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kingstiedye
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Joined: Oct 05, 2005
Posts: 1400
From: sackatomato
Posted: 2006-11-01 6:18 pm   Permalink

here's one of my best ebay finds ever. buy it now mint condition kelbo for $17.99.


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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2006-11-03 6:31 pm   Permalink

Today was a great day. I found a Coco Joes egg timer and a OMC bowl (seen on bottom corner of page 84 in Tiki Quest). First bowl I've found ever. But I want to know, what other weird items did Coco Joe slap their name on?
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-11-05 10:16 pm   Permalink

Quite a few new additions to the collection lately, mostly ebay/online purchases and not really worth sharing. One cool thing I did get is these - common enough, right?

Wonder where these were from - Hawaii? Florida? Guess again...

Now I just need a set of Maori S + P shakers marked "Hawaii"!

So, back on the road over the weekend, to the town up the coast I mentioned in one of my earlier posts here. A real old-fashioned Kiwi town, where it's always worth checking out the garage sales and op-shops (thrift stores).
Saturday morning garage saling - I was given these, along with a cushion cover and a tablecloth with Maori motifs. Teal Airlines became Air New Zealand in 1965, so these are pretty old. Just over an inch in length each:


Next stop, the op-shop, where I got this nice enamel Maori ashtray for 50c. I have a few of these with hei-tiki already:

On our way home today, Mrs Paipo said "Is that a tiki on that sign?" as we drove past another op-shop. Turns out it was! Looks like the sign probably belonged to some other business in a previous life:

I took this as a sign from the Gods. Filled with anticipation, I ventured inside, expecting great treasures. After fruitlessly browsing for several minutes, the tie rack yielded a small reward for my efforts:

All in all, not a bad weekend. Total expenditure: $1.20!






 
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 870
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2006-11-07 8:18 pm   Permalink

While leafing through a Playbill (not Playboy) magazine from 1964 I found this small ad for the Hawaii Kai




 
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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 1206
From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2006-11-08 12:18 pm   Permalink

My finds from the last month or so:



mugs: Orchids R-74, Tiki Farm Tchoup Chop mug (where's the earrings?), Orchids R-70
matchbook from TV in Houston
large black carved tiki
menu from Frances Langford's Outrigger

plus these postcards:

Aku Tiki Inn Daytona


Orchid Island Hotel, Hilo, Hawaii




 
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MakeDaMug
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Joined: Mar 28, 2002
Posts: 1183
From: behind a cluttered desk
Posted: 2006-11-08 4:26 pm   Permalink

I found this while passing by the Tiki Farm refrigerator!

and I found this while perusing the WinkyTiki website...


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dibroc
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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 378
From: Sunny Southern Califiorina
Posted: 2006-11-08 4:30 pm   Permalink

so that is where I left my arrowhead pocket decanter.

 
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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 1206
From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2006-11-08 5:34 pm   Permalink

Quote:
I found this while passing by the Tiki Farm refrigerator!


LOL!!

I wonder what I would find if I rummaged through the Tiki Farm dumpster.


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2230
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2006-11-09 10:25 am   Permalink

A couple of the boys in the lounge. These two masks used to hang in the lobby of the ALOU motel in South Bend Ind. until 1963. A woman who knew the owners bought these when the place closed down. She said the entire lobby had polynesian decor and all items were sold at an action held at the motel. I have a couple of postcard from the motel but no tikis on the outside can be seen. Couldn't pass them up for the price.

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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 870
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2006-11-11 10:17 am   Permalink

I found bunch of patches today mostly from New Zealand and Hawaii, I particularly like the Maori in the aloha shirt. Do they still make these?



 
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Al-ii
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 249
From: Oceanside Ca
Posted: 2006-11-13 6:05 pm   Permalink



 
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2006-11-18 4:05 pm   Permalink

Ah, what a fine day at the flea market!


Coconut savage:



Trader Franks swizzle:




This is a neat brochure for St Petersburg. The cool thing is that on the cover is a pic of a couple eating in the long lost St Pete Trader Vics!




Trader Vic and Kona Kai salt and pepper shakers:




Ashtray from Imperial House, Pompano Beach FL. Thats a stylized tiki in the center. The ashtray is in perfect condition even though the camera flash makes it look otherwise:




Best ever "in the wild" mug day for me! A Hawaiian Inn paddle sucker; the center mug is (according to Tiki Quest) likely from the Hawaiian Cottage; and the last one is from The Waikiki, Washington DC:



$58 for the whole lot.
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-11-18 5:03 pm   Permalink

Phenomenal finds, Kono!

Those Kona Kai S&Ps are worth almost as much as that Waikiki mug. Really like the ashtray too. That stylized tiki is a representation of one of the real tikis that Basement Kahuna obtained from the Imperial House several years ago, and which appear in the BOT.

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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2230
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2006-11-18 5:11 pm   Permalink

A great find for sixteen bucks total! A divers helmet ice bucket made into a lamp and a Mauna loa. The Mauna loa is the first and only one I have seen in about eight years of collecting. Both found in the wild. Tiki starts to get scarce around here when the snow starts to blow. I think they migrate to a warmer clime.



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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2006-11-18 5:22 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-11-18 17:03, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
That stylized tiki is a representation of one of the real tikis that Basement Kahuna obtained from the Imperial House several years ago, and which appear in the BOT.

Sabu





Uh oh. I forgot that's where those tikis came from. KGeoff now has two of them holding up his tiki lounge ceiling and he knows where I live.

I'm gonna go hide that ashtray and lay out some tripwires.

Thanks for showing me up uncle trav!

That Mauna Loa mug is awesome.
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