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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2006-03-04 7:48 pm   Permalink

Guess it was worth $2.00 if it came from Wal*Mart!!! Oh well it does not diminish the pleasure of finding a cool shirt!!

 
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ookoo lady
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Joined: Jun 24, 2004
Posts: 779
Posted: 2006-03-05 7:51 pm   Permalink

I found a couple of vintage postcards featuring the pool areas at Hawaiian hotels.


The Napili Kai Beach Club Hotel on Maui.


The Kona Inn, Hawaii...at Kailua-Kona.

I love the fiberglass beds in both photos, and the large A-frame at the Kona Inn.
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lanikai
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Joined: May 15, 2004
Posts: 490
From: Hawaii
Posted: 2006-03-05 8:17 pm   Permalink

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Beautiful pattern. Is that new-ish or vintage?

that pattern is most definitlely new. The pattern is a new, modern mainland version of a hibiscus panel print with new tiki icons from House Industries
http://www.houseind.com/index.php?page=showfont&id=26

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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2385
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2006-03-10 9:03 pm   Permalink

My Aunt was helping a neighbor clean out her home and found something interesting.

A Banjo Uke from the 1930's. Apparently this neighbors father lived in Hawaii from 1920-1940 and had built a collection of old hawaiiana.

It appears to be made of KOA (solid hunks of it).

I stripped and refinished it and buffed out the oxidized metal and screws. I need to get some strings and make some new pegs.

I dont think it was a serious instrument (I have seen the REAL players banjo ukes) but the wood is beautiful and its great for the wall of the South Pacific Room




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Kane Tiki
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Joined: Jul 10, 2005
Posts: 56
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-03-11 03:51 am   Permalink

I picked up my very first Vintage mug today, you don't see many in Australia or on Ebay Australia (where i got this). I guess it helped that it was listed as "Moai Vase" rather than "Tiki Mug" and the seller would only ship to Australia. Only AU$20 all up. Seems to match the OMC Slender Painted Moai Mug in Ooga Mooga.




 
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virani
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1438
From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2006-03-11 04:51 am   Permalink

Great Banjolele monkeyman. I love those instruments, to hear it, listen to any George Formby songs. the Banjolele was huge in england.

 
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johnman
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Joined: Apr 18, 2005
Posts: 452
From: RI
Posted: 2006-03-11 06:53 am   Permalink

Well things are a little light on the tiki finds in RI. However when I was putting my son to bed last night he grabs a Yu Gi Oh card, shows it to me and says, "Dad this is my favorite one." Take a look...


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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4536
Posted: 2006-03-11 4:34 pm   Permalink

I got this witco in an antique mall in cincinnati. For $35.00 bucks. Tikis not included.


 
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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 562
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2006-03-11 5:41 pm   Permalink

I finally had some luck again. I found the Trader Vic Bowl and Fogcutter Mug out in the wild down the street from my house today and got a great price on them.
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I found this one on eBay for a really fair "Buy it Now Price" It looks like a Tepco, but its marked P B-R U.S.A. on the bottom. Anyone know about this one?



 
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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: 2006-03-11 11:01 pm   Permalink

Damn you Cool Manchu!!!
What a great find, a TV bowl in the wild. Way to go!

Good on you too Monkeyman... That koa looks beautiful. I love the vintage ukes that have the Hawaiian crest on the headstock.

Aloha,

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tikipedia
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Joined: Aug 25, 2004
Posts: 491
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-03-12 09:37 am   Permalink

I've scrounged a few finds recently. (Not shown, 4 Accoutrements Tiki shot glasses).


A Ports o'Call creamer, Daga mug, and an Islander 3-faced barrel.


I had to take a trip to Tucson, and grabbed another Kon Tiki mug. Also picked up a Bali Hai ashtray.


The best score - 4 of the Westwood spice set.


Trader Vic's style salt and pepper shaker from the Mauna Loa (I presume Detroit).
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midnite
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1230
From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2006-03-12 4:39 pm   Permalink

A Tiki mug on eBay Australia....hmmm, must start checking those other eBays! How do you spell Tiki in Korean? Cool mug, one wonders if it started out there at an Australian bar or was taken from another country.

Nice hula girl bowl, one of my fave pieces. I believe the Tepco looking fog cutter was made by "Blue Ridge". Not certain, but I recall another maker of those pieces, and I thought "blue" was part of the name.

The Mauna Loa shakers are not from Detroit's Mauna Loa, they used PNG style drums for shakers. I have a set like yours, and I think they're from a Mauna Loa up north, in Canada. Then again, there's the Mauna Loa down south, in Mexico.

I have no tiki finds, just living vicariously through others.

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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2006-03-12 4:50 pm   Permalink

Found a few things today.

Matchbooks from Harvey's, La Concha, Polynesian Resort and a Bali Hai ashtray


Tiki Farm decanter, a couple of Coco Joe's pieces and Suffering Bastard S&Ps


 
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tikipedia
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Joined: Aug 25, 2004
Posts: 491
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-03-12 8:37 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-03-12 16:39, midnite_tiki wrote:
The Mauna Loa shakers are not from Detroit's Mauna Loa, they used PNG style drums for shakers. I have a set like yours, and I think they're from a Mauna Loa up north, in Canada. Then again, there's the Mauna Loa down south, in Mexico.




Thanks for the correction, Midnite. I've searched the existing literature, and haven't been able to find anything about the Mauna Loa in Canada. There is also a Mauna Loa in Spain, and I think there is also some mountain in Hawaii.
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Formikahini
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 1513
From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2006-03-12 9:06 pm   Permalink

The TV style S&P are not from the Maona Loa in Madrid - they don't use them. And it would have been LA Maona Loa!

I doubt from the Maona Loa in Mexico City either. I have a creamer from there, and it only says "Maona Loa" and not "The Maona Loa."

So, looking like Canada....
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