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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1338
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2006-05-12 6:57 pm   Permalink

can you post a close up of the tapa tie? including the label?

something like that could help us poor saps that are stuck behind a desk have an Aloha Friday whether the boss approves it or not...

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bigbadtikidaddy
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 442
Posted: 2006-05-13 10:27 am   Permalink

after turning arizona upside down in a relentless search for tiki over the last month & a half, I finally scored.
I have trolled the thrifts & antique stores in scottsdale, phoenix, tempe, mesa & parts of tuscon.
It has been largely fruitless until yesterday. I finally bagged a worthy prize in a phoenix antique collective:
it looks to be a spurlin "vicious virgin" mug.
I can now leave Arizona a much happier man.
stay tuned, pix to follow...


 
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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2006-05-26 6:48 pm   Permalink

So the finds have been few and far between lately but here are some interesting things I have found:

No collection is complete with out a Tiki party towel...



Johnny Yee's Cape Cod

Handsome moai Salt seeking life partner... should be pepper preferably

SMMSS seeking SMFPS for long term commitment

please send a message if you have a pepper for me...



Another Moai



Matches from Boston's Polynesian Village



Maori travel brochure with pictures inside



last but not least a few postcards



 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-05-27 08:00 am   Permalink

My Wahine found this at an estate sale this morning. Is it the real deal? It's over 6 foot tall. Awesome score.







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Mike the Headhunter
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Joined: May 24, 2004
Posts: 190
From: Wastelands of western NC
Posted: 2006-05-28 9:33 pm   Permalink

The spring search of wnc has begun...

The green glasses are awesome because they are definitely restaurant quality and they are old, found three, also an interesting find marked kon-tiki vase...

That is an awesome witco!
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Krakatowa
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Joined: May 16, 2006
Posts: 67
From: Baltimore
Posted: 2006-05-29 7:50 pm   Permalink

Aloha

Went over to Bradenton this weekend to visit the Parents. Stopped by the local sea shel shop and managed to score some sweet looking Japanese net floats for about $16.00 a piece... large floats, thick glass, minor imperfections, and with thick rope. I also managed to pick up some cute baby sized puffer fish for a song (have to go to St. Augustine next weekend for the big jumbos). I also ran across a few antique mugs in a thrift shop (saw them through a window), but the place was closed for Memorial Day. Hoping the Parent's can stop by there tomorrow for me.

I forgot how cheap stuff can be if you actually get out there and find it... I have become a victim of internet shopping for too long.

Looks like I will have a few Japanese net float lamps by week's end Gods I love making stuff by hand!

Mahalo

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AllisonV
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Joined: May 01, 2006
Posts: 37
From: Milwaukee/Chicago/San Francisco
Posted: 2006-05-31 1:21 pm   Permalink

Had a good trip to Value Village recently, the haul included a heap of Hawaiiana records, and 4 big frames. Most of the records were scratched to hell, and the covers had a lot of wear around the edges.



Here are two of the beat-up album covers cut and put in two of the frames. The mats have actual strips of raffia/grass woven and glued on them - it's not just printed.


 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3683
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2006-05-31 2:49 pm   Permalink

not that I bought one, but there is a new tiki bike at Walmart.

 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1099
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2006-06-02 4:36 pm   Permalink

Today's thrift scores:

Ashtray from Value Village




A pair of Beachcomber (Edmonton, Victoria) matchbooks from a church rummage sale



I think it's pretty clear that the Tiki gods want me to start smoking.
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1566
From: Mass.
Posted: 2006-06-02 6:52 pm   Permalink

Nice finds, Daddy T.

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-06-02 10:54 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-05-27 08:00, McTiki wrote:
My Wahine found this at an estate sale this morning. Is it the real deal? It's over 6 foot tall. Awesome score.






I'm pretty sure that's an authentic Witco, McTiki. Great Score!

Here's the same beast from an old postcard of mine:


Sabu


 
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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2006-06-03 5:46 pm   Permalink

I found a few mugs today, nothing really exciting in the mugs but, this was my great find of the day I believe that it is Coco Joe's



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Tiare
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Joined: Feb 13, 2004
Posts: 73
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-06-03 7:39 pm   Permalink

McTiki:

It looks like a tiki I just saw at the Hala Kahiki in Chicagoland.



I think it is Witco since a lot of tiki stuff there is, but I don't know for sure.
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HOUSE OF KU
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 540
From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2006-06-04 02:59 am   Permalink

[quote]
On 2006-06-03 17:46, Tikisgrl wrote:
I found a few mugs today, nothing really exciting in the mugs but, this was my great find of the day I believe that it is Coco Joe's

Zazzy find Tikisgrl That is CoCo Joe DECORAMICS #409, Kukailimoku, The Hawaiians' supreme god of war. This Tiki in "Puna Rift" lava, denotes a mightyness and fierceness as powerful and violent as was its substance when it burst from the volcano. (12")
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ookoo lady
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Joined: Jun 24, 2004
Posts: 779
Posted: 2006-06-04 1:27 pm   Permalink

It was a good day at the Flea Market today, but boy was it hot!

Tapa folio holder, 16" x 11", for $3



Fred Roberts brown tiki, Tiki Bob's San Francisco, Kon-Tiki tall mug, plus (not shown) bucket mugs from Stockton Islander and Lanai San Mateo, all for $40



 
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