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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2010-12-18 09:17 am   Permalink

Hiya DC,

That's the pool area of the Tradewinds in Tulsa OK. Same place that had Club Tradewinds and all those custom Frankoma mugs.

Sabu

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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1318
From: Calgary
Posted: 2010-12-18 09:23 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-12-15 13:48, Kabuddhabuddha wrote:
Found a Hawaiian Room New York mug today at local junk store for a buck. Few and far between here.






jealous!


 
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rwhgeek
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Joined: Jul 16, 2003
Posts: 58
From: Richmond, VA
Posted: 2010-12-18 5:38 pm   Permalink

A friend of a friend was downsizing and asked if I wanted some tiki stuff.




There were some hidden treasures.



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Trader Tom
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Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 891
From: West Hills, CA
Posted: 2010-12-18 6:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:




There were some hidden treasures.




The Politiki FDR and Reagan are cool. I like that Bosko Tipsy Bob also. Nice!


 
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rwhgeek
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Joined: Jul 16, 2003
Posts: 58
From: Richmond, VA
Posted: 2010-12-18 6:09 pm   Permalink

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The Politiki FDR and Reagan are cool. I like that Bosko Tipsy Bob also. Nice!



Thanks Tom. I used to live up in DC so was thrilled to see the Politiki's in there. the Bosko still has it's tag which is something that all my other mugs are lacking.

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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2010-12-23 09:35 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-12-13 03:24, Club Nouméa wrote:
Found this over the weekend: a wooden carving from the Solomon Islands:



To me it looks like the bird is about to peck the poor worried looking guy's eyes out...



... but doubtless it has some more symbolic meaning.

CN




That is a Frigate bird and they are used by Sol. Islanders a fishing/head hunting totem.


 
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Atomicchick
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Joined: Sep 08, 2003
Posts: 587
From: Southern California
Posted: 2010-12-23 1:20 pm   Permalink

Does your friend still have that maori plaque? It's awesome!

 
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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
Posts: 450
From: Wanganui
Posted: 2010-12-23 11:46 pm   Permalink

[/quote]

That is a Frigate bird and they are used by Sol. Islanders a fishing/head hunting totem.
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Hi Sneakytiki!

Thanks for that info - it saves me the effort of having to wade through Pacific art books finding out the hard way.

CN


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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1398
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2010-12-25 12:06 pm   Permalink

Spent a day shop hopping and found a few nuggets.
One album, a couple of T.V. glasses and an Al Harrington tall glass. Also an Orchids mug that's not a favorite of mine but didn't have it yet.




Sometimes when you are going store to store you have one of those days where you see several of the same thing when you usually never see them or there is a theme to the day. This day was the familiar Trader Vics logo which I know didn't actually originate there but has been altered and used on many other items not associated with T.V. Anyway, I didn't expect to see it on the back of the Hal Aloma album.




The last find doesn't have tiki on it but it's still damn cool! This vintage shooting jacket patch measures about 4"x5".




Edited to replace photos that disappeared when TC crashed.

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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 636
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2010-12-25 4:16 pm   Permalink

Hey 8ft, AWESOME patch! Who looks for tiki in the patch bins???



 
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blacklagoon
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Joined: Aug 03, 2010
Posts: 154
Posted: 2010-12-26 07:13 am   Permalink

Found a few things in Arkansas just across the border from Hayti, Mo.

Visiting family, who knew we could find Tiki!?

I really like the Trader Vic's paddle swizzles, didn't have those. The Daga was found at a Pawn/flea market and I didn't have the Harvey's shots either.

Thanks for looking,

Paul



Tiki finds from Cape Gerardeau, Mo. We like the Coconut Hut Music box that was an original Store Display. Trader Vic's fog cutter and a cool little rum barrel with a mermaid inside.

Good stuff, Mo!











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blacklagoon
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Joined: Aug 03, 2010
Posts: 154
Posted: 2010-12-27 4:32 pm   Permalink

More finds in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Love the south, they think these things are evil, all for under $20.

Paul





 
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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: 2010-12-27 5:09 pm   Permalink

On behalf of those who have prodded, provoked and mentioned they have missed me posting my finds lately, I am going to post these recent purchases that I had the fortunate opportunity to acquire from one of my local Ohana.

I only wish I was able to purchase these items under better circumstances. The past couple of years have been hard on quite a few of my Tiki Central friends, in fact, nearly every couple I know, including my wife and I, endured financial hardship due to the economy. This has been even worse on my single friends. Layoffs and housing bubbles, have loomed and doomed many of my good friends, both here on TC and elsewhere. I understand the frustration of those who have had to sell off their collections to make ends meet, it is not an easy road to go down.

Thank you for allowing me to purchase these items. I consider myself lucky to have them...











































Not going into detail here. You know what you see.

There have been other finds, perhaps another time to post them.

Thank you again.

Later,

PTD




 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-12-27 6:43 pm   Permalink

Great stuff D. What is that South Seas item? That was a local place, but I've only been able to find a mug & a couple of swizzles. I love the graphics.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11584
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-12-27 7:53 pm   Permalink

Some wonderful ephemera there, PTD. That early Christian's Hut menu is amazing, such a missing link from the Catalina Bounty location to Balboa. It wouldn't be mentioning the story of the "Goof" somewhere inside, would it now ??!

I think as long as these rarities stay "in the family", which means in appreciative hands, things are not all bad. I encourage people to think of their Tiki collectables as stock investments, you have to sell some off when times are tough. Unfortunately the Tiki stock does not yield the same return it did in better days, but if it still helps pay the rent...


 
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