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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2005-08-28 12:36 am   Permalink

Slow day today at the Torrance, CA garage sales. This was all Doctor Z and I could scrounge up.


Fish Float lamp with electric fixture. Coconut-husk lobster. Esquivel's "Other Worlds" lp..


Various mug-shelving units:


Trader Vic's coconut mug, unmarked 3-face mug, "Fatu Hiva" by Thor Heyerdahl, jade hei-tiki pendant from New Zealand, unopened packs of tiki drawer-pulls, Coco-Joes plaque, black tourist Ku from Hawaii, Crazy Al lightswitch cover:


Large resin tiki masks:


And best of all, two giant black panther coffee tables:



Sabu


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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5275
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2005-08-28 08:27 am   Permalink

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Atomicchick
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Joined: Sep 08, 2003
Posts: 587
From: Southern California
Posted: 2005-08-28 09:38 am   Permalink

Those resin tikis are bad ass!

 
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badmojo
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Joined: Apr 23, 2003
Posts: 666
Posted: 2005-08-28 11:02 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-08-28 00:36, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:

Fish Float lamp with electric fixture.




Ha! A Swag lamp from PAD! How much did you pay?


 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-08-28 12:59 pm   Permalink


Nudie unmarked barrel mug(it's quite small) Tiny Coco Joe's Tiki & a neat ceramic gecko


Hand carved Palm wood Book ends with an interesting head and a tapa flower pattern, unmarked. A tourist tiki, carved in Hawaii.


I got this glass from my Grammie's house after she passed away. I have not been able to find any information about the club it came from. It's a northwest totem pole, not a tiki, but there might be a connection somewhere in there.
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2005-08-28 1:00 pm   Permalink

Mojo -

The lamp was in a lot with some other stuff that Doctor Z bought, but I think it worked out to about 5 bucks.

Sabu


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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2244
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2005-08-28 2:25 pm   Permalink

inspired by Tikiwahine & SweetDaddyTiki's Thrift Store Adventures ~ here's my recent finds (not including a bunch of vintage dresses and cool aloha shirts) although 2 provide backdrops for these photos!


2 new TV coconuts, and one older one ~ each just .99 cents.

these two-faced, handled mugs might be homemade, says "Milton 1970"


 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1098
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2005-08-28 3:53 pm   Permalink

Nice Miltons, dogbytes, but where's the tour of Seattle?

 
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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 636
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2005-08-28 6:07 pm   Permalink

WOW! Lots of finds recently! I got lucky at an antique mall just this afternoon. Bought these two OMC surfer girl mugs (never heard of John Ascuaga's Nugget, though. Anybody know anything about it?) and this very nice King Kamehameha figurine by Frank Schirman. I passed on some over-priced Coco Joes for the cheaper Schirman! I'd like to learn more about his work; not much about him here.








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tikipedia
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Joined: Aug 25, 2004
Posts: 491
From: San Diego
Posted: 2005-08-28 6:45 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-08-28 18:07, SilverLine wrote:
(never heard of John Ascuaga's Nugget, though. Anybody know anything about it?)



This is the casino where the venerable Trader Dick's is located.

John Ascuaga's Nugget is still there, located in Sparks, Nevada (just east of Reno). Trader Dick's has a huge bar (that still serves very good drinks in tiki mugs!) that surrounds a giant aquarium. The bar is adjacent to a restaurant that sells excellent, high-end asian food.

The Nugget's website can be found
here

There is also a good review at the Cheapo Vegas website.



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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2005-08-29 12:31 am   Permalink

Nice score on the Schirman Silverline. Haven't seen that one before.
Aloha,


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SilverLine
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From: Kansas City
Posted: 2005-08-29 12:31 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-08-28 18:45, tikipedia wrote:
The Nugget's website can be found here



Thanks much Tikipedia! Interesting that the Nugget is celebrating their 50th aniversary this year! They must be doing something right!

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Keaka
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Joined: Jun 15, 2005
Posts: 7
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-08-29 4:53 pm   Permalink

I finally found my first Tiki Mug in a Goodwill store in town. It is a black Moai from The Fireside, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Yes, my first genuine mug for only $2.10.
Now I'm hooked--I'll probably be stopping by there everyday from now on.





 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3691
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-08-29 5:01 pm   Permalink

That's a great one, Keaka, good score!

 
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Keaka
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Joined: Jun 15, 2005
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-08-29 6:58 pm   Permalink

Thanks Humuhumu,
I forgot to mention that the mug contains 20-oz, is 7 1/4 inches high and has no other markings than the back. The amount of Planter's Punch contained is quite a surprise--seemingly bottomless.
I also neglected to mention how very carefully I carried that guy around the store, back home, while cleaning him and when I was filling him up with what (my imagination tells me) was his first tropical drink in 30+ years.


 
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