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bigbadtikidaddy
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 442
Posted: 2011-02-13 10:04 am   Permalink

Hiya Mookie- what you have there has been unofficially dubbed "the naked tiki" mug in other discussions. (although I did a quik search and didnt find one under that heading)
Nobody seems to know anything about the history/mfg as far as I recall, but it is vintage and very cool in my opinion. Lots of people here have one, Im pretty sure I saw one @ PTD's place. I dont have one yet, but I will!
Hope thats helps a little!
Cheers, Jon


 
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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: 2011-02-13 1:16 pm   Permalink

Mookie,

Jon is correct, I have one as well...always been puzzled by it and there is a picture of that mug in Tiki Quest, no indication of who it was made by though???

Was under the freeway today...lots of the usual suspect mugs. I passed on a 5' Conquistador Three Monk Witco carving for $50.00 and a few higher priced common Islander items, except for this one for $10.00...


Stockton Islander Hula girl mug



This was the first time I have seen a luau mug made by Tiki King. Nice quality and rough design. Marked Tiki King 1996.

Later,

PTD



 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2011-02-14 06:26 am   Permalink



Excited over both of these finds. Someone must have a whole set of the tableware with the masks, but I had to fight to buy this. It was in a shop two hours from my house and it took three trips to get the antiue mall to get a price on it.



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dewey-surf
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Joined: May 27, 2009
Posts: 174
From: Clearwater, FL
Posted: 2011-02-17 5:26 pm   Permalink

Woot! Found today, #2 in my collection. I was going to flea bay it, but rather it go to a TC'er who has been looking for one. I will post it in the Trade thread if anybody is interested with my wish list.





 
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DejaVoodoo
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Joined: Feb 07, 2008
Posts: 143
From: Woodbridge, NJ
Posted: 2011-02-19 4:44 pm   Permalink

A few weeks ago I found a new, sealed copy of Combustible Edison's "I, Swinger" CD at a mom & pop record shop. I'm not sure if it technically constitutes a Tiki find, but the song "Theme From 'The Tiki Wonder Hour'" is on this album and DigiTiki uses it as the signature tune that opens each Quiet Village podcast.

 
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Naneki
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Joined: Dec 06, 2006
Posts: 125
From: Behind the 8 Ball in Ventikitura County
Posted: 2011-02-23 12:41 pm   Permalink


I drove 600 miles for a job interview and all I got was this mug.


Then I drove 300 miles and got these. All from Tiki-Kate.



Akuku decanter set, Elua vase, Hukilau 2003 and Tunga-toa


Hawaiian Inn paddlesucker, Bali Hai, Daga warrior from Kauai Resort, Kahiki moai and Hawaii Kai
It may be common, but I'd been wanting a Daga warrior for a long time.


Napcoware, PMP cracked coconut, Gecko's House of Ku'z, nobby and Go Tiki's Wilson

And still more:




Thank you, Kate. I'll treasure them.








 
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Tiki Hekele
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 03, 2010
Posts: 12
From: Cardiff, Wales
Posted: 2011-02-23 7:44 pm   Permalink

Just got this off ebay for $25 bucks!

It is a wooden Tiki lamp--I love it.


 
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trutiki
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Joined: Sep 08, 2010
Posts: 56
Posted: 2011-02-24 06:05 am   Permalink

Is it electric?

 
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Tiki Hekele
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Joined: Jun 03, 2010
Posts: 12
From: Cardiff, Wales
Posted: 2011-02-24 8:19 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-02-24 06:05, trutiki wrote:
Is it electric?



Yep--25w


 
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Kaiwaza
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 519
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2011-02-28 1:23 pm   Permalink

Hawaii Collector's Expo was this past weekend in Honolulu. As usual, I found several things...some cheap post cards, Hawaiian shirts, and a few records..but I thought what was of most interest to me personally was something I've never run across before:
This lovely 20-something page color booklet on "Your Pareu (sarong) And How To Wear It" by Jack & Dorthy Fields, c1978. Chop full of beautiful photos and various Tahitian women & a few men demonstrating the various methods of tieing sarongs for various effects. I considered it a steal at $4.00














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Aquatic Safarinaut
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Joined: Sep 06, 2008
Posts: 174
From: Valley of The Joe
Posted: 2011-03-01 11:12 am   Permalink

Got this mug a few weeks ago at an antique fair in Oakland. The seller said that he thought it was a hobbyist mug. I wasn't sure but I really like the mug, great colors and seemed like an early version of or inspiration for the Tepco or Harvey's Hula Girl mug.



Then the other day, in a posting discussing a photo of the original Trader Vic Kava Bowl, DustyCajun Posted This picture from a 1944 Life Magazine article on Trader Vic...



The Fog Cutter Mug in the 1944 image struck me as very familiar...



Sure looks like it could be the same mug to me but I'd appreciate peer review...

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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 562
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2011-03-01 2:06 pm   Permalink

Hey there,

You did get one of the old and classic mugs there. I know it by site because I used to own one. Mine had very light writing on the side towards the top that said Bert Rovere's The Hurricane San Francisco, which we found out through Tiki Central used to be a Tiki Bar in San Francisco that closed down in the mid-50s.



 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 817
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2011-03-03 08:23 am   Permalink

The Hawaii Book: Story Of Our Island Paradise leather bound!!!




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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2011-03-03 10:10 am   Permalink

Wow, Carl, great find!

 
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beerminda
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 13, 2010
Posts: 20
Posted: 2011-03-06 12:58 am   Permalink

Here are a few of my latest finds, have been finding heaps of gear lately

tongan tiki was one of this mornigs p/ups very big and very cheap, also the 2 x ceramic salt pepper sets are 2 i have not seen before..
Also have been finding heaps of ephemera this is 3 pieces from this mornings market search


Enjoy.


 
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