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Tiki Finds
Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2006-03-21 10:19 pm   Permalink

Here are some recent finds...

A couple of small stacking cups w/ faces on both sides and one that is double height and a tall Bumatay style mug. All homemade and from the same estate sale.
Heavy samurai helmet mug from the thrift. What's the story on these? Are they old Benihana? this one has the old "Made in Japan" sticker on the bottom.


New mugs from my recent visit to the Mai-Kai... What a place!!!!


Aloha,

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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-03-22 09:52 am   Permalink

Insane homemade Bumatay mug! I'm so jealous. Great haul!

Sabu


 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-03-22 10:20 am   Permalink

Holy crow! Now there's a haul of mugs.
Great finds, something to aspire to.


 
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 870
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2006-03-22 11:38 am   Permalink

Non-restaurant homemade mugs are a topic within themselves, ranging from the laughingly crude to the elaborate. My favorite is this one with a tiki in a robe pearched on the head of another one. This is the midsection,I'd show the rest but for some reason Shutterfly seems to have been cutting up my pictures as of late.



 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1784
From: Orlando
Posted: 2006-03-25 8:32 pm   Permalink

Here are some of my finds over the last month or so.

Vintage aloha shirt, circa 1970 or so from a vintage clothing store.


This one also around 1970. From the same shop.



A couple of Trader Vic's menus, both from the Chicago Palmer House and both from around 1957. Drink menu (left) and food menu (right). Both eBay buys.


Left to right... Moai mug from eBay (ooga-mooga says identical to a Beauce Pottery mug, but unmarked -- anyone have any idea who made it and when?). Orchids of Hawaii R-74 (eBay). Lucky Tiki from the Mai Kai gift shop.


Finally, a couple of new wall hangings from a shop in Orlando.



 
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tikigik
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Joined: Oct 25, 2005
Posts: 119
From: Ann Arbor Michigan
Posted: 2006-03-29 9:11 pm   Permalink

Quote:

TikiJosh wrote:
> I've got a pair of those exact cuff links. I even wore them when I got married.
> I got mine on eBay so the story isn't as remotely cool as yours, but let's see,
> I think I've got a photo here somewhere... Here it is, it's one of those weirdly
> contrived photos that wedding photographers take, I'm supposed to be adjusting my
> Dad's tie....




Your father is John Cleese? (Sorry, I know he doesn't REALLY look like John, but
it DID strike me as a BIT of a resemblance.)


 
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ikitnrev
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Joined: Jul 27, 2002
Posts: 1323
From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2006-03-30 7:29 pm   Permalink

I couldn't resist this item at a recent flea market - Annette Funicello in Hawaii cut-out dolls, mint condition, circa 1961







And a few closeups of the more tiki-ish outfits.







Vern




 
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tikigik
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Joined: Oct 25, 2005
Posts: 119
From: Ann Arbor Michigan
Posted: 2006-03-31 11:51 am   Permalink

DawnTiki wrote:
... I love all of the United Airlines tiki promotional goodies....

Just thought that I would mention that one of the UA plastic relief
map things with the tiki-style frame was just up on eBay and was
going for $780 the last time I looked at it. I think it ended. Not
sure how much it went for.


 
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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 562
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2006-03-31 12:01 pm   Permalink

Actually it sold for on 10 bucks more than when you last saw it. So the final price was $790.

 
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ookoo lady
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Joined: Jun 24, 2004
Posts: 779
Posted: 2006-04-02 2:53 pm   Permalink


Ceramic figurines, 15 inches tall. Similar to Treasure Craft, but I think it's a different manufacturer. I've never seen that green paint on a treasure craft item. No maker's mark.


Sepia-tone postcard of King Kamehameha holding an umbrella. Must have been the rainy season.
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2244
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2006-04-02 5:57 pm   Permalink

all right! scored again at an estate sale. set of 6, half off the marked price! OMG stickers intact!




generally i dont get too excited about Trader Vics coconuts, but this one was a buck, and the markings are super clear.


 
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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2006-04-02 6:41 pm   Permalink

Damn Dogbytes, You're kicking ass at those sales! You must have ESP(Estate Sale Perception). If you ever get stumble upon any dupes don't forget about the Hodaddy!

 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3683
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2006-04-04 08:40 am   Permalink

Long time watcher, first time responder. I just found a couple of mugs here in Michigan. Actually, I'm not doing too bad here now. I found a couple good mug with the stickers still on the bottom of some. PMPs, a pineapple from orchids thats crisper and deeper in color than my other?, a tiki, and my best find ever, a black fertility mug from Mexico. So happy. Just a couple of bucks for each.

 
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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2006-04-04 4:29 pm   Permalink

I found a few new things over the past week, the skull could be Tepco. Not sure about the carved guy on the left or the mask but I thought they were both pretty nice. The little cup is marked Kava cup on the bottom.



Close up of the shirt fabric. Not vintage but bright & tiki



 
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Phillip Roberts
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
Posts: 1649
From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2006-04-04 10:23 pm   Permalink


Quote:

On 2006-04-02 14:53, ookoo lady wrote:

Sepia-tone postcard of King Kamehameha holding an umbrella. Must have been the rainy season.




[ This Message was edited by: filslash 2008-09-16 14:02 ]


 
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