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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2011-07-08 3:29 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-08 09:26, Tiki Royale wrote:







Here's the OA catalog page with the pole version:


Buzzy Out!



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beerminda
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Joined: May 13, 2010
Posts: 20
Posted: 2011-07-08 8:14 pm   Permalink

Newest addition to BeerMindas " Drift-Inn", He is huge, Mean and heavy, marked Tonga.



CheersNBeers BeerMinda.


 
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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 10:37 pm   Permalink

Big Mahalo to you Buzzy!
Aloha,

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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
Posts: 291
From: Portland OR
Posted: 2011-07-10 09:43 am   Permalink

Goodwill was very good today! Rounded up a couple vintage Suffering Bastards,a huge Marquesan carved tiki, barrel mug, and a newer tiki bank.




 
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Limbo Lizard
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Joined: Aug 24, 2006
Posts: 777
From: Aboard the 'Leaky Tiki', Dallas
Posted: 2011-07-10 10:19 am   Permalink

My wife came home from the thrift store with this 9 inch wooden guy:


No markings.
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USAF Retired
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Joined: Dec 15, 2009
Posts: 54
From: Kentucky
Posted: 2011-07-10 12:47 pm   Permalink

A few new things
A Chiki Tiki mug , an unmarked Ku mug, and a nice OoH R-70
The R-70 has a cool story, a few years ago my friends neighbor,(an elderly man) died, his house sat empty in limbo while the family fought over it. Recently it was all settled and they cleaned it out for sale and had a yard sale. My friends went over and bought the R-70 for 50 cents with me in mind.



I also found a home carved balsa wood tiki and a tourist toy uke.



and here is my favorite recent find ...although it's not really "tiki", it was so wierd and obscure that it found a permanent home in my bar.
an unmarked pink chalkware monkey-like figure with a knitted hat.
My dad said these were given away at carnivals before stuffed animals.


Has anyone ever seen another?


 
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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: 2011-07-10 2:04 pm   Permalink

Today's finds...


Minnie's Modesto, Trader Vic's Hawaii, Pika Kewalaka, Trader Vic's San Francisco, Stockton Islander Moai mugs and DTBC salt and pepper shakers.


Miguel Covarrubias large print of "Economy of the Pacific".

Later,

PTD





 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5047
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-07-10 2:52 pm   Permalink

PTD,

You are on a Tiki-find'n roll. Nice Covarrubias map. Did you ever go see the real deal when they were in San Jose?

DC


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2011-07-11 07:24 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-10 14:52, Dustycajun wrote:
PTD,

You are on a Tiki-find'n roll. Nice Covarrubias map. Did you ever go see the real deal when they were in San Jose?

DC



Thanks Dusty, it has been a pretty good run so far. I did not make it to the exhibit in San Jose, but I did see the pictures you posted. Looked pretty amazing!

I think I have now found a version of each different mural in some form or fashion. I sold my three larger ones to Dan and Wendy, sold one at the Forbidden Island parking lot sale and will probably end up selling the one I found a couple of weeks ago and the one from yesterday at some point.

Nice score on the Suffering Bastard mugs, especially from a thrift store!

Later,

PTD


 
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TravnerRavenweird
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Joined: Apr 12, 2011
Posts: 113
From: Everett, Washington
Posted: 2011-07-11 08:34 am   Permalink

Meanwhile, in Minnesota..



Two thrift store mug finds and an estate sale find. Grand total spent $4.25

The barrel mug says 'Orchids of Hawaii Taiwan', The Tiki Leilani mug just has 'USA' on the bottom.



 
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gabbahey
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
Posts: 257
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2011-07-11 6:33 pm   Permalink

TravnerRavenweird - that is how you spend $5!

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On 2011-07-03 16:38, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
Wow, you can tell it is summer, cuz the finds are getting better and better. Really nice finds everyone, that is only the second tiki/aquarium bar I have seen, the first one was selling for over $1,800.00 at a local antique store.

PTD



Man, I respect your opinion so much because you have probably passed over more cool tiki stuff than I'll ever buy. I knew $60 was a good deal but that helps put it in perspective.

Anyway, here it is a little cleaned up and being modeled by my little one.






 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-07-11 6:53 pm   Permalink

Gabbahey,

That aquarium is sweet, nice score for $60.

DC


 
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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: 2011-07-12 05:22 am   Permalink

Gabbahey,

Thanks. Your bar is actually nicer than the one at the antique store.

The one I saw was three sections that joined together, so there were three individual tanks and it was about the same size as yours. The fact the one you bought is one large tank makes it better than the other one. You should be extremely proud of that find. I would have contemplated purchasing the one I saw if I did not have one already have a nice bar (and had $1,800.00 to spend).

And the look on your daughter's face is priceless. She looks very happy with your purchase and the whole "tiki" thing as well. Keep that flame going with her!

PTD


 
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 3068
From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2011-07-12 09:12 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-04-12 17:30, KuKuAhu wrote:
Quote:

On 2007-04-12 12:51, Johnny Dollar wrote:
anyone ever seen this bizarre mug before?



sorry the shot is over-exposed, i tried to fix it in photoshop.

i can't figure what the design is supposed to be.




Yep. Very rare and quite old. It is from the long gone Tiki Trapper up north. That one looks odd though. Like it was spray painted or something. Normally they were brown.

And it is a tiki beaver.

Here's a matchbook from there:



Is it yours? Where did you find it? I have only seen one other one before.


Ahu



seems like a mug collector from georgia found another one while in lake george, which makes sense, considering its proximity to the canadian border:



 
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ka'lenatiki
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Joined: Nov 13, 2009
Posts: 213
From: redding ca.
Posted: 2011-07-13 9:02 pm   Permalink

reminds me of the idol from the first indiana jones movie

 
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