Just wanted to stop by and show off this funky tie I just picked up for my hubby for $2 at a thrift shop. Based on what I have read here, I believe it to be 40's - it is a silk/rayon blend, is nice and short (a good 6 inches shorter than contemporary ties), nice and wide (4.5 inches, if I remember correctly), and has a great abstract/semi-Polynesian design.
I also just purchased several ties off of eBay for him - I made a montage of the eBay auction pics:
What do you think? I'll post more about the auction ties when I get them and can see them. They were listed seperately, and I bought the bunch of them for an average price of just under $4 each (that includes shipping).