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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
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From: Wanganui
Posted: 2012-06-24 7:14 pm   Permalink

That mystery item is from PNG - Sepik River Valley.

 
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tikicoma
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Joined: Jan 16, 2010
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From: wakinekona
Posted: 2012-06-24 11:25 pm   Permalink

Hey Buzzy, Saturday I saw the twin to the poi bowl/scoop you found at the local Goodwill. I flipped it over and saw a stamp, if I remember right, it was a date from 1965, but what really surprised me was a sticker that said "made in Kenya" ! The wood and carving looked straight out of the Philippines, any markings on yours?



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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2012-06-25 4:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-06-24 23:25, tikicoma wrote:
Hey Buzzy, The wood and carving looked straight out of the Philippines, any markings on yours?




It has half a sticker on the back that reads "Made in Philippines". The distributor's name is missing. Maybe some unscrupulous dealer once tried to up the exotic factor on yours and had an extra Kenya sticker lying around?

And, glad to know that one piece is PNG. It was amongst a big pile of random African carvings...

Buzzy Out!
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Pittsburgh pauly
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
Posts: 445
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-06-26 2:17 pm   Permalink

Something must be in the air because I was just given a poi scoop that was found yesterday at the local thrift.



Along with the oddest tiki nutcracker. Legs! Long legs!
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 624
From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-06-27 4:38 pm   Permalink

From today... Coco joes ashtray with no sticker (bummer)
shell necklace and kukui nut necklace
Polynesian cultral center plate/tray
trader vics menehune




 
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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: 2012-07-01 4:53 pm   Permalink

Today's finds...



Skipper Kent's menu.






Two Leeteg velvet copies.

Later,

PTD


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3030
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2012-07-01 4:54 pm   Permalink

Some decent stuff this week...


Favorite find: Tahitian tiki bowl


Kneeling female tahitian tiki and another spearless guy:


A couple of standing Maori tikis:


Wall mount Maori Hei Tiki:


Treasure Craft tiki:


"Tiki" novel:


Coco Joe's pele:


Zombie Hut Sacto,CA matchbook:



I also picked up a mini lizard skin drum that looked way out of place in a jeweler's display case:

I usually don't buy stuff that I can't identify, but a lizard skin mini drum was too cool to pass up, even if it turns out it came from Ugoslavia.

Anyone out there know where it's from?

I was hoping it was PNG?

If it helps, it looks similar in style and wood type to this alligator I got a few years back:


Does anyone know anything about the alligator's origin as well?

My unrefined eye thought it was Maori when I bought it. I now know that's definitely not the case.


Don't make me start my own thread about these! And thanks in advance...

Quote:

On 2012-06-26 14:17, Pittsburgh pauly wrote:
Something must be in the air...



Totally true! I saw a KU backscratcher today that I'd never seen before. I never saw that nutcracker before either...

Buzzy Out!

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danlovestikis
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7017
Posted: 2012-07-01 5:17 pm   Permalink

Wow it's been years since we found anything significant when out hunting. What cool finds PTD and Buzzy. Cheers, Wendy
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2012-07-01 7:32 pm   Permalink

Finds from the last coupla weeks:
Few swizzles

CoCo Joe's, Schirman, HIP Original

Zombie glass from the Honolulu in Westboro, Mass.

A Momotaro mug from the Royal Hawaiian in Burlington, Mass. A search of this mug produced only 2 results, both from the TIki Hut in Billerica, Mass. Was this ugly thing used anywhere but Mass.? Mine has a nice, clean OMC sticker on the bottom. Just wondering.




 
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2012-07-01 8:05 pm   Permalink

Oh, Yeah. I almost forgot this book/mailer dated 1943.


The best part is this cool ad for Trader Vic's. I assume it's Honolulu? I love the 4 digit phone number.



 
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clintiki
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Joined: Jul 14, 2011
Posts: 88
Posted: 2012-07-03 8:44 pm   Permalink

This is everything I've found over the last several weeks. Instead of taking a pic of individual stuff, I just I would post one pic of my little, humble, collection. There is tiki in the "wilds" of Indiana! lol Man, I sure need a sweet bamboo shelf to put these on! I better start "hunting"...

Clintiki



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hottiki
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Joined: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 354
From: Garden Grove CA
Posted: 2012-07-04 09:23 am   Permalink

Buzzy: The alligator carving and the finger drum are from the Trobriand Islands. They are part of PNG, so your hope was right.
The wood is Kwila with Mother of Pearl insets. The smooth finish on the wood comes from rubbing with a pig's tusk.




 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2012-07-04 12:02 pm   Permalink

Rad! Thanks Hottiki!

Buzzy Out!


 
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TravnerRavenweird
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Joined: Apr 12, 2011
Posts: 113
From: Everett, Washington
Posted: 2012-07-06 11:23 am   Permalink

Hi.

Picked this up off of Craig'sList just now where the person selling it said it was an African mask, but it's Maori right?
Right??!!

Does Africa have a mask factory I don't know about where they carve masks in styles from around the world?

The sticker is off the back of course. I paid more than I normally would because it goes with my pole that I'm carving.


 
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TikiRootsRocka
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Joined: Apr 15, 2011
Posts: 259
From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2012-07-06 5:25 pm   Permalink

Stoked, all from today!










 
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