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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-11-11 08:03 am   Permalink

A good find, but not as good as I had hoped. There was discussion on here recently about the ceramicist that made mugs for Trader Vic's when he opened his first restaurant, and I confused him with LaTour of Hawaii. Thankfully, the bowl didn't go for as much as I was willing to pay for it (thinking it was the other guy).

I love the color, and that it's a rare bowl. Love the Ku's.















 
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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 561
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2012-11-11 11:53 am   Permalink

I think it's really cool regardless of who made it.

 
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 837
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2012-11-11 12:18 pm   Permalink

I have one like that that says "HB Things Hawaii" on the bottom, that mold certainly gets around.

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4076
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-11-11 8:33 pm   Permalink

WENT TO LISTEN TO ONE OF MY RECENTLY FOUND RECORDS AND THIS FELL OUT...







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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 450
From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-11-12 10:08 am   Permalink

Cool Story...

So everyone has seen this mug, and if you're like me, you have dozens of them. I buy them for .50-$1.00 when I see them.

But this one was different...and the story with it was well worth the $2.00



I had never seen one that was a pipe stand. Guy told me that he smoked a pipe while he was in Viet Nam. Him and his buddies had a Hawaiian Catalog and they would pick out stuff they wanted from Hawaii. The guys going to the islands for R&R would bring back the stuff for them. So he used this pipe stand while he was in the Viet Nam war. He brought it home after the war, but stopped smoking a pipe. He said it had been in a box for the last 20-30 years....

I told him the story was awesome and that his pipe stand would now be in my tiki hut....among many other things that were probably from that catalog

Think about it, this pipe stand was carved in the Philippines, sent to hawaii, shipped to viet nam, and then brought back to the states. Cool...........



 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4076
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-11-12 4:16 pm   Permalink

ET
Way cool...


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1818
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2012-11-12 5:05 pm   Permalink

Haven't posted in awhile so I thought I would share this find. It's a transom from a small home built boat. The piece is vintage. Has a great "Kon Tiki" spelled out in a cool Tiki font that is tacked on. The "Kon Tiki" face is hand painted on tin. Now I just gotta make room in the bar for it.








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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1157
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-11-12 6:38 pm   Permalink

Hey Unk, If you can't find room in your bar I have a new patio thats got lotsa room. Nice find UT.
Cheers


 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2012-11-12 7:31 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-11-11 20:33, hang10tiki wrote:





Awesome!
Aloha and my name is Butch, and like a woman (or a man) that likes a good lei. I'll be your naked waiter. Serving you something you'll never forget.
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Pittsburgh pauly
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
Posts: 394
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-11-13 08:14 am   Permalink

Not too much lately, but still happy!
Anybody know anything about that wall hanging?



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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 197
From: Michigan
Posted: 2012-11-13 08:21 am   Permalink

The wall hanging may be a Ghanaian mask.

 
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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
Posts: 282
From: Portland OR
Posted: 2012-11-13 09:31 am   Permalink

Found what I think is a very rare 11 inch Moai candle marked "Treasure Craft 1959 Compton Calif" and a Outrigger Moai!




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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4076
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-11-13 10:21 am   Permalink

SCORE.....................





BACK TO THE NORMAL STUFF...









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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2355
From: SoMass
Posted: 2012-11-13 5:27 pm   Permalink

Hey, Trav!
Good to hear from ya. Nice score! Where'd ya find that?
Quote:

On 2012-11-12 17:05, uncle trav wrote:
Haven't posted in awhile so I thought I would share this find. It's a transom from a small home built boat. The piece is vintage. Has a great "Kon Tiki" spelled out in a cool Tiki font that is tacked on. The "Kon Tiki" face is hand painted on tin. Now I just gotta make room in the bar for it.












 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1818
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2012-11-14 1:55 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys!! I picked up the Kon Tiki piece at a local antique shop that I pick now and then near the Lake Michigan shore. That spot has always been good to me.


 
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