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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2009-02-08 1:47 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-02-08 13:02, Big Kahuna wrote:
WOW! D. How'd you talk the boss into letting you do that! Great finds as always. It's been a rough winter for me. I'll post my measly finds later!
Mahalo,
Rick



Hey Rick,

How you doing?

Well...the boss was the one who told me she wanted me to get the tapa cloth off of the floor, I couldn't argue with that suggestion, could I?

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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-02-08 8:51 pm   Permalink

Hey, Duane! That Tapa rocks! Been a nasty winter so far. I've already paid the plow guy $210.00 of my fun money. I just finished helping my knucklhead son with his homework & I don't have the energy to take pics of my finds. I'll do it tomorrow. I did manage 3 items today, so maybe my mojo is changing.


 
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K_I_T
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Joined: Jan 05, 2009
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Posted: 2009-02-08 10:28 pm   Permalink

Some of my recent finds:













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Zeta
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Posted: 2009-02-09 9:45 pm   Permalink


The size of a hand. $160 pesos= $12 U.S.Dollars approx. I like it... on the back it says: Moko N.Z. Was that a good price?


 
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Zeta
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Posted: 2009-02-09 10:05 pm   Permalink

Enchanted Tiki Room Soundtrack.
Brand new, with plastic sleeve. 1968. I wonder how much would this go for on ebay? I saw an open one for $29.99


 
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LOL Tiki
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Joined: Sep 06, 2007
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From: San Diegoish
Posted: 2009-02-09 10:13 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-02-09 22:05, Zeta wrote:
Enchanted Tiki Room Soundtrack.


Brand new, with plastic sleeve. 1968. I wonder how much would this go for on ebay? I saw an open one for $29.99




Judging from the price tag, that was originally purchased at the park. Nice find!

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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-02-10 05:10 am   Permalink

I am amazed ar how many Exotica and especially Hawaiian music albums are out there to find. My collection is huge and I keep seeing ones posted I don't have!

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Zeta
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Posted: 2009-02-10 06:57 am   Permalink


Bali-Hai salt shaker. How rare, valuable is this?


 
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LOL Tiki
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Posted: 2009-02-10 10:42 am   Permalink

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On 2009-02-10 06:57, Zeta wrote:

Bali-Hai salt shaker. How rare, valuable is this?



They pop up on ebay fairly often; they don't fetch a particularly high price.
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-02-10 2:31 pm   Permalink

Had some luck today at my favorite thrift today.

One of those reversed/inside out printed barkcloth Hawaiian shirts by Liberty House Hawaii. Man this print is so loud that even in reverse it grabbed my attention right away! Not bad for $2.00.


Close up to show the brightness


A wood doll with “Bora Bora” carved into its back, a HIP Tiki, bottle openers, tiki coasters ( only $0.50 so why not), tin Hawaii dish and 4 metal Hawaii coasters (showing 2 here)


I came across a few packs of vintage postcards—over 1000 total and got these Hawaii related ones (few of New Zealand also) mostly hotels, moneky pod trees, Aloha… oh and all of them are not written on except the large one and that has a date of 1966




Set of souvenir dolls in their package



Betty & Robert Hawaiian Name mugs --one day I am sure I will find my name dang it!






Not a bad day nor a bad way to spend a couple bucks. Wish I could come across more mugs but I don't mind picking up all this other stuff


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Staredge
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Joined: Jul 15, 2008
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From: Germantown MD
Posted: 2009-02-10 2:49 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-02-08 13:10, leleliz wrote:
Love how that tapa looks on the ceiling. Nice bamboo framing PTD.

Now I know you may have all the luck when it comes to finds...and of course your recent tapa scores. But wait.....something to wow your senses ....
I found this in my local thrift for $1.00. Now I know you all are super jealous of this amazing find but to answer your questions no I will not sell it

Behold the twin size sheet of tapa inspired printed fabric. To utilize this amazing find I plan on converting it into a shower curtain just so I can behold its beauty on a daily basis.

I can only assume someplace like Target or Bed Bath and Beyond sold this set:



I know...it blows your mind, doesn't it???

hehe



Almost looks like it might be Disney related.
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2230
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2009-02-10 3:47 pm   Permalink

Hey nice find leleliz. The figure on the bottom of the photo is a Duk Duk dancer, Check out page 26 in Tiki Modern. The image was also used by Aloha Jhoe's in Palm springs way back when.




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leleliz
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-02-10 4:05 pm   Permalink

Staredge- I thought maybe Disney too but there isnt any tags on it so who knows.

Trav - yeah even though the sheet is not some vintage item the graphics are pretty well done (for what they are). I couldn't remember what those dancers were called so thanks for the heads up


I am trying to keep my eyes open for any additional pieces from this set that may turn up. I think I want to cut out a few of the images, tea dye them so they look aged and then frame them in some bamboo frames I have. That should make them less cartoonish (or so I think)


 
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TAKEABREATH
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Joined: Feb 01, 2007
Posts: 20
Posted: 2009-02-10 4:40 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-02-02 17:29, mfachman wrote:
My personal best mug find in the wild today!

Got 2 of these great condition Pontchartrain Beach-Comber Tiki Bob's for just 99 cents each at a thrift store in Omaha!












nice find!


 
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TAKEABREATH
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Posted: 2009-02-10 4:44 pm   Permalink

I found these guys hanging out at the goodwill together. paid $1 and $1.50. My personal best mug find.




 
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