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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 13 days ago; 7:59 pm   Permalink

Last few weeks stuff:



Rain, Gulls hockey, and easter really killed the recent shopping season here.

Pair of dynasty mugs


Hawaiian KU tiki


Coco Joes Zodiac and Kona Kai club match book


Best find in a while: 3' PNG Mask in almost perfect shape



Maori resin bowl by Parua Studios with the sticker


A trio of Trader Vics Aloha Coconut mugs


Rrio of Matson menus from july 69




International tiki market place scores

Bought some Selector and Specials two tone singles from Tikig's pal too. Stoked!


Buzzy out






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hang10tiki
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Posted: 11 days ago; 6:17 pm   Permalink








 
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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 11 days ago; 7:06 pm   Permalink

The following find, made in Marton, New Zealand, offers testimony to some sad tiki mug devolution in the country that paved the way. 20 years or so after Harry Hargreaves of Crown Lynn designed the first known tiki mug in 1949 (called "Ruru and Weku"), New Zealand had sunk to THIS:





This Hawaiian NZ impostor looks like a craft DIY mug, but I am sure someone here will be able to tell me more...
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 10 days ago; 10:38 am   Permalink

Looks like this 1





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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 9 days ago; 07:03 am   Permalink

Thanks Hang10Tiki - that's the one. It's a shame there is no date or other details but that is certainly him.
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komohana
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Posted: 9 days ago; 11:02 pm   Permalink



Quote:

On 2016-04-20 19:06, Club Nouméa wrote:


New Zealand... the country that paved the way. 20 years or so after Harry Hargreaves of Crown Lynn designed the first known tiki mug in 1949...







WOW!! Do you mean to say that Tiki mugs were actually invented in New Zealand?? That's AMAZING!!

hmmm... hope that doesn't mean that anyone with kiwi artefacts in their Tiki bar will have to register
and pay an exorbitant annual fee to the Waitangi Tribunal anytime soon???









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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 8 days ago; 6:07 pm   Permalink

Yes, Komohana, the first known tiki mug came from New Zealand - see the following thread:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=44394&forum=5&start=15&hilite=Crown%20Lynn

If you look further down that thread, you will also see that the earliest known tiki teacup and saucer also came from New Zealand (via Germany circa 1939).

These discoveries ruffled a few Californian feathers at the time, but so far no one has uncovered an American tiki mug (or teacup) that predates these.

And it does beg the question: where did Americans get the idea of tiki mugs from?





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komohana
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Posted: 8 days ago; 6:43 pm   Permalink



Quote:



On 2016-04-23 18:07, Club Nouméa wrote:
Yes, Komohana, the first known tiki mug came from New Zealand - see the following thread:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=44394&forum=5&start=15&hilite=Crown%20Lynn

If you look further down that thread, you will also see that the earliest known tiki teacup and saucer also came from New Zealand (via Germany circa 1939).

These discoveries ruffled a few Californian feathers at the time, but so far no one has uncovered an American tiki mug (or teacup) that predates these.

And it does beg the question: where did Americans get the idea of tiki mugs from?







I read that thread at the time, and clearly remember the responses bigbrotiki proffered.


What EXACTLY do you hope to gain? Even if you do somehow convince everyone that Tiki mugs were invented in New Zealand - so what?

Your posts are usually pert cool, the travel threads in particular, but there is a common whiff of "agenda" rising from many of them - what is that?






 
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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 7 days ago; 6:26 pm   Permalink

Hello Komohana,

That's an oddly loaded series of questions. If you look back at the thread in question, you will see that I was not the one who discovered the Crown Lynn mug, so it is not really a case of me setting any "agenda". Regarding your straw-man assumptions about my frame of reference, I would never be so presumptuous as to assume that I could "convince everyone" of anything....

If there is a thread running through some of my posts, it is only to the extent of indicating that tikis were a part of popular culture in New Zealand decades before they were in the United States; this is an aspect of tiki culture which has in the past been overlooked. If there is anything to "gain" from this, it is merely sharing knowledge which had previously been ignored.

It is also interesting to note that in spite of the fact they seem to originate from New Zealand, tiki mugs died a death here (as shown by this odd Ku mug I found), while they took off in the United States in the 50s and 60s. There's a lot that is unknown about the history of tiki mugs, and some surprisingly fundamental questions which still remain unanswered.

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komohana
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Posted: 7 days ago; 9:15 pm   Permalink



It's probably true that an oddly loaded imagination will almost always frame oddly loaded questions.


You are correct, there are many fundamental questions left unanswered.


Am fascinated by this proverbial storm in a Crown Lynn tea cup.
Where is nzbungalow? He seems to have fallen off the edge of the map as promptly as he fell from the sky.






 
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komohana
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Posted: 7 days ago; 9:27 pm   Permalink


Quote:

On 2016-04-24 18:26, Club Nouméa wrote:

...your straw-man assumptions...

...Toto, j'ai l'impression que nous ne sommes plus au Kansas !







Am curious, Do you see yourself as the Lion, the Tin Man... or Dorothy?





 
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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 7 days ago; 10:43 pm   Permalink

My reading of events is that nzbungalow left this site in disgust because he was treated offhandedly by various people who tut-tutted and pooh-poohed his discovery.

As for your last question, and regardless of that ironic quote, I have never been a fan of the Wizard of Oz....

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komohana
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Posted: 6 days ago; 01:18 am   Permalink



Quote:

On 2016-04-24 22:43, Club Nouméa wrote:


I have never been a fan of the Wizard of Oz....







Have to admit, I always thought it was one of the more likable American icons.








 
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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
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From: Michigan
Posted: Yesterday; 3:00 pm   Permalink

Good week. Found these five Magic Sands Blue Moai Glasses plus a clear one. Every once in a while I get lucky.




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