||Hurricane Cove, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, CA (restaurant)
Joined: Nov 16, 2007
From: Santa Barbara, CA
|Posted: 2013-04-30 6:23 pm  Permalink|
Nice history, hope some pictures from the shoebox surface.
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2013-05-01 11:18 am  Permalink|
What a small world it is in California sometimes
Sometimes I think that if we all stick around long enough, well find out everything
Joined: Mar 03, 2009
From: Whittier, CA
|Posted: 2013-05-03 12:48 pm  Permalink|
I received this email from Karen this morning.
"Joe, I was digging around in my family attic when I uncovered this treasure! It was made at the Catalina Tile and Pottery Factory on the Island. The Factory closed in 1938, the last year Oscar had the Hurricane Cove. The bottom is stamped Catalina Ware, a name for Catalina Pottery.
I'll keep on digging for more! Fondly, Karen" I hope Karen finds some pictures too.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Mar 22, 2013
From: RinKonTiki, CA
|Posted: 2013-05-03 2:35 pm  Permalink|
Those matchbook covers would make some great surfer t-shirts
|Sabu The Coconut Boy|
Tiki Central Poet Laureate
Joined: Aug 20, 2002
From: Carson, California
|Posted: 2013-05-03 4:47 pm  Permalink|
Dang, TikiVato! That piece is incredibly rare. First of all, it's an obscure piece of Catalina Pottery - one of the most sought-after and highest selling pottery producers in the U.S. So the Catalina Pottery collectors would probably love to get their hands on it.
Then it's a rare pre-tiki collectible as well, so the tiki-mug collectors would go insane. I just can't figure out who would want it more.
I wonder what exactly it was used for. It's the same shape as several Catalina bud vases I've sold before. How tall is it? Catalina pottery pieces were often small, so that tourists could take them home on the boat as souvenirs much easier.
[ This Message was edited by: Sabu The Coconut Boy 2013-05-03 16:49 ]