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Tiki Finds
swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1170
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2015-07-15 1:09 pm   Permalink

Pretty happy with my finds at a Goodwill yesterday. A subtle but cool aloha shirt. A two-faced mai tai glass marked Sheraton Princess Kaiulani on one side and Honolulu, Hawaii on the other. And a great book about the art of the Sepik River.



There's some information in the front of the book and a few colour photos but the majority of the photos are in B&W. Here's a few pages from it.




These next two were from another thriftstore. The first is a book about Hawaii. I pretty much bought it for the one picture shown in the photo. It was only $1.00.



And this was $3.00 with 75% off, so it only cost me 75c. Unfortunately there are only three pictures in it that are Polynesian related (including the cover photo which is from Easter Island), just about everything else is from various other countries, although the museum catalogue (that was surprisingly still with it, considering it is from 1957) does list a few pieces from Melanesia.






 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2015-07-16 6:51 pm   Permalink

Found a few items, this week.






 
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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 272
From: Michigan
Posted: 2015-07-17 10:58 am   Permalink

I recently picked up two Trader Vic's partial bottles. Both are marked copyright 1963 on the labels. One is Trader Vic's NAVY GROG RUM and the other is Trader Vic's NAVY GROG MIX. The rum is about half full and the mix looks like it was used once. Is there any chance they are still drinkable...without dying?



 
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gabbahey
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
Posts: 257
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2015-07-17 1:02 pm   Permalink

The rum is probably fine. I'd avoid the mix.

gabbahey


 
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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 272
From: Michigan
Posted: 2015-07-17 1:31 pm   Permalink

Mahalo Gabbahey

 
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surf hippie
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Joined: Jun 27, 2015
Posts: 3
Posted: 2015-07-17 6:19 pm   Permalink



Just needed to brag about my clever wife.
We found this hand-carved mask (it is 18 inches long in total)
with the word "Jamaica" crudely painted on the forehead.
I have nothing against Jamaica, but there is nothing especially
Jamaican about this fellow,and after a bit of sanding and painting
by Clever Wife, he is now the all-purpose island mask he was born to be.

I live on the Northwest coast, and I gotta say the variety of
Pacific Ocean themed stuff we see around here seems to be better than many areas...


 
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Teadoir
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Joined: Dec 04, 2013
Posts: 65
From: Oregon
Posted: 2015-07-17 10:57 pm   Permalink

This has been a good couple of weeks for tiki!

Found this fellow at a thrift store last week. Seems like I remember seeing it some where, but can't find it on Oog-Mooga. Any one know it?



Then I found these fellows at a Goodwill beginning of the week.



But this was the big score...




I walked right past the green Sneaky Tiki and Trader Pangs mugs and almost missed them. Super stolked to find a vintage Mr Bali Hai, in such good shape. Still has the OMC sticker on it. It's always amazing to me how these things travel, finding a San Diego mug up here in Portland...





And then there were the Home Depot Tiko Diablo totems and the Tiki Kon loot. Yup, good couple of weeks for tiki...





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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1840
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2015-07-20 09:38 am   Permalink

Bucket list find for me from craigslist-


Complete boxed set of Trader Vic's Suffering Bastard Tiki mugs. Has the original grass and swizzle sticks too!

Later,

PTD


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2015-07-20 3:41 pm   Permalink

Good to see you still at it D. Nice score!

 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1170
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2015-07-20 4:24 pm   Permalink

A little bit of his right foot has broken off but i was very happy with my kava kava man carving i found at an antique store yesterday. It's about 12" high.



 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2414
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-07-20 10:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-07-20 09:38, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
Bucket list find for me from craigslist-


Complete boxed set of Trader Vic's Suffering Bastard Tiki mugs. Has the original grass and swizzle sticks too!

Later,

PTD


Wow PTD! Congats on a superfind.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2414
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-07-20 10:59 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-07-15 13:09, swizzle wrote:
Pretty happy with my finds at a Goodwill yesterday. A subtle but cool aloha shirt. A two-faced mai tai glass marked Sheraton Princess Kaiulani on one side and Honolulu, Hawaii on the other. And a great book about the art of the Sepik River.



Nice finds Robbie, glad that you are enjoying your trip.
CeCe and I have stayed at the Princess K several time in recent years. We’ve never seen that dbl. faced mai tai glass.
The P K is next door to where the International Mrktpl. was located.
See ya at Oasis


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3029
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2015-07-30 4:43 pm   Permalink

Slow month or so, but a few things trickled in here and there


29" PNG storyboard





I like the drum on this PNG Emblem


12" Palau hut I got from HB at ITMP.


Larger resin KU Guam mask


Standing heitiki I got from Tikishaker at ITMP


Looks like a Tapa drink menu or photo holder



15' x 21' piece of tapa mounted on some backing material


Split it in half and you could pretty much cover a 10 x 10 room floor to ceiling with it.

Buzzy Out!
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1613
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2015-07-31 2:38 pm   Permalink

Great finds all! It's been damn slow lately for me here in Texas.

Based on recent luck, I considered myself very lucky to find this little mug yesterday at goodwill. No marks, just a made in japan sticker on the bottom.




 
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RVICTOR
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Joined: Sep 18, 2014
Posts: 288
From: Seatown
Posted: 2015-08-01 10:22 am   Permalink

Today's find....two forgotten tiki bobs sitting on the laundry machine at an estate sale...$8 ea., San Francisco location.



 
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