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SuperEight
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Joined: Oct 16, 2004
Posts: 270
From: Palo Alto
Posted: 2010-11-28 1:48 pm   Permalink

After searching for one pretzel rattan chair for years, I actually got a whole set for just $550.00 from a nice couple in Cupertino that bought it in Malaysia in 1982. Two pretzel chairs, a sofa, and a table with hand made cushions.

Some info from their ad: "We purchased the set when we were living in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia in 1984 at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel on the Island. As you may know the E & O Hotel was founded by the Sarkies Brothers in 1885 this is the first hotel they opened before they opened the also famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore."

The tag on the table reads:

Wing Hing & Co
No 62 Shop Street Penang
Modern Style Cane Furniture
and Chick Suppliers


From the Wing Hing & Co. Modern Cane Furniture and Chick Suppliers. And yes they did confirm that while you picked up your furniture you could pick out your baby chick that would be your future dinner.

And I am happy as a clam with my purchase.









 
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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
Posts: 1319
Posted: 2010-11-28 6:02 pm   Permalink

Today I had my first antique store tiki find, this Suffering Bastard mug in the stone green glaze. Labeled "Tiki Hut, Party Cove, Turks & Caicos." I also saw a set of four Harvey's Lake Tahoe Hula Girl mugs for a good price, but I didn't realize they were worth picking up until after I'd left. I may have to go back.




 
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Grand Kahu
Grand Member (2 years)  

Joined: Jul 31, 2006
Posts: 188
From: Dallas, TX
Posted: 2010-11-28 7:02 pm   Permalink

A new Marquesan tiki from Kona...about 20" h. and of Monkey-pod wood.




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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3032
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-11-28 7:29 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-11-28 19:02, Grand Kahu wrote:
A new Marquesan tiki



That's a Cook Islands tiki. Like these from Rarotonga:


Buzzy Out!


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Grand Kahu
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Joined: Jul 31, 2006
Posts: 188
From: Dallas, TX
Posted: 2010-11-28 9:26 pm   Permalink

Yup, thanks, it is Cook Islands style!

GK

p.s. (My other tiki is a Marquesan) That really should be a bumper sticker...


 
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trutiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 08, 2010
Posts: 56
Posted: 2010-11-30 07:15 am   Permalink

I found this massive ceramic-like bank. Bought it cheap just because I really liked it but am curious if someone has seen these before. It is about 18" tall and weighs a ton! The exterior finish looks too slick for a DIY craft but the coin cutout and stopper hole in back are really rough. Inside the the bank's legs are hardened ropes (for stabilization during creation perhaps?)No markings anywhere. Functionality wasn't thought out in the design process as the coins can slide down into the legs and get stuck there. Maybe someone modified a commercially produced piece?







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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-12-01 05:31 am   Permalink

Found this shirt that features the Mark Thomas Outrigger mug.





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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 637
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2010-12-01 06:22 am   Permalink

Hey Bongo, COOL SHIRT! I've never seen that one. Who is the maker?



 
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John the Mainlander
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Dec 21, 2009
Posts: 39
From: Rockford, Illinois
Posted: 2010-12-01 10:43 am   Permalink

[quote]
On 2010-11-30 07:15, trutiki wrote:
I found this massive ceramic-like bank. Bought it cheap just because I really liked it but am curious if someone has seen these before. It is about 18" tall and weighs a ton! The exterior finish looks too slick for a DIY craft but the coin cutout and stopper hole in back are really rough. Inside the the bank's legs are hardened ropes (for stabilization during creation perhaps?)No markings anywhere. Functionality wasn't thought out in the design process as the coins can slide down into the legs and get stuck there. Maybe someone modified a commercially produced piece?

Awesome find. I actually had one of these once and sold like an idiot. Mine was exactly like yours with one exception...there was no hole to retrieve the coins. So...I would have had to break it if I wanted to save my pennie in it. If I recall mine was about two feet tall and weighed a TON. I bought it from some true retro-merchandise dealers about 10 years ago. I am guessing it is from the 60's. Just a guess though.


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2257
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-12-01 10:43 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-12-01 05:31, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
Found this shirt that features the Mark Thomas Outrigger mug.


I have one exactly the same. One of my favorite shirts. Good find!
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11589
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-12-01 12:58 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-12-01 05:31, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
Found this shirt that features the Mark Thomas Outrigger mug.




Wow, it also has and early Bosko mask, AND the profile face from the Covarrubias map on it!:



That shirt designer is obviously in the know...


 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-12-01 4:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-12-01 06:22, SilverLine wrote:
Hey Bongo, COOL SHIRT! I've never seen that one. Who is the maker




Not exactly an exotic tag: "CACTUS Black Lable" Anywho, glad ya like the shirt and Uncle Trav and I will have to be careful not to show up wearing the same shirt!


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Tiki-Tim
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Joined: Jan 10, 2003
Posts: 148
From: Cincinnati,Ohio
Posted: 2010-12-01 9:10 pm   Permalink

Male and Female tiki bottle opener


Kahiki Salt & Pepper Shakers


Harvey's Sneaky Tiki Mug


Found but didn't buy yet...$1800 clams for this 6ft baby







 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2010-12-01 10:55 pm   Permalink

That six-footer looks like a Barney West. Still pretty expensive though. Are they willing to bargain down?

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Tiki-Tim
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Joined: Jan 10, 2003
Posts: 148
From: Cincinnati,Ohio
Posted: 2010-12-02 07:05 am   Permalink

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On 2010-12-01 22:55, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
That six-footer looks like a Barney West. Still pretty expensive though. Are they willing to bargain down?





I spoke to the dealer and he's willing to negotiate.Going to contact him today to see if we can make a deal.


 
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