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atomictonytiki
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1277
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2012-11-19 03:02 am   Permalink

the London aquarium has Moais in it's big tanks...

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=1976&forum=1&hilite=London%20Aquarium

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Lodge 9
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Joined: Mar 22, 2010
Posts: 38
From: Wylie Texas
Posted: 2012-11-19 2:34 pm   Permalink



Found This little Guy alone at an Estate salein Dallas, I just couldn't leave him there.


 
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Bongo Bungalow
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1272
From: Indiana
Posted: 2012-11-19 2:40 pm   Permalink

You becha, Lodge9! Leave no tiki behind!



 
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nui 'umi 'umi
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1025
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-11-19 3:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-11-19 00:34, swizzle wrote:
Nice find David. Love the cover but i'm not sure what the link is between the London Aquarium and moai's is.

I didn't see a connection either but I know of your interest in aquarium stuff and all things tiki.
That's the main reason for the post.
Cheers


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1025
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-11-19 3:16 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-11-19 03:02, atomictonytiki wrote:
the London aquarium has Moais in it's big tanks...

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=1976&forum=1&hilite=London%20Aquarium

Atomic TT, are they the real deal?
Mahalo


 
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tikilongbeach
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1282
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2012-11-19 6:00 pm   Permalink

A Maori bolo tie, tourist tiki with Maui burned on the front and a war canoe with mother of pearl inlay.









_________________
-Lori


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1025
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-11-19 8:10 pm   Permalink

Awesome canoe Lori. Congrats!
Mahalo


 
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hang10tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3754
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-11-20 6:32 pm   Permalink

COOL,
2 IN TWO WEEKS.
FULL AND IN A BOX.


5 RECORD SET
LOOKS LIKE IT WAS NEVER OPENED


LAST BUT NOT LEAST

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


 
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tikilongbeach
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1282
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2012-11-20 9:30 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-11-19 20:10, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Awesome canoe Lori. Congrats!
Mahalo



I finally found a canoe I could afford and looked cool.
Somebody is selling the same canoe on eBay. It's $230 more than I paid for mine.
_________________
-Lori


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2829
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2012-11-20 10:17 pm   Permalink

Two weeks time, doing six days of the swapmeet, one Goodwill grand opening morning(#97 in line), and the new San Diego vintage flea market had this pile of stuff for me:


Brand spanking new metal Primo sign

The guy I bought this from laughed at me after I paid for it because he said he got it for free from his friend. I laughed back at him and told him to look it up on ebay and see how much more money I was going to make than he was off of it. I had a hassle with the same guy two days earlier over another item. He pulled the "I don't know what I want to sell it for, how much is it worth to you?" routine and I pulled the throw the item down on the ground, walk away briskly while yelling "I don't do appraisals!" in absolute disgust routine. I probably won't get a good price from him again.

Coco Joe's tagged monster leaf ashtray, Bali Hai ashtray, Club Tradewinds ashtray, Kahiki, Bali Hai, and Kelbo's matches


A headhunter couple:


Two tiki candles and a Maui 2000 carving



Coco Joe's Menehune and a HIP god of wisdom pendant



Hula Mug, Rasta Mug, and a pair of S+P shakers

I overpaid for the S+P shakers($2!), but I was all caught up in the excitement of the Goodwill Grand Opening. I made it up on a $20 guitar, which turns out is worth a bit more than that, a few moments later.

Non tiki crossover stuff: Buzz's Daga mug(gift from Gavin), trio of 1959 shriners Chicago glasses, and a Squid Skull stack Tfarm mug


Art survey book and Bulldog scrapbook


The scrapbook was from a Poway couple who went all over the country in 1963 to enter their bulldog in a bunch of dog shows. One of the shows was in Arizona(They won!), and they stayed at a place called the Tahiti Inn. Here are the pages with the Best Western Tahiti Inn stuff:




And another page had this ad for a Tiki salon in Poway:


Buzzy Out!

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nui 'umi 'umi
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1025
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-11-20 10:37 pm   Permalink

Hey Buzzy Your stories are getting more and more amusing -really quite enjoyable and funny. You should consider writing full time. That's it Buzzy. Write full time, give up the hunt and leave some for us.
Nice finds congrats!
David
Btw, when my brother tikivato is asked to "make me an offer" he'll offer em a buck.

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Noble_Savage
Member

Joined: Apr 09, 2012
Posts: 2
Posted: 2012-11-21 06:10 am   Permalink

I found these last weekend at a thrift store here in Boston.
They were $2 apiece and I am physically unable to resist thrift store tiki mugs.
Can't identify them, but they are sure gonna go in my collection for now.




 
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TikiTie
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 24, 2012
Posts: 104
From: 'bonedale, CO
Posted: 2012-11-25 1:44 pm   Permalink

I just got this from ebay. The marking says Quyle Kilns, which is located in Murphys, CA. Not quite sure if it is "tiki", but I really like the glaze, shape and size, so it's in my collection now.




 
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bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11104
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-11-25 9:04 pm   Permalink

Good find - never seen this before! The glaze looks so modern, almost like MunkTiki. But since the kiln has been around since 1954, it should be vintage. You should contact them, maybe you'll find out the name and year: http://quylekilns.com



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Tipsy McStagger
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3513
From: HELL
Posted: 2012-11-26 04:59 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-11-25 21:04, bigbrotiki wrote:
Good find - never seen this before! The glaze looks so modern, almost like MunkTiki. But since the kiln has been around since 1954, it should be vintage. You should contact them, maybe you'll find out the name and year: http://quylekilns.com






better yet, maybe they have a bunch of deadstock mugs layin around in storage... if they made one tiki mug they probably made other designs back in the day......


 
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