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Tikifrog
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Joined: Sep 28, 2003
Posts: 80
From: Long Beach,CA
Posted: 2004-06-05 04:50 am   Permalink

Thanks Guys for your comments and info.
This Moai is approx.12 inch High. I paid 30 euros (35 bucks) for it in 2002.
Seems to be a good deal!

I can't find any signature on it.

It was the first and last time I saw one in France. I saw smaller ones used as doorhandles in a surf shop at Huntington beach


Could you recommend some books or websites to improve my knowledge on the subject?
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-06-06 08:13 am   Permalink

There is a decent amount of info in the Google search for easter Island. Lots of history and Pix.
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JonPez
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Joined: Jul 01, 2003
Posts: 226
From: Orlando, FL
Posted: 2004-06-06 1:40 pm   Permalink

Hello all...
These are my latest finds form the last month or so.


The shirt is actually a barkcloth smoking jacket/housecoat-type thingy. Fits me well, I'll be wandering around the Hukilau in it on occasion. Now I just need pants...



The Hawaiian Inn mug was a color I did not have, should go well with the green one. The mermaid carving is African, but still mighty cool. 16 1/2" tall, not a bad size. $20 for the pair! Wheeee!
The big green tiki pitcher was from TJMaxx. Not Shoenfeld's, but came with a mix for "Beachcomber Charlie's Tropical Lemonade". Easily the largest mug in my collection. A Mai-Tai this size would probably kill me.



Finally got a Webly Edwards album, as well as the Exotica. Both were reasons I need to keep change in my car. Garage sale, no cash on hand. Had to scrounge through the floorboards to collect $1 in change for the pair.
The Fu Manchu is different than the one I have and the Surfing Girl mugs are from Latitude 20° in Torrance.



The Hale Tiki mug is in there because I was so happy to get it finally. Faaaboolous. The 2 seahorses seem to be made of rattan, with that weird add-plastic-and-bake-into-suncatchers-stuff. Definately vintage, found them in two different places. Anybody know anything about these? Sticker from TikiToes via Ron-Jon's.
The two brown mugs seem to ba home-made. They have "CW" scratched into the bottom. Cool inner glaze on the one!
And last (not too tiki, but still cool/bizarre):


Bonnie Anderson Wrecks 'The Wreck' LP. Recorded live at the Wreck Bar at the Yankee Clipper Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Its post 1963, has a Zip Code. Any ideas on this?
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5276
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2004-06-06 1:51 pm   Permalink

Love that record! The guy up front is having a damn good time!

 
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TNTiki
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Joined: May 15, 2004
Posts: 464
From: Knoxville, TN
Posted: 2004-06-06 2:05 pm   Permalink



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johntiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
Posts: 1528
From: MD
Posted: 2004-06-07 10:02 pm   Permalink

I think I found the mother or all giant tiki spoons and forks at the local Goodwill - these babies are 3 and a half feet long! The spoon is about the size of a shovel!


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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 3068
From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2004-06-08 05:57 am   Permalink

great! i like the tiki cordless drill too
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1400
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2004-06-08 9:15 pm   Permalink

I can "dig" it!

 
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kctiki
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Joined: Apr 22, 2003
Posts: 439
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2004-06-10 3:17 pm   Permalink

Hey JonPez, I like that album cover, "Man what a swingin' audience!"



I found this at an antique mall. The tip is broken off but the price was right. According to the people at the cash register the guy whose booth it came from is a missionary whose been all over the world.



more detail



Thrift store finds: mug from Hala Kahiki & Treasure Craft Cypress Gardens dish.


 
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2244
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-06-20 7:13 pm   Permalink

We took a little road trip from Seattle to Medford ~ did some thrift store shopping (yay no sales tax!)

6 mugs = $20.00


4 Wedgwood mugs = #3.96


Hand carved and painted plaque $16.00


Ice o matic (10 bucks) harvey’s mug , moai candle holder, coconut birdhouse = 12.79


and this beauty, I found at a yard sale in Seattle today, thousands of people must have passed by this mug at the Fremont Festival.. but now its mine all mine Outrigger mug = $4.00




FINALLY having something to post to this thread… priceless!

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TNTiki
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Joined: May 15, 2004
Posts: 464
From: Knoxville, TN
Posted: 2004-06-20 7:39 pm   Permalink



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Moki
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Joined: Jun 08, 2004
Posts: 357
From: San Diego
Posted: 2004-06-20 10:59 pm   Permalink

My latest tiki find.....

Found at an estate sale. Approx 30 pieces. They were pretty rough, but a little mineral oil brought them right back into great shape.

The lazy susan tower is missing the top pineapple. Just have to find another one. Anybody have an extra?




 
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2244
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-06-21 01:43 am   Permalink

woo hoo. look at all that wood
(insert lame joke here...)

great estate sale finds!



 
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vegastikidude
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Joined: Jul 07, 2003
Posts: 105
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2004-06-27 9:39 pm   Permalink

Here's my latest finds from the last couple of months. From my swap meet I got the following: A (new) mug from the Nugget $2.00, strange Asian-type OMC mug $2.00 and the ever-present Harvey's Rum Barrel at the right-price of 50 cents. I also picked up four of the hand-carved tikis from Hawaii at $10.00 for all four. Not bad considering they usually sell for around $15 to $20 on eBay apiece. The best thing is the Toby Designs Mug I found hanging out with the other cups and mugs at the Salvation Army for 25 cents. Hail Tiki, Hooray!!!



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Alnshely
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 974
From: Oceanside CA
Posted: 2004-06-28 10:45 am   Permalink


Unopened bottle of Tahiti Joes drink mix. I go to estate and garage sales all the time and this is the only thing I've found in quite awhile.
Mahalo,
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