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GO TIKI
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Joined: Feb 21, 2004
Posts: 610
From: SURF CITY HUNTINGTON BEACH
Posted: 2007-05-20 1:12 pm   Permalink

I love this post area the best! I went to the Long Beach, Ca. Antique Swap Meet, been there a few times, but it has been like a year, I scored in my opinion some cool stuff, but I was amazed on how many Tiki Mugs where fake, Reproductions of the original vintage mugs, over half that I saw, I make tiki art myself sometimes from original molds, the difference is Repop (Re-Popularize) the original or copy it and pass it off as vintage, Big difference, anyways I got all the mugs and Trader Vics ashtray for $5.00 each, not too bad, but not a big score! I need some advice on the Shag Art Coasters/Plates? I never seen them, probably fake too, cost me $18.00 bucks for the four of them to find out! Going Antiques Road Show style! What I do know is the Trader Vics salt and pepper shakers are fake, they cost me $5.00 bucks but I wanted to use them as an example, being a ceramist myself, I know if you copy a item and remold it, it will be 10% smaller than the original, due to the shrinkage of the clay, so if you see an item that appears a little smaller than what you think it should be, Be suspect! I suspect a bunch of fake copy's are coming out! Maybe they have been out for awhile and I haven't been out enough to notice Mahalo Gogo



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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1290
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2007-05-20 1:26 pm   Permalink

The Shag plates I think are from Europe, you get them in mug & coaster sets and expresso cups & saucers sets, Hot Rod Tiki have some HERE, occasionally I'l find them in the local discount stores and use them. My wife has broken her way through atleast four sets.

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GO TIKI
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Joined: Feb 21, 2004
Posts: 610
From: SURF CITY HUNTINGTON BEACH
Posted: 2007-05-20 2:07 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-05-20 13:26, atomictonytiki wrote:
The Shag plates I think are from Europe, you get them in mug & coaster sets and expresso cups & saucers sets, Hot Rod Tiki have some HERE, occasionally I'l find them in the local discount stores and use them. My wife has broken her way through atleast four sets.


Thanks Atomictonytiki, from across the pond!
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GO TIKI
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Joined: Feb 21, 2004
Posts: 610
From: SURF CITY HUNTINGTON BEACH
Posted: 2007-05-20 2:15 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-05-20 14:07, GO TIKI wrote:
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On 2007-05-20 13:26, atomictonytiki wrote:
The Shag plates I think are from Europe, you get them in mug & coaster sets and expresso cups & saucers sets, Hot Rod Tiki have some HERE, occasionally I'l find them in the local discount stores and use them. My wife has broken her way through atleast four sets.


Thanks Atomictonytiki, from across the pond!
I know where you can get another set Mate!


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tiki_fever
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Joined: Apr 09, 2007
Posts: 34
From: Long Beach Ca.
Posted: 2007-05-21 1:19 pm   Permalink

I as able to get this piece for $10.00...I don't know anything about..it looks like a hobbyist piece but if it is the person who made it was pretty talented.



There is a signatue on the back but I can't make it out..If anyone has any ideas about it please let me know.




 
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sporkboyofjustice
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Joined: Mar 30, 2004
Posts: 184
From: Eugene, Oregon
Posted: 2007-05-25 2:13 pm   Permalink

That's a pretty cool find you have there. Especially if it is of the hobby variety. It looks like it was modeled after a carved coconut, great concept. How is the opening like on the top? I could definately see someone like Munktiki making something like that.

 
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tiki_fever
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Joined: Apr 09, 2007
Posts: 34
From: Long Beach Ca.
Posted: 2007-05-25 3:12 pm   Permalink

The opening is about 4 inches across, plus the piece is about 6 inces deep, it would deifinately make a great scorpion bowl.

 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2255
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2007-05-26 06:28 am   Permalink

Good weather and good finds way up North. Picked up a pair of Calif-Asia chairs for the lounge in perfect shape. Found a Hawaiian Inn mug in a cool green glaze and a Hawaiian Village Tampa moai. A set of vintage highballs and a couple of fish openers. All the bar ware put me back six bucks. Good 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: 2007-05-26 10:50 am   Permalink

Stuff I found today and yesterday:


14" Polyart Dancer


8" Polyart hula girl


King K ceramic decanter



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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
Posts: 1967
From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2007-05-26 12:58 pm   Permalink

Buzz, you OWN Kobeys!

 
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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: 2007-05-27 11:07 am   Permalink

It was a good day for lava today out in the wild:
A HIP ashtray, a Polyart Whale lighter, and a HIP Rascal



It was a bad day for everything else.

4WD: Kobeys? What's that?

Buzzy Out!
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Hula Cat
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Joined: Jul 14, 2006
Posts: 171
From: Bellows Falls Vermont
Posted: 2007-05-27 3:49 pm   Permalink

At Last! ,something to post.....I found this 24" tall wooden moai at a Cape Cod, Ma. antique group shop ($12)....as you can see whoever had it had glued some kind of beard on the moai and drilled a small hole near the mouth for a pipe or such....It appears to have had a top knot at one time (as evidenced by the hole on top)....a obvious crack runs the length of the face...the back has symbolic carving as well....I cleaned off the glue and am ready to restore some dignity to this piece....any Ideas as to how best fill the crack or should I leave it alone? the finish on the back is high gloss and less than attractive .....my guess is this was a souvenir piece but hey I'm happy with it! .....aloha and happy hunting




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kingstiedye
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Joined: Oct 05, 2005
Posts: 1401
From: sackatomato
Posted: 2007-05-27 4:03 pm   Permalink

nice moai. i really like the crack. if you could get some matching stain down in the crevises and fill the hole by the mouth he'd look awesome. it's hard to see the back detail on my computer, but from what i can tell it looks pretty cool.
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2255
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2007-05-27 5:16 pm   Permalink

Hey!!!! Great find Hula Cat.I would leave the crack. I think it adds to the piece and shows the age well. The carving on the back looks to be "bird men" from the Bird Man cult that came into favor after the statue building era. Good job on your clean up.

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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-05-27 5:30 pm   Permalink

Do a TC search for Hoa Hakananaia - it's a famous and much-copied moai in the British Museum that yours is based on.
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