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sneakyjack
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Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 1129
From: NYC Area
Posted: 2006-08-28 10:13 am   Permalink

some stuff for NJ area:

close up of the pic - anyone know where what it is...


















one is backwards sorry



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Swamp Tiki
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Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Posts: 158
From: The Shadowy Moss Draped South
Posted: 2006-08-28 2:21 pm   Permalink

HEY! Check this out. I was in a local flea market/antique store just north of Atlanta this past Saturday and found this. I could not hardly believe it. My wife and I had walked 90 percent of the place and were getting really bummed out because the quality of vendors had dropped since our last visit and there was nothing to see but a lot of JUNK (reproduction Victorian furniture, beannie babies, country crafts, Yuck!) Anyway, I had made it halfway up the last isle and was just about to turn around when I saw it sitting next to a dirty stuffed dog. The booth was full of the crap I mentioned above and this. I froze in my tracks and went bug-eyed. I grabbed it down and put the death grip on it and nearly ran to the front of the store trying all the while to keep my composure. When I got to the register I found that the booth owner had listed everything 50 percent off. What!!?? Guys, I paid $10.84 for it. There I was 2,000-plus miles from Beverly Hills and 1,000 miles from Chicago. Sometimes it pays to get out of bed early on a Saturday.






PERFECT CONDITION



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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-08-28 2:59 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-28 10:13, sneakyjack wrote:

close up of the pic - anyone know where what it is...





Looks like New Hebrides / Vanuatu slit gongs from Ambrym, although quite different to any I've seen.


 
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 870
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2006-08-29 09:27 am   Permalink

Just as practical as the giant tiki spoon and fork is the wooden tiki frying pan



 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-08-29 09:50 am   Permalink

nonono, you're holding it backwards. It's for spanking people with!

 
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Swamp Tiki
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Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Posts: 158
From: The Shadowy Moss Draped South
Posted: 2006-08-29 4:22 pm   Permalink

OUCH!


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-08-29 8:42 pm   Permalink

Swamp Tiki - That Bird of Paradise is definitely a find to remember all year! Congratulations.

Sneakyjack - I'm drooling here over that Shangri-La swizzle. Also, that Hawaiian Swing lp is one of the best out there. Listen to his cover of the "Hawaiian Eye" theme. Great finds.

Sabu


 
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Kona Chris
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Joined: Jul 16, 2005
Posts: 241
From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2006-08-30 12:38 am   Permalink

Well, I keep meaning to post my finds, but I haven't found anything too rare or collectible until today, when I found 4 green Big Shot glasses for $1 each! In the background you can see some of my other cocojoes and HIP carvings that I've found over the last year as well.





Now I just need to find the "Gun Club Punch" recipe, and try the glasses out

And here is a picture of my most recent mugs. None are specifically "finds" with the exception of the brown skull mug on the right. That I got at a thrift store for a buck. It's exactly like the "Islander" skull mug, but doesn't have any name on it, and the only marking is a "made in japan" sticker on the inside.






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Tiki Kollektor
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Joined: Aug 29, 2006
Posts: 107
From: A Cave in Manhattan
Posted: 2006-08-30 4:21 pm   Permalink

My first post -- First let me say how awesome this board is -- I've been lurking for a while and have learned so much by reading the old threads!! I'm new to tiki collecting but have been a serious collector of American Arts and Crafts Movement stuff for 15 years. A couple months back my 10-year-old nephew Daniel asked his dad and me to think of "something good" he can collect -- "something around $10 each". My brother (who collects A&C pottery) and I kicked around a few ideas but in no time came up with tiki mugs! It probably had a lot to do with our fond memories of helping mom and dad finish off their Zombies and Fogcutters -- served in tiki mugs -- at China Village in Westerly RI back in the '70s! So now Daniel's obsessed with them, and we're helping him get his new tiki mug collection moving (and probably contributing to the much discussed and lamented recent rise in eBay prices -- please forgive us!!)

Anyway -- something that popped up on eBay the other day with a low low Buy It Now that I was lucky enough to snag -- an Oceanic Arts lamp I assume? -- I'll get the right size chimney on it and in no time the three of us will be basking in tiki glow while poring over Dan's copy of Tiki Quest!! Dave









 
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Swamp Tiki
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Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Posts: 158
From: The Shadowy Moss Draped South
Posted: 2006-08-31 12:51 pm   Permalink

Whoa! That lamp find was great. The picture really conveys its detail. I have searched for one of those for years and guess will keep searching. Congrats.

Swamp


 
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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: 2006-08-31 9:51 pm   Permalink

Welcome aboard Tiki Kollektor. Nice find too!
Aloha,


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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2006-09-01 4:28 pm   Permalink

Who Am I? The Royal Hawaiian was a Tiki Restaurant in Mass but She's not Tiki any thoughts? Thanks!







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TraderPeg
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Joined: Aug 10, 2006
Posts: 91
From: Haunted Hudson Valley
Posted: 2006-09-01 4:52 pm   Permalink

Kona Chris, what a find, those Big Shots are fetching Big Bucks on eBay! Congrats!

 
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FreddieBallsomic
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Joined: Aug 08, 2005
Posts: 631
Posted: 2006-09-01 6:17 pm   Permalink

TIKISGRL.... I believe the name of the female is Quan Yen. She is the female equivelance of Buddha (sorta). Im sure it was a low cost mug to use for the Royal Hawaiian Restaurant. Its right on the lines of the Benihana Mugs.

 
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2244
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2006-09-03 3:38 pm   Permalink

found some nifty things at estate/garage sales and thrift shops.
a coconut monkey that looks JUST like my munktiki, 2 newer cocojoes (headhunter & napkin holder), Topless Polynesian Girlie Calendar, rotating PuPu Platter, bamboo mug


also a neat dress for $3
a couple xxl shirts

Aloha meets Hoss Cartwright a roomy XXL long sleeved shirt!




 
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