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Tiare
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Joined: Feb 13, 2004
Posts: 73
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-03-18 9:11 pm   Permalink

It has been a fruitful week at the thrift store. Normally we only find a mug about every 6 months.

In one day my husband got the hawaiian god mug, the peanut mug and the Harvey's. I own a harvey's already but the other 2 mugs are new to my small tiki mug collection. Of course the thrfit store worker dropped the hawaiian mug and now it has a hairline crack in the handle! At least this isn't rare, since I saw it for sale new, across the street for $7.

Yesterday we got the small hawaiian statue, the god of fertility.

And today we got the small wooden slit drum that says bora bora, no stick thought. This is my fave thing we got all week since I really wanted one. With all this stuff this week, it probably means we have blown the tiki karma till at least October.


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Hulakowloony
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Joined: Mar 05, 2006
Posts: 29
From: Denver, Colorado
Posted: 2006-03-18 10:57 pm   Permalink

I pulled the back off to see if there were any marks....and...no marks but underneath was an original 1920's R. atkinson Fox print!! (very simular to maxfield Parrish) I guess this was my lucky day! Now i can sell it to further promote my tiki collection!!! SWEET I'm going to have to find a witco-esque new frame for my 2 paint by numbers.
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-03-19 4:40 pm   Permalink

I went to the Long Beach Swapmeet again. There were several new lots of brochures, magazines, and postcards, so I made a pretty decent haul. Here are my paper finds. Everything was about a dollar apiece:

Kona Village Resort brochure


The Marineland Restaurant postcard like the one that Tangaroa posted a few weeks back:


A couple from the Coco Palms in Hawaii



A couple of these awesome Kava-drinking certificates from a 1964 trip to Fiji



The Korolevu Beach Hotel, Fiji



A bungalo in Tahiti


An ad I hadn't seen before for the Tropics Hotel in Palm Springs



An article about a society-luau at the Kona Kai club on Shelter Island, San Diego.



Arthur Lyman perfoms at the Bali Hai on Shelter Island:


And finaly... The Half Moon Inn


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puamana
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Joined: Aug 02, 2002
Posts: 290
From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2006-03-19 5:01 pm   Permalink

Great paper finds, Sabu ! And that Kava-drinking certificate was issued on my exact birthday !

 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1566
From: Mass.
Posted: 2006-03-19 7:20 pm   Permalink

Amazing finds, Sabu! Congrats!

 
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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 636
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2006-03-19 7:44 pm   Permalink

Man, Sabu, you find the good finds!

Just today I found (and bought) this Witco bar stool. It was labeled "Polynesian Totem Plant Stand"!! Decent price, too. My first Witco purchase! He's not in the best shape; somebody drilled a hole through his belly as if to make him into a fountain.

Now, some leopard-print fabric and VOL-AH!


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pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
Posts: 1769
From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-03-19 10:36 pm   Permalink

i bought some witco. dhl destroyed it in shipping. bummer.

anyone know anything about this:



just bought it.

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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2006-03-20 09:24 am   Permalink

Looks like the Trader Vic's Fog Cutter mug pictured in TikiQuest without the hand painting.

 
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MrBaliHai
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 856
From: Behind the Cheddar Curtain
Posted: 2006-03-20 10:22 am   Permalink

Quote:

I went to the Long Beach Swapmeet again. There were several new lots of brochures, magazines, and postcards, so I made a pretty decent haul. Here are my paper finds. Everything was about a dollar apiece:



Great stuff, Sabu!

Wish I could've stayed in L.A. long enough to go to the Long Beach swap meet. I visited several in the San Gabriel Valley and found nothing.
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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 1206
From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2006-03-21 06:51 am   Permalink

Some finds from the wild. Not a lot but some interesting pieces.




L-R:

OMC moai mug (I've never seen one like this before)
Easter Island wooden statue
Jekyll & Hyde club R-1 lookalike
Quan-Quan tiki cup

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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-03-21 07:15 am   Permalink

REally nice haul. Does the Moai carving have anything carved on the BAck?

 
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Kenike
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Posted: 2006-03-21 10:02 am   Permalink

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Does the Moai carving have anything carved on the BAck?



No carvings or markings on the back.

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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2006-03-21 4:11 pm   Permalink

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Does the Moai carving have anything carved on the BAck?



No carvings or markings on the back.





So that's one piece? The moai and the kavakava are on the same carving? That's very unusual and a heckuva find!
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Kenike
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Posted: 2006-03-21 5:53 pm   Permalink

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So that's one piece? The moai and the kavakava are on the same carving? That's very unusual and a heckuva find!


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It's all one piece...I've never seen anything like it. Here's another view:


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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2006-03-21 6:27 pm   Permalink

That's a nice carving Kenike!

 
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