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Tiki Finds
spy-tiki
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Joined: May 11, 2003
Posts: 741
From: glendale, ca
Posted: 2007-02-04 2:44 pm   Permalink

I never find much, but yesterday I did pretty well. Ugly upholstery, but you can't win 'em all.


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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2256
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2007-02-04 2:55 pm   Permalink

Nice find spy! You need to pull the plastic off the bar and celebrate. Great group of furniture.

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1840
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2007-02-04 6:01 pm   Permalink

I am always out and about...I guess it is time to share some of my finds from the past couple of weeks...





Found these six Kahiki mugs from Ohio in Roseville CA...Wish they could talk!



Odd handled Lelani mugs, handles made to look like twisted wood, never seen these before?



Bali Hai Ashtray, smoke 'em if you got 'em!





Finally, I found a "Tiki Bob's" mug in the wild!


Hawaii Kai, the third one I've bought.



Carved tiki from Oroville CA, can anyone help with orgin?


Tonga Room San Francisco Snack Menu 1940's.



Finally to round the past two weeks...Sam's Seafood and Hawaiian Village Menu circa 1966!

Gotta go,
Psycho Tiki D (I know I am and I practice everyday).






 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 6153
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-02-04 6:48 pm   Permalink

FYI for Sac folks.....there is a new Salvation Army Thrift store in Roseville, maybe you great shoppers will find something good there. It is on the southwest side of Antelope and Hwy 80. I am not so lucky and typically have to shop antique stores.
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HOUSE OF KU
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 540
From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2007-02-05 03:04 am   Permalink

Some Swapmeet finds from Sun. 02/04/07 Witco Tiki head $5.00
Tiki shot glasses 2 for $3.00 Aloha, Freddie


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1840
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2007-02-05 4:46 pm   Permalink

I don't know if this constitutes an actual "find" however,


IT TOOK MY DAUGHTER THREE DAYS TO FIND ONE OF THESE AT DISNEYLAND!!

Nevermind she kept asking the store clerks for the "Tiki Ceramic Building"!

What is a Dad to do? You try to explain, send money and print pictures (left at home because she "knew" what I was talking about).

Oh well, I did get one, right?

Psycho Tiki D (I know I am, partially because of my children).


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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2007-02-11 6:46 pm   Permalink

Not having any great luck finding mugs, got this little guy today:




And this plate, any thoughts on this place? Anybody ever heard of it? The dealer had no idea but she thought it was at least an East Coast restaurant.




 
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Suffering Bastard of Stumptown
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 648
From: PDX
Posted: 2007-02-11 6:52 pm   Permalink

There is a Cathay Hut restaurant in Lewiston, ME. They have a polynesian menu, and serve drinks in tiki mugs, but the name is a bit different.

..sbim


 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-02-11 11:12 pm   Permalink

The year has gotten off to a pretty good start. Who would have thought you could find 2 of these here in NZ? The condition is superb - I just washed some gunk out of the bottom of each which I'm pretty sure was the remains of the drinks that were served in them.

Lots of other acqusitions, mostly retail purchases but the odd find at a good price. Unfortunately Maoriana/Kiwiana is way too popular here now and the prices have gone sky-high.
1970s(?)Maori Maiden and Maori Chief wall plaques:

Tiny Tang decanter, just over 4" high:

Souvenir moai from Rapa Nui, about 15" tall and beautifully carved:

A couple of resin Maori figures - Pania of the Reef and a chief with tiki:


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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2007-02-12 3:12 pm   Permalink

Way to go Paipo!
That's amazing to find a pair of Tiki Bobs all the way down in NZ. That Moai is very nice too, the large ones like that are impressive.
Aloha,


 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1319
From: Calgary
Posted: 2007-02-12 9:17 pm   Permalink

Not exactly tiki finds, but here are a few things that will definitely go in my future tiki bar:

Nautical lamp decanter. Now the question is...should I actually fill it with liquor?


A nice 6 foot x 5 foot piece of Lauhala matting. I have since removed the (Mexican styled?) yarn. It looks much better now. It was pretty cheap compared to what I've seen lauhala go for on the interweb. I always felt that lauhala was the one thing I would have to "just buy" for the retail price. I'll probably still need to get some that way, just not as much now. So Hooray!


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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
Posts: 291
From: Portland OR
Posted: 2007-02-15 7:10 pm   Permalink

Today was a great day! Goodwill Rules!









the shot glasses are from the Hawaii Kai and Tiki Gardens, Indian Rocks Beach Fl
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2007-02-15 11:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

Nautical lamp decanter. Now the question is...should I actually fill it with liquor?




Aye, I say! Fill'er up and drain'er dry... then be doin' it 'gain!
Aloha,


 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 6153
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-02-16 05:38 am   Permalink

Wow Sput....very nice finds. Nothing good at my "Good"will.....sigh.
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Tiki Trav
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 639
From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2007-02-16 9:28 pm   Permalink

hey all.. just a few scores from the last few weeks..













The crab is ceramic and feels like it may be japanese made.. it was $2..
The Maori boat was $4 and scored it today, Stuff from New Zealand is quite common here in Oz because of the close proximity and large population of new zealanders (kiwis) here..

I picked up the barrel from the road side last week!!!

The Island was 2 bucks (pretty cheap real-estate!) and the palm leaves are green feathers!!!

Cheers..
Tiki Trav








 
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