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TikiJosh
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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
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Posted: 2006-02-03 10:57 am   Permalink

I found a pretty nice copy of Aku Aku at a used bookstore on Wednesday. No dust jacket, but hardback with the moai design in the front cover. Looks like a bookclub edition from the 50's or 60's, can't tell cause it only has the copyright date and no edition information, but it was only $8. Aside from the missing jacket, the book's in otherwise good shape. There's something else I can cross off the list!
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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2006-02-05 3:35 pm   Permalink

Found a good one this weekend, I wish it were in better shape.

It's got a pretty big long crack!

And this one is pretty odd anyone have any ideas?



It looks like the center of a Volcano bowl but it's just the volcano part and it is pretty solid.


 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3691
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-02-05 8:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-02-05 15:35, Tikisgrl wrote:
And this one is pretty odd anyone have any ideas?



It looks like the center of a Volcano bowl but it's just the volcano part and it is pretty solid.



Indeed, what you have there is a volcano insert to turn any bowl into a volcano bowl. Here's the entry in Ooga-Mooga:

Otagiri Volcano Insert

You can see one in Tiki Quest on page 80. In November, one sold on eBay for $102.50!

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sneakyjack
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Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 1129
From: NYC Area
Posted: 2006-02-06 10:11 am   Permalink

Some stuff from southern VT - yes Vermont:



back

that book

postcards - anyone been to the floating hotel?

close up

sorry soft focus

I always have problems postin pics we'll see!


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TikiJosh
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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
Posts: 735
Posted: 2006-02-06 11:22 am   Permalink

wow, tikisgrl, fantastic finds. I was thinking exactly what Humu2 posted before I scrolled down that far. awesome awesome stuff! Personally, I'd rather have a mug with a crack than no mug at all.
SneakyJack, also good finds. Looks like you got some killer records there, and a nice vintage Kon-Tiki complete with dust jacket! If you look on the lower right hand side of the back cover (near the spine) check for a small depression in the cover, maybe about the size of a large pin head, maybe a little bigger. Books with this dot in the cover were produced for a book club. The copy of KonTiki I found a while back was a book club edition. I don't know if there's any other ways to determine a first edition.
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sneakyjack
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Posted: 2006-02-06 7:16 pm   Permalink

HEY TJ

I looked for the dot on the KON TIKI - didn't see anything but In the cover / dust jacket front flap there is a line that reads "book club edition". So I guess if the cover and the book have lived togther always then thats another way to find out - or not???


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TikiJosh
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Posted: 2006-02-07 10:30 am   Permalink

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On 2006-02-06 19:16, sneakyjack wrote:
HEY TJ

I looked for the dot on the KON TIKI - didn't see anything but In the cover / dust jacket front flap there is a line that reads "book club edition". So I guess if the cover and the book have lived togther always then thats another way to find out - or not???


Interesting. The copy of Aku Aku I just got didn't have a dust jacket, but did have the infamous book club dot. Perhaps my information source has some things wrong. I'm going to have to look into this.
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FreddieBallsomic
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Joined: Aug 08, 2005
Posts: 631
Posted: 2006-02-07 6:29 pm   Permalink

TJack...Whats up, brother??? I gots that exact book. There are many different versions from what I have seen, and you got a winner.

 
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Pepe le Tiki
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 325
From: Vancouver, BC
Posted: 2006-02-09 11:32 am   Permalink

I've been looking for the Bartender's Guide by Trader Vic for a while (particularly the 1948 reprint edition) and even bid unsuccessfully on Ebay. I found a copy at an online used bookstore and it was a real score!!!


Autographed by Trader Vic himself!

1500 drink recipes, notably, not including the Mai Tai! I'm guessing it wasn't invented yet?
(I can't imagine a world without the Mai Tai!)


 
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tikigap
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Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 839
From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-02-09 11:58 am   Permalink

WOA! Now THAT'S Cool! Great find!

 
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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 825
From: KS/MO
Posted: 2006-02-09 9:59 pm   Permalink

I found this today...thought I'd throw in the environment in which it was found, a classic rural junk place.

The piece itself is wood, with the surface selectively gouged and painted to make the design.
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-02-10 11:36 am   Permalink

It kind of reminds me of a gondola

 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1398
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2006-02-10 3:01 pm   Permalink

Looks just like something that would catch your eye Greg!
Neat piece. Did you buy it? And by the way, Where the heck are you? Maybe the answer lies in the blog.
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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 562
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2006-02-12 7:02 pm   Permalink

Here are my finds from the antique fair last weekend.

The aforementioned Hedi Schloop Hula Girl. I think she is great. I love that she has nail polish.

She is around 11 1/2" tall and dates between 1945-1955


Matchbooks

Hilton Hawaiian Village, the Luau, Kona Inn (2), Coral Reef (2), Half Moon Inn (2), Trader Vics (Portland), Mark Thomas Outrigger, Bali Hai (2), Kona Inn (2), Coco Palms.

Poster card from the 40s (so the dealer claims) around 2ft wide.


Wood Tiki (Not sure of its origin, around 16" tall)


Tiki Bob Mug (not pictured, you know what they look like...) The one with the Lei on the back...marked Tiki Bob's San Francisco

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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: 2006-02-12 9:46 pm   Permalink

Nice finds Cool Manchu,
What antique fair did ya' find 'em at? is is local?
Aloha,

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