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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1799
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2004-12-09 4:37 pm   Permalink

So I picked these up for $4.50 each. Not a steal, but old standards that I didn't have any of in my collection. I need more vintage mugs. I've acquired too many modern ones. Anyway, they're all average, Trader DIck's, Leilani, and AKU AKU, but there's one I've never heard. It's from the Maui Lu Resort. See attatched pictures. Any info, anyone?


 
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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 1207
From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2004-12-09 5:05 pm   Permalink

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So I picked these up for $4.50 each. Not a steal, but old standards that I didn't have any of in my collection.


Where I live in TX that's a HUGE steal and a HUGE find. That Maui Lu mug is super-nice. That's a Daga mug isn't it? Let me know if you decide to part with it.


 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2004-12-09 5:32 pm   Permalink

Yah, it's marked DAGA hawaii on the bottom.

 
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KuKuAhu
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Joined: Dec 23, 2002
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From: Kahiki, Ohio
Posted: 2004-12-09 6:06 pm   Permalink

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Like you're eating mashed potatoes and the handle of the fork would just snap!



So you've had my mother's mashed potatoes then....?


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Tiki Matt
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Joined: Jul 06, 2004
Posts: 925
From: North O.C.
Posted: 2004-12-09 9:45 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-12-09 16:37, Hale Tiki wrote:
....but there's one I've never heard. It's from the Maui Lu Resort. See attatched pictures. Any info, anyone?




One of the things I love about Tiki Central is when you see something and think "I know I have one of those somewhere". So I started digging and blammo, there it was. I also have his shorter green brother (by OMC according to Tiki Quest). Don't have any history, just thought I'd share.....


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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-12-15 4:07 pm   Permalink

Ok, so I won this one on e-bay, but it has been one of my grails for some time now.
Love the shape of this guy!

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johntiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
Posts: 1528
From: MD
Posted: 2004-12-15 5:09 pm   Permalink

Is this phenomenon regional or national? I haven't found a single damn thing at the local thrift stores in weeks - and I stop there every day! Does this have something to do with the holiday season or am I just temporarily lacking in good mana?

Tikiwahine - is that the lovely Hawaii Kai skull? I'm also quite fond of that one!

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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-12-15 6:03 pm   Permalink

Johntiki, I haven't found anything in the wild since the Treasure Craft Pirate mug.

People must be hoarding over the holidays or something...you'd think they'd want to clear out the junk to make room for relatives. I wish good and plentiful finds upon you!

That mug is totally un-marked, apparently OMC made unmarked ones, maybe it's one of them?




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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 1207
From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2004-12-15 6:13 pm   Permalink

Found this today at Goodwill





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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2004-12-16 10:37 am   Permalink

Hey Juno,

That glass to me is more beautiful than any ceramic tiki mug. When mugs prices started going ballistic, I began scouring e-bay for the cheaper glassware and dinner plates, even though they're harder to find. That's my favorite collecting niche right now - Hurricane glasses, rock glasses, highballs, etc. I've never seen that hurricane glass from the Tur MaiKai. It's really nice. Congrats.

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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
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From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2004-12-16 6:16 pm   Permalink

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That glass to me is more beautiful than any ceramic tiki mug. When mugs prices started going ballistic, I began scouring e-bay for the cheaper glassware and dinner plates, even though they're harder to find. That's my favorite collecting niche right now - Hurricane glasses, rock glasses, highballs, etc. I've never seen that hurricane glass from the Tur MaiKai. It's really nice. Congrats



Thanks Sabu. Maybe a trade is in order? I sent you a PM.


 
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FreakBear
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
Posts: 361
From: Springfield, Ohio
Posted: 2004-12-17 3:38 pm   Permalink

TikiWahine, That's one cute little skull mug!
I just picked up a couple myself:
Kahiki 2 and unmarked tottie mug with McCoyesque drip glaze--

Can't wait to use this one! Strange choice in colors though.


...and some older stuff--


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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 3068
From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2004-12-18 11:33 am   Permalink

sweeeet finds freakbear, what's the story on the center wood tiki? how tall is that motha?
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1799
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2004-12-20 09:07 am   Permalink

Okay, here's my thrift store finds for ONE DAY! I LOVE PITTSBURGH. I don't understand why, but the only place I've ever found tiki stuff at thrift stores is here. And here's my take for the day, not including the kahiki mug, I spent $40, and $20 was on the two sets of tiki spoon and forks. I'll let the tiki spoon and fork go for $10 if anyone wants it. It's what I paid. They're 3ft high.











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FreakBear
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
Posts: 361
From: Springfield, Ohio
Posted: 2004-12-20 11:02 am   Permalink

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On 2004-12-18 11:33, Johnny Dollar wrote:
sweeeet finds freakbear, what's the story on the center wood tiki? how tall is that motha?




JD,
It's a modern hawaiian piece from TikiMaster. Milo wood, a little under 3 feet. Last Christmas's gift to my self
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