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exotica59
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Joined: Oct 17, 2004
Posts: 483
Posted: 2005-01-16 7:46 pm   Permalink

I had a big surprise yesterday. My husband and 3 friends wanted to take me out and show me a good time before my surgery on Tuesday, which will put me on the sidelines for a bit.
First off we went tiki hunting. I found several good records, a small coco Joe and several old books.The big find was a velvet painting under glass marked down to 15 dollars. It has this at the bottom of the picture LONG.AN.V.N Then a signature I can't read. Anybody know what that means?That's a big find for me here in the midwest, without having to go into the city and paying a lot more.
This trip was followed up by dinner at Chef Shangri-la(bought a few glass tiki mugs) and drinks at Hala Kahiki with a stop into their gift shop where I picked up some TV drink mixers and a hula bowl and a couple of coco joe key chains. All in all just a grrrreat day for me!



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Phillip Roberts
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
Posts: 1651
From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2005-01-16 10:20 pm   Permalink



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exotica59
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Joined: Oct 17, 2004
Posts: 483
Posted: 2005-01-17 9:53 pm   Permalink

ah ha! Thank-you filslash for theinfo and kind words
Melody


 
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virani
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1438
From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2005-01-18 11:46 am   Permalink

These cards are dated 1965, from french polynesia. They were sent to clients from the direction of the nuclear experimentation centre.
cool atomic tiki design...





the back of the cards






 
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Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2301
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2005-01-18 1:30 pm   Permalink

Very nice find Virani! Never seen such a cool combination of Tiki and the Atomic Age. I can see those images appearing in a future book.....

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joefla70
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Joined: Jan 17, 2005
Posts: 358
From: Fort Lauderdale
Posted: 2005-01-18 9:43 pm   Permalink

Here is some shag tiki fabric that I bought in a fabric store in Boca Raton, Florida.



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Turbogod
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Joined: Jun 14, 2002
Posts: 1219
Posted: 2005-01-21 11:33 pm   Permalink

Today I found a Trader Vic Coconut mug for $6.00 in a thrift shop. Sadly I didn't have enough $$ for the $26.00 Dollar Tree Tiki. It's still there if anybody wants it.
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tikiboy
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Joined: May 11, 2002
Posts: 77
From: Alameda Island, CA
Posted: 2005-01-22 11:11 pm   Permalink

That reminds me Turbogod, this is the season to shop at your local thift stores for Aloha Shirts. I just picked up three cool ones including one made out of silk. All were less than $6.00.
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DawnTiki
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Joined: Sep 01, 2002
Posts: 1676
From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2005-01-22 11:32 pm   Permalink


I found this at a little junk shop awhile back, I probably paid to much for it, about 4 bucks I think. But pickin's around these parts is sparce. So I snatched this bad boy right up. I have never seen one of these as a cork. I know you can make them, but this one, from the looks of it, was manufactured this way. It has the number 62 pressed onto the backside of it. It looks to be brand new and never used.

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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1398
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2005-01-23 9:40 pm   Permalink



Found a few goodies this weekend. A nice big candle, a mini mug, 2 Trader Vics' vinyl menehunes a copy of Kon Tiki and a very cool 12&3/4 inch long matchbook from a previously unknown tiki bar from the past, the Castaways in KC, MO. (See my post in Locating tiki for a fascinating story about this former tiki lounge)!
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=12871&forum=2&0
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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3059
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Posted: 2005-01-24 5:23 pm   Permalink

My wife went to New Orleans and all I got were these lousy tiki mugs.




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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 1207
From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2005-01-24 7:45 pm   Permalink

Quote:
My wife went to New Orleans and all I got were these lousy tiki mugs.


Yeah, they really suck. I'll give you $1.50 each just to get them off your hands.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11586
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2005-01-25 08:23 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-01-18 11:46, virani wrote:
These cards are dated 1965, from french polynesia. They were sent to clients from the direction of the nuclear experimentation centre.
cool atomic tiki design...





Hey Virani, you forgot to mention that the first 3 Tikis are based on the Zizou Bar/Les Tikis CD cover (...and the photo in the TAHITI book...and the Mary Blair painting I know.)

They are spectacular, especially the 2nd one. Please colorxerox them for my Tiki Modern research.


 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-01-25 11:14 am   Permalink

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On 2005-01-24 17:23, martiki wrote:
My wife went to New Orleans and all I got were these lousy tiki mugs.



What is your quest?

[drool]To seek the holy Grail[/drool]

Martiki, FANTASTIC score! I dream about finding Bob that way. Good on you
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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2005-01-27 3:15 pm   Permalink

Well I didn't have luck looking for a job (I got laid off yesterday, 3 whopping months) i did have luck at a few thrift stores:



A cool looking Aztec/Hawaiian theamed frame
A ceramic bamboo pot (with panda bear, as my wahine gleefully pointed out), an Aztec statue, a Tommy Bahama coffee mug (never heard of this place) and the best find for $1.00 A Lewis B. mug from the Royal Lahaina Resort
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