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Tiki Finds
Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2003-11-10 07:33 am   Permalink

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Wow, nice collection Unkle John. Great score on that Mr. Bali Hai...I just got one but was nowhere near $3.00. Got anything you wanna trade? I have an extra Orchids
R-72 I want to get rid of. If we hook up later this month I'll bring it along.



I would have to think on it, but I don't think I can make it this month to the shindig. Got my in-laws coming in this saturday. But I'll try my best to persuade the wife to get out for a few hours.
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2003-11-10 7:22 pm   Permalink

What BK speaketh...so shall it be!

You're right BK, it's out there in droves! Hasn't always been but it seems to be now.

After work tonight I'm going to the grocery store. As I pull into the lot I suddenly realize that my favorite antique store is in the same plaza.

"No...no...I shouldn't go in. Can't afford it. (This is the same store that I scored the earlier in this thread Tahitian and Bora Bora tikis) Well, I'll just stop and see if that dealer's other tikis are still there. Just curious. I won't spend much."

Well there was plenty of tiki! Far more than I'd ever seen before. Most of it was IMO overpriced though. Weird that after so many months of nothing that there'd all of sudden be so much. There were even several mugs! The one that I thought most curious was a black tiki mug that said "Jack's Nest" 3rd Ave NYC "Southern Kitchen." Southern Kitchen? Tiki mug? Odd! $15.

There was even a stack of Martin Denny albums that were pulled out of the boxes and layed aside as if someone knew I was coming. Problem was, the ones I wanted/needed (Primitiva, Forgotten Island) had damaged covers.

What I bought: a small little Coco Joe ashtray for two bucks and a 7" or 8" Moai tiki for $15.



I actually did good by not spending too much. I'll go back and chip away at that tiki collection as funds permit.


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3601
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-11-10 9:10 pm   Permalink

Viola!

 
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Rattiki
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Joined: May 03, 2003
Posts: 422
From: Key West, FL
Posted: 2003-11-11 12:21 am   Permalink

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On 2003-11-09 19:24, Unkle John wrote:
Just up-loaded some photos of my mug finds from the past 3 years to my website,



I love this shot, good to know others are in a state of disarray with their collection of Tiki stuff as I am!




This is my Tiki office mess.






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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2003-11-11 07:26 am   Permalink

LOL At least I'm not alone.
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Traderpup
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 1055
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2003-11-11 5:34 pm   Permalink

Here's a few recent finds for me:




new, functional blowgun from Mindanao Island in East Indies -- darts have extremely sharp metal tips!


a low quality Don the Beachcomber mug, from a dealer that had lots of old Don the Beachcomber stock, including 100 unused rum barrels


Shawnee Hawaiian girl vase, bargain under $40


2 ship lanterns, solid copper, both clear lens, 1 with red inner lens. One of the lens has turned purple with age



4 palmwood Tikis, once were one piece in a circle, probably a stool or table base, 14" tall


 
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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1290
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2003-11-13 12:50 pm   Permalink



From left to right we have a Euro-Tiki yellow brown "Arte 4" Moai mug, a New Zealand carving and a Moai Sake set which the little heads which had been used as candle holders because I had to chip wax out of them after buying them.

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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2003-11-13 7:12 pm   Permalink

I really like that sake set. Great finds!

 
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purple jade
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Joined: Feb 19, 2003
Posts: 1450
From: New Orleans
Posted: 2003-11-13 8:07 pm   Permalink

Pup, what are you going to do with those four tikis? I know you must have something in mind.

 
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 3068
From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2003-11-14 10:43 am   Permalink

finds from within the last year...



antique mall, creve coeur, mo. ~$30. does anyone know if this is authentic tiki or not?



ok, this was from about 2 years ago. base sez hula-lei, honolulu. i think it was about $4


yard sale, st. louis, mo, $8



base sez jungle jim, kau, hawaii
name forgotten junk store, baltimore, md, ~$10


flea market, towson, md, $12
there's a hole and a carpenter's joining mark (X for 10) on the base of this one - seems to have been part of a larger structure, perhaps bar. anybody have any leads?

dat's me for now ~ mahalo, j$



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KAHAKA
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Joined: Mar 03, 2003
Posts: 874
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2003-11-14 5:59 pm   Permalink

Just to update you all, I haven't found SHIT!

 
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GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 1049
From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-11-14 6:12 pm   Permalink

TraderPup,
Great price on da Shawnee head vase!!! if you eva find another one for the same price please get it and I will pay you for it plus shipping. I've been looking for one.

Johnny Dollar,
Your last pic is a book end. I have the same exact identical set which answers your questions about da hole on da bottom. Those holes are where they were attached to da machine to be mechanically carved.


 
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FLOUNDERart
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Joined: Sep 02, 2003
Posts: 1140
From: Orlando Florida
Posted: 2003-11-15 5:33 pm   Permalink

Finally I can quit bitching about never finding anything because me and the wahine found one of these today at a church rummage for 30 bucks.


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Original Art by Flounder

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SugarCaddyDaddy
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Joined: Jun 03, 2002
Posts: 1500
From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2003-11-15 8:47 pm   Permalink

Flounder!
That's an incredible buy at only $30! They sell in Palm Springs for $250 for the same style (with a 10 gallon capacity tank), and the prices just go up from there the larger the tank you get.


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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2003-11-15 9:55 pm   Permalink

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On 2003-11-15 20:47, SugarCaddyDaddy wrote:
Flounder!
That's an incredible buy at only $30! They sell in Palm Springs for $250 for the same style (with a 10 gallon capacity tank), and the prices just go up from there the larger the tank you get.



Yeah, that's a sweet buy! Now ya gotta get some fish. I'd recommend some brichardi. You ever see that movie where Don Knotts falls into the ocean and becomes a fish? Mr Limpet or something?? Well, brichardi look a lot like Ladyfish from the aforementioned movie. Beautiful little fish. They are African cichlids but are not as aggressive as most African cichlids.

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