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Club Nouméa
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From: Wanganui
Posted: 2016-04-01 01:35 am   Permalink

I don't think the crest in question is an expresson of split English/French colonial duality. The fleur de lis has been a part of English heraldry since the Middle Ages (not surprisingly as most of the English aristocracy were the descendants of Norman invaders).

As an example, here is Henry IV of England's coat of arms (1399-1413):



So I think it's just a cheeky tiki clawing his way out from under the English yoke.

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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2016-04-01 03:42 am   Permalink

That Islander set is cool.
Got one of those mugs.


 
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
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From: Western Australia
Posted: 2016-04-01 3:27 pm   Permalink



Quote:

On 2016-04-01 01:35, Club Nouméa wrote:

...I think it's just a cheeky tiki clawing his way out from under the English yoke.






Spoken like a true Frenchman.



But I believe THIS is closer to the British Coat of Arms at the time the Maori petitioned the Crown to establish a British colony in New Zealand:







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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7172
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-04-02 8:36 pm   Permalink

Spousal unit out hunting while I was at work today
She spent 5.00

2 albums
And
The Treasure Craft Pirate Ship



















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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-04-04 12:56 pm   Permalink
















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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
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From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2016-04-04 10:14 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-04-02 20:36, hang10tiki wrote:






OMG! I am in love with this!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posts: 7172
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-04-05 06:26 am   Permalink

EnchantedTikiHoth-

Glad she knows the treasure Craft catalog well
The Pirate Ship is unmarked
Unfortunately she did find any shrimp boats at the sale



Here's a pic from TikiBosko posted in 2008





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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-04-05 09:56 am   Permalink

Here's the photo from the catalog
(Sorry, print is small)





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EnchantedTikiGoth
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From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2016-04-05 4:02 pm   Permalink

So cute! That is now on my list of must-gets!

 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1398
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2016-04-06 3:55 pm   Permalink

Not a bad weekend of finds for the beginning of the yard sale/flea market season here in ol' Missouri.

A few swizzles.


A couple of coco joes and a HIP wall plaque/coaster. (It was at the bottom of a stack of boring kitchen trivets) It pays to check thoroughly.


A nice little rattan table, a carved shrunken head coconut and a nice little palm carving.



I hope this is a good omen for lots of lucky finds in 2016
Get out there and search!
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 622
From: SoCal
Posted: 2016-04-06 4:33 pm   Permalink

The end of last year, this tiki showed up for sale. It was kinda pricey and I didn't wanna spend the money. As soon as I decided to buy it, it was gone. I kicked myself everyday for not buying it. Then I stumbled in research that its Exactly the one shown in the Jungle & Sea Imports catalog. I kicked myself even harder.

Yesterday it was relisted, so I pounced. When I went to pick it up, he said he had bought it from a guy who had it in his house for years, and that guy bought it from a closed down Tiki themed Liquor store in LA area in the 60's.

So From Jungle & Sea Imports, to a Liquor Store, to the high desert and finally to my Hut... Almost 7 ft tall, abalone shell eyes, base 3 ft across..




Then the guy shows me the other one. I made him an offer, and brought home the cannibal too. Where he's from, I don't know. Closest I could find style wise this big was the Morro Bay Harbor Hut ones.



Today, I'm a happy man..



 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3918
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2016-04-06 5:50 pm   Permalink

Fantastic finds Erich.

 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1168
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2016-04-06 6:57 pm   Permalink

Very nice Erich. That big guy is awesome.

 
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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
Posts: 225
From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2016-04-06 6:59 pm   Permalink

Well my latest find isn't as cool as those statuesque and historical Tikis, but she's a nice little addition in keeping with our penchant for fantasy Tiki...



 
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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
Posts: 409
Posted: 2016-04-06 7:09 pm   Permalink

Erich- beautiful tikis. Two amazing pieces like that in one find is unreal. Congrats

 
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