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plutojohnson
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Joined: Sep 26, 2007
Posts: 4
Posted: 2008-09-08 1:22 pm   Permalink

Hi I found these things today. Glasses from Trader Vics I think. The fork with the tiki is made of copper and brass very heavy. Don't know anything about it. Cheers! and Happy collecting,
Pluto








 
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Tiki Trav
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 639
From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2008-09-08 2:48 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-09-08 13:22, plutojohnson wrote:
Hi I found these things today. Glasses from Trader Vics I think. The fork with the tiki is made of copper and brass very heavy. Don't know anything about it. Cheers! and Happy collecting,
Pluto











Great score... ONE of those green glasses just sold on ebay for $76, at that rate you just scored about $450 worth of glasses!


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2008-09-08 4:06 pm   Permalink

Hey, Beth. If you check page 249 of Tiki Finds, you'll see the plate from Pacific Hut that I found. My summer finds are on the way! Camera is finally working again!

 
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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2008-09-08 4:29 pm   Permalink

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an awesome plate from Pacific Hut, I guess there were 2 locations in Brockton & Burlington, Mass, but I never knew.:




Well now you know it was not a myth that this place really existed & I have the postcard to prove it!

Pictures soon can't wait so I can be jealous again!

Tikisgrl


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2008-09-08 8:34 pm   Permalink

Okay, here goes! My summer finds! Paper First:
A Hawaiian International Cookbook, Hawaiian Party Book & a nice Trader Frank's Exotic Recipe Book.

Hawaiian travel brochure with a nice fold-out map & "Let's Have A Luau!" by Orchids of Hawaii complete with a blank order form!



Next, a nice pair of Coco Joe's Hula Girls:

I always manage to find something at the Hot Rod shows I sell at:





 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2008-09-08 8:37 pm   Permalink

Now, I must thank PTD for working out a trade with me! Here are the mugs he traded me:


Thanks again, PTD! I'll be in touch!


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2008-09-08 8:43 pm   Permalink

My favorite hunting ground did not let me down this summer:
Complete Outrigger mug set in mint condition:

Nice King Humanahumana statue!

Some common mugs, some not so common, ( the one to the left of the pineapple says Mai Kai on the back):



More to come!




 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2008-09-08 8:52 pm   Permalink

More from my favorite spot:
I was psyched to score the Hawaiian Inn mug & the S&P's have an Orchids of Hawaii label on the bottom!

Now I need a virgin to sacrifice!

I guess this ceramic shell bowl isn't really Tiki, but it's going on the top of my bar to hold my Tiki matchbooks. It's probably my favorite find since the Polynesian Pigeon. The pix don't do it justice. The glaze is absolutely beautiful! Anyone seen anything like it? The only marking is 1124 in small raised numbers on the bottom.








 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2008-09-08 9:01 pm   Permalink

Last & certainly least, my measly Brimfield score:


I passed on a few over-priced mugs & Coco Joe's, as well as, a set of peanut S&P's. I did, however, get a lead on a nice rattan couch that would finish off my furniture hunt. If I get it, I'll be sure to post it! The rest of my Brimfield finds will be posted in Beyond Tiki Finds!
Oh! I almost forgot. I made a trade with a friend for this kool wooden fish dish. I don't know what it is or how old it is, but I really liked it so we worked a deal. Anybody have any thoughts?









 
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HOUSE OF KU
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 540
From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2008-09-08 9:30 pm   Permalink

The hut looks similar to ones I've seen on storyboards from Yap and Palau......Aloha, Freddie
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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
Posts: 353
From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2008-09-08 9:58 pm   Permalink

Hey Kahuna,

Where did you find that Mystic Swami napkin holder!?!

I've been looking for one for years..

Nice scores!


Cheers!

Rick


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2008-09-09 6:59 pm   Permalink

I included that in the pics for PTD's benefit. I noticed a similar one in some of hos pics. I must confess, I scored that on fleabay. Half of my room is Tiki & the other half is Hot Rod/Kustom Kulture/Diner! I'll post pics of the whole thing as cleanup & redecorating progress.

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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: 2008-09-09 7:25 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-09-09 18:59, Big Kahuna wrote:
I included that in the pics for PTD's benefit. I noticed a similar one in some of hos pics. I must confess, I scored that on fleabay. Half of my room is Tiki & the other half is Hot Rod/Kustom Kulture/Diner! I'll post pics of the whole thing as cleanup & redecorating progress.



Got it right away, and by the way, nice finds for the summer you have there!

Not to go too far off topic, but I saw a Swami Fortune Teller a couple of months ago at the antique show for $35.00. The trick is to find them with their keys and paper fortunes...







One thing for certain, the Swami never lies...try and fool it sometime.

PTD


 
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2008-09-09 7:43 pm   Permalink

Got the keys & a big stack of fortunes!

 
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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
Posts: 353
From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2008-09-10 12:02 am   Permalink

Not you just need this one.... but beware..





 
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