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Tiki Finds
naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 870
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2010-06-26 3:02 pm   Permalink

Finally, the gods smile on me,

Tiki matches after sifting through 2 full coffee cans of matchbooks.


A pineapple mug, Islander Kon Tiki mug, Kona Hawaii 3 face mug and one from Reef Resort Inn & Casino.


A carved pole found at one of those over 55 senior neighborhoods, the owner said it was from Las Vegas and the sticker says "Good luck or Fishing Tiki". I like the choice but I'm not sure which one I want it to be. Nice fishhook detail.



 
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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 516
From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2010-06-27 09:06 am   Permalink

Very nice.

 
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Psycho Tiki D
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1840
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-06-27 10:40 am   Permalink

Weekend finds...


Four Stockton Islander hula girl mugs and another Trader Dick's matchbook

Later,

PTD



 
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irishf
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 19, 2007
Posts: 97
From: Athens, Georgia
Posted: 2010-06-27 3:15 pm   Permalink

Palm tree lamp found today at a resale shop (Agora) in Athens, GA. I love it!





 
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Tiki-Troll
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Joined: Aug 17, 2002
Posts: 122
From: D-LAND FL
Posted: 2010-06-27 3:24 pm   Permalink

I love it too!

 
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sputnikmoss
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 04, 2007
Posts: 291
From: Portland OR
Posted: 2010-06-28 10:13 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-23 13:50, Spaceboy wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-05-23 12:46, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
Today's finds...

Three faced bucket mug from Hawaiian Gardens, San Jose CA.



I believe Hawaiian Gardens is the restaurant where my parents had their wedding dinner in 1942.

Does anyone have any info on this place? What years it was in existence?
I looked for it when I went on a trip to San Jose, but found no evidence of it. Also, the church where they got married had just burned down one year prior to my visit. I did find their first apartment however.



Thanks.



I found a Hawaiian Gardens surfer girl mug yesterday at Goodwill and that prompted me to look on Flickr for more info. Here is a great architect rendering of the place with some great history!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14696209@N02/3651147596/



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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: 2010-06-29 12:26 am   Permalink

Not much this week:

Maori postcards:


My favorite is of this Tiki church






The guy with the snake is an Australian one I picked up as well


Some Air New Zealand tiki stirrer sticks:


Buzzy Out!

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Club Nouméa
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 03, 2010
Posts: 450
From: Wanganui
Posted: 2010-06-29 01:45 am   Permalink

I found the mask below last weekend. I was told by the antique shop owner that it is from Papua New Guinea, and it looks like it is from West Papua (Irian Jaya), although some expert out there may be able to offer more info.

I hung it up in-between a couple of old cruise line posters. The Orient Line was a British steamship company that sailed cruises around Melanesia from Sydney in the mid-20th century. It was taken over by P&O in the 1960s, as I recall:






And I came across this rather brutal looking weapon, also from PNG:



It is going up above the entrance to the bar/kitchen.

CN




 
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amybean
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Joined: Nov 22, 2009
Posts: 434
From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2010-06-29 07:53 am   Permalink

That club is awesome. Might be a nice design for a swizzle stick!

 
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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
Posts: 450
From: Wanganui
Posted: 2010-06-29 1:55 pm   Permalink

Hmm... Now if you had a 28-gallon drum, a few buckets of ice, and enough bottles of rum, you could probably use this thing as a swizzle stick...

CN
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The earliest known tiki mug: "Ruru and Weku", designed by Harry Hargreaves of Crown Lynn, New Zealand, 1949.


 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-06-30 12:08 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-27 10:40, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
Weekend finds...


Four Stockton Islander hula girl mugs and another Trader Dick's matchbook

Later,

PTD





Nice finds PTD .


 
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KAHAKA
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 03, 2003
Posts: 874
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2010-06-30 3:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-28 10:13, sputnikmoss wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-05-23 13:50, Spaceboy wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-05-23 12:46, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
Today's finds...

Three faced bucket mug from Hawaiian Gardens, San Jose CA.



I believe Hawaiian Gardens is the restaurant where my parents had their wedding dinner in 1942.

Does anyone have any info on this place? What years it was in existence?
I looked for it when I went on a trip to San Jose, but found no evidence of it. Also, the church where they got married had just burned down one year prior to my visit. I did find their first apartment however.



Thanks.



I found a Hawaiian Gardens surfer girl mug yesterday at Goodwill and that prompted me to look on Flickr for more info. Here is a great architect rendering of the place with some great history!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14696209@N02/3651147596/





I found 4 of the 3 faced mugs at an estate sale here in San Jose last weekend... I was even more floored to find out that the Hawaiian Gardens restaurant was in walking distance from my house!!!! I've become obsessed with this place and need to find more goodies...

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Custom Tapa Swag Lamps and Sconces Built By Kahaka

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aquarj
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Joined: Apr 02, 2002
Posts: 1102
From: SF bay area, CA
Posted: 2010-07-02 6:20 pm   Permalink

I love how the posts on this thread are often prefaced with something casual like:

"Not much this week"

"I only had 75 cents so this is all I got"

"I almost passed on this"

"Picked up some doubles"

"Some throwaways sitting on the sidewalk"

"A guy paid me to take these off his hands"

"I don't really like Suffering Bastard mugs, but since it was a 12 pack I figured I'd get them for my dog to drink out of until they break"

"It takes me no effort whatsoever to find spectacular and rare tiki objects, and in fact I normally find much more, with even less effort, for even less money."

To all the top dog diggers and head honcho hunters - just kidding. It's great that you're still finding this stuff, and it's even great-er that you post them to show on TC.

-Randy


 
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TikiFan
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Mar 26, 2008
Posts: 12
Posted: 2010-07-03 2:10 pm   Permalink

I found this today at an estate sale. Does anyone have any info on it? 18" tall. The Tiki Farm mug is for size reference. Holds maybe a gallon.







Just found out that its made from Monkey Wood or Monkey Pod Wood.





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amybean
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 22, 2009
Posts: 434
From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2010-07-03 2:44 pm   Permalink

Is there a tiki section at Octoberfest?

 
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