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TikiRootsRocka
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Joined: Apr 15, 2011
Posts: 259
From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2012-03-14 10:24 am   Permalink

Found this weekend...1950's Duke of Hollywood Aloha shirt and not a hole or spot on it






 
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The Quiet Village
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Joined: Mar 17, 2012
Posts: 14
From: Fort Worth, Texas
Posted: 2012-03-17 5:53 pm   Permalink

Hi there, I am new to the collecting of Tiki Culture Artifacts. I found this website because i really like Exotica music and started lurking. Anyway, I got interested in the collecting angle because of threads like this. I went on my first hunt today in Fort Worth, Texas, and came home with this tiki fork and spoon. I know that there are a bunch of different makers of this item. Does anyone know some specifics about this particular fork and spoon set; i.e., manufacturer and date range? There are zero maker's marks on these.

Also, any tips on cleaning these items?





Mahalo!

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11586
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-03-17 10:41 pm   Permalink

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=30401&forum=5&start=0

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On 2008-11-10 14:27, bigbrotiki wrote:
....Before EVERYTHING that had a Tiki on it became collectable, they used to used to hang around en masse in thrift stores here. Kind of like the native-girl-with-movable-legs nut crackers, of which the early ones possessed a basic level of carving artistry, but later examples devolved into "nameless pieces of hacked wood"....





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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2012-03-18 4:34 pm   Permalink

I few items over a couple weekends.
A couple of ceramic Rarotonga Tangaroa. About 9" tall.


A painting/serigraph(?) with hand painted flowers and lava lava on board of two wahine by Bunnell. 24" x 32" Guessing it is Charles Ragland Bunnell. Bunnell was born in 1897. The same year Gauguin started his "Where Do We Come
From?...." piece.


PNG story board.


ETR




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The Quiet Village
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Joined: Mar 17, 2012
Posts: 14
From: Fort Worth, Texas
Posted: 2012-03-19 10:08 am   Permalink

Thanks for the Link, Sven!

Found a few more things today: A Trader Vic's Chinese Country Cooking menu, and my very first tiki Mug; a Westwood.







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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2012-03-19 5:06 pm   Permalink

Really nice, Quiet! That Westwood mug is one of my all-time favorite designs... and I do own a couple of them myself.



 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7225
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-03-19 6:41 pm   Permalink

todays finds









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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2012-03-20 12:08 pm   Permalink

Tonga Room with OMC sticker and beautiful cold paint on the earrings...like new:



 
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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: 2012-03-21 4:54 pm   Permalink

Not really so much of a find, because I got this in a trade...




Ceramic lantern made by Sascha B from Aloha Jhoes Palm Springs CA.

Thank you to person who advised me on this trade. Much appreciated!

Later,

PTD





 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2012-03-21 6:41 pm   Permalink

Wow, PTD. I'm thinkin' that's a rare one.



 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2012-03-21 7:27 pm   Permalink

That's pretty wild, D!

 
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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1560
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2012-03-22 9:31 pm   Permalink

Nice trade on the Aloha Jhoe's candle holder. It is rare.

 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2012-03-22 10:00 pm   Permalink

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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1171
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2012-03-25 02:15 am   Permalink

A friend sent me a pic of this Moai pot planter yesterday when he was at a garden centre so i went down today a bought one. (Mug for size reference.)




 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2012-03-25 4:19 pm   Permalink


I've had this for quite awhile and was preparing to upload it to Ooga but there aren't any for comparison.
Were there handleless Mai Kai coffee mugs? Or were there candle holders on the tables that were made by Harper? There are no marks on the bottom and the candle smells of vanilla. It is 3" tall.


Mahalo for any info.
ETR


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