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Young and Old Pele Ashtray
Obiwan
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Joined: Oct 04, 2012
Posts: 1
Posted: 2012-10-04 2:29 pm   Permalink

Hi, I'm new here and this is my first post. I Found this ashtray(I'd hate to see it be used as that)and have done a better than average amount of research looking for another of its kind and/or any information regarding the subject. At last I found one(kinda disappointed, thought maybe I had the only one:),in Bay Park Buzzy's incredible collection. I really like the piece and was hoping someone here can tell me more about it. It seems to be really hard to find. Thanks in advance for any help.






 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-10-04 4:36 pm   Permalink

Well obviously it's a Coco Joe Pele, Buzzy will know more about it
It appears to be from the 60s or 70s, Coco Joe's were made for the Hawaiian tourist market
so no one-offs as far as I know.


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2012-10-04 8:24 pm   Permalink

Catalog #210 Madame Pele


Last one I saw on ebay was in July, and it went for about $6 plus shipping. I've seen it go as high as $30+, It averages around $15-20. It's from the 60's.

Here's the tag:


I'd clean it with some beeswax wood wax. Make it shine like new.
Buzzy Out!
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-10-04 9:56 pm   Permalink

Beautiful...wonderful first post...welcome to Tiki Central.

 
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Philot
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Joined: Apr 04, 2003
Posts: 198
From: The armpit of Florida
Posted: 2012-10-05 11:27 am   Permalink

It boggles the mind that a nice sculpt like that was seemly intended to be used as an ashtray. But it does look like they've integrated notches to hold cigarettes into the design.

I guess as some degree, it's "interactive" art as Mme Pele gets buried in ash.
But it would seem more appropriate to treat Brezhnev as an ashtray.



[edit]
dang it Buzzy, don't leave us hanging, your picture of the tag cuts off with "The sighting always precedences an" what's the rest of the Coco Joe's story?!!



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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2012-10-05 12:13 pm   Permalink

...eruption.


Buzzy Out!


 
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