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Toshi
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Joined: May 01, 2008
Posts: 17
Posted: 2009-01-22 9:09 pm   Permalink

Found these books in a store room we had to unload, they were about to give a bunch of books away and asked if I wanted to look through them, found these and a bunch of the tribal art magazines that seem to be some kind of an auction.















 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-01-23 1:07 pm   Permalink

300 pages of tiki finds! Wahoo!

 
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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: 2009-01-23 1:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-01-23 13:07, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
300 pages of tiki finds! Wahoo!



Not according to some opinions in this thread...
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=31087&forum=1&30

More like 20 or so?

PTD


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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7911
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2009-01-23 3:26 pm   Permalink

Found this today.

Anyone have any clue WTF it is??

No markings anywhere but the tapa seems to be

pretty darn tight! ( old)


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Mashuka
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Joined: Oct 21, 2005
Posts: 131
Posted: 2009-01-23 3:52 pm   Permalink

Bunny Palm!

 
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Tiki Shaker
  

Joined: Jun 28, 2008
Posts: 767
From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2009-01-23 3:55 pm   Permalink

Looks like a tissue holder for a giant Moai.

 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-01-23 7:37 pm   Permalink

Went to a pretty great estate sale today. Guy used to work for RCA records then Columbia Records all before 1960. There were hundred of thousands of never played mint condition records it was amazing. The guy was stationed in the South Pacific during WWII and he had one of the most diverse books collections I have ever seen.

Anyways I picked up these 3 books. Sorry I do not have a scanner so go with me on this:

Blue Horizons - Paradise Isle of the South Pacific - featuring Samoa Islands, Tonga, Fiji, French Polynesia, The Cook Islands and Hawaii.




One of my favorite photos is this one of artisans in Tonga working on a 63 foot piece of tapa. Think its possible to find this in the wild?


Here is a coffee table book on Hawaii:


Favorite photo shows the Ki'i figures at the City of Refuge,or Pu'uhonua O Honaunau.They guard the pursued and the vanquished who found sanctuary there:



and another coffee table book : Hawaii's Enchanted Islands.




Has great info on LeeTag, Don the Beachcomber, the tourist trade and luaus.
(that is Don the Beachcomber. Sorry for the bad pics!

and here is an outrigger hanging above a dinner/luau service:



Hands down the Isle of the Pacific is the best one.











 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7911
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2009-01-23 10:10 pm   Permalink

that Tapa rocks!!!!

 
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surfalaia
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Joined: Jan 07, 2009
Posts: 113
Posted: 2009-01-24 3:19 pm   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: surfalaia 2009-08-05 07:18 ]


 
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LOL Tiki
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Joined: Sep 06, 2007
Posts: 932
From: San Diegoish
Posted: 2009-01-24 3:34 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-01-24 15:19, surfalaia wrote:
My new lamp






It's a giant Strikow decanter!
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-01-25 10:25 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-01-23 22:10, RevBambooBen wrote:
that Tapa rocks!!!!




Just think....if you had that 63' tapa how many of those snazzy tissue box things you could make!


 
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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: 2009-01-25 1:08 pm   Permalink

Slow week = angry Psycho Tiki D. Today's finds...



The Polynesian Palace/Al Harrington The South Pacific Man-Hawaii matchbook.


Del Webb's Kuilima Resort Hotel and Country Club, North Shore, Oahu Hawaii Daga white bamboo mug.



Two OMC Moai mugs, unmarked with stickers.


Disney "Randotti" Glow Skull.

Later!

PTD


 
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BigRedTiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jan 14, 2007
Posts: 86
From: Fremont, Nebraska
Posted: 2009-01-25 4:21 pm   Permalink

Found 2 of these cool cans from the Wreck Bar (Castaways), anyone seen these before? They have some sand or something sealed inside so they can be used as a rattle/noise-maker...


I found this old, bamboo bar or book shelf for $12 at a thrift store, it is super heavy. The masks are just leaning against it...


Finally these 2 Reglor of California Lamps, which I have had for a long time, not Tiki really, but I like them...



Some other new stuff...


A new display of some old mugs...


My new couch...



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bongofury
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1560
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2009-01-26 7:07 pm   Permalink






I found this glass...I had only seen it in mug form


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11586
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-01-26 11:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-01-26 19:07, bongofury wrote:
I found this glass...I had only seen it in mug form



Yeah, about a hundred times and more. Funny that here the ceramic mug seems to have outnumbered the glasses--I never saw one of these either. What if the mug was cheaper (as an import) than the printed glass back then?


 
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