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hecktow
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Joined: Feb 22, 2006
Posts: 50
Posted: 2010-04-30 12:59 pm   Permalink

Having a great month capped off by this lamp find today. Was stored in a barn. Shade is toast, dirty and rusted metal, mud wasp nest on arm, but the cermaic tiki is close to flawless under the the dust. Anyone know who did it? Oceanic Arts?








 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1098
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2010-04-30 4:13 pm   Permalink

This is the totality of my tiki finds this year. Yes, the lump sum of 4 months of searching. PTD finds more in one weekend.



Frank Schirman couple



HIP tiki 1974. Looks like it might be one half of a pair of bookends. Anyone know?



Polyart Kanaloa (#216)



A couple of Don Ho & The Aliis "Suck 'Em Up" glasses, a Hawaii souvenir mug & The Drinks of Hawaii cocktail recipe book by Paul Dick (third edition)
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-05-01 1:17 pm   Permalink

Not tiki but all vintage marked "Japan". They are all over a foot tall and were only $2 for the bunch. eh..whatever. I am moving soon and they just went right into a box.



 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-05-05 09:38 am   Permalink

Don't collect too many new mugs mostly vintage or limited production event mugs,
however picked up a couple of gems at Bamboo Ben's garage sale including a cool
Pocket Kahuna flask.




 
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hombre
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Joined: Apr 03, 2009
Posts: 66
From: The Cannibal Lounge (Avon, Ohio)
Posted: 2010-05-05 10:57 am   Permalink

I drink Aguardiente Antioqueno out of my pocket Kahuna all the time. A real attention grabber!!!!

 
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Tikinomad
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Joined: Jul 20, 2005
Posts: 367
From: Outerspace
Posted: 2010-05-06 4:55 pm   Permalink

Found this cool ceramic Tami style Tiki mask over the weekend at the Golden Nugget Fleamarket. It is made in spain by Mercados De La Artesania Espanola.


It's really heavy...i dig it!
Happy Hunting!!!


 
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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1290
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2010-05-07 03:34 am   Permalink

Finally found ceramic tiki mugs in Thailand..





 
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Kamaina Kraig
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Joined: Mar 13, 2009
Posts: 211
From: Afton, NY
Posted: 2010-05-07 1:04 pm   Permalink

I was wondering if anyone can tell me if these are PNG or Carribean or African?



Thanks
KK
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JonPez
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Joined: Jul 01, 2003
Posts: 226
From: Orlando, FL
Posted: 2010-05-07 1:17 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-07 13:04, Kamaina Kraig wrote:
I was wondering if anyone can tell me if these are PNG or Carribean or African?



Thanks
KK




Absolutely not PNG. Or even from the Pacific area.
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Kamaina Kraig
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Joined: Mar 13, 2009
Posts: 211
From: Afton, NY
Posted: 2010-05-07 1:34 pm   Permalink

Thanks JonPez....I thought not....but they have been hanging in a shop I go to forever and always wondered if I was passing on something special.

KK


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3029
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-05-07 3:21 pm   Permalink


Not much worth grabbing out there lately, so all I got is one mug



From Kono Hawaii, Santa Ana


Buzzy Out!
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11586
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-05-07 3:33 pm   Permalink

SCORE-O! That is THE desirable weirdo mug from that place. I don't have one myself. But if Buzzy does not find an armful of stuff, that means the well has run dry...!?

Tikinomad, how fitting for you to find such PNG beauty -made in Spain. I recall seeing that design somewhere in Tikiland....or I am just mixing up my Poly pop and museum files in my brain....



 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-05-07 8:22 pm   Permalink

Buzzy, you're killing me!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 7048
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2010-05-07 8:57 pm   Permalink

Nice one Buzzy! every Kono mug I have found has been cracked or in bad shape in one form or another.
I have yet to find a Kono in good shape.


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3029
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-05-09 11:35 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-07 15:33, bigbrotiki wrote:
But if Buzzy does not find an armful of stuff, that means the well has run dry...!?



It's not that it wasn't there, it's just that sometimes I'm a little more selective, or more likely broke!

To start off this week, I'll list what I remember seeing in the wild this week but passed on for one reason or another:

1 pair Bali Hai S+P shakers with omc stickers, no chips, cracks or defects w/plastic stoppers: $20 because "they are collectable"

4 Harvey's Bucket Mugs: $16 for the set

1 Giant set of "nicely" carved tiki fork and spoon: $20

1 Small set of poorly carved forks and spoons: didn't ask price

1 PNG 12" mask: $7 (Two weeks ago it was $5)

1 Hawaiian shirt book: $5

1 Aloha shirt book: $30

1 Thrashed copy of KonTiki with slipcover: $2

200-300 random 60-70's Hawaii postcards: 25 cents each, less if you buy more

1 Coco Joe Menehune: didn't ask price

1 PNG woven mask styled thing: didn't ask price

My friend called me from the swap meet later on yesterday after I left and heckled me missing one of these for $5:
Okolehao Green Tiki Mug




And this is what I ended ujp bringing home:

Daga Fisherman's Wharf Tiki Mug



OMC Hawaii Kai Skull mug



2 Tikis Bar and Grill tiki mugs



Black Moai tiki mug from Kemoo Farm, Hawaii



Tiki shirt with one of those groovy plunging neckline/ single button configurations


Hawaii postcards:

I dig that Coco palms bed. I bet the ADA would make something cool like that never possible in this country again.


Total spent: $19.50

Bigbro, I hope I've restored your faith that the well has not run dry, yet.
Buzzy Out!




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