Joined: Jul 27, 2002
From: D.C. / Virginia
|Posted: 2004-08-17 06:01 am  Permalink|
I previously posted some of these pictures in the 'Tiki Events' forum, but decided it made more sense to display it here.
I was able to attend the recent Tiki Pa-ina event in Wisconsin, where I had the privelege of purchasing some neat works of tiki from various artists.
The first pictures are of an unusual 8 foot tall carving done by Jimmy (Chisel Slinger) from Exotic Arts in Ohio. Two pictures here - first an overall one showing the height and scale of the carving, and then a closer close-up. I discovered my ceilings were only 7 and a half feet tall, so I had to saw off 6 inches from the bottom - still a neat item, and it looks great in the room.
Here is another carving, accented with a bit of color, also from the Exotic Arts booth. The official event mug is on the extreme left, the other two mugs are from the Tiki Lounge in Pittsburgh, PA.
And finally a painting by Conga-Tiki, and a carving by Lake Surfer. This was the smallest (and least expensive) carving that Lake Sufer had on display, but I did like the tongue effect on it. I'm already kicking myself for not buying one of Lake Surfer's larger pieces.
Also, no picture of the CD put out by the Mensters, Conga-Tiki's group which I also picked up. I enjoyed this CD - ambient percussion that I found perfect for those moments when driving through Illinois cornfields, and one wants to be in a laid back, relaxing mode. There is good stuff happening in the North woods of Wisconsin.
Joined: May 14, 2002
|Posted: 2004-08-19 12:57 pm  Permalink|
After a bit of a dry spell i found this odd Maori thing, it might be a musical instrument?
a pair a vintage fiberglass lamp shades for £2 the pair
and finally this big podwood tiki mask for a tenner.
(note from 2009, the Maori instrument turned out to be Putorino and when I eventually sold it I made over £50)
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Joined: Nov 23, 2003
|Posted: 2004-08-19 8:41 pm  Permalink|
Need help STAT! Bad man tryin' to pull a fast one on me.
Who got Mark Blackburn Hawaiiana book? In it are two sets of lamps, one monkeypod, the other set koa wood. What values are listed for each?
I hate dat talkin' bout money bro but gotta buy kava & java.
Joined: Jul 18, 2004
From: AB, Canada
|Posted: 2004-08-20 10:59 pm  Permalink|
I found these puppies at the local thrift shop. Not too bad. It's really dry up here so I was happy to get these. They closed down the old Drive-In theater where they had a flea market every Sunday here to make room for a shopping mall. Just what we need!! I pulled some nice velvets and mugs out of there. Since then it's pretty slim pickin's. Every Sunday I would find something decent.
The ones on the left are Maori carved salt and pepper shakers with handles on the back. There's a small resin type of material Maori Tiki up front and two "Japan" marked mugs. All for $15 bucks. Can't really complain!
Joined: Mar 24, 2002
From: seattle, wa
|Posted: 2004-08-21 12:40 am  Permalink|
On 2004-08-20 22:59, TabooDan wrote:
[ All for $15 bucks. Can't really complain!
argh! canadian $ ~ thats like.. half off real money!
very nice finds indeed.
Joined: Apr 03, 2002
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
|Posted: 2004-08-24 1:37 pm  Permalink|
After Tiki Torch Nights we stopped at a couple of antique malls and searched. I have to admit I walked past the matchbooks. Stephanie has an incredible eye for tiki and has seen what I missed several times. This time, there was a jar with matchbooks behind some stuff and she spotted a corner of the Don the Beachcomber's and brought it to me. A jar of junk other than that, and then I saw the Blue Hawaii book from Nashville! Wow. $4 I am hoping to find the owners some day and figure out if my Guanko came from there. Another tapa style shirt, this one in a great green $25, a Coco Joes $4, and 4 78s of Lani McIntire, a favorite for $8.
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Joined: Mar 25, 2003
From: Kava Lava Lounge, Aurora, IL
|Posted: 2004-08-25 3:50 pm  Permalink|
Stopped by a local thrift store yesterday and came up with this carved tiki. Stands about 9" tall and cost me 2 bucks.
Today went out to some antique stores and came up with this loot. All cost about $30.00
Not bad for 2 days of searchin'
Joined: Oct 01, 2003
From: Columbus, Ohiya
|Posted: 2004-08-26 06:56 am  Permalink|
hey tj, good deal on the treasure craft coffee mugs - when i got one like the one on the right i initially disliked it but now i love it. j$
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
|Posted: 2004-08-26 3:14 pm  Permalink|
I got all these in the past week:
This huge Maori carving was about $10. Not an old one, but it's nice-looking, and one of the bigger ones that someone no doubt brought back from New Zealand as a present.
Sorry for the blurry photo. This is the 19th century mask I bought for £50 that I mentioned in another thread. There's some ancient dust in those crevices!
Another Maori artifact - marked 1981! This fine decanter cost £4 from an antiques shop.
Joined: May 15, 2004
From: The South Bay
|Posted: 2004-08-28 5:02 pm  Permalink|
ok found this guy this morning...a souvenir coin from the Aku Aku...the back reads RUB MY NOSE FOR GOOD LUCK AT THE STARDUST HOTEL
Also found this one this week...it is a treasure craft neptune tiki mug but it has 4 different glazes on it.
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
|Posted: 2004-08-28 8:11 pm  Permalink|
Cool mug! The mask, Woody, is Mindibit, Upper Sepik, NG, no?
|Mike the Headhunter|
Joined: May 24, 2004
From: Wastelands of western NC
|Posted: 2004-08-30 10:19 am  Permalink|
Well the trip to terre haute IN went well, many a diesel truck were watched and much soot was inhaled. I didn't do any searching for tiki while in t.h., but an antique mall called me in hopkinsville. This is what I found. I don't know if the headhunter is homemade, but I think there was a post somewhere with a similar mug. It's only markings are "tucson ce" on the bottom - $6.00. The cool barrel without handle(my pref.) was a great find at a quarter. The awesome crazy native marked "sumo wrestler mug" was the coolest find...I was walking out of the bathroom and when I came out it was right in front me with it's big grin(I have been looking for this one for a while it looks just like my coffee fiend, ex-supervisor, he was/is a marine, and if I find him again I will probably give it to him) - 8.00. The last thing was the neat looking candle holder, it has that nice burned look, and an excellent looking amber glass that is real old looking. The figures are on all four corners, in time it will probably end up on the bay, but for now it may be witco it might be junk at 3 bucks it is darn cool. ,
Joined: Dec 06, 2002
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
|Posted: 2004-08-30 2:43 pm  Permalink|
Nice finds Mike,
I'd hang on to that "Sumo Wrestler" mug. I do believe that it is a vintage Trader Vics mug.
Joined: Oct 01, 2003
From: Columbus, Ohiya
|Posted: 2004-09-05 1:08 pm  Permalink|
On 2003-04-27 14:46, tikimonkey wrote:
I just went to the Petaluma Antique fair and found a signed 1946 (1st) Edition Trader Vic's Book of Food and Drink, no jacket, signed by Trader Vic.
Was wondering if anyone knows if this book has much in the way of worth?
my wahine found the same book, signed by tv, today, for 5 clams.
interesting note, no mai tai recipe ~ although he invented the mai tai in 1944 - ?
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Joined: May 15, 2004
From: Knoxville, TN
|Posted: 2004-09-05 2:15 pm  Permalink|
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