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Jawa
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Joined: Mar 09, 2005
Posts: 225
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2005-04-05 8:02 pm   Permalink

Some recent finds:

Hawaiian Inn Daytona Beach mug:



Album finds over the past few weeks:



The collection so far, lol:


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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 1504
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2005-04-06 6:23 pm   Permalink

Jawa,
You made some nice scores. I really love Arthur Lyman's Hawaiian Sunset album and I would say your mug collection is well on its way.
KG

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Jawa
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Joined: Mar 09, 2005
Posts: 225
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2005-04-07 05:26 am   Permalink

Hey thanks Kailuageoff! I've been trying you know

Everything I have found so far has been in thrift stores or antique places, or eBay. So it always seems I am paying a premium for everything, lol. Hopefully the wife and I will be able to hit up a flea market or two this weekend, maybe some white-hair garage sales too...I am hoping, and you would think, with so many older folks in Florida it would be a veritable treasure trove at these places. We'll see I guess!

Good hunting to all!


 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-04-07 9:00 pm   Permalink



Two more of my more recent finds, I appologize for the dark pic. The palm tree one is unmarked, and the cactus is from "The Proud Peacock" at Waimea Falls Park, Oahu. It's got Daga stamped into the unglazed bottom. Both are well crazed(a good feature to me)
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Krustiki
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Joined: Aug 02, 2004
Posts: 101
Posted: 2005-04-10 7:11 pm   Permalink

I bought this wooden mask at the Rose Bowl Flea Market today. It's 33 inches tall, with a gecko design on the forehead, and flames around the eyes and chin. It's hard to show all the detail in the photos. Any one recognize if this is really tiki? African? Oceanic Arts? Mexican? Also, any suggestions on preserving the wood and/or staining the wood to bring out the detail? I'm not sure what kind of wood it is.











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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2005-04-11 4:12 pm   Permalink

Found these today:



Tiki Gardens shot glass. Parrot mug, unmarked. Hawaii souvenir shot glass.





I found this piece and thought it was PNG. I hope it's not African. Sometimes it can be hard to tell.




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johntiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
Posts: 1528
From: MD
Posted: 2005-04-11 8:10 pm   Permalink

Kono - nevermind the carving, where did you find that George Foreman grill?!?! I can't believe you've never shared that w/your ohana! I love the Tiki Gardens shot glass - great find!
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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 1504
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2005-04-12 08:34 am   Permalink

Kono,
Nice score on the TG shot glass. I've been looking for one of those forever...
KG


 
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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1368
From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2005-04-12 11:32 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-04-12 08:34, Kailuageoff wrote:
Kono,
Nice score on the TG shot glass. I've been looking for one of those forever...
KG



I might have a double... Lemme check.


 
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Kono
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Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2005-04-12 3:43 pm   Permalink



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Kono
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2005-04-12 3:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-04-11 20:10, johntiki wrote:
Kono - nevermind the carving, where did you find that George Foreman grill?!?! I can't believe you've never shared that w/your ohana!



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Tiki Matt
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Joined: Jul 06, 2004
Posts: 925
From: North O.C.
Posted: 2005-04-13 8:03 pm   Permalink

Found this big planter? at an antique mall today. Never seen one. Not sure of the age, and it is in perfect condition. Being a collector of mid-century pottery I know a little bit about telling the age of things, but this one's got me stumped! No markings at all. The bottom is very clean, which would indicate to me that it is new, but I'm just not sure. The style and color (greenish brown glaze and the eyes are gold) indicate 70's (like Earth Crafts if anyone remembers that store). I know it's not a student / artist work because it's not signed. It's hand thrown and the back has a lot of detail added, so possibly not mass produced (but I may be wrong). The face seems to be stamped in and then the detail added (see inside shot), so it may have been mass produced. So I guess the question is: Rare or WalMart? Any help would be appreciated....Put him next to Bob for size comparison...




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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2005-04-14 09:50 am   Permalink

Beautiful, Matt!

Definitely vintage, as you said. I'd guess pretty uncommon as well. I don't think I've seen one before. Great score!

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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 636
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2005-04-15 2:30 pm   Permalink

Picked these guys up last weekend at an "antique" mall in Lowery City, MO. We'd seen them a few weeks prior but didn't get them, then I spent the next couple of weeks kicking myself for passing on them SURE that they would be sold when we got back. Well, no surprise, Tiki is NOT big in rural Missouri. These are Otagiri imports, marked and complete with OMC sticker.



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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-04-15 2:46 pm   Permalink

Those are really nice mugs silverline! Good score!

I just noticed, while hawaiian tikis are often identified as having a constipated grimmace(and stance), these guys actually seem to be sitting on a toilet-esque platform!
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