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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 562
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2011-07-03 9:19 pm   Permalink

Where did you find the Frankoma mug? And what did it set you back?

 
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nickg1971
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Joined: Jul 02, 2011
Posts: 2
Posted: 2011-07-03 10:57 pm   Permalink

Hi, thank you for the info. Any idea what decade it may be from? Thanks again. Here are some more pics....













 
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Aquatic Safarinaut
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Joined: Sep 06, 2008
Posts: 174
From: Valley of The Joe
Posted: 2011-07-03 11:54 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-03 05:19, uncle trav wrote:
Great finds everyone! I am thinking this piece just may be a paper weight but I am not sure. No markings anywhere as to the maker. For a quarter I had to bring it home. Kapu paperweight to hold down your forbidden papers.









it's a poi pounder...


 
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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: 2011-07-04 06:24 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-03 21:19, Cool Manchu wrote:
Where did you find the Frankoma mug? And what did it set you back?



This was found late morning at the Alameda Antiques Faire. Not on the table with the rest of the mugs, but on a table in the back of the booth inside an upright display case.

Paid about 25% of the last sale price of the same mug which sold on eBay for just slightly over $800.00 in May. That was for both the Frankoma War God and Kelbo's Slim Smiley mug together. The vendor was asking $425.00 for both, I paid somewhat less for them.

I don't ususally spend that much on mugs, but what are the chances of finding a Frankoma in the wild, much less with a Kelbo's mug sitting right next to it?

Later,

PTD

[ This Message was edited by: Psycho Tiki D 2011-07-04 06:24 ]


 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 6934
Posted: 2011-07-04 10:28 am   Permalink

Duane you are a true tiki hunter. Good finds guys, Wendy

 
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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 562
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2011-07-04 1:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-04 06:24, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
Quote:

On 2011-07-03 21:19, Cool Manchu wrote:
Where did you find the Frankoma mug? And what did it set you back?



This was found late morning at the Alameda Antiques Faire. Not on the table with the rest of the mugs, but on a table in the back of the booth inside an upright display case.

Paid about 25% of the last sale price of the same mug which sold on eBay for just slightly over $800.00 in May. That was for both the Frankoma War God and Kelbo's Slim Smiley mug together. The vendor was asking $425.00 for both, I paid somewhat less for them.

I don't ususally spend that much on mugs, but what are the chances of finding a Frankoma in the wild, much less with a Kelbo's mug sitting right next to it?

Later,

PTD

[ This Message was edited by: Psycho Tiki D 2011-07-04 06:24 ]


Yeah, I agree with you. You would never find one of these again in the wild. I am glad you found them, even if they did put a dent in your budget! Man, I should have went to the faire yesterday!



 
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TravnerRavenweird
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Joined: Apr 12, 2011
Posts: 113
From: Everett, Washington
Posted: 2011-07-05 09:58 am   Permalink

Picked these up in Hudson Wisconsin on Sunday. The goblets have no markings and the little guy in the middle says Westwood Japan. I didn't have anything like them in my collection so far.








 
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MNZombie
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Joined: Nov 14, 2007
Posts: 52
From: Lakeville, MN
Posted: 2011-07-05 11:10 am   Permalink

A few finds from the 4th weekend here in Minnesota. The old Hawaiian Party Book has some nice tips. The menu is from the Waikiki Room here in Minneapolis and appears to be from the 50s. The mug is a bit of a mystery to me. It has a nice geisha (I believe) image wrapping around the mug and the bottom is labeled 'Japan' it also has a homemade sticker on the bottom with the date 1/31/1976. The price was right so i took a chance on it.I couldn't find anything like it on Ooga Mooga. If anyone out there know's anything about it I'd really appreciate finding out it's origin.





 
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TravnerRavenweird
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Joined: Apr 12, 2011
Posts: 113
From: Everett, Washington
Posted: 2011-07-05 11:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-05 11:10, MNZombie wrote:
A few finds from the 4th weekend here in Minnesota.



Nice. Cheers!


 
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bigbadtikidaddy
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 442
Posted: 2011-07-05 11:47 am   Permalink

jeez Duane, you are truly a tiki phenom. I think i would need uncle trav's poi pounder to keep from shitting myself! I've found a few things at Alameda but nothing on that level. both great mugs!
good finds from everyone this summer!


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3027
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2011-07-05 3:51 pm   Permalink

I came home for the weekend and stopped by my old hunting grounds and picked out this stuff:


Tiki farm warrior mug


Hapawood HIP tiki


CocoJoes Menehune pendant


Maori tiki


Saipan Tiki


Pacific Ocean Park foldout postcard set:


Four of the images are of the South Sea Island part


A PNG figure carving




Buzzy Out!


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Iscah
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Joined: Jun 03, 2011
Posts: 68
From: Quiet Village Tiki Lounge, MD
Posted: 2011-07-06 07:56 am   Permalink

PTD--
magnificent finds. The Frankoma war god... holy crap. I'd have probably been jumping up and down in excitement and not watching my purse and ended up breaking something expensive.

It seems like everyone has been finding some really amazing things! Keep up the good work-- at least I get to live vicariously through you!


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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2011-07-08 09:26 am   Permalink

Not much lately but I did make a nice score yesterday... I hope.
A Cannibal Pole.


Top Section


Middle Section


Bottom Section


Backside (patina)


Bottom (Mounted somewhere?)


Chip on the eye


It appears to be carved of redwood and has pretty crisp detail and a nice patina overall so I believe it's vintage. A couple of chips but otherwise nice shape. It stands about 36" tall and is about 4.5" wide.

It looks like it could be an OA piece judging by this example from BigBro-
"4.) The "Asian eyes mistake" Bora Bora post style:"


Your thoughts?

Aloha,

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tikigreg
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1230
From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2011-07-08 09:50 am   Permalink

Quote:


It looks like it could be an OA piece judging by this example from BigBro-
"4.) The "Asian eyes mistake" Bora Bora post style:"


Your thoughts?

Aloha,





Yup, that's an OA piece alright. I picked one up just like it last year at the OA store.


 
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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: 2011-07-08 12:46 pm   Permalink

Saw the exact same pole at Alameda last Sunday, but I couldn't place it. Cool piece!

A couple of items this morning...


I have been looking for the Treasure Craft tiki since I started collecting, so it was cool to find him today with the Islander mug for a whopping $3.00 total!

Later,

PTD


 
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