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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2011-08-28 11:10 am   Permalink

Anyone else have one of these? It looks like the Westwood bank only it's a mug.









 
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USAF Retired
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Joined: Dec 15, 2009
Posts: 54
From: Kentucky
Posted: 2011-08-28 6:58 pm   Permalink

I found this unmarked green torso yesterday at a flea market. Anyone ever see anything like it? Is it a vase or mug?





 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11586
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-08-28 7:08 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-08-28 18:58, USAF Retired wrote:
I found this unmarked green torso yesterday at a flea market.



That sounds like a job for CSI

I think it was available in stores, but there are also marked ones from this cool place:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=32459&forum=1

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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: 2011-08-29 1:38 pm   Permalink

Been laying low the past couple of weekends, but I did find a couple of things here and there. Not going to post my usual suspects...

Found a few items that were duplicates I sold to the person who got me going with the whole "American Tiki Culture" obsession. Found four scorpion bowls in his neck of the woods and he ended up with the Orchids Volcano bowl and the large Trader Dicks Outrigger bowl...



2'+ wooden carved tiki, this one survived a fire. The back is burnt!


Coco Joe's plaque. Second one I have found.



Trader Dick's Tiki scorpion bowl. Numero dos por mi!


Very happy to have found this and I almost missed it...Tepco "Sea Life" scorpion bowl!



I think this paddle/war club is from Samoa, but I am still looking for an example that is close. Please help be smarter because of tiki if you know the origin of this. Nearly 4' long and very heavy. Seller mentioned Fiji and WWII, but I am not sure because of the color of the finish (although the carvings are filled with white ochre). Looking at the discoloring, it appears to have been used as a paddle at some point?


Later,

PTD


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alohacurrent
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
Posts: 238
From: Sacramento
Posted: 2011-08-29 7:58 pm   Permalink

nice Duane, love the coco joes plaque.

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5043
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-08-30 12:59 pm   Permalink

Stopped by a few local places on the way home from work on Friday and found a few matchbooks, including one from my hometown Don the Beachcomber in Santa Barbara.


(I have been to 5 of these places)

Two Harvey's bucket mugs, one with the different lock lettering that you don't see very often




Three Daga bamboo mugs from different Hawaiian restaurants.




A Libbey jagged tooth and a small Westwood.



DC


 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 817
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2011-08-30 8:54 pm   Permalink

Here's what I found Today:






I don't know what it is. I'm not convinced it's Tiki, but I'm guessing before its finish wore off, and became chalky, it could have been a cool bowl insert with some 151 burning in that bowl. They resemble those Trader Vic's salt and pepper shakers in what looks to be their original color and size etc. (4 inches tall, 5 inches wide)

Does anyone have a clue as to what this is?!?!?!

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3029
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2011-08-30 10:35 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-08-30 20:54, The Granite Tiki wrote:
Does anyone have a clue as to what this is?!?!?!




Hecho en Mexico.

Buzzy Out!
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Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 492
From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2011-08-30 11:40 pm   Permalink

I got this vintage PNG storyboard today - it's almost four feet wide and over two feet tall. I need to research these more so I can follow the story:





The gondolier guy has some paper stuck to him, which should be easily removed. Other than that, the condition is great.
I've only recently gained an appreciation for PNG stuff, but now I have the bug.

-Trad'r Bill


 
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tikithomas08
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Joined: Apr 10, 2007
Posts: 528
From: San Diego CA
Posted: 2011-08-31 01:10 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-08-30 22:35, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:
Quote:

On 2011-08-30 20:54, The Granite Tiki wrote:
Does anyone have a clue as to what this is?!?!?!




Hecho en Mexico.

Buzzy Out!





yeah mexican candle holder


 
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Luki
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Joined: Mar 01, 2003
Posts: 151
From: Chicago area
Posted: 2011-08-31 05:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-08-30 20:54, The Granite Tiki wrote:
Here's what I found Today:

I don't know what it is. I'm not convinced it's Tiki, but I'm guessing before its finish wore off, and became chalky, it could have been a cool bowl insert with some 151 burning in that bowl. They resemble those Trader Vic's salt and pepper shakers in what looks to be their original color and size etc. (4 inches tall, 5 inches wide)

Does anyone have a clue as to what this is?!?!?!

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And it's called a "Circle of Friends"
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 817
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2011-08-31 06:18 am   Permalink

Thanks! That explains why it looks like 4 masked Mexican wrestlers!

 
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 502
From: Western Australia
Posted: 2011-08-31 6:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-08-30 12:59, Dustycajun wrote:



The "Down Under Bar" serving "Aboriginal Cocktails"????

What on earth could be the ingredients for those?

Did they have witchetty grubs and kangaroo on the menu?

Don't get me wrong, those are both tasty foods but the cocktails
have me intrigued, is that bar still open?, has anyone been there?





 
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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 516
From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2011-08-31 7:34 pm   Permalink

I found this while buying some (non tiki) things for my patio on craigslist. Inside the doorway I saw this and asked if it was for sale. The guy I bought it from didn't have much information on it other than his mother gave it to him. I plan on hanging it in my tiki bar, Does anyone know anything about it?












 
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KAHAKA
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Joined: Mar 03, 2003
Posts: 874
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2011-08-31 8:42 pm   Permalink

It's a Fijian Sali Club! Nice score. Basement Kahuna and Tikimecula have carved a bunch of these.

Here's one of Tikimecula's:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=13644&forum=7&start=435&hilite=sali club tikimecula


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