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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-06-02 8:02 pm   Permalink

I bought that fork & spoon set cuz the dealer that got them for me has found some amazing stuff for me & I felt obligated. I already sold them at a Hot Rod show for a $2.00 profit! A few more "flips" like that & I can afford that Ren Clark Severed Head I've always wanted!

I must admit, I do have a smaller set hanging up in my lounge, for now.


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2230
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-06-03 06:03 am   Permalink

Been slow on the collecting front for me as of late but managed to find a few things. First is a good size puffer That I will rewire and give new eyes. The bottle is for size comparison.

A Coco Joe pen set. Stone cold mint with original pen and pristine label.

A fake pirate flintlock to sit on the rum barrels in the bar.

Mint 1972 King K shirt by Tropicana.

Another shirt that I liked so I picked it up. It has some great images.

And a few more vintage shirts. The one on the far left came with a matching sun dress for my wife.

I did find so other stuff, postcards, TV menu, Treasure Craft. Not bad.
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jeppa
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Joined: Aug 28, 2009
Posts: 26
From: Sunny Oshawa
Posted: 2010-06-03 06:07 am   Permalink

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On 2010-06-02 19:42, bigbrotiki wrote:
What gives is that your initial instinct was spot on.
My Tiki collecting life now spanning a good 20 years, I can safely say that there are TWO types of Hawaiian tourist items that must have not only been produced by the thousands, but (I am faIrly convinced) by the TENS of thousands: Giant Tiki spoon and fork sets, and monkey pod bowls.



Then I think I could be on my way to becoming the national re-distributor center for giant carved utensils. Yikes!
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MondoMcGonzo
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Joined: Oct 22, 2009
Posts: 31
From: The Glass City
Posted: 2010-06-03 10:57 am   Permalink

Found an original Beachcomber Scorpion Mix bottle at a new flea-market in town. Judging from the bottle design it is late 50's after Vita-Pakt re-aligned.
Front:

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Naneki
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Joined: Dec 06, 2006
Posts: 125
From: Behind the 8 Ball in Ventikitura County
Posted: 2010-06-03 12:59 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-06-03 10:57, MondoMcGonzo wrote:
Found an original Beachcomber Scorpion Mix bottle at a new flea-market in town. Judging from the bottle design it is late 50's after Vita-Pakt re-aligned.
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Did they have twist-off caps in the '50s?


 
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MondoMcGonzo
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Joined: Oct 22, 2009
Posts: 31
From: The Glass City
Posted: 2010-06-03 2:03 pm   Permalink

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Did they have twist-off caps in the '50s?



Good call! Maybe it is 60's? Perhaps some of the experts here can weigh-in (if they care to). I know Vita-Pakt restructured in 1957, and I once saw another one of these a few years ago for sale and it was dated early 60's.


 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-06-03 3:09 pm   Permalink

Killer find Mondo.... very cool and hard to find Don bottle.
I wonder if Vita Pakt made the mix bottles for Don the Beachcomber also ?
Bottle label reads Beachcomber only, but has similarities of the old Don mix bottles.

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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-06-03 3:20 pm   Permalink

These would be considered the Holy Grail for vintage Hawaiiana lamps and lighting .
This is a miss matched set of 1940's fish and seahorse lamps with Hawaiian print
bark cloth koolie shades.Can be seen in the Aloha Spirit Book .
Extremely rare .








 
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Tiki-Tim
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Joined: Jan 10, 2003
Posts: 148
From: Cincinnati,Ohio
Posted: 2010-06-05 06:17 am   Permalink

Nice Lamp there 1961surf...
Found these 2 Aloha shirts yesterday...






 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11584
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-06-05 07:34 am   Permalink

Man, I want that first shirt so bad, it is composed of all the matchbooks in the Book of Tiki!

And someone please make a painting of this
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On 2010-06-03 06:03, uncle trav wrote:




That is such great Tiki version of a "Bowl of Fruit" still life!


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2010-06-05 12:49 pm   Permalink

I've been meaning to get back to this for a while now,finally remembered to tack a couple pics, from my booth at SWEET LORAIN in Cleveland.
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On 2010-05-18 09:53, Pittsburgh pauly wrote:
Found 25 TV Menehune large swizzles (the ONLY tiki from a weekend in Cleveland

















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USAF Retired
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Joined: Dec 15, 2009
Posts: 54
From: Kentucky
Posted: 2010-06-05 5:36 pm   Permalink

Back on page 400 of this thread I told of my adventure with this album that I couldnt buy. Well today I picked it up at flea market for 50 cents. As a matter of fact I got all these albums for 50 cents a pop!








I also found a Hale Koa coffee cup



Then on the drive home I passed a yard sale and saw these rattan shelves.
I got all 3 for 10 bucks and also found this carved tiki surfer dude.



By the way, the shelves must have spent years in a smokers house any ideas on how to get the smell out?, I'm keeping them on the porch now hoping they will air out.



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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2010-06-05 8:59 pm   Permalink

Found all these items at an estate sale today. The tapa cloths from Samoa are really large - 10 or 12' long. I paid $20 for the two of them and will incorporate them into the paneling of my tiki room. The mugs were a dollar each.




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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-06-06 09:15 am   Permalink

Super score and price on the tapa cloth Tim.

 
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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: 2010-06-06 11:18 am   Permalink

Nice find on the tapas.

Slow day today...


Treasure Craft liquor pour.


Stone Easter Island Moai.


Carved palm frond tiki.

Later,

PTD


 
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