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TAKEABREATH
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Joined: Feb 01, 2007
Posts: 20
Posted: 2007-04-22 07:30 am   Permalink

Hello this is my first post on this thread. Ive been collecting for about 3 years. Mostly thrift store collecting until recently. These are my tiki thrift store finds for the year so far. I paid between .59 and 3.95 for these.



 
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dibroc
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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 378
From: Sunny Southern Califiorina
Posted: 2007-04-22 07:40 am   Permalink

Wow you all have such great skills in the wild. It has been a while since I have found anything good. happy hunting.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3029
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-04-22 1:00 pm   Permalink

Some more junk I picked up today:

A pair of 11" Maori tourist art masks:


5 Chiki Tiki Catalina Island Mugs


And an old bamboo aquarium with a matching stand:

All the electrical hardware in it is old two prong stuff.

It is made in three detachable pieces:The stand, the aquarium, and the roof

It doesn't have a tiki on it, but it's old and has bamboo, so I think it qualifies as a tiki find.

Buzzy Out!
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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2007-04-22 2:04 pm   Permalink

Just what every girl needs a cement Easter Island Head! Lot's of finds but I'm too lazy to post them all. But, I was excited about this big guy. Traveled all over today & found this guy not 5 miles from home (sorry Granite). Hip Original I found last week for size comparison.



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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 817
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2007-04-22 2:22 pm   Permalink

AAAARGH! You've got to tell me where. Come on, I've given you at least one good tip.

 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3683
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2007-04-23 06:23 am   Permalink

Bay PArk

Gecko has an aquarium like that as a center piece in his home. Its full on vintage mugs and looks awesome. Great find.


 
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CaliforniaTiki
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Joined: Apr 21, 2007
Posts: 6
From: Denver
Posted: 2007-04-23 11:54 am   Permalink

Found this at an antique shop last weekend.

Having gone to Sam's Seafood and Hawaiian Village many times in the 60's as a kid, it stirred something deep within me. The menu is in really great condition - including a small cigarette burn on the back - ah those were the days. Must be from the early 60's because the interior of the menu has snapshots and a story showing Sam's Seafood and Hawaiian Village from 1920's, remodel, and then the fire that destroyed it in 1959. Indicates the perseverance of the Katsaris family to keep the place going.

I'll post some interior shots if anyone wants a looksee.




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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1098
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2007-04-23 3:56 pm   Permalink



Rummage finds:

Aloha Hawaii swizzle sticks, sealed 25
wooden tiki 50
tiki oil lamp 50 (I see in TQ that it would have had a shade at one time)

Thrift finds:

Salt & pepper $3.99
Large piece of fabric $5.99
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tikipedia
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Joined: Aug 25, 2004
Posts: 491
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-04-23 7:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-04-23 11:54, CaliforniaTiki wrote:
I'll post some interior shots if anyone wants a looksee.



Yes! Yes, please do so. This would be valuable information for the members of this board. Also, because of the imminent reopening of Sam's, this should be of particular interests to fans of Sam's.

A really, really nice find CT!
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CaliforniaTiki
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Joined: Apr 21, 2007
Posts: 6
From: Denver
Posted: 2007-04-24 09:26 am   Permalink

Thanks Tikipedia! Yeah, my heart sang when I saw it and then when I saw the price, I nearly fell over. A well-spent 50c I'd say! I'll post the interior pages tonight, hopefully they'll be good enough to read through. Might order myself a Bali-Hi while I'm at it......

 
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CaliforniaTiki
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Joined: Apr 21, 2007
Posts: 6
From: Denver
Posted: 2007-04-24 4:53 pm   Permalink

Sam's Seafood Menu from about 1962 - here are some more photos. I'm not doing this justice but it might strengthen the Mai Tai debate. Do you think Sam's might want this in their collection for the re-opening?















 
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Lucy Diamond
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Joined: Jul 12, 2005
Posts: 34
From: Columbia, MO
Posted: 2007-04-24 7:31 pm   Permalink

Aloha!

There have really been some great finds lately. This thread keeps the wind in my sails so I have the strength to visit the next flea market.

Here are a few finds that I and my Wahine have found in the last few weeks. Truthfully, my Wahine scored the most. For your viewing pleasure, we have a Cocojoes tiki statue, a HIP hula girl ash tray, two swizzle sticks (Trader Vics and Don Ho), a tiki nut cracker and the coolest item a book entitled: "The Hawaii Book - Story of Our Island Paradise" by Verne LLoyd. The book was published by J.G. Ferguson Publishing Company Chicago copyright 1961. It is a compilation of selected articles and stories relating to the history of Hawaii.



Here are a few of the colorful and interesting pictures in the book






Good luck and happy hunting....





 
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PockyTiki
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 575
From: central MA
Posted: 2007-04-24 9:17 pm   Permalink

I just noticed in that above menu, that an Imported Heinekin bottled beer was only 75 cents! Geez-la-weez! Talk about a spike in prices.
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Koolau
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Joined: Sep 23, 2006
Posts: 323
From: Oahu, Hawaii
Posted: 2007-04-25 01:35 am   Permalink

Terrific vintage Sam's menu - thanks for the photos, but what's up with the drink garnishes? It looks like a dandelion is growing out of that Mai Tai! Somebody get Sam's some herbicide.

 
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CaliforniaTiki
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Joined: Apr 21, 2007
Posts: 6
From: Denver
Posted: 2007-04-25 09:38 am   Permalink

Maybe it's some sort of 'Jungle Fungle'.

 
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