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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2256
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-07-24 06:18 am   Permalink

Finally after years of searching for a vintage jacket in the wild I found this one. Made by Sandwich Isles in British Hong Kong in the 1960's. A fantastic print and color with mother of pearl inlaid buttons and it fits perfect.




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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5047
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-07-24 07:43 am   Permalink

Trav,

Nice score, that's a beaut! Congrats, the long search paid off. Have you figured out which tie to wear with it? I'm thinking maybe this one:





DC


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2256
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-07-24 07:55 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-07-24 07:43, Dustycajun wrote:
Trav,

Nice score, that's a beaut! Congrats, the long search paid off. Have you figured out which tie to wear with it?

DC


Thanks DC. I'll have to mix up some cocktails and have the wife tell me how to accessorize
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Pittsburgh pauly
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
Posts: 445
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2010-07-24 09:13 am   Permalink

[quote]
On 2010-07-24 02:44, JonPez wrote:
Just scored a huge collection of Hawaiian Eye items from a collector of "77 Sunset Strip":

Wow, nice!
Now, if only they would release it on DVD!


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sneakyjack
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Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 1129
From: NYC Area
Posted: 2010-07-24 09:34 am   Permalink

the above sandwich isles jacket is awesome!

 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-07-24 1:43 pm   Permalink

Big score for me yesterday from a group of antique stores south of Lansing, Michigan.



Not as unique as what others are finding lately... but dang it, I've been searching for the tiki Treasure Craft S&P's forever it seems like! ($3) The three large Westwoods were just $7 for all three. I also bought another swag lamp, not in the picture. The little Westwoods cost me $2.50 each and the Fu Manchu was $8, which is high, I think, but it's marked Orchids of Hawaii, R-82, Japan.


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Mike the Headhunter
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Joined: May 24, 2004
Posts: 190
From: Wastelands of western NC
Posted: 2010-07-24 7:02 pm   Permalink

Quite right, bigbrotiki

Headhunting in the Solomon Islands: Around the Coral Sea, thats the one! The Aku-aku has a personal note written by people who gave it to Tom Underwood as a gift. Tom was a very good friend of my father and did a lot of good for the people and artists here in cherokee. So both these finds turned out to be very personal for me.
I can't wait to start to reading them both. Just read the linked page you provided and can't wait to look into that further also. thanks again!


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2256
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-07-25 05:02 am   Permalink

WOW!! Great score on the mugs Bongo. Did you find all of those in the spot I told you about awhile back?
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-07-25 6:50 pm   Permalink

Hey...nice can



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Tikifan1
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Joined: Dec 24, 2009
Posts: 70
From: Missouri
Posted: 2010-07-26 02:49 am   Permalink

Scored a Mainlander mug this weekend, and put my order in for VanTiki's newest coin creations. A real awesome Tiki weekend.
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3031
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-07-26 12:42 pm   Permalink

I brought home another little pile of stuff this week:


Little wooden Tahitian tiki with spear:


Polystone #8 Pale green sandstone tiki


when I bought it, I thought it was the same size as the other two I had, but it turned out to be a little shorter:


A slightly cried Crying Moai candle


Two Harvey's bucket mugs with OMC stickers:


Dreadlock Rasta SoCal mug:


Maori tiki NZ tapestry:


Buzzy Out!

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Pittsburgh pauly
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
Posts: 445
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2010-07-27 10:50 am   Permalink

Some recent finds:
A friend found these ($10 for all 5) for me:

Some finds in AZ:


Mai Kai and more (Pacific Northwest totem mug?) from Ebay:

Van Williams (Surfside 6, Green Hornet) and "Lil Wampum" nutsie bank:

New vintage store in town:

Thrifting:

is it for pupu? or dips?

it spins too



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Naneki
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Joined: Dec 06, 2006
Posts: 125
From: Behind the 8 Ball in Ventikitura County
Posted: 2010-07-27 12:05 pm   Permalink


Finds from the past month



Two g*d staffs. I poached these at a thrift store outside my normal hunting grounds.



Japanese drinking mugs



A set of six monkeypod mai tai mugs. "Mai tai" on the front and a pineapple and bottle on the sides.



mugs and a carving.



 
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Lodge 9
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Joined: Mar 22, 2010
Posts: 38
From: Wylie Texas
Posted: 2010-07-27 12:33 pm   Permalink

A couple of thrift store finds;

 
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Lodge 9
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Joined: Mar 22, 2010
Posts: 38
From: Wylie Texas
Posted: 2010-07-27 12:37 pm   Permalink

Messed up the pic's here they are



Slim pickin's lately but still looking...


 
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