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Suffering Bastard of Stumptown
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 648
From: PDX
Posted: 2007-07-25 12:07 pm   Permalink

I need some help identifying these two buggers.

I picked them up at a thrift shop in Albuquerque.

While the designs are classic, I have never seen these colors before. They are marked on the side with "Shang Hee" but I couldn't find anything online about that name.

They also have flat bottoms.

If you have any idea of the origins of these guys, please let me know.



..sb


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11588
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-07-25 2:00 pm   Permalink

Ouuuch, take that away, it hurts my eyes....

Obviously some cheap Fu joint's attempt to copy these Otagiri classics by making molds of the original mugs.


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3673
From: HELL
Posted: 2007-07-25 2:10 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-21 11:07, twitch wrote:
Quote:

On 2007-07-18 19:49, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
Anyone know anything about these?



PTD




I have a single one very similar to these, but without the bowl-like top of the mug-part, and a matching wooden mug that goes along with it. Always thought it was a giant ladle for a huge punch bowl...




here, here!!! i have a pair as well... also without the flaired out tops and mine are black...also the carving on the handle is slightly different in pattern but they do have tikis all over em',,,,


 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-07-25 3:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-23 23:48, Matango Derek wrote:
Scored these today at an antique store..$5 for the pair. No markings below or behind, so it's kinda hard to place/date them. They're definitely not new though.






Did you see the
Pub Tiki thread ? The font on your shakers looks a lot like the one on the single shaker in that thread, which also has a link to this group of Pub Tiki items on ebay...

Same font again, and the toothpick holder tiki appears to be the same design as your shakers?


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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2007-07-25 5:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-25 12:07, Suffering Bastard in Maine wrote:
I need some help identifying these two buggers.

I picked them up at a thrift shop in Albuquerque.

While the designs are classic, I have never seen these colors before. They are marked on the side with "Shang Hee" but I couldn't find anything online about that name.

They also have flat bottoms.

If you have any idea of the origins of these guys, please let me know.




..sb



Those are amazing SBiM... I don't know anything about them but my favorite mugs are always the colorful fun ones! Heck, anyone can make a brown mug but you have to be awfully daring to go bright yellow & is that really purple or more blue?

Great find! Tikisgrl


 
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Suffering Bastard of Stumptown
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 648
From: PDX
Posted: 2007-07-25 8:16 pm   Permalink

Oh, it's purple.
I'll give you that one if you want it. I owe you!

..sb


 
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Matango Derek
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Joined: Jun 22, 2007
Posts: 47
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2007-07-26 09:57 am   Permalink

Wow!! Thanks for your good eye! I love digging up clues about where stuff is from. More research ahead!



Did you see the
Pub Tiki thread ? The font on your shakers looks a lot like the one on the single shaker in that thread, which also has a link to this group of Pub Tiki items on ebay...

Same font again, and the toothpick holder tiki appears to be the same design as your shakers?





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ootwoods
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Joined: Jul 15, 2007
Posts: 48
Posted: 2007-07-26 3:28 pm   Permalink

SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE!

Second trip in two weeks to a Goodwill near me.. and today I find...




The one is a Kona Kai (says on the back) and has the whole OMC ring on the bottom, and the lotus sticker.

Not sure what the other (moai) is.. no name, no markings.. it was gladed and fired on a tripod, other than that, not much! Anyone?

GOt two bigarsed monkey-pod bowls too.. one leaf shaped, one peanut shaped.



 
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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: 2007-07-26 4:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-26 15:28, ootwoods wrote:
SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE!

Second trip in two weeks to a Goodwill near me.. and today I find...




The one is a Kona Kai (says on the back) and has the whole OMC ring on the bottom, and the lotus sticker.

Not sure what the other (moai) is.. no name, no markings.. it was gladed and fired on a tripod, other than that, not much! Anyone?

GOt two bigarsed monkey-pod bowls too.. one leaf shaped, one peanut shaped.





Which Goodwill did find those great scores at? I need to contact them to let them know they aren't cherypicking their stuff enough! The Goodwill stores in California know better than to put tiki anything out on their shelves!

Psycho Tiki D (I know I am and Goodwill in CA is Goodwill for Goodwill)!


 
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ootwoods
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Joined: Jul 15, 2007
Posts: 48
Posted: 2007-07-26 4:54 pm   Permalink

ONe was 49c and one was 89c.




 
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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2007-07-26 5:08 pm   Permalink

I think that the yellow one might be a Toby mug? Here's a link to my greenish one

Toby?

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ootwoods
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Joined: Jul 15, 2007
Posts: 48
Posted: 2007-07-26 5:11 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-26 17:08, Tikisgrl wrote:
I think that the yellow one might be a Toby mug? Here's a link to my greenish one

Toby?



Yup.. identical. OTher than the signature.

Thanks!



 
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ootwoods
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Joined: Jul 15, 2007
Posts: 48
Posted: 2007-07-27 4:22 pm   Permalink

Today I scored two of the frosted, short, Polynesian VIllage (Disney) tiki glasses @ 3.00 each (pre "polynesian resort" conversion, with the wee head-dress polynesian critter on the logo), and four Kona Kai swizzles (with the tiki that matches my big mug on it) as well as a "plausible" tiki mug.. not vintage, but a blue mug, with two bands around the bottom, and a bowl top.

Also scored about 30 vintage "other" swizzles, and a cutty-sark bar ad napkin holder.



 
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 870
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2007-07-27 5:35 pm   Permalink



I found this nicely carved Maori box today now I just have to figure out what to put in it.

[ This Message was edited by: naugatiki 2007-07-27 17:35 ]


 
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kingstiedye
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Joined: Oct 05, 2005
Posts: 1401
From: sackatomato
Posted: 2007-07-27 6:14 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-27 17:35, naugatiki wrote:


I found this nicely carved Maori box today now I just have to figure out what to put in it.

[ This Message was edited by: naugatiki 2007-07-27 17:35 ]

put your stash in it, man. nice find.
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