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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3030
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2011-01-02 4:18 pm   Permalink

Ended 2010 with this:


And started 2011 with this:


I also doubled my stirrer stick collection with this lot:


Buzzy Out!




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blacklagoon
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Joined: Aug 03, 2010
Posts: 154
Posted: 2011-01-02 6:07 pm   Permalink

Hey guys,

A family member picked this Tiki carving up near Tampa, Florida last week. Anyone know the carver, origin?

He's cut from palm and has a large signature on his back. There is a hole drilled in the bottom like he was stacked or mounted to something.

Thanks,

Paul








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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2011-01-08 01:05 am   Permalink

Just a few from the thrifts today...
Records , CoCo Joe Wall Hanging, Tiki Farm 2003 Mug,Forbidden Island Mug (which I actually have never bought at the bar)













 
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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1560
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2011-01-08 7:33 pm   Permalink

10" Red Vinyl Japanese/Hawaiian music



 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3030
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2011-01-09 11:55 am   Permalink

Just a couple tikis this week:



And, an autographed picture of local tv celebrity the Gambler and his son:

He wanted me to mess with the other guy on the show, Dave, so I took the picture over to dave's area to get his autograph on it. When he saw me walking up with the Gambler behind me, he took off. Then the gambler stood there and made fun of Dave, his workers, his customers, and his stuff real loud for about 10 minutes. All that, and the cameras weren't even rolling today...

Good times tiki hunting indeed!
Buzzy Out!
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2011-01-09 12:32 pm   Permalink

Have not posted in a while.Here are three Fireside Moai mugs and some solid brass
Trader Vic's Lucky Menehune cuff links I recently picked up .












 
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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
Posts: 450
From: Wanganui
Posted: 2011-01-09 9:44 pm   Permalink

The new 2011 New Zealand Collins pocket diaries:



No, I didn't buy them, but I did get some strange looks from the mall security guy whilst taking this photo...

CN


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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: 2011-01-10 5:22 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-01-09 16:05, bigtikidude wrote:

I bet a lot of Hoarders(ahem collectors)
were going thru withdrawals not being able to post their recent acquisitions,
I bet Facebook activity went way up while TC was down.


Jeff(btd)




Guilty as charged my friend, although most "hoarders" prefer the term "Preservationists" or "Conservators" and some of us just post our finds to share with those who are interested what can be found out there if you invest some time, patience and a little money.

I am so far behind posting my finds from the past couple of months that I am only going to post a quick overview of what I found this past weekend. Two sales yielded a load of Hawaiiana paper and even though it cannot be seen in the pictures, rest assured when I have the time, I will backtrack and post some of the tiki images. These items are from the 1930's, 50's and 70's.

In no particular order:


"Ku" style mugs similar to The Pottery, Hawaii, that I have.


These rounded off the few I was missing to complete the set of eight Dairymen's Island of Hawaii glasses I have. I did not know there were smaller ones in the set. I have some extras now!

The rest is the paper:

















































Remember: you are only a "hoarder if you wind up on television!

Later,

PTD

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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: 2011-01-10 5:33 pm   Permalink

Oh yeah and I found a postcard from the Kona Kai Club:




And a load of other postcards with the Hawaii stuff I posted earlier!

PTD


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2011-01-10 7:11 pm   Permalink

Nice to have you back, my friend. Great stuff, as usual.

 
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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
Posts: 450
From: Wanganui
Posted: 2011-01-18 12:20 am   Permalink

No tiki finds for 8 days! This thread is in desperate need of a tiki transfusion...

Here's some stuff I found in Vegas just before New Year's:

The usual suspects:



Three classic Nevada mugs:



A nice shirt with a prehistoric Pacific look:



And a Tahitian postcard...



with the perfect message on the back of it:



CN

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gold zephyr
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Joined: Jun 29, 2010
Posts: 109
From: Los Angaleeze
Posted: 2011-01-21 9:53 pm   Permalink

chickens in paradise-sweet!

 
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Naneki
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Joined: Dec 06, 2006
Posts: 125
From: Behind the 8 Ball in Ventikitura County
Posted: 2011-01-25 12:46 pm   Permalink

Recent Finds

The wacky


Monkeys


Oriental


The Orchids of Hawaii Buddha appears to be vintage

Yma Sumac program from 1955/56 tour



I'll scan the other pages if anyone is interested.

Actual tikis


The Outrigger mug was found in Fillmore! (Despite being in SoCal and only 25 miles from the ocean, Fillmore has a tiki factor of -0.325.)

The Trade Winds mug is probably my ultimate find. As a wee lass (from Fillmore) I stood transfixed in the Esplanade parking lot looking at that exotic building. So close and yet impossible for me to imagine going to that restaurant. Like Bali Hai it called to me. But not to my parents. Now it's gone. But I've got a mug!





 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2011-01-26 11:02 am   Permalink

OK ,here is one, may not be Tiki, but I can not find anything on it.
anyone have any thoughts on it?



real armadillo,and fur, plus spiky type fur on the chin.
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2011-01-27 4:32 pm   Permalink

Recent score on ebay from Canada .Will need to hook up with Bob @ Oceanic Arts
to pick up the three parts that are missing.In xlnt condition with no crazing .
Do not know where this came from,however I know these were used at the
Beachcomber and @ Trader Vic's in Vancouver.The fourth pic is from a
similar one that I already have,however it came from the Beachcomber in
Canada for comparison .















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