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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
Posts: 353
From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2009-05-30 8:49 pm   Permalink

Wow Rick,

That missed us on the south coast. We had just rain..

Rick


 
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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 637
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2009-05-31 07:08 am   Permalink

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On 2009-05-30 18:10, fantiki wrote:
My friend asked me to get info on this carved tiki. It was purchased in 1958 in Hawaii and made by prisoners.


So, how many prisoners does it take to carve a Tiki? Really, I'd be interested to know why prisoners are carving tikis? No need for license plates in Hawaii?

Quote:

It has been inside most of the time.


I hope it's still kept inside and not out by the front door. He'll last a lot longer out of the elements and away from tiki-nappers.

Nice find!


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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2009-05-31 3:11 pm   Permalink

Finally getting around to posting some finds. There is more, a bunch of postcards and matches but I got tired!

Perfume bottles, the one on the left I have had for a while but it's much smaller than the new one.


More wood things



Bought the wooden mug because it says Trader Nic's on the bottom


Lava etc... My first blue one



Random glassware & not quite tiki mugs including two TV little shots



Treasure craft & coconut


Swizzles, thanks to my FOM friends for the cute FOM Swizzles


Tiki Mugs, few and far between & thanks to Geoff & Kristy for the bearded clam from Frankie's!


Matches


And my favorite find a Tahiti Tiki sugar bowl with original wooden spoon.




Really neat postcard, when I'm feeling ambitious again I'll photo more of them






 
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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: 2009-05-31 4:08 pm   Permalink

Spent four hours+ tramping around the local flea market today. Saw my share of the usual stuff (Harveys and Trader Dicks mugs)and albums I already had. Nothing new and this was the first Sunday I have been skunked in the tiki finds quest.

I came home and checked craigslist. I was checking out some pictures when I noticed this one with the hanging lamp...



Jumped in my car and headed over to where it was...













It is now residing with me and the rest of my collection. I think it is an Orchids of Hawaii lamp?

So much for being skunked!

Later,

PTD


 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-05-31 4:53 pm   Permalink

nice lamp! What was it in? An Estate sale ad? I love those type of lamps but would never buy them personally just for my lack of space. Looks like its in good shape.

Glad your sunday wasn't a waste my friend!


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2009-05-31 5:29 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-05-31 16:53, leleliz wrote:

nice lamp! What was it in? An Estate sale ad?




Thanks, I really like it! That sucker is heavy! Found it here...

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/clt/1196695545.html
57th street Antique Mall..Affordable Treasures
875 57th Street, Sacramento..Between H and J..Close to Sac State
(916) 451-3110 Open Tuesday-Sunday 10a.m. to 5p.m.

Funky Retro to High End..You Never Know What You'll Find! 73 Dealers Offer Discounts Up To 40% Off Store Wide!
Smaller Rattan Sofa $79.00 After Discount, Larger Rattan Sofa $128.00 After Discount (Space #27) Also Pictured Space #10

Located at Sacramento's Antique Row..120 Dealers, 8 Antique Shops, Great Restaurant, Free & Easy Parking..Spend the Day!









Everything is at least 20% off!

PTD


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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-05-31 5:41 pm   Permalink

Don't tempt me with that velvet Elvis!! I havent bought a new one in a few weeks....

crapola--do I really have to drive to Sac this week? Damn! Oh velvet Elvis why do you taunt me so??


I like that antique mall..you can usually come across a good score.


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-05-31 6:02 pm   Permalink

No, no, no! Hey, D! Elvis belongs on the East Coast. Send him my way!:lol:
Seriously! That lamp is AWESOME!



P.S.: You've got to talk to the boss about those white walls!


 
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leleliz
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Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-05-31 6:13 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-05-31 18:02, Big Kahuna wrote:
No, no, no! Hey, D! Elvis belongs on the East Coast. Send him my way!:lol:


Duane just told me it was like $150-$165. You can have it at that price! I only pay like $10 for mine.


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-05-31 6:17 pm   Permalink

OK! Here's today's loot:
The usual suspects. Believe it or not, I didn't have that Polynesian Village mug & I know the Mermaid mug isn't that easy to find & this one's in great shape.

Nice clam? shell & metal Japan Tiki bottle opener. Anyone seen this before?

Super nice Trader Vic's menu from the Palmer House, circa 1957:






 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-05-31 6:19 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-05-31 18:13, leleliz wrote:
Quote:

On 2009-05-31 18:02, Big Kahuna wrote:
No, no, no! Hey, D! Elvis belongs on the East Coast. Send him my way!:lol:


Duane just told me it was like $150-$165. You can have it at that price! I only pay like $10 for mine.


Uhhh! Nevermind!


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-05-31 6:29 pm   Permalink

Here's a better shot of the bottle opener:



 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-05-31 7:36 pm   Permalink

I found a few things this weekend. I had to buy the In Search of the Castaways album because it had both Hayley Mills and a tiki on the cover. The ceramic tiki seems to be having some sort of Milan Guanko potty emergency.



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Beach Bum Scott
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Joined: Oct 28, 2008
Posts: 307
From: The Ranch in CO
Posted: 2009-05-31 8:30 pm   Permalink

Todays Goodwill finds

Another ship velvet for the basement, my first coconut monkey (she said only) and what I think is a vase.


my second happy/sad mug and a coffee cup from the Waikiki Shopping Plaza.


A couple of mugs I didn't have, no makers or locations, any Ideas??? and the following pic's show the 3 faces.


one of the faces and a Benihana of Tokyo mug I haven't been gathering these but I see them all the time, this is the first of this style so I figured why not.


the third face


and a sweet Bourbon bottle, must have been from an American Legion event???



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minitor
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Joined: Mar 11, 2004
Posts: 77
From: Berkeley, CA
Posted: 2009-05-31 11:07 pm   Permalink

Some recent finds
Intact paper doll book from 1946 found at an estate sale last week. Tells story of trip from SF to Hawaii to Samoa to Philippines, and the girls that live at there.





Thift store Trader Vic's ashtray


Garage sale Trader Vic's key fob (person didn't even know they had it so gave it to me for free, that is good luck!)
front view

rear view


 
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