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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3030
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-09-14 10:51 am   Permalink

Today's only find was a Coco Joes Alii Gold Lono

At just over 15", he's my new tallest piece in the collection


Between some other Lonos for scale


The week's off to a good start.

Buzzy Out!
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3030
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-09-15 11:36 am   Permalink

My only find today:


It must be Soloman Islands season.

Made my quota(1)for finds today.
Buzzy Out!
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2007-09-15 12:47 pm   Permalink

Glad I didn't go. However, I did get two SeaWorld tiki coffee mugs today and some reel to reel.



 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3030
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-09-16 11:13 am   Permalink

Today's finds

A Coco Joes King K and a Trader Dick's sparks nevada mug


I also found $21 and Mr Noname there today too.

That's all until next week.
Buzzy Out!

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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2007-09-16 5:14 pm   Permalink

OK, you guys in California need to know that out here in the Midwest, the pickings are really slim. you have it so easy! I go out searching for two days and I'm lucky to find two mugs!!!!! I have found one piece of Witco in 6 months and I'm prepared to pay just about any price so that I can get SOMETHING going!


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2255
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2007-09-16 6:21 pm   Permalink

Keep up the hunt Bongo. I've found two pieces of Witco in four years and think that's pretty good. Still allot of good finds every week even way up here in Michigan.Here's my two. Keep dig'n and the stuff turns up. Good luck on the hunt.





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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2007-09-16 7:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

I also found $21 and Mr Noname there today too.

That's all until next week.
Buzzy Out!




All I found was a forkin spoon and this......



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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: 2007-09-17 07:57 am   Permalink

Really painfully slow in Nor Cal. Seeing alot of the same common stuff but it is getting harder to find new.

All I found new to me from 2 flea markets and one antique show this past weekend was this Trader Vics drink menu.











Later,

PTD

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BrianPettit
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Joined: Jun 25, 2006
Posts: 6
From: Oregon, WI
Posted: 2007-09-18 1:45 pm   Permalink

Hey all,
Been collecting for about a year. All from antique and thrift stores. Been doing pretty good. Haven't paid more than $10 for one yet...





Anyone seen this one before? I know the style is common but how about the label?










Thanks for looking...
Brian
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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: 2007-09-20 3:05 pm   Permalink

O.K., I know I whined early about not finding anything. Yesterday was a rainy day, so I decided to go shopping. Here is what I found...


Tiki Gardens postcard (this is from my Dad in Chicago)


Another set of Moai salt and pepper shakers (also from Dad in Chicago).


My fourth Mermaid soap dish (all different).


Coco Joes napkin holder.


Medium sized carved wooden tiki, no marks or signature.


Large Harvey's Hula Girl scorpion bowl (one on the left is to show difference in size).


Kuo Wah San Francisco God of Longevity mug.


Although I seldom purchase anything on Ebay, this was bought there. Tonga Room San Francisco Three Moai Bowl. Yes, I am the one who bought the chipped bowl. I plan on keeping this one until I find one without a chip.

Thanks for looking and see you soon!

Psycho Tiki D (I know I am and chip or no chip, I got my Tonga Room Three Moai Bowl)!


 
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Scotttt
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Joined: Sep 12, 2007
Posts: 5
Posted: 2007-09-21 01:37 am   Permalink

Can anyone tell me the story of these four Tikis? I am the DOSM for Trader Vic's in China, we are have these four by the entrance. I am planning to have the English and Chinese explanation of these four Tikis, so we can have some Culture idea into the restaurant.

Please email me at
scottwang@goldensands.com.cn

Thanks in advance.




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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: 2007-09-21 3:39 pm   Permalink

Yes, some more finds today...some I actually found and some were sent to me from Chicago in a package I found I my front porch today when I got home from my Dad!


Found the one on the right today, one on the left is to show the size difference. OMC mug!


Treasure Craft drink pourer.


2 American Hawaii Cruises Kilauea volcano mugs.


Toby Designs "Simple" mug.




Coco Joes Hula Girl x2, Surfer and you know!


Large Trader Vics and Hilton Hawaii swizzle sticks.


Two tourist spoons and a letter opener.


Trader Vic Fogcutter mug.


Green Jekyll & Hyde Club mug.

See ya.

PTD


 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1566
From: Mass.
Posted: 2007-09-21 4:46 pm   Permalink

Wow! ..... Wow again!

 
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twitch
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Joined: May 12, 2006
Posts: 431
From: Vacant lot where T. Vic's, Van. was
Posted: 2007-09-23 6:53 pm   Permalink

Antique show today - grabbed all the mugs available;

The 2 hula girl ones are from the Islander in Stockton CA.
Got some old rum labels & barware, but I'll post those in a different thread...
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panampia
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Joined: May 26, 2006
Posts: 45
From: pittsburgh,pa
Posted: 2007-09-24 4:54 pm   Permalink

I found and bought this at our local retro antique store. I couldn't help myself. Can I use it in a Tiki Bar in my basement that I am planning for the future? It struck me as a Googie ShadowBox Mirror. I've never seen anyone have anything like it in the postings of your home bars. What do you think?








 
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