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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-02-17 6:29 pm   Permalink

Hey, D!
Great kids you got there. My 13-year old son definitely "gets it". I gotta sleep with one eye open. My wife commented on how much Hot Rod & Tiki stuff I had one day & I replied, " When I'm dead, people will be lining up at the front door to buy this stuff". My son didn't even hesitate. He piped up, "No they're not. It's all mine!". That's my boy!


 
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krossbones
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Joined: May 18, 2008
Posts: 3
Posted: 2009-02-17 10:50 pm   Permalink

been on the thrift store hunts this past week and thought i was just doing ok when i came across this one-







 
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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2102
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2009-02-18 10:54 am   Permalink

Hola amigos!
Tea bag holder

Hula Maids
Made in Japan


 
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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1290
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2009-02-18 1:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-17 17:09, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
This is a proud day for Psycho Tiki D as I think my daughters may actually be getting it...



...or what have they broke or what are they after.

But joking aside it is great when family finally get it, like this week my mum sent me a Maori Carving she'd found in a jumble sale.





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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: 2009-02-18 2:33 pm   Permalink

Yes, all joking aside, I think what it really took for them was actually seeing "tiki" outside of my house to figure it out. The only way to do that is to go to a place like Frankie's or the like.

The glass float lamp was a focal point for all three of them. They all commented on the fact the one in Frankie's was much smaller than mine...the artwork, tiki carvings, lighting and vibe at Frankie's tied everything together for them. They had just left TV and had this been the only place they had visited, the impact would have not been the same.

Do they get enough to participate? I doubt any of the Evil Trio will go to the extremes I have, but I know now when I am gone they will appreciate what I leave behind enough to think about tiki and what it means/meant to me. I could be mistaken as well...one or more of the Evil Trio may actually convert to their Dad's dark side and pick up the tiki mantle. If not, there are always the grandchildren!

Either way, this was a good start for all of them!

Still admiring them for what they did for me.

PTD


 
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Gooberfreek
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 38
From: Manchester, England, UK
Posted: 2009-02-18 2:41 pm   Permalink

Hey guy's picked this Tiki mug up off Fl-ebay a couple of days ago...sorry guy's its only a sml pic...



Its says " SANG KUNG" on the base? I thought it looked cool, picked it up for 10... I know I probably paid over the odds but you dont get many over here as I keep mentioning...


many Mai Tai's to all...
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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: 2009-02-18 3:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-18 14:41, Gooberfreek wrote:
Hey guy's picked this Tiki mug up off Fl-ebay a couple of days ago...sorry guy's its only a sml pic...



Its says " SANG KUNG" on the base? I thought it looked cool, picked it up for 10... I know I probably paid over the odds but you dont get many over here as I keep mentioning...


many Mai Tai's to all...




It appears the mug came from here:

http://www.sangkung.com/

But if you like it, what the hell?

PTD


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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 636
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2009-02-18 6:20 pm   Permalink

Here's a tale of woe; of tiki finds found but not brought home. I've been walking past this guy in my local antique mall for over two years.

Each time I figured I really couldn't afford him. As the years past I was confident that he would always be there for me when I was ready.

Well, today he was gone.

I hope somebody here got him.






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Tacky Tiki
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 259
From: Tackyville, N. CA
Posted: 2009-02-18 7:31 pm   Permalink

You all know PTD is lying...he must have bought those mugs online.....he's WAY too young to have daughters that could go to Frankie's!!

Good haul, PTD!!! I'm headed there next month and will have to visit both TV's and Frankies!!

Looks like others had a decent tiki hunting week, too!

Hopefully I'll have something to report after my trip to the SF Bay Area this weekend!!



Tacky


 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2009-02-18 7:57 pm   Permalink

A couple of older T Farm mugs from a mini estate sale today...



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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1398
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2009-02-18 10:56 pm   Permalink


A folding souvenir postcard pack.


Two of the images inside.


A cool little United Airlines tiki keychain and a neat lighter from ARTHUR LYMAN!
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-02-19 07:51 am   Permalink

Hey Mr. No! Congrats on that 1000th post! You didn't think we'd let that go unnoticed did ya? My question is; How young was the deceased that his estate sale included all those Tiki Farm mugs?
8ft! Great lighter & key chain!


 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2009-02-19 08:29 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-19 07:51, Big Kahuna wrote:
Hey Mr. No! Congrats on that 1000th post!



Hey now!! I didn't even realize. So, when do I get my tie clip? Or is it a fountain pen?

One doesn't have to have an estate sale to be dead. Or vice versa. The sellers tiki time just ran out.

Cheers.
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-02-19 09:04 am   Permalink

That's reassuring! I just wanted to make sure none of that stuff was cursed. Maybe you should send it to me & I'll give it the once over to make sure you aren't in any danger!

 
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Fritiof Andersson
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
Posts: 27
From: Sweden
Posted: 2009-02-19 2:12 pm   Permalink

Found a mug from Tiki Gardens i a thrift store i Stockholm. The 6th I have found during 10 years of intense search. Tiki-mugs are rare in ol' Sweden. The mug itself is not that pretty, but Tiki Garden was a cool place. Possibly the mug is rare, or at least rarely collected, it isn't featured on Ooga-Mooga (they do have a shot glass with the same print).



Cheers!


 
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