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Tiki Finds
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5031
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-06-01 6:46 pm   Permalink

Had to drop the #1 son off at volleyball practice today after work and there is a thrift store not to far away so I thought I would swing by on the way home. Found these:

A green Libby bamboo mug, a very nice Cook Island Rarotonga Fisherman God Tiki decanter (With Cork!), and a lone Luau salt shaker.



The bottom of the decanter:




It says:

Cook Islands
1993
Collector
S?en
No. 477

I know there have been a few of these founds, but I am wondering if they all have the same maker stamp on the bottom. I will post more photos on the other thread.


DC


 
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bigbadtikidaddy
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 442
Posted: 2011-06-03 09:38 am   Permalink

been finding some decent stuff lately, but most recently i found this fishing float for a price that was too good to pass up...and believe me I've passed up MANY over the years, usually because they are priced way over what i would pay.
i dont know if it is real or repro, but i dont care, it is still cool.





Will post more pics of other finds later.




























 
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Handsome Dan
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Joined: Feb 20, 2005
Posts: 12
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2011-06-05 2:54 pm   Permalink

I picked this up from the Salvation Army today for $1.99, its pretty humungus, about 10" tall.







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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: 2011-06-05 3:47 pm   Permalink

Even with my back completely screwed up I managed to get out this weekend (thank you Vicodin and Flexril)!



Two Coco Joe's keychains.


Two Bali Hai ashtrays.


Two menehune figures by Julene.


Two Trader Vic USA coconut mugs.


Tahitian Lanai Waikiki green bamboo handled mug.


Another set of Disneyland shakers.


I think the meant to make a "S" on the left one?



A nicely carved Tahitian tiki.


War club from the Solomon Islands.


Purvis Bay, Solmon Is. (note the spelling)


These were from a friend...thank you friend!

Later,

PTD




 
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Tiki-Tim
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Joined: Jan 10, 2003
Posts: 148
From: Cincinnati,Ohio
Posted: 2011-06-07 2:10 pm   Permalink

Found this 1974 National Geographic Map of "Discoverers of the Pacific".





hmmmmm....I think Mr. Robb Hamel has some plans for this map.



 
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TravnerRavenweird
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Joined: Apr 12, 2011
Posts: 113
From: Everett, Washington
Posted: 2011-06-10 11:15 am   Permalink

I picked this little pineapple up at an estate sale this morning for .50. I can't figure out if it is a mug or just a little pot.
The whole thing is glazed in a standard white glaze, the outside is painted.
Any thoughts?





 
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Lava Lips
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Joined: Jun 02, 2011
Posts: 5
Posted: 2011-06-10 1:07 pm   Permalink

Greetings~ I am new and love this thread. Here is my recent find from a Craigslist ad. First of all
it was amazing. I only went over to look at a particular piece and walked into this little Filipino ladies house and saw she had a complete living room, dinette set and bar with stools. It was very hard to maintain composure but ...she knew I liked what I saw. Then out of no where she told me I could have everything, all 17 prices for $800. The bar alone was what I was originally after and that was her price for the bar. So, i basically bought the bar and got everything else for free. All pieces match each other including the dinette set. And they all have the same color Formica. It was a dream to come across. The lady was very sweet and sentimental with the pieces but she told me she would only give me that deal If I took all of it. She didn't want to separate it at all. It was all given to her by another Filipino lady who was married to an American GI in the 40s who was station somewhere in the Pacific. He bought this all for them when they got married and when this lady got married the original lady gave it to her. Now it is sentimental to me. I'm super happy. Everything that i bought was her entire living room set and kitchen set.
















 
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Lava Lips
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Joined: Jun 02, 2011
Posts: 5
Posted: 2011-06-10 1:10 pm   Permalink

Here is the Dinette set that included two leaves and 6 chairs. With out the leafs it reduces to a nice round table.




 
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beerminda
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Joined: May 13, 2010
Posts: 20
Posted: 2011-06-11 8:37 pm   Permalink

Picked this fella up this morning, approx 41 inches high and very light and fragile looks as though he was stuck in the groung outside for a long period of time ? , He is Awesome and I would appreciate any info on him , Thanks in advance.



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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: 2011-06-12 12:55 pm   Permalink

Decent weekend for tiki hunting...


Three mini liquor bottles.


Two Royal Lahaina Resort and a Tiki Bob's mug.


Trader Vic's S&P's, Trader Vic's Aloha Coconut mug and a 50th anniversary (1934-1984) Hinky Dink's/Trader Vic's rocks glass.


OMC Coconut mug, Tiki Farm Lucky Tiki mug, Coco Joe's lighter and 3 Rudy's Italian Restaurant mugs.


Islander Stockton Pineapple, coconut and earring mugs.


Bali Hai San Diego Headhunter and Mark Thomas Outrigger Monterey bucket mugs.



Bali Hai menu from 1967.


First time for this...Dated January 1942, Trader Vic's Oakland Axis placemat!




Gotta find out a little more about this guy, but he came from Stockton and quite possibly the Islander, but not sure until I see a picture from there with him in it??

Later,

PTD


 
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kirby
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Joined: May 04, 2005
Posts: 1600
From: SoCal
Posted: 2011-06-12 2:48 pm   Permalink

picked up this guy today.. does anyone know anything about it??.. I have some ideas but thought i would throw it out there.


 
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bigbadtikidaddy
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 442
Posted: 2011-06-13 1:02 pm   Permalink

some of my other recent finds:
small tiki with plaque on back that reads "S.S. Mariposa First sailing 1956", OMC moai mug, stone(?) tiki lighter, a gaggle of 5 Don the Beachcomber shakers, small weeping candle, Frank Schirman Wahine lighter, milo wood tiki perfume holder, minus perfume.


empty pisco bottle.


strange chalkware coconut monkey bank. never seen this before.


small "fishing float" bird feeder.




 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3683
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2011-06-13 3:02 pm   Permalink

Nice one Kirby. Has everything it needs and nothing it doesn't

 
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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 562
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2011-06-13 10:22 pm   Permalink

Boy, folks found some nice scores this weekend for sure! This thread hasn't seen this much action in a long time!

I guess my find pales in comparison. A Hula Bowl from the Lanai in San Mateo. Most of the red paint as been worn off, but I have been looking for one of these for a long time...






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Tikinomad
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Joined: Jul 20, 2005
Posts: 367
From: Outerspace
Posted: 2011-06-14 07:32 am   Permalink

Awesome find cool manchu! Love that Lanai bowl design!

 
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