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rugbymatt
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Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Posts: 1205
From: Sacramento
Posted: 2010-11-15 5:09 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-01-19 16:29, Dustycajun wrote:
I just got these three Orchids of Hawaii orange Hula Girl mugs. The unusual part is that they have raised lettering for Knobby's Mai Tai on the back. Anybody ever heard of this place or seen these before?





DC



I have had one in my collection for several years. I got it off of e-bay and have always wondered where this place was.


 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-11-15 7:15 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-11-11 08:42, tikisobayli wrote:
Just grabbed our first Orchids of Hawaii lamp off Craigslist yesterday. I never knew how heavy these guys are.....




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Killer lamp !


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2010-11-15 8:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-11-15 17:09, rugbymatt wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-01-19 16:29, Dustycajun wrote:
I just got these three Orchids of Hawaii orange Hula Girl mugs. The unusual part is that they have raised lettering for Knobby's Mai Tai on the back. Anybody ever heard of this place or seen these before?





DC



I have had one in my collection for several years. I got it off of e-bay and have always wondered where this place was.



Knobby's Mai Tai was a Polynesian restaurant in Indianapolis owned by William Knoll. Here's a link to his obituary:

http://www2.indystar.com/cgi-bin/obituaries/index.php?action=show&id=113199


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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-11-16 04:51 am   Permalink



Three from Goodwill yesterday; two Orchids R-71, but the short Kon Tiki is new to me.


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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1168
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2010-11-17 01:03 am   Permalink

Can't believe that i've been able to add to this tread twice in about a week. Found this today at an op-shop (Goodwill). Had $15aus on it, which although I felt was a bit much I still would have paid as I very, very rarely find stuff, but asked if they could do any better and they knocked it down to $10. Score.

There's no markings on it but i'm guessing it's from Tonga. Does that sound right?
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-11-17 02:50 am   Permalink

Nice one Swizzle! How tall is it?



 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1168
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2010-11-17 03:58 am   Permalink

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On 2010-11-17 02:50, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
Nice one Swizzle! How tall is it?




It's about 15" tall.


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3673
From: HELL
Posted: 2010-11-19 7:48 pm   Permalink

i've wanted one of these for a long time now.....i finally picked this one up today at an estate sale for a lousy $2.....i stole the picture from ooga mooga because i am too lazy right now to take my own picture....




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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
Posts: 450
From: Wanganui
Posted: 2010-11-19 10:31 pm   Permalink

Some recent finds at a local charity store:

"Legends of Rotorua" (1969 paperback edition):



It is profusely illustrated:





And a travel book from 1968:



Along with a pack of playing cards:



CN

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BigRedTiki
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Joined: Jan 14, 2007
Posts: 86
From: Fremont, Nebraska
Posted: 2010-11-20 10:10 am   Permalink

Here are some of my recent finds, found a ton of great Japanese Floats at a local estate sale, bunch of mugs and an awesome tray and menu from the SS Lurline...





My favorite piece is this globe-sized float...


Here are all the Japanese floats I picked up, including a rare marked "sausage" float. (the ones on the window sill, not the hanging ones, which are modern decorative pieces)












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tikipaka
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Joined: May 31, 2006
Posts: 641
From: New York
Posted: 2010-11-21 04:08 am   Permalink

I found a set of these yesterday and the story behind them is that the daughter was going through her dads storage. She said they were in storage for over 30 years.




My camera is in a funk right now so this is one on pulled off line. They measure 9" tall with the bar on the grinder of course another inch? When I can upload a actual photo of these I will.




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WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 746
From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2010-11-21 10:01 am   Permalink

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On 2010-11-20 10:10, BigRedTiki wrote:
Here are some of my recent finds, found a ton of great Japanese Floats at a local estate sale, bunch of mugs and an awesome tray and menu from the SS Lurline...




Nice Mike!
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tedtiki
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Joined: Nov 06, 2004
Posts: 333
From: Sunny Springfield Illinois
Posted: 2010-11-21 12:56 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-11-19 19:48, Tipsy McStagger wrote:
i've wanted one of these for a long time now.....i finally picked this one up today at an estate sale for a lousy $2.....i stole the picture from ooga mooga because i am too lazy right now to take my own picture....








Wow great find! Now about royalties for using my picture...
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Tiki-Atari
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Joined: Aug 06, 2007
Posts: 137
From: Atlanta
Posted: 2010-11-22 07:14 am   Permalink


This popped up in a local shop. About 40 inches long, sparkly paint (possibly puff paint?) on black velvet. The detail is so defined, I wonder if it was based off a picture or postcard of an actual place? The manufacturer appears to still exist at the same address.
Anyway, it was a fun find.







 
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blacklagoon
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Joined: Aug 03, 2010
Posts: 154
Posted: 2010-11-22 08:59 am   Permalink

Some of my Tiki Finds this past weekend from our trip to Atlanta and Trader Vic's.

We got there and Vic's was closed, but we found some good Tiki Stuff, I especially like the United Airlines pieces (THANKS GEORGE!) and the fish float christmas tree ornament.

I also found a King Kong Jim Beam for $10 and considering Dino passed away last week, I couldn't pass it up, I still say he's TIKI!

Thanks for looking,

Paul










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