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Pittsburgh pauly
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
Posts: 393
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-09-20 3:43 pm   Permalink


OK ,upon further inspection it is thin porcelain, and it seems the little notch in the bottom of the top section,is for a electrical cord to pass through,and the base perfectly holds a
'Dept.56' light,with a metal clip.Snaps right in.
HERE YA GO,


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That's truly a thing of beauty!!
Thanks for wiring it up!
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USAF Retired
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Joined: Dec 15, 2009
Posts: 54
From: Kentucky
Posted: 2012-09-21 7:43 pm   Permalink




Here are a few things I picked up recently:

A Huki Lau mug that appears to have a case of vitiligo as it is missing the green glaze around the left eye and lips

A small puffer fish that will soon have a light installed

A steel Primo pull tab beer can

A naked woman bottle cork

and a pair of United Airlines, 1974 Hawaiian Open, Jim Beam decanters

The decanters have a funny story, 2 summers ago I saw this same pair at a flea market, I asked the guy for a price and he said $90...I protested and he finally said $75 was his low price. So I let them go.
I go to that flea market regularly and never saw them again, until last week... There they are again,... I walk up to the same guy and ask, What do you want for those decanters?...he says $3 each or $5 for the pair. I just handed him a $5 bill and never asked about his change of heart.



 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3920
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-09-23 08:32 am   Permalink

more finds




































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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3920
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-09-23 08:55 am   Permalink

missed 1






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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4350
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-09-23 11:28 am   Permalink

Had a good day at the paper show yesterday.

Menus, napkins, matchbooks and postcards.







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Alii Tiki
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Joined: Apr 24, 2008
Posts: 156
From: Kona, Hawaii & Palm Springs, California
Posted: 2012-09-23 10:33 pm   Permalink


Found both of these in the past two weeks - one in Palm Springs & one in Kona.


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3920
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-09-25 6:50 pm   Permalink

More stuff today, deep in the jungles of Vegas...

Trader Dick's OMC Moai Tall
3 more Stardust matches with Aku-Aku listed inside


Never seen this one...





Or this one...







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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 561
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2012-09-25 9:38 pm   Permalink



Trench Art Album Cover - 1942-1946 Guam - By E. Gould - Bought for me by my lovely wife from Yellowfish Trading Co. in beautiful Hanalei, Kauai on our honeymoon.

And the back cover...


Sadly the pictures in the album are no longer there, but some cool old clippings of jazz musicians still adorn the inside cover.

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hala_kahiki
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Joined: Nov 07, 2006
Posts: 116
From: Parkland, FL
Posted: 2012-09-28 4:50 pm   Permalink

Found this baby at an antique mall last week! Orchids of Hawaii R-94, not in perfect shape, but certainly still awesome.


Her face is a little ehhh


The base is a little wonky/lopsided too, see where it lifts up on the left hand side?


I've never seen that little rectangular nub on the bottom of one of these, is it normal?


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2348
From: SoMass
Posted: 2012-09-29 3:32 pm   Permalink

Cool Manchu, that's a great piece. Good score!

 
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tikipaka
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Joined: May 31, 2006
Posts: 639
From: New York
Posted: 2012-09-30 02:07 am   Permalink



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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1273
From: Indiana
Posted: 2012-09-30 05:09 am   Permalink

Hala K, yeah... that's not unusual. Nice bowl!



 
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Dagg
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
Posts: 323
From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2012-09-30 12:04 pm   Permalink

Here are some of my favorite finds from the last six months. All from thrift stores here in Victoria BC.

32" hand carved, we named him Steve.



Punch bowl (leaks) kinda Tiki...


two half shots 50cents each


I Ula Tavatava. I need to do some more research on this one.... Doesn't look like a tourist item to me, but I'm no Fijian war club expert!


Ive found lots more nifty Tiki stuff, but its kind of a PITA to post pics here




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Pikeys Dog
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Joined: Jun 03, 2008
Posts: 304
From: England
Posted: 2012-09-30 1:40 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-09-19 18:21, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Found at local Savers. !0"Fijian warrior. Wood, heavy shellac finish. Tubular piece is 12',will post in " beyond tiki finds". It's a ? Swizzle, help me out. What is it?





Is it a Bullroarer?


 
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Elgarbo
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Joined: Sep 19, 2012
Posts: 56
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2012-09-30 4:02 pm   Permalink

I don't stumble across much tiki stuff in my part of the world - more likely to come across genuine Maori carvings than vintage tiki chic - but somewhere along the way I came across this string of lights. Still waiting to find the perfect place for them.



 
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