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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1338
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2003-12-15 5:34 pm   Permalink

I found a few things this weekend. Among them was this Orchids of Hawaii, R-96 pair...



and this little guy...

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=6724&forum=1&1

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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3601
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-12-29 8:40 pm   Permalink

Wow, Flounder-you guys have it good in Florida! We stopped off at a couple of antique malls during our recent Mai Kai trip and in a few short minutes I dredged up this little group: Multiple swizzles from Trader Franks (Tiki Gardens), Trader Vic's, and the Hawaiian Village, a cool 50's "Luau Lite", an Aboriginal weapons bar towel (second one like this I've found), cool tiki harpoon, a pair of wooden Moai and Ku salt and peppers, a "Tiki Iti" style tiki table lighter, and postcards from the Polynesian Cultural Center, Coco Palms, the Kamehameha memorial, and (get this!) two postcards from a Polynesian themed ski resort!

 
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vegastikidude
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Joined: Jul 07, 2003
Posts: 105
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2003-12-29 8:42 pm   Permalink

Here are some of my finds from the last couple of months. First is a Harrington-Like Mug from the Paradise Cove in Hawaii, Two Incredible Daga Mugs also from the Paradise Cove, a white Louis B Mug from the Royal Lahaina Resort in Maui and a "set" of four vintage Evalani Glasses from the old Showboat Hotel here in Las Vegas. I also picked up a "set" of six old homemade Tiki Tumblers. Great Colors, eh?


 
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vegastikidude
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Joined: Jul 07, 2003
Posts: 105
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2003-12-29 8:47 pm   Permalink

I recently picked up some incredible, vintage, 1950's post cards from Hawaii. These have wonderful color graphics, especially the Island Girl Cards. Here's a close up of my favorite one. Isn't she lovely?



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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5276
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2003-12-30 6:00 pm   Permalink

Got these today on a jaunt around East TN. Got the long ear mug for $6. Got the two Tiki Bobs from New Orleans for $10 a pair, and the blue Tepco Scorpion bowl for $6. Now, is the bowl supposed to rattle? Mine does. It's not damaged.


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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2003-12-30 7:06 pm   Permalink

How much for a Tiki Bob?

Fishy want Tiki Bob baaaad.


 
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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: 2003-12-30 8:37 pm   Permalink

Nice haul Swanky,
I've noticed that some ceramics rattle. One of my Suffering Bastards does and I've seen other bowls that do too. Something in the manufacturing I 'spose.
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5276
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2004-01-02 6:58 pm   Permalink

Today I got these: A green Otagari handled mug and the classic TV S & P. Not a great price ($15), but if I bought them off Ebay they would run that with shipping probably. But I got them in East TN. Last time I was at this store I got 4 Hawaiian Cottage handled mugs and a couple of the Disney clear mugs.

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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1368
From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2004-01-03 3:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-12-15 01:10, Basement Kahuna wrote:
I have said before; I dig the Cocojoes stuff. I think it's a real sleeper right now. I'd pick up anything you can on the cheap, because it won't be for long.



I'm already noticed its on the rise...

as is treasure craft...


 
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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2004-01-03 7:28 pm   Permalink

i have noticed that myself. I've got atleast 4-5 CoCo Joe's items.
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2004-01-03 8:34 pm   Permalink

Here's some stuff I've gotten recently. I haven't been hitting the stores as much as I've been getting more stuff off of ebay. But these are local found in the wild items.

About a month ago I got this roadworn and weary August Holland at a local Goodwill. I'm gonna have to touch up those scratches. The other piece I got today. He's tiki made of shells glued onto black velvet. He's fairly beat up as you can see, with some velvet missing off the bottom. Found him in a junk type antique store. The lady said he had a twin in much better shape which was purchased long ago. No one wanted the beat up bro so I adopted him. Good mana for me I hope. I'll have to try and patch him as best I can but it will never look great.



Close up:


I have no idea how I'm gonna display him or where he's gonna fit in but I couldn't pass him up.

Some more recent finds. The tiki back left is a mystery. The mug is from the Mai Kai and has MAI KAI vertical down the back. The long wooden bowl is from Hawaii and the little tiki down front is from the Cook Islands.



The whole lot weighs in at about $66 minus tax. The cheapest was the mystery tiki at $6 followed by the August Holland at $7 and the priciest was the Hawaiian carved bowl at $21.


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3601
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2004-01-03 9:42 pm   Permalink

That carved bowl is for serving Kava! You need to get some-NOW!

 
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2004-01-03 11:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-01-03 21:42, Basement Kahuna wrote:
That carved bowl is for serving Kava! You need to get some-NOW!



Will do Sir! .:[saluting sharply!]:.

I hope all this Kava Kava and Absinthe doesn't make me into a deranged madman. Wish me luck!


 
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Kava King
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Joined: Sep 20, 2002
Posts: 217
From: Kensington-on-Avondale
Posted: 2004-01-05 12:33 pm   Permalink

Just be sure you DON"T drink any alcohol for a couple of days before and after you enjoy Kava. Very dangerous combo punch to the liver.

 
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Phillip Roberts
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
Posts: 1656
From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2004-01-05 1:03 pm   Permalink



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