amazing. It's a shame you missed out on the bowl, that thing is awesome. Do you know how much it sold for?

 
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