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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-04-06 7:28 pm   Permalink

Erich- we bow down before you

Congrats Bruddah
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DixonAlibi
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From: NYC from PDX
Posted: 2016-04-06 9:58 pm   Permalink

Acquired these fish from the remaining pieces of Roy Ells basement tiki bar. They look very similar to some scans of pages from a Sea & Jungle Imports catalog page on the topic here, but not sure!






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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2016-04-07 12:43 am   Permalink

Thanks all. I'm pretty happy they are now in my hut.

ETG, I have that same mermaid, just painted completely different. good score


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2016-04-14 05:37 am   Permalink

Nice fishies, Dixon!

Erich, just saw your post: YowzaH!



That is the real deal, man! A TIKI FIND if there ever was!

I remember Dale Sizer telling me about a liquor store like that, "Tropical Liquor" or sumthin', I will ask him.


 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2016-04-14 10:37 am   Permalink

Thanks

What I've gathered so far...

The maori tiki is exactly like the one in the old Jungle & Sea Imports catalog that was in there showroom. Hang10 found another one in a hotel lobby in hawaii somewhere that was stained darker. The Tonga Lei restaurant had one too, except it had 4 fingers instead of 3. Who carved them originally, I don't know. The bottom is carved "hencho in mexico". So it seems Jungle & Sea Imports claims of importing items from all over the South Pacific might have been stretched slightly lol.

The cannibal is really close to the one at the Kon Tiki Cleveland. Not the same one, but no doubt carved by the same person. Happy Buddah made mention of a hispanic carver who did cannibals. I searched around and came up with the name Demetrio Chavez. Maybe he carved it, maybe not. I think this is going to require a trip to oceanic Arts to ask Bob and Leroy.

Supposedly both tikis were in a liquor store in LA area in the 60's. From there 2 dr's had them in their house. I bought them the guy who bought them from the dr's.
The only LA liquor store I can come up with so far is in this link
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=47899&forum=1&hilite=liquor%20store%20park

So thats what I know so far.


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2016-04-14 2:01 pm   Permalink

That's what I was gonna say, too, Demetrio Chavez, the only Mexican carver I know of who did that kind of quality.

I asked Dale about the liquor store he knew, he says it was Surf Liquor in VENTURA near the beach...that's not exactly L.A., I guess.



I remember seeing a version of the Maori in a photo in the shop in this thread (which is now image-less, unfortunately):

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=8264&forum=5&start=0

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2016-04-14 4:02 pm   Permalink

I have one picture of a Maori tiki like that which I could find


Buzzy Out!
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Rob Roy
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Joined: Dec 03, 2004
Posts: 365
From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2016-04-14 4:24 pm   Permalink

That photo is not Surf Liquor in Ventura.

Quote:

On 2016-04-14 14:01, bigbrotiki wrote:
That's what I was gonna say, too, Demetrio Chavez, the only Mexican carver I know of who did that kind of quality.

I asked Dale about the liquor store he knew, he says it was Surf Liquor in VENTURA near the beach...that's not exactly L.A., I guess.



I remember seeing a version of the Maori in a photo in the shop in this thread (which is now image-less, unfortunately):

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=8264&forum=5&start=0

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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2016-04-14 4:38 pm   Permalink

Thanks Buzzy, that was the starting point of my research. I was looking thru the Jungle & Sea Imports brochure I have and noticed it in that pic of their showroom.

Thanks Rob Roy. It appears that's the surf liquor in santa Monica not Ventura.

I'm looking up several different surf liquors in surrounding LA areas on google right now. Maybe I'll get lucky and find a lead.




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happy buddha
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Posted: 2016-04-15 03:41 am   Permalink

Chavez is exactly right. He signed many of them with his last name. I have seen a very small decor-type tiki in that exact style by him.

 
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Phillip Roberts
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From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2016-04-15 07:11 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-04-14 10:37, ErichTroudt wrote:
Hang10 found another one in a hotel lobby in hawaii somewhere that was stained darker.


As seen in the Waikiki Beachcomber upstairs hotel... There were 2 there. Pictured in a certain book...
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-04-15 6:12 pm   Permalink

Yep
They were on the Phillip Waikiki Tiki tour












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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-04-15 6:21 pm   Permalink

Came home from work

The spousal unit went hunting
And brought a few items home




Tiny Pineapple mug
2 1/4 in. tall
2 1/4 in. wide












Old salt n pepper shakers
What year would it have been to mail this box for .03



















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Aloha pinball
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Joined: Nov 10, 2012
Posts: 49
From: Florida - New Mexico- Maryland
Posted: 2016-04-16 4:16 pm   Permalink

Stopped at an Antique Mall in Harrisburg PA on the way back from the Porsche swapmeet in Hershey. The wife sensed Tiki in the place- I walked right past this Hawaii Kai mug twice but she spotted it instantly! Beautiful Fierce Tiki - marked 8 buks but the wife got it for 20% off at a cool 6.00.












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Aloha pinball
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Posted: 2016-04-17 2:51 pm   Permalink

Good day today - found a rattan bar that matches the patina on the chairs in our sunroom, plus a red velvet nude, a second edition trader Vics bartender guide, a souvenir program from the Hawiaii pavilion at the 1964/65 worlds fair, and a nude hula girl on an incongrous ad from a local meat processor circa 1960. That one has the bartender guide on it- Ill post a close up on the grand mamber site in the appropriate forum. Also a carved wood head- it doesnt look African or Tiki to me- I suspect it to be polynesian of some sort but could be wrong- that one is going onto "is it Tiki".














 
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