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Tiki Finds
Chub
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Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 264
From: Detroit, MI but now in sunny Los Angeles
Posted: 2009-09-13 08:50 am   Permalink

That is a very nice lamp Liana! Never seen that one before.

 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-09-13 09:18 am   Permalink

Wow, BigBro! I bought these two because I thought they were cool, not realizing what they were. I paid $5.00 for the Surf God & $10.00 for the War God. I was only entertaining the thought of painting the War God because I didn't know what it was. I thought because it was painted gold that it must have been a homemade item. Do you think that is the original finish? It's actually like a gold over brown. As always, thanks for your input & continuing to further my Tiki education.



 
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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: 2009-09-13 1:11 pm   Permalink

Today's finds...


Vintage Aloha shirt made by Ui Maikai.


A smattering of vintage and contemporary Hawaiian postcards.


A couple of Bolo ties from New Zealand.


Got this for free because of the foot damage.



Trader Pang's tiki mug.


Drew Brophy Hula's Monterey Kalifornia Ku mug by Tiki Farm 2003.


Very old sea tortoise shell. I am going to sell this one.

Later!

PTD


 
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TikiMookie
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Joined: Feb 12, 2007
Posts: 177
From: No Cal
Posted: 2009-09-13 2:55 pm   Permalink

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What a great find! These are awesome, nice one!


 
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TikiMookie
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Joined: Feb 12, 2007
Posts: 177
From: No Cal
Posted: 2009-09-13 2:59 pm   Permalink

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Vintage Aloha shirt made by Ui Maikai.




I found this shirt for Matt a couple years ago, he wore it last night, ha!!


 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2009-09-13 3:32 pm   Permalink

Liana - I think your lamp is probably made by Marble Arts (does it have a felt base?) and the shade is almost certainly a later addition. The design is of course Maori, with the waka, and the couple would be characters from a Maori legend. They often came with a card or sticker explaining the design but very few retain their original labels. It is one of the most common designs you see here in NZ but rare overseas because of the size and weight. They are very much in fashion here and still fetch good prices even though they come up frequently.

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Liana
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Oct 13, 2008
Posts: 94
From: Brisbane, Australia
Posted: 2009-09-13 3:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-09-13 15:32, Paipo wrote:
Liana - I think your lamp is probably made by Marble Arts (does it have a felt base?) and the shade is almost certainly a later addition. The design is of course Maori, with the waka, and the couple would be characters from a Maori legend. They often came with a card or sticker explaining the design but very few retain their original labels. It is one of the most common designs you see here in NZ but rare overseas because of the size and weight. They are very much in fashion here and still fetch good prices even though they come up frequently.





Thanks Paipo!

Yeah I knew the shade wasn't original.. And yes it does have the felt base so I'm thinking you are correct.. Thanks for your help!


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3028
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-09-13 4:26 pm   Permalink

New stuff:


A new repro of a HIP and CocoJoe's tiki, and and original HIP Original:


2 smaller handled westwood mugs and a Westpac handled mug:


Concave bottom Harvey's with the OMC sticker:


Moai tissue dispenser:


I bought a jar of about 500 matches for $5 and these were the only three from tiki establishments:


Literature:



Buzzy Out!
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-09-13 4:30 pm   Permalink

Hey Duane I have that shirt too..must of been a popular style sold in California.

And Buzzy how many of those tissue dispensers do you have now?lol

I had one but dropped him and his nose chipped/cracked off. Never knew that moai was so fragile!


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3028
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-09-13 5:17 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-09-13 16:30, leleliz wrote:
And Buzzy how many of those tissue dispensers do you have now?lol



That's the only one I have. I sold all the others that I've found. I must have found about ten of those things by now.


Quote:

I had one but dropped him and his nose chipped/cracked off.



You're in luck! I just happen to have a near mint condition replacement one for sale right now!


I decided I'm going to become one of those Tiki-Fez guys. I picked this one up today to wear around the house for practice:

Are the letters, sword, and moon on it made by WITCO? they sure look like WITCO to me.

WITCO and Fezzes: these are a few of my favorite things...
Buzzy Out!




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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-09-13 5:45 pm   Permalink

I did a little shopping before work today.




 
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Beach Bum Scott
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Joined: Oct 28, 2008
Posts: 307
From: The Ranch in CO
Posted: 2009-09-13 5:50 pm   Permalink

Was out thrifting to and walked past this white mug not knowing what it was then I saw the green one from the Jekyll & Hyde club also



Seeing as Buzzy is showin Fez's
This is my Tiki Fez I got at TO9



 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-09-13 6:20 pm   Permalink

Wow, Kate! I love the headhunter trio.
Here's my finds for today:
Has anyone seen these painted matte black before?

The rest of this stuff is all from one A.J. Kane, seaman on the USS William P. Biddle, from his stay in Honolulu, March 28 & 29, 1941. First up is a nice souvenir photo of him with a fine wahine.:

Next, a menu from the Sea View Inn "On The Beach At Haleiwa". On the back it is autographed by some of his shipmates. Seaman Kane's words on the front; "Stopped here on trip around the island. March 28,1941." The menu choices included: a sardine sandwich for $.10, a T-Bone steak for $.60 & the most expensive item on the menu, an extra large order of fried frog's legs for $1.00!



Next up, a "Pilot's License" from the Royal Annex in Honolulu. It proclaims Seaman Kane has fully qualified as a First Class Pilot on the seas of Beverages & states: "He who does not love Wine, Women and Song, remains a fool, his whole life long."

Finally, a pic of Seaman Kane's dad proudly displaying the 8-point buck he shot.

I love these little bits of history from our Greatest Generation. I did a bit of research on the ship. It was a transport ship, used throughout WWII & received 7 Battle Stars for service in combat areas.
Thank You, Seaman Kane, for your service.


 
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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 272
From: Michigan
Posted: 2009-09-13 6:30 pm   Permalink

Can anyone identify this mug. I picked it up this weekend along with another only glossy. I could not find it in Ooga Mooga. Thanks.




 
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cloudmonkey
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 28, 2008
Posts: 19
Posted: 2009-09-13 6:51 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-09-13 18:30, ukutiki wrote:
Can anyone identify this mug. I picked it up this weekend along with another only glossy. I could not find it in Ooga Mooga. Thanks.






I have a couple of those in the unglazed version. I don't know their origin but that's a samurai on the front. I know that because on the back is a Japanese Kanji that means 'samurai'.


 
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