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SuperEight
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Joined: Oct 16, 2004
Posts: 270
From: Palo Alto
Posted: 2010-07-03 10:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-07-02 18:20, aquarj wrote:
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."

-Randy



I feel ya.
Got a case of severed head mugs today. I made the old lady mix me a Mai Tai with her last bottle of 17 year old J. Wray and Nephew for taking them away. One has slight crazing so I don't know why I even hauled them home. Not worth the effort for what will end up as my new doorstop. Whatever.


 
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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: 2010-07-04 3:40 pm   Permalink

Understandably what a slow week is in terms of definition ranges from area to area, along with the long list previously posted...only two of today's finds are doubles and only one was $0.50!


Kon Tiki Ports S&P with a Disneyland swizzle.


Black finished Ku mug from "The Pottery, Hawaii".


Tiki Farm Al Evans mug 2003.



Stockton Islander Brown skull mug, which has eluded me until now!




Witco stool, needs a new cushion! I will post this and two other non-tiki Witco pieces over in Witco finds!

Later,

PTD




 
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USAF Retired
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Joined: Dec 15, 2009
Posts: 54
From: Kentucky
Posted: 2010-07-04 7:17 pm   Permalink

Found a few things today at the flea market
An unmarked Polynesian girl bust


A Moai marked "Bruce 1969" on the rear and apparently used as an ashtray or incense burner



A brass bottle opener


And my favorite find of today, A Jan. 1955 Life magazine with lots of Tahitian photos.


These photos are 10 X 14 inches and will soon get framed for my bar.



And these 2 are 5 X 7 inches



 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-07-04 10:22 pm   Permalink

Duane you found that skull islander at alameda didn't ya? Awesome find!

 
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MNZombie
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Joined: Nov 14, 2007
Posts: 52
From: Lakeville, MN
Posted: 2010-07-05 06:58 am   Permalink

No actual tikis at the recent antiques show at the MN state fairgrounds but I did pick up these 2 Gil Elvgren prints. The story was that they (along with over a hundred others) came out of a hotel in St. Louis that closed down. Apparently the owner cut them out of magazines and calendars and used them to decorate the mens rooms. Not sure if that's true but I like that they look age appropriate and the price was certainly right. I think I'll find a more distinguished place to hag them rather then the bathroom.




 
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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: 2010-07-05 10:20 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-07-04 22:22, leleliz wrote:
Duane you found that skull islander at alameda didn't ya? Awesome find!



Yes, everything was from Alameda yesterday. Thanks!

PTD


 
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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
Posts: 450
From: Wanganui
Posted: 2010-07-06 07:34 am   Permalink

I found this book in Melbourne (Australia) on Monday:



It is a volume in the "World in Pictures" series, from 1882:



It is profusely illustrated with a range of amazing old engravings and it covers New Zealand (in depth), New Caledonia, the Loyalty Islands, Fiji, Tahiti, the Marquesas and Sandwich Islands, as well as Easter Island:



Reproductions of various of these illustrations will hopefully be gracing my walls in the near future...

CN


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Toto, j'ai l'impression que nous ne sommes plus au Kansas !


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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: 2010-07-06 1:04 pm   Permalink

7 lousy matchbooks was it this week:



Trader Morts and Tonga Room on the inside of these two:



Buzzy Out!



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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-07-07 05:20 am   Permalink

Great finds everyone! I bought this lamp yesterday for $14. The cone top is ribbed plastic, the feet are wood. It fits my office nicely I think.




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beerminda
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Joined: May 13, 2010
Posts: 20
Posted: 2010-07-08 03:10 am   Permalink

Got this a while ago, has straw skirt as well but that is kinda slimey from the 50's fire retardant used on it, hope you like it.



CheersNBeers..


 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-07-08 09:36 am   Permalink

Like the box Beeerminda , but was is it ?

 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-07-08 12:02 pm   Permalink

I bought this 2 seater settee for $20 off CL. Works for my new place and just needs a few lashings replaced. Now on the lookout for some barkcloth to cover this and my $15 pretzel chair. Will look cute in my tiki nook



 
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LOL Tiki
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Joined: Sep 06, 2007
Posts: 932
From: San Diegoish
Posted: 2010-07-08 12:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-07-08 12:02, leleliz wrote:
I bought this 2 seater settee for $20 off CL. Works for my new place and just needs a few lashings replaced. Now on the lookout for some barkcloth to cover this and my $15 pretzel chair. Will look cute in my tiki nook





That's a deal - nice find!


 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-07-08 12:40 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-07-08 12:13, LOL Tiki wrote:
That's a deal - nice find!



Thanks! I agree

The person selling had a buyer who flaked yesterday so I lucked out. I figure for the price of $35 for the mini couch and pretzel chair combined I can now afford to invest in some nice barkcloth to cover them in. Plus the pair are the perfect size for my new apartment . Love me some CL deals!


 
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beerminda
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Joined: May 13, 2010
Posts: 20
Posted: 2010-07-08 2:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-07-08 09:36, 1961surf wrote:
Like the box Beeerminda , but was is it ?



Yep sorry bout that, its a costume type set with the bikini top ( red thing )and a grass hula skirt all in its original box...


CheersNBeers..


 
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