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tikipedia
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-08-22 7:06 pm   Permalink

I've been finding some interesting stuff lately. In addition to a nifty scrapbook that I found, I also came across these:

An Islander head mug (or whatever it is called), a couple of Bali Hai San Diego matchbooks from the 1970s(?), and a matchbook from the Kauai Surf.


Bottom of the Islander mug


I also found this menu from United Airlines, probably used on their flights to Hawaii


Inside of the menu


Colorful print on the back.

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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2006-08-22 7:08 pm   Permalink

Great finds tikipedia! That scrap book is too cool for school.

 
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Handsome Dan
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Posted: 2006-08-23 1:43 pm   Permalink

























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Paipo
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Posted: 2006-08-23 2:15 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-22 19:06, tikipedia wrote:


Colorful print on the back.





That is beautiful, it would make a great framed print. Any chance of a closer view of the Marquesan face on that matchbook?


 
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twitch
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Joined: May 12, 2006
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From: Vacant lot where T. Vic's, Van. was
Posted: 2006-08-23 8:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:
On 2006-08-22 19:04, Tikiwahine wrote:
well ok, you can have anything north of Victoria.



Woo-hoo! Uh, wait... Well, at least you're leaving me open to add on to my collection of tundra samples.
(twitch dons ninja uniform, pays $50 ferry ticket, stealthily plunders Victoria thrifts by night...)

OK - I did manage to nab this Daga Eyeless Ku mug lately. Does anyone know the story of these? Were there ever tops, or did they just not know how to do eyes?

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Posted: 2006-08-24 6:24 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-23 14:15, Paipo wrote:
That is beautiful, it would make a great framed print. Any chance of a closer view of the Marquesan face on that matchbook?



Here ya go...

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Paipo
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Posted: 2006-08-24 7:55 pm   Permalink

Thanks for that, I really like the style of some of the menu and matchbook art.

 
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Stiki Tiki
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Joined: May 25, 2006
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From: Way out
Posted: 2006-08-25 1:29 pm   Permalink

Here's a first post of some of my vintage finds in my first year of collecting... Sorry if this takes up a whole page... Now I've moved from land of the Tiki's [San Diego] to land of Totem poles [90 miles north of Seattle] and have only found 1 tiki [coco jo figure]
Any one have any knowledge of the large 3 stacked tiki [looks like a piece I saw in a orchids of hawaii catalog except there's was resin this is wood] found at swapmeet for $5.
Also would like any info on the rongo rongo board [antique store for $6]











 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-08-26 04:49 am   Permalink

I just got back from a trip 100km up the coast, where this morning we went garage saling and checked a couple of second-hand places. I never expect to find the type of tiki stuff most people here collect, but Maori themed "kiwiana" and Pacific Islands stuff is reasonably plentiful. Before we went out I was thinking how cool it would be to find a mug, as they're almost non-existent in NZ.
Well, the first stop of the day yielded these:

Thanks to an old thread I found here a week or two back, I know a bit about these and how ubiquitous they are. In fact, another shop in my town here has the exact same two sets in the different sizes. I've held off buying them because the carving is so dodgy, but when I saw these ones this morning, I realised it was my destiny to own two pairs of oversized novelty utensils and handed over my 7 bucks. My wife was horrified.
Anyway, a couple of houses later I spied this on the floor:

Hardly a relic from a long-lost urban oasis, but in a mug starved country like
NZ it's manna from heaven. I've been given a couple of these boxed sets already, one of which had a different mug style. At least they're cheap enough that they're not too precious to use!

Edited to add: Stiki Tiki, I've seen some similar rongorongo boards, which were tourist pieces (from Rapanui) from 20 or 30 years back.

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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
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From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2006-08-26 4:02 pm   Permalink

Just a couple of matchbook finds today...



Bob Lee's Lantern house is from before he made the change to the Islander...

This one is really neat from Canada anyone ever heard of the place?




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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2006-08-26 8:15 pm   Permalink

I found a couple mugs while out shopping today (sorry, no pictures yet):

A pair of unmarked
Otigari Slender Painted "Puppy-ear" Moais

And a Louie "B" Royal Lahaina Resort "Lucha Libre Mask" mug
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-08-27 10:43 am   Permalink

Here is a Picture I ran across today and just Had to share. Wish I had the actual piece, I Really love this guy.

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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2006-08-27 3:17 pm   Permalink

Todays flea market finds, everything for under $15



 
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TikiDiego
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Joined: Jul 16, 2006
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-08-27 5:16 pm   Permalink

The swap meet gods smiled upon me today!

Picked up the Orchids R-1 Yellow Warrior mug for only three buckos! This is the Taiwan version. Also saw an OMC Peanut Mug, blank with no restaurant logo on the back, but didn't feel like getting another peanut man, so I left it for another treasure seeker.





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SilverLine
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From: Kansas City
Posted: 2006-08-27 8:37 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-27 10:43, Benzart wrote:
Here is a Picture I ran across today and just Had to share. Wish I had the actual piece, I Really love this guy.





If there's anyone that can carve that, it's you Ben! I'd love to see it done with some Benzart style/flair. Go for it!


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