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Tiki Finds
Mai Tai
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Joined: Mar 21, 2004
Posts: 1437
From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
Posted: 2012-05-05 2:24 pm   Permalink

The Mystery Box contents you're countin'
On me revealing: Witco Mainlander Fountain!!!
Shipping was a nightmare
That left my wallet bare
'Cause the thing weighs as much as a mountain!





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"It's Mai Tai. It's out of this world." - Victor Jules Bergeron Jr.


 
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Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 492
From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2012-05-06 12:43 pm   Permalink

Nice score Mai Tai - that is one heavy tiki! (I know I lifted it up... barely) I can't wait to see that all set up in your tiki room someday.

Here's my recent scores...

Trio of Witco guitars:


and a nice PNG wood carving:


-Trad'r Bill



 
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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: 2012-05-06 1:23 pm   Permalink

To both Bill's...nice finds!

Today's finds...all things I did not have yet...


Skipper Kent's Surfer Girl and Islander Bamboo mugs, lucite Moai candleholder and a couple of Witco tiki carvings.


Only two more Islander mugs to complete the collection!

Later,

PTD


 
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tikilease
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 30, 2010
Posts: 16
From: Palm Springs
Posted: 2012-05-07 12:54 pm   Permalink

Scored on the 3rd day of an estate sale...at 1/2 f'n price... : ) ...The sellers were more concerned that we were getting the ugly energy saving bulbs for free...Keep them please!! Vintage plastart Hawaiian male and Female lamps WITH original shades...will post pictures in their final resting spot in our tiki livingroom after we GENTLY clean...check out the tiki mask the male is holding...Our holy grail of lamps...and boy...do we have some nice lamps in our 25 years of collecting...


 
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gabbahey
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
Posts: 257
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2012-05-07 1:09 pm   Permalink

Amazing score. Any chance of getting you to post a shot of the shades?

gabbahey


 
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tikilease
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 30, 2010
Posts: 16
From: Palm Springs
Posted: 2012-05-07 1:19 pm   Permalink

Yep...they need some work but we are gently cleaning them as we speak...


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11587
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-05-07 2:38 pm   Permalink

Amazing! What a FIND!

 
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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2617
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2012-05-07 6:26 pm   Permalink

Fantastic find Tikilease, I stumbled upon a similar pair last September at the Alameda Swap Meet but by the time I saw them they were already sold. So I nabbed some pictures to add to my "Holy Grail" list.




 
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tikilease
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 30, 2010
Posts: 16
From: Palm Springs
Posted: 2012-05-07 9:17 pm   Permalink

Awesome Bora-Boris! Do you know what they sold for? We kind of stole these for 125.00 for the pair! BTW...going to the Alameda antique faire next month with a meet-up group...our first time. Really looking forward to it...

 
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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2617
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2012-05-07 9:46 pm   Permalink

I'm guessing but maybe they were $375.00 for the pair? I think it was something like that.

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2445
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-05-08 12:17 am   Permalink

I was hoping that you would post the lamps TL- Congratulations! I had the pleasure of meeting you as you were loading the lamps. I was the tikifreak with the big mustache taking the pix of your lamps. Glad to see you aboard-Welcome! Btw, I picked up a couple of items-my favorite a Nat. Geo. publication "In the Wake of Captain Cook" A few awesome tiki pic.s among a bunch of beautiful photos of verdant south sea isles .
CheersDavid

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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
Posts: 450
From: Wanganui
Posted: 2012-05-08 03:28 am   Permalink

12-inch tall Moai, found in a second-hand store in Foxton (the home of the famous Foxton Fizz):



Made by:



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tikilease
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 30, 2010
Posts: 16
From: Palm Springs
Posted: 2012-05-08 07:28 am   Permalink

Hey David...That was my partner in crime Diane...I told her about the C.L. ad and suggested she go and try to score at that estate sale and she done good! She said you were nice..: ) ..I've actually been a member since 2010 but have never posted...but being overwhelmed by the beauty of those lamps I needed to this time...I may post other pics at some time since we have been collecting Tiki's , hawaiiana and surfing related items for some time now and have our own little oasis in Costa Mesa...take care- Lease

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5047
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-05-08 07:47 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-05-06 13:23, Psycho Tiki D wrote:

Only two more Islander mugs to complete the collection!

Later,

PTD



Your getting close. So which ones are still eluding you? The Bumatay and?



 
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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
Posts: 929
Posted: 2012-05-08 07:56 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-05-08 07:47, Dustycajun wrote:
Your getting close. So which ones are still eluding you? The Bumatay and?



Nah..he has that one DC. Actually he had two but he gave one to me just this past weekend.





So I guess I "found" a Bumatay in the box he handed it to me in =)


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