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countritiki
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Joined: Aug 02, 2006
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Posted: 2016-03-21 2:45 pm   Permalink

great stuff including the HW tiki bar and stools in the background. I just picked up the stools, already have the bar, will post pics of the stools later.

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On 2016-03-20 16:54, Tipsy McStagger wrote:
here's some stuff i picked up today, plus a set of 4 plastic tiki torches, never used, with poles and witco shield, plastic pineapple light shades at an estate sale last weekend.








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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
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From: HELL
Posted: 2016-03-21 8:59 pm   Permalink

just picked up one of these leilani rum displays - these are used on the walls of tiki ti, which is where i first saw them years ago. never knew what they were from until i discovered this complete one.





 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2016-03-23 3:28 pm   Permalink

Just a few items:
A newer (made in China) Jekyll & Hyde Club mug, Disneyland Moai S&P set and a Sam's Skull and snake mug from a faraway location.





Yep, Okinawa.

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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2016-03-23 10:55 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-03-23 15:28, 8FT Tiki wrote:
Just a few items:


Checked out Sam's website. Looks like an interesting mix of nautical and Hawaiian. Nice Mug,Mahalo for sharing Senor 8ft.


 
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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 637
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2016-03-24 7:10 pm   Permalink

WOW! That Sam's skull is awesome! I'd never seen one before! Great find!

 
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8FT Tiki
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From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2016-03-27 3:39 pm   Permalink

One of the stranger finds I have made:



Box Lid



Inside Box



Small Tag inside box
Made by Quon-Quon, So this is the origin of these marble-eyed lanterns!






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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-03-27 9:52 pm   Permalink

8ft- awesome
I have the tiki, nice to see how he came
Kool find


 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-03-28 4:08 pm   Permalink

Today's

A Buzzy errrr Coco Joe's Island Ashtray





Unknown Pineapple mug marked Hawaii on the bottom
The only mug I see close on ooga mooga is the LaTour Hawaii mug
I just don't know if that one says Hawaii on the bottom









The Tikis painted Moai Mug









The Tikis Monterey Park Black Moai OMC Mug










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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5053
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2016-03-28 4:40 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-03-28 16:08, hang10tiki wrote:


Unknown Pineapple mug marked Hawaii on the bottom
The only mug I see close on ooga mooga is the LaTour Hawaii mug
I just don't know if that one says Hawaii on the bottom








Hang10,

That my friend is a Trader Vic's pineapple mug from the Hawaii location. You can see it on this menu:



And this photo.



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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-03-28 5:32 pm   Permalink

Dusty- funny, that was my 1st thought due to color and the Hawaii on the btm
It just didn't say TV on btm
Thank you my friend
1.00 well spent


 
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lunavideogames
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Posts: 1857
From: San Diego
Posted: 2016-03-28 5:39 pm   Permalink

Awesome find Hang10!

 
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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
Posts: 450
From: Wanganui
Posted: 2016-03-31 04:16 am   Permalink

A collector friend found this awesome piece of tiki furniture in Stratford (Taranaki) recently:



An authentic piece of tiki design from New Zealand, circa 1960...



What? That's not tiki I hear you say? Really? Well look again...



Made by:



And I recently found this Coco Joe's wall piece in Wellington:



It's the first Coco Joe's item I have ever seen in New Zealand.


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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 502
From: Western Australia
Posted: 2016-03-31 05:45 am   Permalink



Quote:

On 2016-03-31 04:16, Club Nouméa wrote:








Symbolic of the Maori desire for British rule - as opposed to that of the French?







 
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Club Nouméa
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From: Wanganui
Posted: 2016-03-31 3:18 pm   Permalink

An interesting interpretation - I saw it more as a "Don't tread on me" sort of anti-colonialist statement...

It's unusual to see this on a piece of mid-century furniture: it's the sort of ironic detail you see in carvings on the walls of medieval European churches - it's very clever.

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komohana
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From: Western Australia
Posted: 2016-03-31 6:18 pm   Permalink




https://www.govt.nz/browse/engaging-with-government/the-nz-flag-your-chance-to-decide/



The wooden panel pictured above clearly places the tiki on the British side.

The Maori, at least, could see the writing on the wall and petitioned the British Crown to establish a colony,
ostensibly to keep the French out... also the American whalers who were treating the place as a massive whore-house.

Imagine if this were not so. At the time, the fledgling colony of New South Wales was desperately struggling for survival,
and the British were extremely reluctant to extend themselves further.

If NSW had failed, the French would certainly have seized control both of New Zealand AND Australia -
at least on the Eastern seaboard, with possibly the Dutch [or others] here in the West.

Fast forward a hundred years or so:
Both France and the Netherlands were occupied by Nazi Germany - which was allied to Imperial Japan.

If the British had failed in New South Wales and the Maori had not pleaded for a British colony there - and France had taken control -
the outcome of the Second World War might have been completely different -

because the Japanese might then have had a wide open door to this whole region.



HOORAH for the Maori !!





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