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FreddieBallsomic
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Joined: Aug 08, 2005
Posts: 631
Posted: 2006-10-02 9:00 pm   Permalink

Cool pick up on the shell bowls, Fugu>> Im diggin those..
Hey SneakyJ.. I love the rattan bar.. Lookin forwar to breakin that in alon with the witco bar. Maholla!!fBalls


 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-10-03 12:46 am   Permalink

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On 2006-10-02 17:05, twitch wrote:

Here's a link to some zoom-able scans of 6 of the maps -


Now, if someone would be nice enough to offer large-scale prints of these beautiful things, I wouldn't have to hatch evil plans to visit the local libraries with a pair of staple-removers...




I couldn't work out how to access the source image they used for that zoom application, so I took about 50 screencaps and then painstakingly pieced them all together. I'm sure I could have been doing something better with my time, but I've now got a 4.5mb jpg or 17.8m mb tif @ 3037 x 2047 pixels if anyone else wants it! (only the art one, couldn't be bothered with the others...)

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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-10-05 1:01 pm   Permalink

I just got this awesome wall plate and was wondering if anyone has seen it before or knows anything about it. It seems to have a bit of age. It's 14 inches across and made of a melamine type plastic, and has a canvas strip with an eyelet glued on the back.



 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2006-10-05 1:10 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-10-05 13:01, Paipo wrote:
I just got this awesome wall plate and was wondering if anyone has seen it before or knows anything about it. It seems to have a bit of age. It's 14 inches across and made of a melamine type plastic, and has a canvas strip with an eyelet glued on the back.



I have two of these plates in two different sizes. I also have a matching set of stacking bowls. I'm pretty sure mine all have a sticker with the manufacturers name on it. I'll check when I get home.

Did you find it in the wild or on ebay?


 
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tikitucson
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 43
From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2006-10-05 3:49 pm   Permalink

I have that tray as well. Mine had a Paul Marshall (PMP) sticker on the bottom when I got it.

 
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 870
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2006-10-05 4:01 pm   Permalink

I found this framed picture today that is screened on some kind of textured material. I don't have a clue of its origins but the hands look like they were inspired by those giant tiki forks.



 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-10-05 4:05 pm   Permalink

^^^ quick edit - naugatiki, that's a Maori design and the three fingered hands are typical, occasionally you will see an additional thumb too. That's a pretty cool tekoteko figure with nice kowhaiwhai patterns in the background. Looks like a vintage tourist piece, hard to say as I haven't seen one like it before.


Thanks for the quick replies on my plate. Tiki-Kate, pretty much all my tiki stuff (including this) is purchased online - finds in the wild are exceptionally rare treats in NZ (apart from Maori themed stuff) but do occur very occasionally. I am also gifted pieces from time to time by generous souls who are sympathetic to my plight!

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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
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From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2006-10-05 4:12 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-10-05 16:05, Paipo wrote:
- finds in the wild are exceptionally rare treats in NZ (apart from Maori themed stuff)



I believe it. I spent 11 days on the North Island last year, and I hit every thrift store in every town I visited...nothing. Not even the Maori stuff.


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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-10-05 4:34 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-10-05 16:12, Tiki-Kate wrote:


I believe it. I spent 11 days on the North Island last year, and I hit every thrift store in every town I visited...nothing. Not even the Maori stuff.






Unfortunately it has gone exactly the same way as vintage Poly-pop in the US - there is huge interest in kiwiana/Maoriana these days and finds in the wild are rapidly diminishing. 10 years ago you couldn't give the stuff away. The shrewd collector can still make the occasional good find with a little skill and luck.


 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
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From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2006-10-05 7:51 pm   Permalink

Here you go Paipo. The big plate is 14" and the small one is 10". All of the items have a foil tag that reads "High Impact Plastic Hand Painted Designs by International Mercantile Corp. Japan"


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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-10-05 11:03 pm   Permalink

I love the bowls, and the whole set looks really good together. Thanks for posting the pic. These pieces must be a few decades old I'm guessing? My plate now has pride of place on the dining room wall

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3030
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-10-06 2:25 pm   Permalink

Friday swap meet find:


Says made in japan on bottom
Looks new. Anyone seen it?
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dibroc
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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 378
From: Sunny Southern Califiorina
Posted: 2006-10-06 5:28 pm   Permalink

how funny I just found the same stein about a week ago at a thrift store. for 25 cents I had to add it to the collection.

 
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 870
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2006-10-07 1:50 pm   Permalink

I found this bar guide from 1943 titled Hawaiian Hospitality shaped like a pineapple and although tikiless it's chock full of fun recipies like Champagned Mangoes, Prince Kuhio Punch,and the Kiha-Huna Cocktail where "Two every night and nothing will go wrong with you- three every night and you don't give a damn if it does!" I know what I'm doing this long weekend.





 
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dibroc
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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 378
From: Sunny Southern Califiorina
Posted: 2006-10-09 09:44 am   Permalink

Ok not a great "tiki hunt" this week end but I did score a couple of mugs. A Daga " Molokai Mule mug. I do not know anything about it other than it has a Mule(inside a horse shoe) wearing a Lie marked w/ the Shearton Hotel "S" on the back. 50 cents. A Harvey's Lake Tahoe Hula Girl mug. this one has a OMC sticker on bottom. 75 cents. But here was the real find on the way home I found a complete Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman w/ HMI tags(not the ply craft knock off) The chair was sitting out with someone's trash. The shock mounts need to be re-glued but other than that it complete in great shape. I stopped and asked the home owner if he was " just tossing" the chair away. He said yes his wife did not like it and when it broke she made him toss it out. The mrs. came out and said " haul that ugly thing away, we are going to Sears to get a new rocker". Sorry the pics are so bad



 
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