Joined: Oct 22, 2003
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
|Posted: 2005-06-23 9:58 pm  Permalink|
My finds from this past weekend and today:
from left to right: A latern. I don't know if it's nautical or rail road. But it has a green globe. Either way I collect both. A Trader Dicks (made in China) 2nd Version? Two Daga Maui Lu Resort mugs. (I had to give a blood sample for a new job i'm persuing... the tiki gods must have been smiling on me for having to go through that)
Four small Polynesian Village goblets.
AND a working black powder pistol (with octagonal barrel) $5. I got it at a garage sale, and I shot it over the weekend. My father in law has black powder rifles. He's jealous of the pistol.
Joined: Jul 24, 2003
From: McKinney, TX
|Posted: 2005-06-24 06:18 am  Permalink|
Nice scores Unkle! I've been looking for those Daga mugs for ages.
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
From: San Francisco
|Posted: 2005-06-25 6:55 pm  Permalink|
Hanford & I had a lucky day in central Oregon... we stopped in The Dalles, where we didn't find much, and then Bend, where we found a good-sized piece of tapa cloth (!), four Trader Vic's coconut mugs (sans "Aloha") for .50 each, and a great box of swizzles that included three tiki ones. I've posted about the coconut mugs here, with a picture, and the swizzle sticks here, also with a picture.
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Joined: Jun 22, 2005
From: Austin, TX
|Posted: 2005-06-25 7:13 pm  Permalink|
So we finally hit a few garage sales, estate sales and antique stores today. We had scored nothing and were working our way toward the front of the antique mall since they had already announced that they were closing. That's when I saw this really funky, kinda ugly thing on a shelf. $5 seemed a bit steep, but it was definitely Tiki so I was prepared to bite the bullet. Then I looked at the bottom. Well, whaddya know!
c 68 by #702
I have no idea if it's worth $5 or not, but at least I recognized the manufacturer's name thanks to this board. Our first Tiki!
Joined: Jan 27, 2005
From: Manchester, WA
|Posted: 2005-06-25 8:11 pm  Permalink|
After just telling someone that I never EVER find anything in my area...I find these in one day.
- The fabic is vintage and is narrow in width. Two yards for $1.50.
- The wooden bowl is carved with "Hawaii" on the side and has a lid for 50 cents.
- The couple is just a little statue from wood, headhunter-style people, palm tree and a Hawaii sticker across the top for 50 cents.
- Trader Vic's coconut bowl with "ALOHA" on the back for $4.00.
- Coconut purse for 75 cents.
- Fourteen older hotel and PCC post cards for 10 cents each.
- And finally, the volcano bowl for 75 cents.]
The volcano bowl is a mystery. Marked Todd Seattle on the bottom and has a molded "E" on the front. No date, the volcano portion is really deep and goes to the bottom of the bowl. I'm thinking maybe Edgewater Hotel? If anyone has a clue please let me know.
I think I'm going to complain more to people about how much I can't find in my area. It seemed to work!!
Joined: Jun 22, 2005
From: Austin, TX
|Posted: 2005-06-26 4:18 pm  Permalink|
Found a few interesting things today. First, we snagged those tikis at Dollar Tree, and a few other tropical items. Thrift stores were all closed so we hit a couple of antique malls:
- Hawaii Calls: Favorite Instrumentals
- Harry Owens - voice of the Tradewinds (beautiful wahine on cover)
- Alfred Apaka - Sing me a Song of the islands
- The Magic Islands - Alfred Newman - this one is my favorite so far, just for the cover art. Diamondhead on the front/back, and a full color booklet inside full of pictures, including a lovely wahine, and a glossary of tips on speaking hawaiian! As a bonus, when I pulled the LP out along came a 45 of Alfred Apaka doing Little Brown Gal and I'll Weave a Lei of Stars.
Found an unusual wooden mask that stands about 3 feet tall. Looks pacific, but not Tiki or moai. Black wood w/ slight green tint to carved portions.
The wife also found a New Zealand souvenir Tiki w/ mother of pearl inlay for eyes. From Aotearoa, made out of Kauri wood.
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
From: San Jose, CA
|Posted: 2005-06-26 4:25 pm  Permalink|
I found this the other week. I finally fixed my scanner, so I thought I would post it. I have a high res version if anyone wants a larger image.
Joined: Apr 09, 2003
From: Victoria, BC
|Posted: 2005-06-27 09:58 am  Permalink|
Manchu, that's gorgeous!
Thanks fer postin'!
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Feb 24, 2005
From: TheSoccerTikiGrotto, Island of LongBeach
|Posted: 2005-06-27 4:21 pm  Permalink|
I found a tiki-carver in my own neighborhood! He does all his stuff in his "own style" and refuses to "sell-out"
Check out this...It's a tiki bar with a tiki host!!! Pretty cool (and heavy!)It's almost 6' tall and the stools are about 18"
Joined: Aug 25, 2004
From: San Diego
|Posted: 2005-06-28 11:23 am  Permalink|
I also recently posted how I never find anything. So I decided to do daily sweeps of secondhand shops after work. My finds for the past month.
Left group are thrift shop & garage sale finds:
Four coconut mugs from the Tahitian
OMC pineapple mug from the Outrigger Monterey
Tiki Farm bamboo mug
Trader Vic's Fogcutter mug
Unmarked mermaid mug
Unmarked Tiki Leilani mug
Two unmarked, Orchids R-1 type mugs
Unmarked Hawaii pineapple cup
Unmarked wooden fork and spoon
Right group are Ebay buys:
Orchids R-74 mug
Two Hawaii Kai Moai mugs
Set of Kon Tiki (Montreal) salt & pepper shakers
Joined: May 21, 2003
From: Like Oh My Gawd..San Fernando Valley
|Posted: 2005-06-28 5:20 pm  Permalink|
I thought these bottle caps were kind of cool. I'm going to make them into earings and a choker.
Got the picture to work, but I don't understand why I can't get the image BIGGER!
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|Sabu The Coconut Boy|
Joined: Aug 20, 2002
From: Carson, California
|Posted: 2005-06-29 01:29 am  Permalink|
Had to fight Doctor Z for this great set of owl mugs at a church rummage sale this Saturday:
Each of them is signed "Mary" on the underside:
So I was looking through my well-worn copy of the BOO later that day...
When suddenly I spot one of my mugs on page 67!
I couldn't help from shouting, "Oh My God!! I just found five pristine Mary Kibby's!" The actual mugs that were used to serve the famous Cinnamon-Coffees at Mary Kibby's DUMPLING-HAUS in Solvang. Rumor has it that you got to take the mug home as a souvenir if you ordered your coffee along with a hearty breakfast of aebleskiver, frikadeller and smørrebrød. But so few of these mugs have ever been found, that the story seems unlikely. And to think that I found five for a quarter apiece! These suckers go for hundreds on Ebay.
My question to Sven is - did you ever hear of more than one Mary Kibby showing up at once? Could these be dead-stock? They appear to be in new condition except for a lot of crazing to the glaze. Are you ever going to release a paperback version of the BOO to be sold at local donut shops?
For you newbies who haven't picked up a copy of the BOO, I'd highly reccomend hunting one down. Even though they're out of print, they still show up on eBay. Sven is just beginning to hit his stride as a writer of American pop-culture, but is still struggling charmingly with the English language at times, as can be seen in the odd-syntaxed title of his 30-page chapter on Macrame Owls:
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
|Posted: 2005-06-29 05:15 am  Permalink|
Sabu - you've hit the mother-load! Wow all those Mary Kibby's in one place... the Owl Gods must have been smiling down on you that day! I'd give my right arm just to find one and you got 5 all at one rummage sale - wanna trade? I've got some primo Enesco's and a near mint V. Pfeiffer that I'd be willing to part with!
Joined: Jun 24, 2004
|Posted: 2005-06-29 07:39 am  Permalink|
Sabu, you're a hoot! Have you posted your find on Owl Central yet? Those guys are going to go nuts when they see this!
Joined: Dec 06, 2002
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
|Posted: 2005-06-29 08:29 am  Permalink|
You funny guy Sabu... You cocoNUTS.