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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2018-03-05 11:01 pm   Permalink

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On 2018-03-05 15:43, Maddmax wrote:
I found this oddity of a lamp at a flea market yesterday and cannot figure out if it wants to be tiki or not. It definitely looks pre-70's based on the cord and has seen better days. If anyone can identify this I would greatly appreciate it. Perhaps place this next to a Christmas Story leg lamp?




MadMax, That is the tackiest Lamp I’ve ever seen. If it were mine I would place it front and center in my tiki Lounge-The Happy Taalk Lounge.
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Prikli Pear
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Joined: Jan 04, 2017
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-03-06 07:32 am   Permalink

Could that lamp be Treasure Craft in origin? The statue seems vaguely familiar.

 
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Maddmax
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Joined: Jan 30, 2018
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Posted: 2018-03-06 09:14 am   Permalink

Yeah, tacky as all can be. I've done a few searches via google in an effort to find out the maker at least (thank you for the hint, Prikli Pear), but no joy as of now. I took a few closeup photos I can post if anyone really desires to see the full tackiness of this lamp. It will eventually find a resting place in the TeeNee Kiwi Tiki Bar once I am done with the build out.


 
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tikilease
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Joined: Jun 30, 2010
Posts: 19
From: Palm Springs
Posted: 2018-03-06 09:26 am   Permalink

If you are doing google searches try "Plastart"..." Reglor" and "Romanelli" ... I saw a pair of these on 1st dibs one time...the wicker background ( leaf or basket ) was much shinier and in better shape...Sometimes there is a maker incised at the back bottom of the lamp. I have a pair of "plastart" tropical lamps with very similar shades... I'll try to post a photo of them.

 
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tikilease
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From: Palm Springs
Posted: 2018-03-06 09:42 am   Permalink



Notice how the shades are similar? The shades on mine are integral to the lamp because it's a tree they are leaning against and the shade is like the tree tops! Good luck in your search...It's a cool lamp!


 
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Maddmax
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Posted: 2018-03-06 10:05 am   Permalink

Thanks for the additional tips and the photos, Tikilease. I'll focus more on the plastart items due to the similarity of the shades. There's no markings immediately visible on the wood base or on the figurine. I'll look at the bottom of the figurine once I take it off the wood to clean it. All of the felt for the base is in really bad to non-existent condition. Here's a closer look at the figurine.



BTW, it looks like you have a lot of nice stuff at your place.
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tikilease
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From: Palm Springs
Posted: 2018-03-06 10:50 am   Permalink

Thanks! We're as sick as most of the folks on here. lol Growing up in Orange County, Ca. in the 60's was a treat as tiki and surf culture ( and googie and Disney culture) were everywhere and inspired both of us. We actually downsized quite a bit when we moved from Costa Mesa to Palm Springs but are taking advantage of big built in shelves for our tiki mug collecio'n!!

 
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Maddmax
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Posted: 2018-03-06 4:18 pm   Permalink

Well, mystery lamp aside, found a few mugs at a thrift store today for less than $14 for the lot. I think I did well there.



Although this is not really tiki, found a pair of colossal prawns (30"+) as well.




Still trying to figure out the lamp. I'll post when I do.

Out.



 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2018-03-06 9:58 pm   Permalink

Madd-you’re on a roll! Keep it up and keep posting.
Cheers


 
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Prikli Pear
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-03-07 07:40 am   Permalink

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On 2018-03-06 16:18, Maddmax wrote:

Although this is not really tiki, found a pair of colossal prawns (30"+) as well.





Whoa! Those things are nuts! Wish I could find stuff like that to hang in the Lagoon! Alas, such are the perils of being so far inland...
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coldwarspacemonkey
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Joined: Aug 08, 2017
Posts: 38
From: Shipwrecked on the First Coast
Posted: 2018-03-07 12:49 pm   Permalink

tikilease: - I'm loving the look of your space! Beautiful!
Madd: I totally agree with nui 'umi 'umi - front and center. (But then I'm new here...) The prawns rock.
Buzzy: You always seem to find the cool stuff. The DTBC mug was gold!
Here in North Florida tiki is sparse. Today's "find" was either a copy of, or an unmarked, Orchids of Hawaii R-3.


 
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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
Posts: 304
From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2018-03-10 5:52 pm   Permalink

Found a cute little Indonesian bungalow at the flea market today. It adds nicely to the Jungle Cruise vibe we're going for with our kitchen...



In situ...


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7952
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2018-03-12 9:26 pm   Permalink

World Ultima TTG-20 273







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Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!


 
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Maddmax
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Posted: 2018-03-13 09:54 am   Permalink

Cold: nice find! No markings at all? Hmmm.
Enchanted:. That goes very nicely with your theme.

Hang: Yet another cool mug.
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coldwarspacemonkey
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From: Shipwrecked on the First Coast
Posted: 2018-03-13 12:56 pm   Permalink

Madd: Nothing I can see on it anywhere. The bottom has the sticky remnants of a small rectangular sticker, but at this point I'm not sure that means much. I'm not too smart in the mug domain, maybe it's from some other location/mfg?
Any suggestions?



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