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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2009-12-14 12:14 am   Permalink

Gary - congratulations on those doors. They're carved so well, that they sure do look like they came from a important restaurant. Other than the Waikiki Room at the Hotel Nicollet, the other options I suppose might be the Waikiki Room at the Hotel Leamington or Don The Beachcomber's in St. Paul. In fact, looking at a 1953 issue of Billboard magazine, it says that Don the Beachcomber was also the creator of the Waikiki Room at the Nicollet.


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2009-12-14 12:23 am   Permalink

Doctor Z and I didn't expect to find much on Saturday with the steady rain, but we went to 4 or 5 indoor estate sales and every one had some tiki. Here's a combined photo of our finds. After taking this photo and getting the items stowed out of the rain, we went to anther sale and Doctor Z found a few more fish floats and a small moai carved out of marble. Good day overall.





The weathered Milan Guanko tiki was only $10 ("You should have been here yesterday. We sold a bunch of other tikis, including a big lava-rock one"). I think Doctor Z paid $5 for the Coco Joe's plaque. The fish floats are all old antiques and very heavy ("You should have been here yesterday. We had some of the square glass fish-floats then.") The Tretchikoff "Miss Wong" matches the "Green Lady" I own in size and frame-style.

Keep an eye open at the Rose Bowl and Pasadena swapmeets, in case those other tikis we missed show up there.



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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3032
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-12-14 01:17 am   Permalink

Those doors are pretty cool.
Maybe it's all the pills I took earlier, but for some reason when I look at them...
Quote:

On 2009-12-13 11:58, Tiki TC wrote:



I can't stop my mind from thinking I'm seeing a tiki with Minotaur legs:

At least that's what I see right now...


Quote:

On 2009-12-13 11:36, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
Nicely carved Ku wooden tiki. Has a marked on the back of 043. Does anyone know who may have carved this?




I'm pretty sure it's from a company called The Tonga Trading Co., Ltd.
It would have come with a set of tags like this(pictures from a piece I have with all the tags from the same company):

The English booklet has the name and history behind the original piece that the reproduction is based on.

Inside it also has a serial number for the piece as well as a stamped impression with the date of production on it(Dec 29, 1971, on this one)



The serial matches the stamped number impressed on the piece

The "4" on your piece and this one are the same

They were souvineer reproduction pieces made to scale from original Hawaiian carvings. Here's the whole piece that I have, which the book informs me is in quarter scale

And the original it was based on:


Here's the original of your piece, the pig head Ku:


Buzzy Out!

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HOUSE OF KU
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 540
From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2009-12-14 02:07 am   Permalink

Quote:



Nicely carved Ku wooden tiki. Has a marked on the back of 043. Does anyone know who may have carved this?




Looks like a replica tiki that was sold at the Bishop Museum gift shop a few years ago...The ones I've seen there were numbered and came with a tag with the carvers signiture... Either a Tongan or Samoan name... It might have come from this company...

http://www.hawaiiandiscovery.com/about_thecompany.php

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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: 2009-12-14 04:56 am   Permalink

Thanks Buzzy and Freddie! I knew someone would come through!

PTD


 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-12-15 11:20 am   Permalink

I've joined the hibachi club. This guy's got more of a Mayan style than tiki.



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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-12-15 11:24 am   Permalink

And in this corner... a set of four from The Polynesia.



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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2256
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2009-12-15 12:03 pm   Permalink

Killer finds Bongo. Love the bucket mugs.

 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1400
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2009-12-15 2:31 pm   Permalink

An 8" tall Coco Joes (#274) and a 5" tall Treasure Craft ashtray which has been broken and reglued. It's an old repair. I normally wouldn't buy a broken item like this but it didn't cost much and I didn't have one so until I find a better one it will do. It has 3 holes in the top for the smoke to escape and the hole for the ashes is in the back.


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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-12-16 07:51 am   Permalink

Found this pair from the Kona Coffee Mill. They are plastic. I can't tell if these are old or current.




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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-12-16 08:24 am   Permalink

Bongo I rather enjoy your 1 item posts



 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-12-16 09:46 am   Permalink

I can't handle more than one thought at a time... just a typical guy.



 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-12-16 10:58 am   Permalink

Me, too, but that one thought is not usually Tiki! Wink, wink, nudge, nudge!

 
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Beach Bum Scott
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Joined: Oct 28, 2008
Posts: 307
From: The Ranch in CO
Posted: 2009-12-16 2:30 pm   Permalink

It's been slim pickin's here in Denver since Halloween...

Over Turkey Day Tiki Tammy went upstate to visit her folks and found me a bigger version of a Jeckell&Hyde mug I found a while back (on the right) its from Capt. John's Sylvan Beach NY.



Today I found this, it looks like a door off something.



close up





and a bowl it's got a small crack but.....



 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-12-16 3:22 pm   Permalink

BBScott, that door is interesting... how big is it?



 
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