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07-28-2013, 08:25 PM
I hit a little antique shop and they had a few things that made me scratch my head a bit - the first is a very oversized bat as you can see... and has very weird carving - which looks maybe hawaiian or something!?!? i have no clue on this - any info or est. value would help .... i didnt get it bought, because hes pretty proud of it and i thought it was bizarre haha....

08-02-2013, 10:37 AM
Hi, interesting bat. As a bat, as it is not a pro manufactured, or pre 1880, I would value at about 50-100. As folk art, the condition and interest would also lead I think to a value of about 50-100. Best

08-02-2013, 11:53 AM
thanks, the owner thought it was a trophy bat of some sort

08-02-2013, 11:54 AM
not a baseball bat.

08-03-2013, 09:00 AM
Jim, tapered barrel end, in combination with the design, have you leaning more toward stair rail? curious as to your thoughts.

08-03-2013, 09:13 AM
Could be a souvenir pinata bat from Mexico.

08-03-2013, 09:57 AM
The designs look like something on an over sized pinata bat. Maybe, as suggested, this is what it is, some type of souvenir pinata bat.


08-03-2013, 03:31 PM
never thought about pinata at all.... interesting!

makes sense too... as i stated above for whatever reason the seller did think it was a trophy bat and did think it was Hawaiian - but a pinata bat makes sense - i could see the markings being mexican....

08-04-2013, 02:44 PM
They also use then in other parts of the world to kill seals and other animals

08-04-2013, 03:31 PM
I agree that it looks like a pinata bat, but most pinata bats are hand-colored.

How heavy is it? If it is a pinata bat I would expect it to be relatively light weight. If it is heavy, I would think it could be some sort of ceremonial Indian club.

Here is what came up on ebay when I searched Hawaiian bat....

"The Flyin' Hawaiian"


08-04-2013, 09:22 PM
It was lighter weight than I anticipated when I picked it up. I made my dad model it - he is about 5'10 or so to get a scale for just how big that thing is.

Same guy had the Johnny Sain lot that I mentioned in another post - he gets some great stuff - he also had just found an authenticated NORMAN ROCKWELL PAINTING ON CANVAS that he just found at a flea market for 300....I saw it - started drooling, asked for a price then realized he was fully aware of what he had. He actually just agreed to put it on 2 year loan with the Rockwell Museum....Anyway, the guy does have some great stuff which made me really wonder if he had something special with the bat