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TikiGoddess
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Joined: Nov 06, 2002
Posts: 462
From: Penna
Posted: 2003-03-24 7:48 pm   Permalink

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On 2003-03-23 14:30, Basement Kahuna wrote:
There IS a trick, and I would imagine this would apply to any region of the country..I kind of look for and frequent the communities where the most retirees/elderly seem to be, (


This is what I have been doing! This method hasnt yielded too much in the way of tiki here in the frozen north, but Ive gotten lots of 50's stuff for my retro kitchen, plus good (bad) vinyl lounge music albums. Next month theres a flea at the veterans club, so I'll be there.
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keigs20
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Joined: Jun 02, 2002
Posts: 538
From: WA
Posted: 2003-03-25 8:55 pm   Permalink

here are my tiki finds for the week nothing special but I feel lucky to find this much. Witco style candle holder on the left older trader vics coconut mug United airlines Hawaiian open 1974 tiki decanter and carved pele by pete from Hawaii I was totaly excited about the decanter I dont know if it is rare but I love it. Tell me if you know anything about it. I got it all for $8.00



 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3601
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-03-26 10:18 am   Permalink

I've seen the decanter but never in that style...That's a keeper!

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2003-04-01 6:38 pm   Permalink

Here's the Saturday garage-sale haul for Doctor Z and myself this past weekend.



Orchids of Hawaii surfer girl mug, Hawaiian coconut mug, vintage Benihana's drink mug (Doctor Z and a few of you collect these, I believe), Two old Tony's On The Pier glasses, Hawaiian music cd, and the usual Styx album. (I find one of these almost every week it seems, but I keep forgetting about those vintage moai earrings in the photo - true American Rock-Tiki cover-art).

Sabu

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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1290
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2003-04-02 09:45 am   Permalink

I got TRETCHIKOFF's "Chinese Girl" for a tenner and a little maori letter opener for 75p.
but i did turn down yet another set of tiki spoon and forks.


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2003-04-06 12:15 am   Permalink

Pickings were slim this weekend. This is all that Doctor Z and I could come up with. I found a clean Exotica lp for a quarter, which I believe is what the Doctor paid for his coconut hut.








 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3601
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-04-06 4:13 pm   Permalink

Like Snoop says, "Game recognizes game".

 
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tikifille
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Joined: Nov 18, 2002
Posts: 123
Posted: 2003-04-06 9:35 pm   Permalink

Today I picked up a pair of Miguel Covarrubias prints. I didn't hesitate about price because I wanted them, they were in good shape, and they were worth it to me. But..What is a good deal on an "Art Forms of the Pacific Area" (endpaper of BOT) and an "Economy of the Pacific"? BK--any art dealer input?

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-04-07 01:27 am   Permalink

I'd be feeding you a bad guess because my main areas of collectibles are ephemera, Americana, toys, militaria, and advertising. As far as art goes, I could look it up in my Davenport's for you if you'd like. If he is listed it would give you a loose range.

 
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midnite
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1230
From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2003-04-07 12:47 pm   Permalink

Heer's an interesting Ebay auction for those collectors interested in "Tiki" Lp's:

Hal Aloma "At The Luau 400"

Pretty cool. Never heard of Hal, but I like these type of recordings.

Speaking of cool Ebay Tiki auctions:

Midnite's Tiki Flea Market







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tikifille
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Joined: Nov 18, 2002
Posts: 123
Posted: 2003-04-07 6:16 pm   Permalink

BK- If you could look it up, that would be great. Just PM me. Thanks, Dawna

 
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woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2639
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2003-04-10 07:22 am   Permalink

At an "antique" store I came across a weird Tiki item from the highly productive carvers of the Phillipines: A large pair of wood scissors with one of the big-fork-and-spoon style Tikis carved into each "blade" (Maybe these Tiki scissors have been mentioned here before?). I didn't buy as the carving wasn't so hot (from the imitation of an imitation of an imitation period of big-fork-and-spoon carving, where the Tiki are more implied than actual) and you really only need a large pair of Tiki scissors for the opening of a new Tiki joint.

 
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TikiMikey
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Joined: May 24, 2002
Posts: 179
From: Dallas, TX
Posted: 2003-04-10 12:04 pm   Permalink

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On 2003-04-10 07:22, woofmutt wrote:
... and you really only need a large pair of Tiki scissors for the opening of a new Tiki joint.



It's just too bad the world isn't in need of more large pairs of Tiki scissors, then!
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2003-04-11 6:36 pm   Permalink

Today's FInds:

Best of Martin Denny LP - $1
Orchids of Hawaii Mug - $1.50 (found by mom but quickly handed over!)
Daga Mug from New Otani Hotel - $1
Hawaiian wraparound skirt - $2.50

Not too bad!



 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3601
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-04-16 10:37 am   Permalink

Here's my wednesday flea market finds...big Witco Kane and Wahine (the cloth on the backing boards has some staining but what do I care for 10.00 for both!), wierd Joan Collins 1955 tropical themed movie poster, 4 Dobbs House Luau menus with gorgeous tropical drink layouts(been awaiting those from one of my pickers) and ugly Dayak mask. The 4-inch Moso bamboo pole is one of about 14 pieces that an elderly lady across from my wife's workplace let me cut the other day! The stuff is huge...will soon become rafters for my bar as soon as it dries. May split it to make it go further. ....yaaawn...

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