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teaKEY
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Posted: 2006-09-14 8:13 pm   Permalink

cool stuff

 
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Karbora
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Joined: Oct 11, 2005
Posts: 103
From: Orlando, Florida
Posted: 2006-09-14 9:33 pm   Permalink

Twitch-
Sure does look like a WITCO piece. Not sure how it got to the Philipines?!?


 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2006-09-15 9:01 pm   Permalink

Yes it looks more like it's from Washington state Witco than Manila monkeypod. Looks to be swamp cedar.
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2006-09-16 11:05 am   Permalink

I get up so early on work days that on my days off I like to sleep in. Usually I'll sleep until 9:30 or so but today I was wide awake at 7:30 and couldn't go back to sleep. It was really bugging me until I took it as "a sign" that I should get up and go to the flea market. Glad I did.




A marwal type Polynesian gal and a post card from the Mai Kai.




The first two mugs are from Otagiri. The third is an Al Harrington.




This is the rear view of the first Otagiri mug. It has some petroglyphics on the back. I'm not familiar with this one and for some reason I can't find my copy of Tiki Quest to look for it.




My favorite score: a couple of small cups from the Luau.


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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1096
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2006-09-16 7:58 pm   Permalink



In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room...



The Goodwill where I got this record also had a Libbey mug in their display case for 15 bucks

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twitch
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Joined: May 12, 2006
Posts: 431
From: Vacant lot where T. Vic's, Van. was
Posted: 2006-09-16 8:22 pm   Permalink

Nice finds - I soooo want one of those busts, and there's a local pawn shop with one in a window but they are rock-solid steadfast in not selling it, and it's sat there for years. Not sure why it's there, then...
As for the supposed Witco - here's another shot. It could be that it's not from the islands - after all, that anniversary was a loooooong time ago, with some drinks thrown in for good measure...


 
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dibroc
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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 378
From: Sunny Southern Califiorina
Posted: 2006-09-16 10:57 pm   Permalink

Ok not really a " tiki find but close. we were just at tiki & terros II and i was able to not only pick up the lmt ( 1 of 10) Squid event mugs but I ran home, well was driven cause I had a couple of drinks, and picked but 14 of my " Squid" mugs to bring back to be signed by Chris. was a good night. 3 great drinks, some ribs, 4 new mugs and the sigs! hope all had a wonderful weekend and no hang overs.

 
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MrBaliHai
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 856
From: Behind the Cheddar Curtain
Posted: 2006-09-17 07:11 am   Permalink

Here's a photo of my antique-mall mug score. I found these near Alexandria, VA last Friday. L-R: His 'n' Hers Kahlua Hut, green Hawaiian Inn paddle licker, and Otagiri Moai. I was pretty excited about finding the moai, and was looking forward to showing it off here, but it looks like Kona stole my thunder... There is a photo of it in Tiki Quest, but no information about which restaurant(s) used it. Mine still has the original sticker on the base.

I hope somebody on TC will come through with info on the Kahlua Hut. Nobody seems to know anything about it apart from the mugs. I love a mystery!



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WenikiTiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2005
Posts: 183
From: Hawaii
Posted: 2006-09-17 3:22 pm   Permalink

I'm not sure where to post this, but found these patches in my volunteer job at Hickam AFB. In addition to my duties tagging merchandise that is consigned I am in charge of removing patches, name tapes and rank from donated BDU's so we can sell them! The 154th Wing is the Air National Guard unit at Hickam. I love this Tiki Guy!


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Karbora
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Joined: Oct 11, 2005
Posts: 103
From: Orlando, Florida
Posted: 2006-09-17 6:21 pm   Permalink


Kono....no sense in me going out on a treasure hunt any time soon. Good on ya for the finds!

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midnite
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1230
From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2006-09-17 7:03 pm   Permalink

The 154th Wing is the Air National Guard unit at Hickam. I love this Tiki Guy!


I have a mug, older OMC style cross-armed growling Tiki, from Hickham AFB Officer's Lounge. It is one of my favorite mugs; I've never seen another . I'm going to have to look for some patches from the 154th. I mean, they're Air Force and all, but it's still tiki.

On the one mug mentioned above, the tall orange-brownish one found by two TC'ers. I once had one and it featured a Hawaiian Inn (Daytona) paper label on the back. That's the only one I have seen with any type of location markings. The Kahlua Hut? Nada. No one I have ever spoken to knows a thing.

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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-09-17 7:15 pm   Permalink

I had to fight Midnight at an estate sale for these two fantastic tiki statues. He was willing to pay $14 for the pair, but I slipped the owner of the house an twenty-dollar bill and they were mine! (Sorry about that, Midnight).



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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-09-17 8:42 pm   Permalink

Sabu, They look like Mr. & Mrs Limpett ! (they are defiantely Tiki with me)


Nice finds!


Mahalo



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the drunken hat
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Joined: Dec 20, 2003
Posts: 331
From: Modesto, CA
Posted: 2006-09-17 8:59 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-09-17 07:11, MrBaliHai wrote:

There is a photo of it in Tiki Quest, but no information about which restaurant(s) used it. Mine still has the original sticker on the base.

I hope somebody on TC will come through with info on the Kahlua Hut. Nobody seems to know anything about it apart from the mugs. I love a mystery!












mine has a sticker on the back. it reads hawaiian inn, daytona beach fl. i still have never seen this design marked from anywhere else.

why they used a sticker to mark the mug is still a mystery to me.



ps. good score on the kahula hut mugs!




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MrBaliHai
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
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From: Behind the Cheddar Curtain
Posted: 2006-09-19 03:59 am   Permalink

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On 2006-09-17 20:59, the drunken hat wrote:
mine has a sticker on the back. it reads hawaiian inn, daytona beach fl. i still have never seen this design marked from anywhere else.



Ah, makes sense that I found it together with the Paddle Licker then, which is also from the Hawaiian Inn. Thanks for the info!

There were a bunch of Kahlua Hut mugs at the antique mall where I found these. I thought it was a cool coincidence, since I'd just been reading a TC thread requesting info on them a couple of hours earlier.


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