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Tiki Finds
naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 870
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2008-08-31 5:59 pm   Permalink

The summer yard sales are a mere trickle now and here are the spoils



One of those low brow souvenirs that pun "lei".I hope the guy who invented this joke patented this and is getting royalties.


A Waikiki Swings LP with two cuts by Zulu and a playful jacket.


A beautifully carved wooden tiki with the bark of the tree still visible




 
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ookoo lady
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Joined: Jun 24, 2004
Posts: 779
Posted: 2008-08-31 9:51 pm   Permalink



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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3027
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2008-09-02 10:28 pm   Permalink

Last weeks stuff:

A older set of wooden male and female tikis:

They're pretty big too. About 13" tall and 5" wide.


A male and female set of Trader Vics Menehunes, minus the sticks:

Maybe I can have them restored by a professional?

I saw a shoe box full of matches. I ran my hand across the top and out pop two old Bali Hai matchbooks. Before I dug through the rest, I asked how much for the matches. I ended up buying the whole box for $5. A couple stalls down, I find a bigger box and repeat the run of my hand through it to see what comes up recon pass. Immediately up pops a Trader Vic's BHills book. I ask how much and the guy says two bucks for the whole box. this was like a ream of paper size box half full. I take it, and spend the rest of the day digging.
The final tiki matchbook find tally:
Two Bali Hai matchbooks and a BHills Trader Vic's...

...and three Wan Qs. If Wan Qs sounds familar, it's because it was mentioned on pg 62 of BOT


At least there were some tiki matches in there.

A few vintage Hawaii and surfing postcards. Can you spot the tiki?

It's next to the band on the boat entering the fern grotto:


This album comes with a 16 page full color booklet. I took the page with a tiki on it and put in the cover's window:

Now it's a limited edition upgraded tiki tapa version

Extreme fringe of tiki non tiki find:


Buzzy Out!


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Toataiaha
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Joined: May 26, 2008
Posts: 248
From: Otautahi , Te WahiPounamu
Posted: 2008-09-02 10:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-09-02 22:28, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:
Last weeks stuff:

A older set of wooden male and female tikis:

They're pretty big too. About 13" tall and 5" wide.
Buzzy Out!






It looks as tho the Tiki Tane as been emasculated .
Any idea of its history ?
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LOL Tiki
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Joined: Sep 06, 2007
Posts: 932
From: San Diegoish
Posted: 2008-09-02 11:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-09-02 22:46, Toataiaha wrote:

A older set of wooden male and female tikis:



It looks as tho the Tiki Tane as been emasculated .
Any idea of its history ?




These may be from the Bobbitiki Tribe.
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Staredge
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Joined: Jul 15, 2008
Posts: 115
From: Germantown MD
Posted: 2008-09-03 3:20 pm   Permalink

Hit a flea market outside Johnson City, TN this weekend. No tiki, but did find



Ever wonder how something like this ends up in a small town in East Tennessee??

Anyone ever drink out of one of these??

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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1566
From: Mass.
Posted: 2008-09-04 06:19 am   Permalink



Ten bucks! I do have to refinish the top of the bar but it's mahogany so it will be worth it.


 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 817
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2008-09-04 07:49 am   Permalink

Alright Pappy!

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tongajen
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Joined: Aug 10, 2008
Posts: 5
From: tongajen
Posted: 2008-09-04 09:27 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-09-03 15:20, Staredge wrote:
Hit a flea market outside Johnson City, TN this weekend. No tiki, but did find



Ever wonder how something like this ends up in a small town in East Tennessee??

Anyone ever drink out of one of these??





We had mugs like these in my house growing up, and they came from a Japanese steakhouse in St. Louis. I think that the Benihana chain has a drink that comes with this as the souvenir glass. (We also had a cat and a geisha girl from the same place.)


 
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tongajen
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Joined: Aug 10, 2008
Posts: 5
From: tongajen
Posted: 2008-09-04 10:06 am   Permalink

I hit the tiki jackpot in Las Vegas! Here are my tiki finds (most of which came from the Charleston Antique Mall, although only two came from the tiki room!)



L to R:
Mug from Trader Dick's at John Ascuaga's Nugget
Retired Tiki Farm "Ape Monkey Mug"
Tiki Farm Oceanic Arts Reissue
Mug from Skipper Kent's, San Francisco
Mug from The Fireside, Ft. Atkinson Wisc.



Mug from Trader Vic's, Las Vegas (I couldn't stand the restaurant but the mug's kind of cute!)
Tiki Farm Bowl for Island Systems and Design
Mug from Maui Lu, Kihei Maui

Incidentally, as I was researching the Skipper Kent's mug I realized that the old Skipper Kent's was in the same location as my second favorite bar in San Francisco (after the Tonga Room), Kennedy's! What a great surprise!


 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2008-09-04 12:28 pm   Permalink

Found this mismatched pair of salt & pepper shakers yesterday. Don't know anything about the little brown guy, but the tan one is Trader Vics, of course. I suppose these were easy to steal from TV's, and that's why we find more of them around than TV mugs?


 
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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: 2008-09-04 1:22 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-09-04 12:28, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
Found this mismatched pair of salt & pepper shakers yesterday. Don't know anything about the little brown guy, but the tan one is Trader Vics, of course. I suppose these were easy to steal from TV's, and that's why we find more of them around than TV mugs?




The little brown guy is from Don the Beachcomber's, should be some illegible writing on the front and side base of the shaker.

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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2008-09-04 1:34 pm   Permalink

Great score Pappy!

 
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Staredge
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Joined: Jul 15, 2008
Posts: 115
From: Germantown MD
Posted: 2008-09-04 5:40 pm   Permalink

Quote:


We had mugs like these in my house growing up, and they came from a Japanese steakhouse in St. Louis. I think that the Benihana chain has a drink that comes with this as the souvenir glass. (We also had a cat and a geisha girl from the same place.)




http://benihanatikimugs.blogspot.com/

This is a pretty cool site.
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2008-09-04 6:18 pm   Permalink

I found a neat tiki the other day. Very Nukuoro looking. Extreme anyways.


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