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purple jade
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From: New Orleans
Posted: 2003-03-13 7:01 pm   Permalink



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stunrut
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: Zanesville, Ohio
Posted: 2003-03-14 11:33 pm   Permalink

The Mrs. and I went to a few thrift shops thismorning. Besides a few hawaiian music compilations I found Arthur Lyman's "Yellow Bird" album. I haven't played it yet but it looks to be in good condition. The prices in the LPs went up last week. I had to pay $.99 for the darn thing!
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emspace
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
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From: Vancouver
Posted: 2003-03-15 11:47 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-03-13 19:01, purple jade wrote:
That's what I thought too, because of the pig-latin for "Baxter" story.



Thanx for input BK and purplejade - but what's this pig-latin story? Intriguing!

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purple jade
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From: New Orleans
Posted: 2003-03-15 12:06 pm   Permalink



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Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2301
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2003-03-15 12:59 pm   Permalink

Hey, I just found a first edition hardback of "The Happy Island" by Bengt (Kon-Tiki)Danielsson for the equivalant of 75 cents.

Neat-o!
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stunrut
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 118
From: Zanesville, Ohio
Posted: 2003-03-17 08:52 am   Permalink

While I was at work yesterday I went to a flea market and found two Kahiki Tiki mugs and one Kahiki Skull mug and a generic but cool Tiki mug all from the same vendor.

She said she may have more at home and to check back in a week.

Then to top it off one of my co-workers saw them and said he had two of the Kahiki Tiki mugs and a Kahiki Skull mug and that I could have them! I've offered him money but so far he has refused.
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TikiGoddess
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Joined: Nov 06, 2002
Posts: 462
From: Penna
Posted: 2003-03-17 4:46 pm   Permalink

The snow finally melted and we had a heatwave of about 60 degrees this weekend, so off I went to the flea market, where I got a wooden Ku tiki that looks a bit like a cigar store Indian. It was only 50 cents and he is about 10 inches tall. It says Hawaii on the front below his feet and a little paper tag says he will bring me strength. Underneath there's a made in the Phillipines sticker. Regardless, this is a major score being that we have snow here, not tikis. I also got the soundtrack to South Pacific on vinyl. Also today at the thrift I had to fork out $2 for something called "Aloha Moods" on vinyl. Thats highway robbery, but I had to have it. At $2 a record I had to forgo a stack of insane vintage Polka records. Drat.
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stunrut
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: Zanesville, Ohio
Posted: 2003-03-18 7:12 pm   Permalink

I scored Arthur Lyman's Ploynesia on vinyl today for $3. Looks to be in quite good condition. The cover is in excellent shape.
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3601
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-03-22 8:43 pm   Permalink

Had a nice, sunny little Saturday of tiki hunting...went central Georgia way today...Here's the results: Minty Skipper Kent's Moai, Trader Vic's tiki design plate, Bali Hai Moai plate (note resemblance to the Kahiki trademark), oddball Otigari stamped handle mug, a somewhat fair copy of Les Baxter's "Tamboo", and an R-15 Orchids pineapple mug. 50.00 total outlay

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SugarCaddyDaddy
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Joined: Jun 03, 2002
Posts: 1500
From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2003-03-22 11:32 pm   Permalink

Oh BK!
Again you paid way too much for that stuff, so let me help you out by giving you your $50 back for what you paid for and just let me know how much it will be to ship that way cool deal....er..um...not so good stuff you got.

(can you tell I'm filled with envy and as green as that Otigari mug?!)

You put a new twist to the phrase "Location, location, location".

Good job Kahuna!

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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-03-23 08:00 am   Permalink

Naaaaaw...it's all about technique!

 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3753
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2003-03-23 11:38 am   Permalink

Jeez BK. Who'd a thunk Jawja would be a place to find such fine collectibles? Not me.

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-03-23 2:30 pm   Permalink

There IS a trick, and I would imagine this would apply to any region of the country..I kind of look for and frequent the communities where the most retirees/elderly seem to be, I.E. the very resort/tourist and retiree-magnet areas that you'd think would be the most picked over. Oddly enough, they in fact seem to be the most productive places of all (at least for the kitsch/souvenir/tiki thing). and there again oddly enough ESPECIALLY in the antique malls and flea markets. The Tiki Bob's I found a few weeks ago was sitting in a mall for 15.00. I found two Chin Tiki mugs for 6.00 each in a similar mall last year. Where the 65-80 year-old-folks are, there their "stuff" will be also. Could be a coincidence, but so far by that doctrine (knock on wood) I'm fortunate enough to maintain a pretty high batting average.

 
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Shipwreckjoey
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Joined: Nov 29, 2002
Posts: 1794
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-03-23 8:30 pm   Permalink

My brother-in-law does a lot of hunting/collecting/trading as a hobby & to supplement his income. I called him up yesterday to invite him & his wife over for mai tais & pupus and he shows up and says "I got something for you" and hands me vintage 60's Mr. Bali Hai salt & pepper shakers. Too cool!

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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-03-24 01:03 am   Permalink

You refused to accept them, of course...

 
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