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Wildsville man
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Joined: Dec 13, 2007
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From: PALM SPRINGSVILLE
Posted: 2008-12-18 9:45 pm   Permalink

I just picked this guy up in Palm Springs!!!!! Does anyone know anything about this? They state it is from the 1950's and from some old amusement park. I got a great deal on it and it will look great in my tiki room. But I would like to know if there is any history in it before I paint it brown!!!!!!!!! Help me bigbrotiki!!!!!!














I added the roadtrip photo's too,hope you don't mind!!!!!!!!!




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kirby
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Joined: May 04, 2005
Posts: 1600
From: SoCal
Posted: 2008-12-18 10:36 pm   Permalink

It looks like this listed on ebay
they have it listed as Unique 4 Foot Hawaii Angry Fire Totem Tiki Resin Statue
for $400 bucks plus $185 shipping I doubt its vintage but if you like it thats all that matters..



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TabooDan
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Joined: Jul 18, 2004
Posts: 662
From: Tiki in a Crowsnest, AB., Canada
Posted: 2008-12-19 06:02 am   Permalink

Cool Tiki but I have never seen a 1950's (or anything before the last 10 years) Tiki that looks like that. Alot of style and detail you just don't see on early pieces.
Nice Tiki but new for sure!


 
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Wildsville man
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Joined: Dec 13, 2007
Posts: 1388
From: PALM SPRINGSVILLE
Posted: 2008-12-19 2:33 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the information guy's!!!!!

He will be pained then!!!!


 
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Tiki Kupcake
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Joined: May 07, 2008
Posts: 362
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2008-12-19 2:38 pm   Permalink

Here's the things I have found in the last couple months that I haven't gotten around to posting. They were not all found on the same occasion. Yes, I find a lot at the GoodWill. I will be near one, get a feeling there is something for my tiki bar waiting inside and when I go inside, sure enough there always is. I have many more items than these ones that I am posting. Many items I then make into my own. I have also found a large collection of paper lanterns and mini bamboo lanterns all still in their packaging and never used. I am planning on opening them up once we have the tiki bar all built.

I found these two guys at the GoodWill.


All three mugs I found at the GoodWill. The Grog mug was the very first mug I ever found there.


Another GoodWill find. I have another set I found there, too, but they are no longer a fork and spoon set.


The bookends I found at the GoodWill and the book at a garage sale.


I pick up more monkey pod every time I go to GoodWill. You can never have too much to serve all your puupuus in.


Found the coconut dishes at the GoodWill. The other three pieces I found at a 2nd hand store.


Another GoodWill find.


One day when I was looking for tiki on Craigslist I found a posting for free tiki mugs. Something about a relationship ending and taking a hammer to them if someone didn't come get them. I couldn't let that happen! Sure, they are from China, but they were free and they are great to let people use at parties. Except for the dark brown one. I found that one in a 2nd hand store.


Again, Goodwill. I've passed on other coconut monkeys I've found there, but there was something about this one.


Lastly, also from the GoodWill, something to serve my pineapple upside down cake on.















 
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LOL Tiki
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Joined: Sep 06, 2007
Posts: 932
From: San Diegoish
Posted: 2008-12-19 3:21 pm   Permalink

I picked up a couple of these earlier this week.


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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3673
From: HELL
Posted: 2008-12-19 3:39 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-12-18 21:45, Wildsville man wrote:
I just picked this guy up in Palm Springs!!!!! Does anyone know anything about this? They state it is from the 1950's and from some old amusement park. I got a great deal on it and it will look great in my tiki room. But I would like to know if there is any history in it before I paint it brown!!!!!!!!! Help me bigbrotiki!!!!!!













..they lied to you and you bought it....there's nothing vintage about it....as you can see from the post below you can still buy these online....but if you got a good deal on it, then that's what counts.......now go paint it brown before bambooben sees that horrible white tiki.....


 
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Wildsville man
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Joined: Dec 13, 2007
Posts: 1388
From: PALM SPRINGSVILLE
Posted: 2008-12-19 9:17 pm   Permalink

Thanks Tipsy,

P.S. Illinois isn't Hell, but it is awfully close!!!!!!





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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 636
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2008-12-20 12:15 pm   Permalink

Here's a recent $1.50 thrift store find. At first I thought it was a bank somebody cut up to make a tea light holder, but there's no coin slot. So maybe it was always a tea candle holder? Who knows; I'd never seen one like it before, but they don't let me get out much these days.





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tikipaka
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Joined: May 31, 2006
Posts: 641
From: New York
Posted: 2008-12-20 12:24 pm   Permalink

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Here's a recent $1.50 thrift store find. At first I thought it was a bank somebody cut up to make a tea light holder, but there's no coin slot. So maybe it was always a tea candle holder? Who knows; I'd never seen one like it before, but they don't let me get out much these days.



Silverline, check yours out on page 160 of Tiki Quest.. I have the one right next to it that doesn't say Florida on it.. I love mine lit at night, I usually put in out on the railing of the cabana, so I can see where I'm going doing the summer nights.


 
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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 636
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2008-12-20 1:16 pm   Permalink

Right you are Tikipaka! They don't let me read my Tiki Quest much anymore either.

Found this little two-faced home ceramics shot mug as well, signed and dated 1968. Pickens is slim right now, so I was happy to find these.





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MrBaliHai
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 856
From: Behind the Cheddar Curtain
Posted: 2008-12-20 2:39 pm   Permalink

Found this nicely carved monkeypod-wood Hawaiian Ku today while antiquing. It's about 18-inches tall. No artist signature. Hole in the bottom suggests that it was turned on a lathe before being carved.



 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3673
From: HELL
Posted: 2008-12-20 4:08 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-12-20 14:39, MrBaliHai wrote:
Found this nicely carved monkeypod-wood Hawaiian Ku today while antiquing. It's about 18-inches tall. No artist signature. Hole in the bottom suggests that it was turned on a lathe before being carved.






..i'll bet you didn't know they made lamps of that tiki, did ya???....i bought these on ebay years ago .....(when there was only about 10 tiki collectors world wide)....LOL






 
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MrBaliHai
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 856
From: Behind the Cheddar Curtain
Posted: 2008-12-20 5:35 pm   Permalink

On 2008-12-20 16:08, Tipsy McStagger wrote:
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..i'll bet you didn't know they made lamps of that tiki, did ya???


But which came first, the tiki or the lamp?
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2008-12-21 1:39 pm   Permalink

1958




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