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Doctor Z
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Joined: Aug 01, 2002
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From: The Hale Moana Lounge, Torrance, CA
Posted: 2005-09-16 3:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-09-16 14:15, Tikiwahine wrote:


Just found another couple of items today:
(background is a barkcloth skirt I scored for 99 cents)





I've got about 15 yards of that same barkcloth material pattern that I use to cover the couches in my living room. I could probably make a dozen skirts out of it easily...
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FreddieBallsomic
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Joined: Aug 08, 2005
Posts: 631
Posted: 2005-09-16 3:28 pm   Permalink

I scored this stuff yesterday.
If anyone has any info on these lamps, that would be great.
My sister sent 2 of these to me from Myrtle Beach.


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2005-09-16 4:20 pm   Permalink

YOU KNOW , she DOES look alittle lke you.

 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5276
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2005-09-17 1:19 pm   Permalink

My one find of late, a PMP Salt shaker, no pepper. $3


I was enthused to see a 1961 copyright date.
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2005-09-18 11:42 am   Permalink

I've stopped going to garage sales for a few weeks (months?) until I sell all my back-stock in my office on eBay. Nonetheless, I couldn't help myself from stopping at this little rinky-dink swapmeet in my neighborhood yesterday as I was out running errands.

I had three dollars in my wallet at the time and immediately found a signed "3 Suns" lp and a signed "Ray Conniff" lp for $1.50 apiece. That wiped out my cash. "Just watch," I told myself. "I'm gonna find a tiki mug now and not be able to afford it". As if on cue, I immediately spotted this fine fellow on a table of junk:


"You've got to be kidding." I muttered, knowing exactly what was written on the bottom of this distinctive mug. I've wanted one of these for a long time. I asked the seller her price. She said a dollar. I fished out all the spare change in my pocket. "How 'bout 79 cents?" I asked. "It's all I've got at the moment". She reluctantly said, "OK" and bagged my new mug up for me. He is in mint condition, by the way.

Sabu

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Tiki Matt
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Joined: Jul 06, 2004
Posts: 925
From: North O.C.
Posted: 2005-09-18 4:36 pm   Permalink

Great find Sabu! You are now part of the club...I only know of a few people that have the Kono Hawaii signature mug. I was lucky enough to get a set of six for $5 years ago, but I'm still envious of the find!

Now that Tori Amos has come on my girlfriend's ipod, excuse me while i vomit....
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tikipedia
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Joined: Aug 25, 2004
Posts: 491
From: San Diego
Posted: 2005-09-19 6:31 pm   Permalink

Pickings still seem to be rather slim. Found the following in the past month:

Thrift stores:
The prized tiki tissue dispenser, with tissue coming out of his nose (I had to get green kleenix, natch).
Some odd wooden carving. Not sure if it is really Tiki or not. It is only marked with the number 151 on the bottom (a secret clue to some kind of high power rum?)
Dude hula wiggler
Two Harvey's rum barrel mugs.
Non-Tiki(?) barrel cup marked 'Made in Occupied Japan'.

Ebay:
A 'Turn Me Over' Hula girl ashtray.







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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2005-09-19 7:31 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-09-19 18:31, tikipedia wrote:





Aloha indeed!
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-09-21 3:44 pm   Permalink

I must have the best luck in the world.
These almost perfectly match the cuff links & tie clip I found recently. Different thrift shop though.


Necklace 3 1/4" tall


Bracelet 2" tall

Compare with this:

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TikiJosh
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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
Posts: 735
Posted: 2005-09-21 4:04 pm   Permalink

awesome finds! I hate my thrift shops here! I never find anything. I think there's someone here buying up all the tiki mugs. I've even taken to going into Santa Ana. That's pretty dangerous for a skinny white guy in a Hawaiian shirt with a tiki tony around his neck. I went into the seediest part of Anaheim a few weeks ago and found a windproof ashtray made by Daga for $1.00. Not bad except I quit smoking. Dooohhhhh!


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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-09-21 4:18 pm   Permalink

I look pretty much every single weekday. In the past three years, this is the first tiki jewelery I've ever seen.(other than a coco joe necklace)

Funny I should find two sets, in the only two shops I frequent, within two weeks of each other. There must be something in the air.

Maybe good Karma - twist my neck - find tiki!


 
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tikipedia
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Joined: Aug 25, 2004
Posts: 491
From: San Diego
Posted: 2005-09-21 8:16 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-09-21 16:04, TikiJosh wrote:
I think there's someone here buying up all the tiki mugs.



There is a thrift that I to regularly. I've picked up some good stuff from time to time.

Recently, I've noticed two older guys hanging around the ceramics section. Every time an employee brings out a cart of new stuff, they raid it before the cart is even through the door. One guy has even followed an employee all the way to the front of the store, trying to pick out stuff from the cart she was pushing.

I don't know if they are looking for Tiki (antiques, most likely), but it is really annoying. They don't give anybody else a chance, and the employees won't tell them to wait until the stuff is on the shelf. I saw them there today and overheard them saying there were there for two hours, looking for stuff. I guess it beats working!
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JonPez
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Joined: Jul 01, 2003
Posts: 226
From: Orlando, FL
Posted: 2005-09-22 01:44 am   Permalink

Hello all...
Found a few cool things:
A bamboo bar front and top (front is 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 feet, top is 2 x 5 1/2 feet). Missing many parts, they don't fit directly together, but beggars can't be choosers. I'll be making the outside bar from these...



A nice Don the Beachcomber menu from Hawaii 1950s

and the coolest part was that it came with an invitation card to a luau by Don:


And a few plastic goodies, Salt, Pepper and Mustard PMP:


And a cool menu from Ben Lenhoff's Bali Bali (anybody know ANYTHING about this place? It was located at 7225 South Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. The menu is early to mid 1950s if that... According to MapQuest, it is a customizing Car Center now...


Well, that's it for now...

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johntiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
Posts: 1528
From: MD
Posted: 2005-09-22 3:37 pm   Permalink

I found one of these at a small antique shop on my way to work yesterday... paid $15 for it!



(I haven't had time to take pics and upload them to Shutterfly so this "borrowed" picture should suffice until I get some free time...)
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MachTiki
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
Posts: 1368
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2005-09-22 4:28 pm   Permalink

JonPez & Johntiki... DAMN! Great finds! I really love the Don menu with the invite.

 
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