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JonPez
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Joined: Jul 01, 2003
Posts: 226
From: Orlando, FL
Posted: 2011-04-04 2:33 pm   Permalink

Hello all...
Found this sweet beauty a few months ago. Gave Ken Kanaka at TikiTalk the first announcement, but thought I should post it here as well.
I came across this hand-painted watercolor and gouache rendering of Disney's Polynesian Resort at a flea market. From what I could research, it was done for a proposed reworking of the entrance in the mid-1980s that was never realized.


The full rendering.


Detail of the sign.


Detail of the entrance drive with Moais...
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11586
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-04-04 3:30 pm   Permalink

Naaaaaaaace! Especially for a flea market find! Congrats.

 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2011-04-04 5:33 pm   Permalink

WOW! Love the Moais & the Giant A-Frame Mono-Rail station.

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 7140
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2011-04-04 6:27 pm   Permalink

AWESOME!!!! PM GROG and GROG give you address where to send it to GROG.

 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 6969
Posted: 2011-04-05 5:10 pm   Permalink

Now that's a once in a lifetime find, congratulations and thank you for sharing it. Wendy
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Suicide Tiki
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 56
From: Chino
Posted: 2011-04-05 11:31 pm   Permalink

Here is my 2.98 find this afternoon... its not exactly a tiki mug but Frank will fit in just fine with the rest of my collection! He is about 8 inches tall and a nice light shade of green which did not show up all that well with the flash from my camera.

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gabbahey
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
Posts: 257
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2011-04-06 11:36 am   Permalink





Trader Vic's Speckled Fogcutter.

Found stocked with the vases at a local thrift store. $8

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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2011-04-08 11:33 am   Permalink

This is a glass candle holder with three faces. Hard to tell in the photo, but the faces are red glass and glow when the candle is lit. I wonder where this tiki item came from. I'm thinking it's a cheap item from someplace like Spencer's Gifts.





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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: 2011-04-08 1:25 pm   Permalink

Bongo,

Nice find, I like it. Not sure if it is old or not but it looks pretty cool!

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: 2011-04-08 3:01 pm   Permalink

From today...


Some more matchbooks.


3 Coco Joe's and 1 HIP tikis


This looks like another Tiki wood project, marked 1969 on the back.


Vintage speargun.

Later,

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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5043
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-04-08 9:50 pm   Permalink

Had to take Mrs. DC to pick up her car at the repair shop, decided to stop by the thrift on the way home.

Being the month of the Fez, it was appropriate that I found one of the Bud Baird Shriner mugs that Doctor Z had posted before. Also a nice pineapple mug.





The real score of the day was this AMAZING 3-foot long Marquesan carved canoe pretty much intact. Looks like the one at the Bali Hai.







Needs a little TLC but when it is polished up and put back together it is going to be awesome. Still has some original feathers attached to the canoe. Will post better photos in Tiki Boats when I get it put together.

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ErkNoLikeFire
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Joined: Aug 07, 2010
Posts: 434
From: Michigan
Posted: 2011-04-08 11:31 pm   Permalink

What, doesn't everyone fix some slight leg trauma with rubber bands? Damn tribbles.


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On 2011-04-04 12:35, vegastikidude wrote:
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What happened to the Mego Dr. McCoy?

On 2011-03-31 22:24, ErkNoLikeFire wrote:
Found this before I came in to work.





This is the first one I've ever found!!!!











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HOUSE OF KU
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 540
From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2011-04-09 01:52 am   Permalink

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On 2011-04-08 11:33, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
This is a glass candle holder with three faces. Hard to tell in the photo, but the faces are red glass and glow when the candle is lit. I wonder where this tiki item came from. I'm thinking it's a cheap item from someplace like Spencer's Gifts.







Is this built around a glass shot glass? I have a vintage Coco Joe that is built around a shot glass, looks like it held a candle. A battery operated "candle" works really well in it....




 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2011-04-09 03:43 am   Permalink

Mine is built around a glass alright, but bigger than a shot glass, more like a tumbler. The glass texture looks a lot like yours HoKu. I'd be pleased to find out that it's a CocoJoe.

Dusty that's a FANTASTIC canoe! Wow!



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blacklagoon
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Joined: Aug 03, 2010
Posts: 154
Posted: 2011-04-09 05:33 am   Permalink







Thais is an awesome find!

Thanks for sharing,

Paul
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