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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2008-02-15 2:22 pm   Permalink

Found me a nice pair today.




 
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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
Posts: 291
From: Portland OR
Posted: 2008-02-15 3:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-02-08 14:07, dogbytes wrote:
w00t! $25 bucks.






Holy Crap! $25 bucks! I saw the trio (the man, woman, and tiki) at Antique Expo last year for $1800! Nice find Dogbytes.


 
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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2008-02-15 7:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-02-15 15:25, sputnikmoss wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-02-08 14:07, dogbytes wrote:
w00t! $25 bucks.






Holy Crap! $25 bucks! I saw the trio (the man, woman, and tiki) at Antique Expo last year for $1800! Nice find Dogbytes.



Great find Dogbytes one just ended on eBay $565.00!

Tikisgrl


 
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TikiTwang
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Joined: Feb 13, 2008
Posts: 22
From: Hudson, NH
Posted: 2008-02-16 4:15 pm   Permalink

My wife got me these for Christmas this year from flatearthtrading.com
They we're like $60 for both, good quality, really vibrant colors. I love them, can't wait to get the lounge finished so I can put them up!







 
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BrickHorn
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Joined: Oct 03, 2005
Posts: 178
From: Texas
Posted: 2008-02-16 7:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-02-16 16:15, TikiTwang wrote:
My wife got me these for Christmas this year from flatearthtrading.com
They we're like $60 for both, good quality, really vibrant colors. I love them, can't wait to get the lounge finished so I can put them up!







Countdown to bigbrotiki freak-out: 10... 9... 8... 7...


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2008-02-17 05:05 am   Permalink

OMG!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11584
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-02-17 07:12 am   Permalink

Hmmm...if they just would have left them in dark, monochrome wood, they might have been good "bad taste", I kinda like the flying V shape. But with that light wood, multi-colors and those white dots, they are simply bad bad taste...and easily identifiable as Asian import stuff....they kinda remind of the late late Witco blonde wood phase. I would give them a good coat of non-glossy dark brown!

See, no freak out, just cold, hard, unflinching art analysis.

[ This Message was edited by: bigbrotiki 2008-02-17 07:15 ]


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2008-02-17 07:26 am   Permalink

Be gentle with the newbie!

 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2008-02-17 07:35 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-02-17 07:26, Big Kahuna wrote:
Be gentle with the newbie!

yes, be gentle,you put blood in the water and he won't stand a chance.
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TikiTwang
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 13, 2008
Posts: 22
From: Hudson, NH
Posted: 2008-02-17 09:17 am   Permalink

What I like most about the guitars is that they "are" crap! We're just starting off with collecting, maybe I'm a little over-exited?

 
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 870
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2008-02-17 09:45 am   Permalink

At an enormous early bird sale I found this 16 pound lawn tiki at the first booth and was elated until after 3 hours of dragging him down the parking lots I was crying uncle. Next time I bring the Uhaul.

It measures 14 inches and I have a similar green ceramic one that is much lighter.



 
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2008-02-17 6:56 pm   Permalink

I'm not out there hunting for the tiki goods much anymore because I just don't have that much room for any new stuff, but now and then ya just get the itch... Had a good weekend trolling for tiki here in town.

Two Trader Vics coffee based drink mugs, a lone TV shaker, a Hawaiian Inn paddle licker and a paddle sucker and an eyeless Daga tiki mug. In the back are a busty hula girl bottle holder in the original box and a ceramic nautilus shell similar to what they used at Trader Vics.




Here's a close up of the bottle holder and the nautilus shell. Sabu started a thread about the nautilus shell. Mine doesn't have the exact same paint pattern as the TV ones.



Also found a carved Asmat bowl from Dutch New Guinea, a Leeteg print and one of those black velvet souvenir pillow cases, in this case from New Zealand.





Here are the fruits of my last big hunt which was a few months ago. Since these pics were still in my camera, here ya go:

Three old floats:




Four Hawaiian Inn mugs, a Mai Kai postcard and two Tiki Gardens shot glasses.



A lamp who's base is a fake nautical lamp, an unopened plastic container of Hawaiian Navy Grog, and an empty Okolehao decanter.








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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3753
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2008-02-17 7:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-02-16 16:15, TikiTwang wrote:
My wife got me these for Christmas this year from flatearthtrading.com
They we're like $60 for both, good quality, really vibrant colors. I love them, can't wait to get the lounge finished so I can put them up!






Hey today I was flippin' thru the channels and saw Mexican Clown Wrestling. No dis, if this is what you like, that's your bag. But to me it looks just like Mexican Clown Wrestlers. That's my objective view.
Carry on.


 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1096
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2008-02-17 10:51 pm   Permalink

The thrift finds have been scarce lately but I had some luck Goodwill hunting yesterday.

Quartet:


And a couple of cotton barkcloth shirts from Hawaii, not my size but much too nice to pass up. Not sure what I'm going to do with them.




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Because crap doesn't buy itself.


 
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HOUSE OF KU
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 540
From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2008-02-18 04:16 am   Permalink

Past Weekend Swapmeet Find...Maori Style







About 50" tall with kukui nut eyes, shark teeth and cateyes glued on. Aloha, Freddie
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