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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: 2007-12-31 12:11 pm   Permalink

As usual, some really great finds by everyone lately!

Some of my recent purchases...


FI green mugs...


Which I still believe would look very good with a lid!


Large Trader Vic's Three Moai Scorpion bowl.


Tiki Farm Skull mug.


Kona Club Oakland CA mai tai glass.



2002 Tiki Farm mug from the now defunct Hulilau Island Grill in Sacramento.




And, the elusive "Blue Hawaii" moai mug made by OMC (who really knows where this is from)?

Happy New Year to you all,

Psycho Tiki D (I know I am and I look forward to next year's finds)!


 
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ScarabaTiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2006
Posts: 44
From: Hemet, California
Posted: 2007-12-31 12:34 pm   Permalink

I found this bowl in an LA thrift store a few days ago. Anyone seen this one before? Nothing on Ooga Mooga. It features 3 round-headed tikis supporting a large roundish bowl. The tikis and the outside of the bowl are rough and unfinished. The inside of the bowl has a brown glaze. This bowl is large at approximately 9" wide (tiki to tiki), with each tiki at about 5 1/2" high. Sitting next to a similarly designed Orchids of Hawaii bowl, it is MUCH larger.







The bottom reads "Kahala Hilton, Terra-Ceramics, Hawaii" and is not dated.

The Arkiva Tropika website shows a menu for the Hala Terrace at the Kahala Hilton in Honolulu. The menu has a drawing of a rum punch served in "The Menehune Bowl" (for $1.80!) that may represent this bowl. I couldn't find anything on Terra-Ceramics.

I assume this bowl is from the 60's or 70's but maybe it's more recent?
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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: 2007-12-31 10:19 pm   Permalink

Great score ScarabaTiki! I have not seen that piece, let alone any other piece from the Kahala Hilton (now the Mandarin Oriental). Interestingly enough, I have a couple pieces from the Hilton Hawaiian Village which have a similar glaze and inscription on the bottom. Perhaps Terra-Ceramics made mugs and bowls for both Hilton locations.
Aloha,

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3032
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2008-01-02 11:15 am   Permalink

This week's stuff, the last of last year's stuff:

1964 copy of a Maori art book


An otagiri Harvey's lake tahoe bowl



A Bora Bora tiki



Buzzy Out!


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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3754
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2008-01-02 12:26 pm   Permalink


Diving helmet decantur, Leilani Luau Fresno Moai mug and Otagiri Peanut mug


 
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HOUSE OF KU
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 540
From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2008-01-02 8:58 pm   Permalink

Some swapmeet finds...

2 Alii Gold #700 Tikis, Redware Daga Mug and a Cook Island coconut scraper.


A couple of nautical lamps, one still with wick and fuel reservoir, about 20" tall, not counting handle.



An Alii Gold Plaster FireDancer marked 093 and copyright date 85
Happy New Year Tiki Central Ohana! Aloha, Freddie
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Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
Posts: 296
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2008-01-04 10:12 am   Permalink

Picked up this interesting Tiki at a thrift store. It sort of looked cool and Oceanic. An interesting detail is that it has a Paul Marshall Products sticker on the bottom. My guess is that it was made as some sort of interpretive Oceanic arts for US market. Not sure if the paint is original or not. Anyone who might have more info on this would be appreciated. It's about 2 feet tall.









Also snagged a cool Trader Vic's glass on e-bay.




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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11588
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-01-04 10:38 am   Permalink

That Tiki (?) is totally wacky, never seen anything like it. Neither the form, nor the weird markings! Bet Bob and Leroy might have something to say 'bout it, they delt with Paul Marshall.
And that Trader Vic's glass is tres cool too, never knew it existed.


 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1099
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2008-01-04 11:58 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-01-04 10:38, bigbrotiki wrote:
And that Trader Vic's glass is tres cool too, never knew it existed.



It's part of a series of 6 from TV Waikiki, as discussed in
this thread.
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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2008-01-04 4:22 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-01-04 10:12, Tattoo wrote:
Picked up this interesting Tiki at a thrift store. It sort of looked cool and Oceanic. An interesting detail is that it has a Paul Marshall Products sticker on the bottom. My guess is that it was made as some sort of interpretive Oceanic arts for US market. Not sure if the paint is original or not. Anyone who might have more info on this would be appreciated. It's about 2 feet tall.













I have one just like yours. I'll snap a few pictures when I have a minute and some sunshine! Too funny I thought it was a kids carving project or something.

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tikithomas08
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Joined: Apr 10, 2007
Posts: 528
From: San Diego CA
Posted: 2008-01-05 12:12 am   Permalink

found this bad boy a couple weeks ago at an amvets. any idea on the brand, or what used to be inside? the spot for a label on the front seems to be long gone, and the only info on the bottom is "heritage collection", any info?





 
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caffeinated
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Joined: Sep 26, 2005
Posts: 86
From: yesterday
Posted: 2008-01-05 12:48 am   Permalink

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any idea on the brand, or what used to be inside? the spot for a label on the front seems to be long gone, and the only info on the bottom is "heritage collection", any info?



Its a Kahlua bottle that was put out in the early 90's. At least that's when I remember buying one from the liquor store. It could have been released at other times as well.


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2256
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2008-01-05 06:01 am   Permalink

[quote]
any idea on the brand, or what used to be inside? the spot for a label on the front seems to be long gone, and the only info on the bottom is "heritage collection", any info?



Here's one from my collection.







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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2008-01-05 06:46 am   Permalink

I would say they are twins for sure! Although the mouth, nipples & belly button on mine have not been painted in...

Yours & Mine....



Mine appears to be a slightly darker color than yours. Looking at the grains in the picture they might be made of a different type of wood?

Tikisgrl


 
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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1560
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2008-01-05 09:25 am   Permalink

I found this last year in a stack of line drawings by an artist that I lost the info on. Most were of WWII planes and stuff and were dated between 1945-1947. Not sure what the sign reads above the maiden's head.





 
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