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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1290
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2006-12-03 1:25 pm   Permalink

I found a two faced Tiki Leilani mug at a car-boot sale this morning, but the bloody seller knew what it.
I picked it up and she went all knowledgeable "that's a tiki mug" so i snapped back "Yes i know, how much?" and she said "£5, their quite rare", "Not this style" i responded "this is a tiki Leilani mug THE most common mug of all, I'll give you four pounds for it only because i can't leave them when i see them" she squeaked "you must be a collector" "No I'm THE tiki collector in this town".

I hope this isn't a taste of things to come, that seller knowing what it was, ruined the whole heart pounding dry mouth sensation when you find a mug, and the burst of joy when you get it for 50 pence.


 
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foamy
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Joined: Jun 15, 2004
Posts: 590
From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2006-12-04 05:34 am   Permalink

Yeah, that's a rub. Any sort of antiques or collectibles shop now knows that tiki mugs are sought after and are pricing them higher. Got my first mug for $2, last one I bought in those environs cost me $12. They are a tough find in the wild around here.

 
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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 1182
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-12-06 11:08 am   Permalink

Keep hope alive. My wife picked up a set of the mr. Bali Hai salt and pepper shakers in perfect condition for three bucks last week. They even had salt and pepper in them (bonus).

 
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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2006-12-07 5:41 pm   Permalink

Just a little post card but given the looks to be late 50's? on Kodak Paper so it feels almost like a real photograph... bottom left corner: Aloha Clifton's "Pacific Seas" Olive at Sixth, Los Angeles apparently this location closed in 1960 Clifton's History of the Olive at Sixth




And a Monkey Pod Oda carved perfume holder the perfume bottle is long gone but the seller suggested it might make a good "stash" holder!



Total Miles Drive 100+ Total cost of Tiki items $3.65. Gotta travel sometimes to find the weird stuff.

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Haole'akamai
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 2276
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2006-12-07 11:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-12-07 17:41, Tikisgrl wrote:
Just a little post card but given the looks to be late 50's? on Kodak Paper so it feels almost like a real photograph... bottom left corner: Aloha Clifton's "Pacific Seas" Olive at Sixth, Los Angeles apparently this location closed in 1960 Clifton's History of the Olive at Sixth




Tikisgrl



This was a hang out for my mom. She remembers going there "all the time", but can't give me any details. ackPTH!!!
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2006-12-08 3:55 pm   Permalink

Scored 2, count'm, 2, steve crane scorpion bowls ( pristeen condition) today. page 77 and 78 of TIKI QUEST. TD

 
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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1338
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2006-12-08 6:46 pm   Permalink

pictures?

 
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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2006-12-08 6:53 pm   Permalink

Pictures Soon?

 
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snackbar
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Joined: Jul 09, 2006
Posts: 115
From: Grand Fenwick
Posted: 2006-12-10 02:31 am   Permalink

A while back I won an auction on eBay for a lot of five tiki mugs.
After two weeks I hadn't received anything so I got worried.
It seemed the seller shipped it surface instead of airmail,
so I had to wait ten weeks before they arrived. And when it finally arrived,
I had to pay €20 to customs.
Then I opened the box and found the best mug I paid for was missing!
By this time I was really angry but the seller offered me a full refund,
but I told him I just wanted my damn mug.
He said he still had a few mugs left, and would send me pictures so I could choose from them.
That took another three weeks, apparently he had broken his arm.
But when he finally sent the pictures of the mugs I could choose from,
all my frustrations were over, and one week later this one arrived:



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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2006-12-10 4:48 pm   Permalink

It was a fun day out shopping for me... Yesterday too! The shirt under the mugs is a Ui-Maikai that I got yesterday. The three mugs while not "Totally Tiki" really made my day.



From Left to Right: South Sea's Boston, Reginald Wong Co, Seven Samurai's. The
swizzle which didn't come out in the picture is from Hawaii 12-20 Auburn, MA
& it's also a buddha.



little detail from the shirt.


 
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MrBaliHai
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 856
From: Behind the Cheddar Curtain
Posted: 2006-12-13 5:21 pm   Permalink

I paid a visit to a local junque shoppe over my lunch break today and picked up this small Maori mask and Hawaiian Lucky Tiki souvenir mug for a grand total of $4.



On Monday, I found this beautiful Art Deco illustration, by Léon Carré, of a Tahitian princess in a 1927 issue of the French newsmagazine, L'illustration. Price $8.



You can view much larger scan
here.
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tikipedia
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Joined: Aug 25, 2004
Posts: 491
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-12-13 8:07 pm   Permalink

I spotted this item at a thrift store a few days ago, but passed on it for some reason. After reading the various threads about the return of Sam's Seafood, I realized what it was. I rushed back to the store and was glad to see it was still there. Picked it up for $0.95

This is a fogcutter mug from possibly Sam's Seafood or the Tahitian Village, as can be seen in
this thread from Sabu.



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Haole'akamai
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 2276
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2006-12-14 2:27 pm   Permalink

Okay, so I found this pair of candle holders:


They look alot like the Trader Vics candle holders, and they're some kind of stone, not wood.

Anyone have any thoughts on where they might've come from?

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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2006-12-15 6:04 pm   Permalink

Had a rare day off today so I went thrifting... Found a few fun things:

Kowloon Salt & Pepper




Starbucks/Doonesbury Reyn Spooner Hawaiian Shirt




I'm not really Tiki but made me smile




 
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 870
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2006-12-16 09:28 am   Permalink

A very amateurish tiki that looks like it was carved with a butter knife and a 1951 copy of Tele-views (Similar to TV guide but more localized) with an interview with that exotic organ grinder Korla Pandit shortly after he was let go from KTLA.




 
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