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mikehooker
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Jul 17, 2014
Posts: 917
From: Austin
Posted: 2015-01-09 12:44 pm   Permalink

A few new additions to the collection. The ku on the left is a bank given to us for Christmas by my future father-in-law. He believes he picked it up in Mexico in the 70s. My better half found the little suffering bastard at an antique mall in Round Rock, just north of Austin. It's marked 2002 Tiki Farm for Trader Vic. The Disney glass she found at an antique mall in Melbourne, FL.



 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1180
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2015-01-09 8:32 pm   Permalink

When you find a tiki mug in a thrift store here in Australia, it doesn't matter what's on it or whether or not you like it, you buy it.





 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7387
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-01-10 4:14 pm   Permalink

I just missed em on Craig's list
Who called a few hours before me







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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2461
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-01-10 6:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-01-09 20:32, swizzle wrote:
When you find a tiki mug in a thrift store here in Australia, it doesn't matter what's on it or whether or not you like it, you buy it.






Happy New Year Robbie,
I found a mug like yours a couple of years ago in a thrift.There is also a really nice mug from that restaurant in the image of a Chinese gentleman in traditional robes. You"ll be impressed by the glaze. Google "Kuo Wah" and you might see a pic.
Later,
David


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2461
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-01-10 7:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-01-10 16:14, hang10tiki wrote:
I just missed em on Craig's list
Who called a few hours before me










Hey Jon. CenCe and I visited the marketplace in it"s final days.I have pix of that smaller tiki in my computer. It's the real deal, Watta score that was for somebody.
Cheers


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7387
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-01-10 9:10 pm   Permalink

Mo matches




























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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7387
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-01-10 9:11 pm   Permalink

David- I'd like to see those photos bruddah

 
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onemoresean
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Joined: Jun 13, 2014
Posts: 14
Posted: 2015-01-11 9:26 pm   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: onemoresean 2015-01-25 00:44 ]


 
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Fez Moai
Grand Member (3 years)  

Joined: Dec 01, 2013
Posts: 365
From: Parts unknown
Posted: 2015-01-12 12:44 pm   Permalink

What is that Moai made of?

 
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onemoresean
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Joined: Jun 13, 2014
Posts: 14
Posted: 2015-01-12 6:12 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-01-12 12:44, Fez Moai wrote:
What is that Moai made of?



Hi, its made of wood, not sure what type...

Thanks!


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7387
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-01-12 7:51 pm   Permalink

More from the lot























































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ManFromT.I.K.I.
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Joined: Jul 02, 2007
Posts: 83
Posted: 2015-01-13 12:30 pm   Permalink

Wow, that Tiki Kai exterior rendering with interior photo on back. Fantastic. I also like the "Beyond the Reef"..Wisconsin(!), and the Mar Vista Bowl design and typography has always been a favorite of mine.

 
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finky099
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Joined: May 15, 2012
Posts: 505
From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2015-01-14 11:47 am   Permalink

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On 2015-01-12 19:51, hang10tiki wrote:
More from the lot





This one from Miami cracks me up!


 
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Tyber Tiki
Grand Member (2 years)  

Joined: Dec 24, 2010
Posts: 79
From: Washington, DC
Posted: 2015-01-14 4:21 pm   Permalink

We visited some friends in Baltimore this past weekend and stopped by a thrift store we came across while bar hopping. Found this Coco Joes Tiki marked for $2.99...just so happened to be 50% off that day as well. Yay!

Being rather new to collecting all things Polynesian, I did a search here on TC and found this great thread describing the Coco Joe's tiki design and how it was featured in a couple of episodes of the original Hawaii Five-O series.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=37358&forum=1&11

Kudos to the TC community, you guys and gals really know your stuff!




Tyber Tiki


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MadDogMike
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 8817
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2015-01-14 6:41 pm   Permalink

Not technically a "find" since it was never lost. My father-in-law carved this tiki in the 60s. In the late 70s he sold it to a family that lives down the road from me where it guarded their driveway for 25 years. Last month I noticed it was leaning and in danger of falling, I contacted the owner and we struck a deal for me to buy it. At 10 feet tall, it weighs much more than I expected - I estimate about 300 lbs.

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