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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 562
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2006-02-13 09:39 am   Permalink

I picked them up at the Alameda Antique Faire. Its the first Sunday of every month. If you are going to go, make sure to go late.

 
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Mashuka
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Joined: Oct 21, 2005
Posts: 131
Posted: 2006-02-14 7:34 pm   Permalink

Scored this this weekend. Original Sculptures by Richter 1958. 34" x 10"



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BeachyTiki
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Joined: Feb 06, 2006
Posts: 19
From: Huntington Beach
Posted: 2006-02-14 7:57 pm   Permalink

WOW!!!! Love it! You lucky dog!

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-02-14 9:27 pm   Permalink

I've never seen one in its original frame. Very nice!

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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1400
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2006-02-14 10:45 pm   Permalink

Now THAT is coooooool. Congrats on a fabulous find.

 
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TikiJosh
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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
Posts: 735
Posted: 2006-02-14 11:54 pm   Permalink

Found a black moai mug yesterday at an antique store, kind of like the OMC design, but with no sticker, no marking on the back, just all black. Is he a real OMC moai or what? Is there a way to tell them apart, aside from the sticker?
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-02-15 11:53 am   Permalink

TJ, I have a black unmarked moai like that, no sticker or any markings whatsoever. I believe he's black on his concave bottom.


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TikiJosh
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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
Posts: 735
Posted: 2006-02-15 1:35 pm   Permalink

yep, concave on the black bottom. Pretty weird. The glazed surface is sort of rough, like a really fine sandpaper, not glossy smooth like most other tiki mugs. The bottom rim is also unglazed ceramic.
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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 1207
From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2006-02-15 6:05 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-02-14 19:34, Mashuka wrote:
Scored this this weekend. Original Sculptures by Richter 1958. 34" x 10"



[ This Message was edited by: Mashuka 2006-02-14 19:36 ]




WOW! That's incredible find. Nice score!!
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3683
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2006-02-15 7:02 pm   Permalink

Mashuka, where did you find something like this. Was he a lot of money??

 
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Mashuka
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Joined: Oct 21, 2005
Posts: 131
Posted: 2006-02-15 10:29 pm   Permalink

Garage sale. $25

 
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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2006-02-17 7:12 pm   Permalink

Here is what i've gotten over the past few weeks (and a x-mas present i left out)



From L-R:
Witco-looking cigarette lighter (x-mas present), Cheezy-tiki candle, a "totem bird" mug, and a parrot mug from Dynasty Wholesale, I think.

You can see behind it a plastic mug (brown) and two Dizknee goblets (small version). If anyone is interested in one or both, I'm willing to part with them. I bought 4 that day.
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2006-02-18 4:47 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-02-14 19:34, Mashuka wrote:
Scored this this weekend. Original Sculptures by Richter 1958. 34" x 10"






That's a killer. Wow, great find!
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2006-02-18 5:07 pm   Permalink

Went to the big flea market today:



Coco Joe lighter (needs new lighter part but I'm told they're easy to find). Amber two faced glass mug. Newer Trader V's S&P (the mold is getting worn). Carving that looks like a Raratongan Tangaroa but without the buto. Trader Dick's mug.





I couldn't resist this young wahine even though she's obviously had a hard knock life.




Tangaroa wishes he had a buto I think.

Obviously I'm going to have to do a lot of work on the paint. Anyone have any suggestions on what type of paint to use? One guy I showed it to suggested Testors model paint. Anything better? I think she's gonna dress up real nice.



Here's an interesting plate my friend got:



Cape Coral Gardens - Aloha Lagoon - Cape Coral Florida.



Tiki Torch. I know it's a bad pic and, frankly, its hard to see in real life, but the Tiki Torch looks like a birdhouse sans entrance with a maori carving in it's place. Could be my imagination though.



Tiki Hut. Looks more like an Everglades chickee(?) hut than it does Polynesian. Benzart knows what I'm talking about.



Also featuring "Waltzing Waters," "Garden of Patriots," "Porpoise Pool" and "Iwo Jima Memorial." My guess is that the place had minimal, if any, true tiki (maybe the torch) and was just throwing a Hawaiian gloss on an otherwise South Florida style tourist attraction.


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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 1504
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2006-02-19 05:24 am   Permalink

Cool plate. On I-4 between Orlando and Lakeland, there is a roadside Iwo Jima memorial. I wonder if it was orginally in Cape Coral?
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