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Tiare
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Joined: Feb 13, 2004
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Posted: 2012-07-06 8:49 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-07-01 16:54, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:
Some decent stuff this week...

"Tiki" novel:





Wow! The spine of that book alone makes me want to read it. And that Tahitian bowl is pretty awesome as well. Nice finds!

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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-07-07 12:46 pm   Permalink

Found a nice flea market Tiki, 12" and heavy.



And did some productive matchbook swapping.







DC


 
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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: 2012-07-08 9:55 pm   Permalink

This week's stuff:



15" Maori tiki


Coco Joe's tiki:


Castaways, Kona Kottage, and 2 Mai Kai FL Postcards



Quote:

On 2012-07-06 11:23, TravnerRavenweird wrote:
but it's Maori right?
Right??!!



Yep.


Quote:

On 2012-07-06 20:49, Tiare wrote:
Wow! The spine of that book alone makes me want to read it.




If that wasn't enticing enough, check the teaser on the back cover:


Definitely a must read! I'm surprised they never made a movie based on it...


Buzzy Out!
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2446
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-07-08 11:27 pm   Permalink

My brother Tikivato brought this stuff back from Reno for me. We have another brother who retired there. Occasionally, he'll find "stuff"for me or Tikivato. The mugs are common Trader Dick's. TV and I have most of the mugs put out by Trader Dicks-They're a dime a dozen up there. we're both reluctant to tell him to stop for fear we might miss out on a possible gem. For example -the genuine Tiki stone shown with the Mugs and the Ku. It's approx. 5" x 2 1/2". Looks to be made of polystone. The script is drilled out with a small bit. Who would wanna pass that up?
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-07-08 11:45 pm   Permalink

Here are my recent finds . Elvis was from an estate sale and the Hawaiian Open decanter was a thrift store (Savers) find. Elvis has a music box below his feet that plays "Blue Hawaii"
Cheer
















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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-07-10 9:42 pm   Permalink

Today's finds at the local Savers. Seems the prices are rising-almost paid antique store rates for the ladies. THey look to be older as opposed to being recently manufactured and were mfg'd/distributed by "BIP Hawaii". The Mug made by "Lee' in Hawaii was only a few bucks and the coconut "warrior was not much more. I vowed years ago not to buy anymore coconut critters but dis one was different.
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2012-07-11 9:50 pm   Permalink

Garage sale find .Vintage Surfrider men's after shave in it's original box circa
60's / 70's .Probably sold in the Surfrider hotel gift shop back in the day !



 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-07-11 9:59 pm   Permalink

Nice find Wild Bill, you're smelling better every day.
Your friend and mine,
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2012-07-13 4:19 pm   Permalink

My most recent scores.








 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-07-13 4:52 pm   Permalink

Dat'sa killa lamp Big K. Had to be a nice surprise when you turned those Moai over. The big guy looks to be a 2 footer. How big are those rascals?
Congrats


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-07-14 6:13 pm   Permalink

Found this "tiki torch" as I blasted outta Palm Springs this afternoon. I bought him cuz he reminded me of the Kelbos mug. When I compared the two at home -not even close. He's fiberglass and I know nothing else about him
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-07-14 7:23 pm   Permalink

nui 'umi 'umi, Those where sold by Home Depot & Ace hardware in Calif.
Last time I saw that particular version was a couple of years ago.

They run around $10 each new.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-07-14 9:17 pm   Permalink

ATP, Mahalo. Were they represented as "tiki"on the packaging?
Looking forward to buying you a cold one when we meet at Don's tomorrow,
Cheers David


 
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krikkitbot
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Joined: Jun 20, 2012
Posts: 17
Posted: 2012-07-14 10:04 pm   Permalink

My collection so far. I started about a year ago. I didn't realize finding tiki mugs and statues would be so hard. My wife and I hit thrift stores and antique malls fairly frequently and Hawaiian stuff is rare. Some of it is new commercial stuff, some of it is vintage, some of it is not even Hawaiian but I thought it was cool anyway.







 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-07-14 10:22 pm   Permalink

Hey Krik
A few of your items I wouldn't want.
Some of your items I have.
Most of your items I want.
Nice collection-only a year huh?
Careful you don't get hooked
Cheers
p s when you gonna start building your tiki bar?

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