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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11584
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-03-01 3:53 pm   Permalink

One just like yours

 
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dewey-surf
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Joined: May 27, 2009
Posts: 172
From: Clearwater, FL
Posted: 2010-03-01 8:16 pm   Permalink

A few finds these past few weeks. A few from the thrift stores, a few from antique stores, and two that were gifted.





A) Coconut mug marked Trader Vics USA on bottom
B) Brown Orchids of Hawaii
C) Two Black Orchids of Hawaii mugs, show some wear (a gift from the drummer in my rockabilly band)
D) Hawaii Kai mug
E) Vintage mint Lucky Tiki mug, marked Florida on back

I got more stuff to post shortly.


 
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Cammo
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Joined: May 18, 2006
Posts: 1974
From: San Diego
Posted: 2010-03-02 11:36 am   Permalink

"Knifey thingeys"

I'm glad Buzzy knows the correct name for these carvings!


 
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Cammo
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2010-03-02 11:37 am   Permalink

Oh yeah, and NICE HAUL BUZZ!

 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1784
From: Orlando
Posted: 2010-03-02 3:49 pm   Permalink

Buzzy, what a beautiful collection of Marquesan carvings you found! Just outstanding, congrats. Glad you could take them home.

 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-03-04 10:52 am   Permalink

Found five floats like this one... the glass is 10 inches across. The rope work is more even that the picture seems to make it.





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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-03-04 12:42 pm   Permalink

All green?
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On 2010-03-04 10:52, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
Found five floats like this one... the glass is 10 inches across. The rope work is more even that the picture seems to make it.









 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-03-04 4:03 pm   Permalink

Ah no, two yellow, one blue and two green. And I've seen them at the same shop for some time, but just now bought them as I figured out how to put them to good use and so justify the cost. I don't know how to judge them as old or authentic or what. I don't know much about floats.


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dewey-surf
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Joined: May 27, 2009
Posts: 172
From: Clearwater, FL
Posted: 2010-03-04 5:51 pm   Permalink

3 vintage, unused post cards





a) Mai Kai 'The Hawaiian Room'
b) Oahu (dist. by Max Bakser & Sons, Honolulu in Curteichcolor)
c) Mai Kai, Mystery girl serving Mystery Bowl.

$2 bucks each


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2010-03-06 05:27 am   Permalink

estate sale," Carter collected this in 1963"
"from New Guinea"




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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5031
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-03-06 12:53 pm   Permalink

Tiki David,

Those are nice PNG pieces, great score. Expensive?

I found a bunch of this and that over the last few weeks,



Coconut Monkey (with glasses), Coco Joes Tiki, Dancer, and Ashtray, nice little Koa wood Tiki from Hawaii, Accoutrements mug and a cool clam shell thingy.

And, I got my first Tiki Bob mug from the Bali Hai in New Orleans on ebay for $29.
Stoked!





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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: 2010-03-07 2:39 pm   Permalink

Today's finds...


A couple of albums.


Outrigger canoe model


Frank Schirman Piece "Kanoa".


Stockton Islander pineapple mug.


Nicely carved mask.

Later,

PTD


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-03-07 8:17 pm   Permalink

Last Week:


Yesterday, (She wiggles when tipped!):

Today:
Bike Plate

A few Coco Joe's



 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-03-08 04:40 am   Permalink

Lots of great finds everyone! Found me a snazzy display shelf last week. Here's a corner of it:




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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3027
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-03-09 12:17 pm   Permalink

Just matches this week, and not many at that:




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On 2010-02-28 16:26, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
how about some info on some of the booty!


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On 2010-03-01 13:38, bigbrotiki wrote:
Buzzy, amazing Marquesan stash, weird about the doubling up of items, almost as if someone imported these from Tahiti/the Marquesas to sell them here.



I went back and looked at some log books from the traveller who brought these pieces back from the islands. He had two different long range travel yachts over the years,in which he kept incredibly detailed notes of his journeys. The first boat he mostly just went up and down the coast of Mexico, starting in the late 70's. At some point in these Mexico travels he picked up a lady named Nikki, who seemed to be his partner/lover for the rest of his travels. After meeting up with her, they headed out to the pacific islands for several years. Distinct places mentioned that I remember include: Tahiti, the Marquesas, the Pitcairns, Tonga, Fiji, and a whole mess of others I'd ahd and hadn't heard of... the common link seemed to be that his home port was always San Diego.
He first went to the Tahiti Marquesas area in 1983 and again in 1989. This is when I presume that he picked up the items. As for the doubling up, the oars were probably made and sold as a set. They have the same tiki face on each, but all the other details are different. The small matching knives were all personalized. One each to the boat guy, Edmond, and the other one to Nikki. The other two were to "Edmond and amigo Nikki"; and then one looks to be a gift for "Mike and Maria" and is personalized to them.
Stuff I didn;t buy from the guy's estate were all the logs books and all his photo books. Some of the photos he had in Tahiti showed the stone tikis. There were about ten or so of those He also had a bunch of books and pamphlets he bought along the way. there were also several 16mm films labelled from different Pacific Islands. (I was in hurry, so I didn;t check out a lot of that stuff too closely) there were also all kinds of receipts and customs stuff. way too much to look at in the time window I had.
An interesting thing included in the pile of stuff were hundreds of pages of hand written journals by Nikki. They document all the trips almost daily. Unfortunately, they are all in Spanish, and my three semesters of college Spanish experience and years of stumbling through Bajasurfspanish are not suitable enough to decipher them.
I'l go back and grab some more info this weekend, if it isn't raining again...

Buzzy Out!
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