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Alii Tiki
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Joined: Apr 24, 2008
Posts: 156
From: Kona, Hawaii & Palm Springs, California
Posted: 2012-07-26 5:09 pm   Permalink


Got these Tahitian pieces from KonaCat a couple of years back, if you've not been to his place here in Kona I highly recommend you look him up when you come to town. Within 3 paces inside his door I was giggling and breathless in disbelief of the size of his collection.
And here's a couple more of my Maori collection, I've steered away from filling my shelves with typical or touristy type pieces and look for more detailed and uniquely crafted artwork.










 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2012-07-27 05:17 am   Permalink

Very nice Alii! I've finally found a few items locally. First, a Daga Volcano/Palm Tree mug:


And then this Steve Crane ashtray, both sides shown:



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Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 492
From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2012-07-27 07:21 am   Permalink

Nice finds Alii TIki and Bongo
Here are some recent finds I came across - not exactly Tiki but Nautical marches in lockstep.

50" Sawfish rostrum - never seen one this long!



(witco outrigger was a previous find)


Teak ship's grating purportedly from a Seattle to SF lumber ship:


Thanks for lookin'
-Trad'r Bill

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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2410
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-07-27 8:43 pm   Permalink

I've seen pix of huts on Yap that sorta look like this carving. I also have a "storyboard" from Yap that has some markings that are identical to those on the carving. Look at the close-up. It appears that it's a house of porn. Please chime in with your ideas.
Cheers






 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11586
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-07-27 11:17 pm   Permalink

"Porn" is a relative concept in other cultures that had a less Puritan social order:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=31294&forum=1&vpost=588633

As exemplified here, this "other" view was used by the early 20th Century artists to break down those barriers and eventually create a liberal mindset that allows for the open reception of Pornography we enjoy today.


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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7214
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-07-29 8:39 pm   Permalink

this week:


























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forgotten tikiman
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Posted: 2012-07-29 9:24 pm   Permalink

Aloha Guys!!! Here is my Tiki find over the weekend. I scored this bitchin Tiki off one of my friends that goes by Captain Scott. He collects vintage surf stuff and picks up the occasional Tiki from time to time. He told me he found it at a swap meet. The guy that sold it to him said it belonged to his father. So this could very well be a mid-century find. There are no marks or nothing indicating its maker. It just has Tonga carved on the front base of the Tiki. This is wood. Not a mold and is heavy which indicates to me I found something good. I was thinking maybe his father carved this but that was not asked by Scott. Maybe some of you TCers know what I have or maybe you have seen one like it? In any case. I am excited to find this Tiki and will make a great edition to my Tiki room.



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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2410
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-07-29 10:48 pm   Permalink

Nice finds Hang10. That Ku from the Aku Aku is awesome. My wife and I like Treasure Craft and that is a nice piece that you found. My question is about that T V ashtray. How do you tell vintage from repo? I have seen some in antique stores and would gladly pay the asking price cept I'm not sure of it's "pedigree" and I just hate getting fooled.
Mahalo,
David


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-07-29 10:56 pm   Permalink

That is a really nice Ku Forgotten. I would love to have one like it. Not to rain on your parade but imho it's an airport Tiki (souvenir). That being said, I would be proud to have it in my collection.
Congrats!


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-07-30 3:24 pm   Permalink

Recent find at Savers. Small chip at left top corner. Grabbed it anyway.
Cheers




 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7214
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-07-30 7:21 pm   Permalink

Hay UMI- not sure about the Trader Vic's ash tray question. I thought they were all new-ish...

more stuff today...

saw this on a shelf from 5 feet away, I can run 5 feet very fast



safe n sound


Trader Dick's


More music to spin...
































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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
Posts: 929
Posted: 2012-07-30 8:25 pm   Permalink

I found 17 of these Mandarin OMC mugs today at the thrift store. I could of bought 5 more but seriously..that would of been a bit much I think







 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1096
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2012-07-30 10:38 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-07-30 19:21, hang10tiki wrote:






The large print edition will come in very handy as we tiki revivalists age
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 624
From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-07-31 12:10 am   Permalink

The don ho "Hawaii Ho" album is a Great cover...but do not listen to it!!!! Take it from someone who made the mistake... lol

 
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hang10tiki
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Posts: 7214
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-07-31 09:41 am   Permalink

Sandra D- nice snag on da motha load
Sweet D- yep, I need the large print now
ET- you were right

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