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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7225
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2017-02-15 3:20 pm   Permalink

Kon Tiki spoon





An album I didn't have





2 Don Ho swiZZers






Tony's glass









And ran across another squatting tiki
It was a mess
Painted body and eyes
Cleaned it
Sanded it
Cleaned up great with Howard feed-n-wax
Looks much better






















http://www.friendsoftobi.org/tobithings/monkeymen/wavellsacredsouvenir2002.pdf




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Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!

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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
Posts: 234
From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2017-02-18 07:59 am   Permalink

It's not a great, unusual Tiki find by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm just glad to have FINALLY gotten a Nautilus from Trader Sam's. I have some friends who go to WDW semi-annually but it's always been sold out every time they've gone. FINALLY they got their hands on one, and got me a couple other Grog Grotto mugs as well. And I am stoked about this because I am a huge Jules Verne fan, so this holy grail is the marrying of two great loves.





 
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Pittsburgh pauly
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
Posts: 445
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2017-02-19 5:22 pm   Permalink

Cleaned up at an estate sale in Erie, PA. A basement bar that was almost like a mini Kon Tiki Cleveland!

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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2414
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2017-02-19 11:12 pm   Permalink

Way to go PP! Congrats on a really nice find/finds. I wouldn’t mind looking at close-ups of those tiki’
s and dat menehune .
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 6969
Posted: 2017-02-20 07:52 am   Permalink


Pittsburgh pauly that would make a great postcard. More close ups please. Wendy

PS I was just admiring the dish you made for us for the swap
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stevekh
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Joined: Sep 12, 2012
Posts: 143
From: broken arrow
Posted: 2017-02-21 1:07 pm   Permalink

picked up a couple new concrete "garden gnomes" at a statuary in a suburb of Tulsa - great detail on the moai






 
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Cavemoai
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Joined: Dec 29, 2012
Posts: 102
From: Reno
Posted: 2017-02-21 3:42 pm   Permalink

I moved to Reno 3 weeks ago. Here is about half of what I have found so far...

A gang of Trader Dick's OMC Peanuts, a couple of Trader Dick's Surfer Girls, a pair of Duncan Stackers dated 1971, a vintage Orchids mug w/ jewel eyes, an Orchids coconut, the usual Harvey's suspects...





But this guy is the one I'm most excited about:.



It was cast from a Trader Vic's Fogcutter, or it was a genuine TV mug that was marked "The Reef" and glazed over with a clear coat.





You can even see the where it says "Made For Trader Vic's 1963" underneath "The Reef". I was speculating that it might have been from The Reef here in Reno, but there are plenty of places with that name so who knows...


 
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Hamo
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Joined: Aug 22, 2016
Posts: 209
From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2017-02-22 7:23 pm   Permalink

I left work early on Presidents' Day afternoon to go flea marketing with friends and family. Wasn't expecting to find much tiki in northern Colorado, so I was surprised when my sister pointed out a booth with quite a few items, and then I found this "set" of two peanut mugs (at 30% off):





I really wanted the one from the Tonga Room, since I visited it nearly one year ago. I already have another (older?) one from Trader Dick's with different printing on the back (left):



 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2017-02-23 07:25 am   Permalink

Still more!







 
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lancelink
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Joined: Jun 10, 2012
Posts: 26
Posted: 2017-02-25 6:19 pm   Permalink

Found this at a thrift store in Morro Bay. The gentleman working there told me that he got it at an estate sale where he was told it came from Harvey's Lake Tahoe. They do appear to match the figures on the Harvey's mugs.



 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2414
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2017-02-25 11:00 pm   Permalink

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On 2017-02-25 18:19, lancelink wrote:
Found this at a thrift store in Morro Bay. The gentleman working there told me that he got it at an estate sale wher://tikiroom.com/img/76468x58b23adb.jpg[/img]


Nice Lance. What are the dimensions of your find?
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danlovestikis
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 6969
Posted: 2017-02-26 08:10 am   Permalink


We had such good luck on our latest hunt. This ash tray has no markings. We had never seen one like it before.



The wooden carved bottle opener was also new for us as was the Coco Joes with a pearl in it's mouth. I'd seen those on this thread before but this was the first one in the wild.



It is so impossible to own one of every tiki ever made. This thread comes close to having them all! Wendy
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lancelink
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Posts: 26
Posted: 2017-02-26 5:42 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-02-25 23:00, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Quote:

On 2017-02-25 18:19, lancelink wrote:
Found this at a thrift store in Morro Bay. The gentleman working there told me that he got it at an estate sale wher://tikiroom.com/img/76468x58b23adb.jpg[/img]


Nice Lance. What are the dimensions of your find?
Cheers



It measures 40 inches tall and 11 1/4 inches wide.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-02-26 7:12 pm   Permalink

lancelink that's a wow item for sure. Wendy

 
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Squirreltiki
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Joined: Feb 28, 2017
Posts: 2
Posted: 2017-03-01 5:46 pm   Permalink

Awesome find! Look for the Schwepps advertisement that was taking in the Kon-Tiki Montreal. I believe your lamp is on the table.

 
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