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Tiki Finds
Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-02-10 8:32 pm   Permalink

Well, it's been a crappy winter! I've wasted more time & gas traipsing around New England in search of anything Tiki, often coming home completely empty-handed. Here's what I have managed to find since November.
I think PTD refers to these as "the usual suspects":

This one's trade bait! Any offers? PM me if you do.:

Kinda neat Hawaii coasters, worth a buck for a set of 5:

Kool Leilani Rum nip bottle, with a bit o rum still in it, another buck:


These guys put a smile on my face last week. Only the one on the left is marked, but it's one I didn't have:

Neat Hawaii tour book with a couple of Tiki images:


First Treasurecraft ashtray I've found, dated 1962:


Pretty neat, homemade stackable mug with 2 different images on it:


Been watching this guy for a month, searching the web & poring over BOT to try to find his origin. I didn't want to buy a Mexican or African figure. His facial features sure look Tiki, but that thing on his head confuses me. Went back Sunday & he was 30% off, so he's going in my lounge, regardless. I'm posting him in the "Tiki, Not Tiki" thread, so please share any thoughts of his origin there & don't clog up this thread with my insecurities:


I'll post a couple more finds in Beyond Tiki.











 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-02-11 6:19 pm   Permalink

I didn't actually find this. Someone mentioned that he had these, and I said, "Please please please sell me one." So I guess it sort of found me.

Apparently, this is how the menus would arrive at a Trader Vic's location. They would receive the template and then send it to be printed with the names of the drinks and their prices.






 
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Joe Banks
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Joined: Aug 02, 2007
Posts: 555
From: An island in Catlandia
Posted: 2009-02-11 6:24 pm   Permalink

....me too.

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5047
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-02-11 6:45 pm   Permalink

[quote]
On 2009-02-11 18:19, Tiki-Kate wrote:
So I guess it sort of found me.

Tiki-Kate,

Great found you find. That is like a mint error coin or something... different.

DC


 
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TikiPops
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Joined: Jan 11, 2008
Posts: 268
From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2009-02-11 8:17 pm   Permalink

Well it's been raining alot here in SoCal so I decided to hit a few Goodwill stores. Here's what I found in just two stores.


Actually found 5 of the Martiki glasses, 4 of the Tiki Farm Warrior mugs. They still had Hilo Hattie price tags on the bottom. Was that a special glaze for them only?


These came from a place called Pete Mallory's. Anyone been there?


A glass mug from Treasure Island.

This looks cool, not sure what to do with yet.

Also a few albums.




I found this a month ago at a thrift shop.


 
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BigRedTiki
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Joined: Jan 14, 2007
Posts: 86
From: Fremont, Nebraska
Posted: 2009-02-13 10:38 am   Permalink

This weeks finds...


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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2009-02-14 4:19 pm   Permalink

A big hual on matches today...



And a fuckin awesome panel was given to me by a great friend.

He painted it himself!! Thanks Hodad.

Erik
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tikipaka
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Joined: May 31, 2006
Posts: 641
From: New York
Posted: 2009-02-14 5:11 pm   Permalink

We picked up a few LP's today and 3 really nice mugs!



But I'm really with this LP..



Mint condition and still in the shrink wrap..






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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5276
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2009-02-15 06:00 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-10 16:44, TAKEABREATH wrote:
I found these guys hanging out at the goodwill together. paid $1 and $1.50. My personal best mug find.





MMmmm. Very nice!


 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5276
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2009-02-15 06:16 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-08 11:51, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
...




Johnny Nichols' Trader Nick's Pismo Beach.
...

Nice finds by everyone else, too!

Later,

PTD




That image of the bowl there solved a mystery on this board once.
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5276
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2009-02-15 06:18 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-06 16:19, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
When all else fails, look through the LP's. Didn't know whether to post these here or in Tiki Music, so here we go! Today's finds...


"Eddie Lund Presents...Bora Bora".


Another copy of "Hawaii Calls" with the "Hilo Hawaiians-Honeymoon in Hawaii". Nice booklet inside.
...

Later,

PTD


Wow! I have a few of those and they are some of my favorites. That is one great stack of records by itself! Lucky dog!
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Tom Slick
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Joined: Aug 26, 2005
Posts: 1092
From: The Beaches of South Bay, SoCal
Posted: 2009-02-16 8:37 pm   Permalink

Not tiki per se, but a couple book scores and an early 70s map of the Pacific Islands, all for $2.




 
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Mo-Eye
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Joined: May 17, 2006
Posts: 646
From: Taboo Island, USA
Posted: 2009-02-16 8:50 pm   Permalink

Quote:

And a fuckin awesome panel was given to me by a great friend.

He painted it himself!! Thanks Hodad.

Erik




Those Kauai Surf logo tikis are one of my favorite designs of all time!


 
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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: 2009-02-17 5:09 pm   Permalink

Not so much my finds as my daughters picked these up for me yesterday on their way back from St. George Utah, via Las Vegas. This is a proud day for Psycho Tiki D as I think my daughters may actually be getting it...

















They thought Trader Vic's was too austere, but they loved Frankie's Tiki Room!

Since the weather sucks, no hunting for me. I still got my tiki on though!

Later,

PTD



 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5047
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-02-17 5:20 pm   Permalink

A proud Papa you should indeed be, PTD. Way to train those kids! I've got to start working on mine. It's the parents who usually bring home the gifts for the kids.

DC


 
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