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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1096
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2003-07-31 4:43 pm   Permalink

Hey waikiki tiki--

I just bought that Polynesian Pot-Pourri record today & haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. I notice it was recorded at the International Market Place in Waikiki. I was reading some local newspapers from 1963 and I came across an ad for a travelling show called Polynesian Revue: "Coming to Canada's western provinces from Waikiki's famed International Market Place to take Canadians on an authentic 'Adventure in Paradise'
* Exotic Rituals
* Hula Dancers
* Vibrant Rhythms
* Songs of the Islands

That Les Paul-Mary Ford record looks great.

SDT


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3601
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-07-31 8:28 pm   Permalink

We do cut loose some whoop-ass on the tiki hunting in the Peach State, don't we? Some sort of a vortex here. Nice finds, Waikiki!

 
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waikiki tiki
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Joined: Jan 06, 2003
Posts: 144
From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2003-07-31 8:56 pm   Permalink

This is very true BK...we never have trouble finding any goods when we're in Georgia! I don't know what those West Coasters are talking about....the South is where all the tiki goods are hiding! N. Ga. is also the place to find cheap records too since the thrift stores have hiked their prices so much lately. And SDT...the Pot-Pourri album is very cool but I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet either....I can't wait!

waikiki


 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5274
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2003-07-31 9:00 pm   Permalink

Wow! What a trip. I just bought the Pot-Pouri record on Ebay last week!
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rwhgeek
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Joined: Jul 16, 2003
Posts: 58
From: Richmond, VA
Posted: 2003-08-07 1:20 pm   Permalink

Just scored "Night of the Tiki" by Nason, "Supersonic Swingers" by Shag and "Bottomless Cocktail" by Shag for a total of $15.

 
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kctiki
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Joined: Apr 22, 2003
Posts: 439
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2003-08-07 7:30 pm   Permalink

Here are two mugs found in Sioux Falls, SD antique malls reasonably priced






 
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SwingingTiki
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Joined: Mar 28, 2003
Posts: 36
From: Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Posted: 2003-08-08 10:18 pm   Permalink

Hey all! I, just on a whim, went down to my local record resaler and looked through the stacks to see what I could find. I was surprised to find not one, but two TWO Martin Denny records in the mix. I now have in my collection Quiet Village and A Taste of Honey. Just goes to show you, the stuff is out there, and most of it is in really good condition! Talk to you all later! *pics will follow when I get some film*

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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 562
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2003-08-09 08:45 am   Permalink

I just picked up quite a few Frankoma Tiki pieces from the Trade Winds Club in Ohio. I picked up the T2 - Bamboo Mug, several different colored T9 - Clam Shell Salad plates, and three different colored Coconut Planters/mugs (T7).

Aside from Sabu the Coconut Boy, does anyone else collect Frankoma Tiki stuff?

I am still searching for the ever elusive T1 and T3 Tiki War God mugs.... Wish me luck!



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vegastikidude
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Joined: Jul 07, 2003
Posts: 105
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2003-08-12 2:20 pm   Permalink

Here's the latest Tiki Finds from this past weekend here in Beautiful Las Vegas, NV. I got a "generic" Black Moai Mug, Salt & Pepper Set from The Islands in Denver, Coco Joe's Surfer Figure and Tiki Figure and a small, ceramic toothpick holder. I also got these fantastic, vintage Velvet Paintings. I think I spent about $10 total!


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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3601
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-08-14 12:27 am   Permalink

Some recent finds...matchbooks left to right, clockwise: Tiki Gardens/Trader Frank's, The Tiki Broiler(Waikiki), Shangri-La (Chicago), Naniloa Hotel (Hilo, Hawaii), Bali Hai, Hawaiian "I" (Duarte, Calif.), Trader Vic's Boston, Tiki Hut Restaurant (Billerica, Mass.), Kona Kai Piladelphia, Tai-Pan (Glastonbury, Conn.), and Golden Pacific (Warwick, R.I.). The rest: Pearl Of The South Pacific lobby card with cool huge Cook Islands tiki, Air New Zealand hei Tiki pendant, Hawaiian Village swizzle, Tahitian Bar swizzle (single sided version), Maori patu club, a very cool 60's Alps Japan "Hula Hula" mechanical hula dancer in her original box, 50's Japan Tiki table lighter, and a jewel-eyed coffee grog. Also some cool album finds, including (God help us) Marty Robbins "Song Of The Islands", Les Paul and Mary Ford, "Lover's Luau", another decent copy of Les Baxter's "Ritual Of The Savage" (I always liked this cover), and the full Reader's Digest "South Seas Magic" boxed set.

 
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Dawn32
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Joined: May 02, 2003
Posts: 127
From: Hala Kahiki, Illinois
Posted: 2003-08-14 05:50 am   Permalink

Wow! How did you manage that score?

 
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Dawn32
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Joined: May 02, 2003
Posts: 127
From: Hala Kahiki, Illinois
Posted: 2003-08-14 07:19 am   Permalink

OK, are all you guys in Florida, California and Vegas that are getting these great tiki finds. I'm outside of Chicago and went gonzo when I finally got a couple of polynesian village frosted mugs! Help. How does a midwesterner with no hope of travelling expand their collection?

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3601
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-08-14 08:49 am   Permalink

Just come to Georgia. No problemo.

 
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Dawn32
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Joined: May 02, 2003
Posts: 127
From: Hala Kahiki, Illinois
Posted: 2003-08-14 08:54 am   Permalink

wish I could. But unfortunately, my tiki finds are going to have to be in the chicago/metro area. Any other hints?

 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5274
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2003-08-14 10:18 am   Permalink

Dawn, I can't say for tiki, but there is a great antique store in Lowell, IN that you might check out for mid-century stuff at good prices. I came home with a car load last time. It's just south of Chicago.
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