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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2015-03-14 3:52 pm   Permalink

Winter Tiki drought in New England. I did manage to find a couple things last weekend.
Orchids Of Hawaii blue surfer mug.

Killer WWII Seabees yearbook from the 58th battalion serving on Vella Lavella, with Pappy Boyington & The Black Sheep. Pretty cool stuff.







 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2446
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-03-14 9:19 pm   Permalink

Big K. That is one cool find.
Check out the websites below-I think you’ll find em interesting.
Congrats on your find. Post more please.


58th Naval Construction Battalion - Naval History and Heritage ...
NMCB 58 Association

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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2446
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-03-14 9:49 pm   Permalink

Here’s some mo Big K. 58th NCB was deactivated shortly after wwwII. MCB 58 was commissioned at Davisville RI. in 1966 and served in Viet Nam. Mcb 58 built us a mess-hall (real floors and a corrugated metal roof) in exchange for sending a tank to their camp each night. We all hoped we would be the lucky tank crew that got sent. Seabees worked hard at their occupation but they knew how to fight a war.The tank crews would come back with bellys full of ice cream and fresh popcorn. They also had a huge bar that looked very “tiki”. Lotsa bamboo and matting. My cover is off to them SeaBees.
Cheers


 
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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
Posts: 238
From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2015-03-15 12:16 am   Permalink

This past week, I had to travel to the tiny town of Altona, Manitoba, Canada for the funeral of an in-law. While there, my wife took me to the big Mennonite charity thrift store where I found a couple items. Amidst the German Gospel records were a couple Exotica selections, and I found a little ceramic barrel mug that isn't from any Tiki company but I liked well enough anyways for 40 cents. There was also a Hawaiian shirt that was too small for me, and a $15 thrift store painting of an island scene that was too big to fit in the car for the trip back to Calgary (or in our Enchanted Tiki Kitchen back home... alas). It kinda' makes me wonder who it was in the town that was into this sorta' stuff.



 
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Bail Tekey
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 41
From: West Lawn Park Lot 21 BLK 3
Posted: 2015-03-15 12:57 pm   Permalink

Very Scarce Islander Salt and Pepper Shakers





 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2015-03-15 2:55 pm   Permalink

Whoa! Great score on those S&Ps.

 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2015-03-15 2:55 pm   Permalink

Nui, thanks for the info.

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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: 2015-03-15 4:28 pm   Permalink

Some more stuff from this week:


24" club. My guess is: "It's from Fiji"



Single salt or pepper OMC Mr Bali Hai:

This one has toothpicks in it

Tahitian Back to Back double Tiki Mug



Marked Tahiti 1960

Can't find any reference to this one anywhere. Anyone out there seen, have, or know anything about this mug?

Buzzy Out!


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Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
Posts: 296
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2015-03-15 5:09 pm   Permalink

Bail Tekey:

Awesome S&P shakers from the Islander!!!

Quote:

On 2015-03-15 12:57, Bail Tekey wrote:
Very Scarce Islander Salt and Pepper Shakers



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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 624
From: SoCal
Posted: 2015-03-15 8:14 pm   Permalink

Buzzy that tahiti mug is awesome.... I dig it.

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2446
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-03-15 9:13 pm   Permalink

Buzzman, let me know if you ever plan on bringing that mug to the ITMP. Btw, that club is actually a gym paddle from my high school on Guam.
Cheers


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7311
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-03-16 6:34 pm   Permalink

Great finds guys












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Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!


 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1616
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2015-03-17 11:58 am   Permalink

hang10: It's funny how those surfing girl mugs say "made exclusively for" and you find them labeled for many different restaurants! I have some from Skipper Kents!

 
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lancelink
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Joined: Jun 10, 2012
Posts: 26
Posted: 2015-03-17 2:40 pm   Permalink

Here's a Latour Hawaii Ku Volcano Bowl. I've read the other Latour posts and checked Ooga Mooga. Found the Ku Scorpion Bowl but not this one. Thought it deserved a mention. The massive volcano almost takes up the whole bowl.




 
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mike and marie
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Joined: Jun 24, 2008
Posts: 332
Posted: 2015-03-17 5:52 pm   Permalink

Nice volcano! ETB, we also noticed that finds come in streaks like that. Sometimes a thrift will have all kinds of things at once...



This big guy was a fountain - there's a hole for a plastic tube into the open leaf he's holding, but it doesn't appear to have ever been used.




We thought this was a tiki find -- from 20 feet away it sure looked like it, at least!





 
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