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Tiki Finds
Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
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From: Wanganui
Posted: 2011-11-11 11:43 pm   Permalink

Here are some finds from a recent trip to Auckland:



Easter Island engraving, circa 1890.



German lithograph, from the 1890s. The title is somewhat misleading - it actually depicts Hawaiian artifacts.

And this fine piece of New Zealand tiki graphic design:



But wait, there's more:



And when was this fine tome published? 1908:



I am curious to know if there were any US books about Hawaii from the same period that adopted this level of tiki design in their covers...

CN





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The earliest known tiki mug: "Ruru and Weku", designed by Harry Hargreaves of Crown Lynn, New Zealand, 1949.


 
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TikiRootsRocka
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Joined: Apr 15, 2011
Posts: 259
From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2011-11-13 11:55 am   Permalink

Today's finds!
Stockton Islander Mug


2 Mini Skipper Kent Bowls

Top of some broken PNG? piece. I thought it was cool so picked it up. Looks like it could be the top of a staff.

Thanks for lookin' and happy huntin'!!!







 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3683
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2011-11-13 3:44 pm   Permalink

"though it was cool", yeah it's cool

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5053
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-11-13 9:23 pm   Permalink

Stopped by the paper show on the way to John-O's Highbrow-Lowbrow crawl and picked up a few nice items.

First up Stockton Islander, Don the Beachcomber Hollywood, Cliftons Pacific Seas, Luau, Coco Joes store, etc.



Next, Ming Tree Motel, Bahia Motel, Tiki Junction, Tahitian village, Bahooka, Kon Tiki, Trade Winds, etc.



Finally, a Catalina brochure with Christian's Hut, big card from the Tikis, Coral Reef napkin (courtesy of Sabu), Ulu Mau village, two from the Polynesian Room at the Waldorf hotel, 7 Seas, Cliftons and some Hawaii hotels.



A good way to start the crawl.

DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-11-14 2:44 pm   Permalink

Nice haul! No wonder there was nothing left when I went there Sunday

 
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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: 2011-11-17 1:23 pm   Permalink

Going away, but not before my tiki finds posting...


Disneyland Enchanted Tiki Room postcard.


X-ray tiki salt and peppers, Orchids of Hawaii.


King's Island Moai salt and pepper.


Bamboo Ben menu purchase.


Larger version of smaller previous mug posted.


Pizz Tiki Farm Roni Deutch tiki mugs!


Incredible PNG paddles. Purchased from a couple that did missionary work in the 1940's.

Later, Aloha and Mahalo,

PTD





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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-11-17 3:55 pm   Permalink

PTD, Nice menus. You got those from Bamboo Ben??

DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-11-19 09:59 am   Permalink

DC, Ben must have gotten those when he worked on the refurbishment of the Tuscon Kon Tiki.

 
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FacesPlace
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Joined: Sep 08, 2011
Posts: 48
Posted: 2011-11-20 09:11 am   Permalink

Feel exceedingly fortunate to have found a set of 4 of these yesterday! Have been keeping my eyes peeled for ANY Kona Club Oakland mug for at least 2 years now. I believe these are the Lagoon Green glaze versions. Dig it!





 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2011-11-22 04:35 am   Permalink

nice find faces

 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2011-11-22 05:29 am   Permalink

Found this Tiki Farm mug (unmarked) from a cool, mid-century furniture shop on a visit to Melbourne, Florida called Out'A Space.



Yeah, I think I paid too much, but in a cool shop I want to buy SOMETHING so that I can be a part of it. Know what I mean?


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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2011-11-23 2:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-11-17 15:55, Dustycajun wrote:
PTD, Nice menus. You got those from Bamboo Ben??

DC



Dusty,

Yes, from Ben, he was selling these over in Tiki Marketplace in his garage sale.

Picked up some carvings today. Not sure about of couple of them?



Papua New Guinea carving.




Not sure of the orgin of this guy. Kind of looks like a tiki mask on his head?


Older Nifo Oti, damaged handle.




Shield that is about 5' tall, heavy with a crocodile carving. Cannot place this to anywhere specific, although I am guessing possibly African? Most African shields are made of hide or skin, so this could be from some other exotic locale??

Edit-it has been pointed out the style and design of the carving represents Aboriginal crocodile design. Thanks!

Later,

PTD







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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7048
Posted: 2011-11-26 12:52 pm   Permalink

Hey PTD, a lot of PNG drums have that alligator style. It could be from there. Great finds, Wendy
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TikiRootsRocka
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Joined: Apr 15, 2011
Posts: 259
From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2011-11-27 10:35 am   Permalink

Seasons greetings! X-mas started a little early this year From a Craigslist stop, yesterday.



2005 Bosko "Kahuna" It's got a little damage, but hopefully I can repair it.

1994 Shag poster

Shag shirt - XL

Shag stationary


Happy holidays!!!







 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1099
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2011-11-30 10:50 am   Permalink

From this weekend



Trader Vic's Hawaii Tiki Liki

The rest were birthday presents



green Polystone Ki'i



Coco Joe Ku



Polyart?



Wooden napkin holder



Coco Joe with curved spine



Pen holder



Framed sheet music


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Because crap doesn't buy itself.

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