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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3521
From: HELL
Posted: 2012-12-03 6:37 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-12-03 17:50, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Hey Tipsy, Nice finds,really liking that bowl.
Forgive my ignorance-what is"JPCo" ?
Mahalo




thanks !!

JP co. is short for johnson products company. They had a place in chicago back in the day. from what i gather they sold tropical decor and made mugs, including the famous andres bumatay mug.


 
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Aquatic Safarinaut
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Joined: Sep 06, 2008
Posts: 174
From: Valley of The Joe
Posted: 2012-12-03 7:59 pm   Permalink

Trader Santa was early this year....



 
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VinylGeek
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Joined: Oct 31, 2012
Posts: 18
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Posted: 2012-12-03 9:43 pm   Permalink

Over the weekend I had very good luck at my local goodwill. Found all this in the same trip!


From 1959, photo taken at The Traders


Alii Woods brand pineapples and a bamboo cup




 
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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
Posts: 342
From: Wanganui
Posted: 2012-12-04 02:47 am   Permalink

A couple of reproductions of Pan Am posters:





And a mixed media work (painting & collage) by a Samoan artist, Camillia Afele:



More of her work can be seen here:
http://www.camilliaafele.tumblr.com/


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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1345
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2012-12-05 5:21 pm   Permalink

Goodwill finds...

Bird

Fish

Penis gourd?!! Probably not tiki...









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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4318
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-12-05 10:12 pm   Permalink

A nice fish trap lamp I found at a local antique store.





Bongo Fury informs me that this is likely from the Santa Barbara Don The Beachcomber, which is a cool thing!

DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11169
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-12-05 10:49 pm   Permalink

Nice! Original lamps are perhaps the most difficult to come by Tiki finds.

 
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Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
Posts: 230
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2012-12-07 2:57 pm   Permalink

Found a cool coconut mug. I know that is redundant since all coconut mugs are cool by definition.



But I have not seen one with the "Hawaii I" marking on it before.



Does anyone know who the maker is? I know I have seen it before on something else.
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Phillip Roberts
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
Posts: 1602
From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2012-12-07 3:04 pm   Permalink

Aloha,
Quote:

On 2012-12-07 14:57, Tattoo wrote:

But I have not seen one with the "Hawaii I" marking on it before.

Does anyone know who the maker is?



Not sure of maker, but I think the mark is not an "I" But a connected...

"T
L"



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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 430
From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-12-07 4:33 pm   Permalink

Its been dry lately for me, but the few pieces I have found have been decent....







 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 430
From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-12-07 7:39 pm   Permalink

Went to an auction tonight and got these....5 treasure craft and 12 coco joes pieces. Many have the original tags.

These coco joes are the 80's - 2000's era right? (Looking for Buzzy's answer on this)...

Whatever era they are from, I was happy to get the Menehune holding the tiki.....



 
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 412
From: western australia
Posted: 2012-12-07 9:54 pm   Permalink

This find perhaps belongs in Beyond Tiki,
but as it may have a broader appeal I'll add it here.

This painting is an original oil on canvas by a little known (to me at least)
German artist and is signed: Carla Merck - Damsthal.

The man from whom I purchased the painting informed me that he had acquired it
in New Zealand some 30 years ago and that he believed that it was painted in Samoa
by Carla Merck at or around the time that German power ended there in 1914.
He also said that there are paintings of hers in Germany dated around 1916 which
might indicate that she left Samoa for the Fatherland at about that time.

Regardless of the actual provenance I think it will look just fine somewhere in my
bar (still under construction).





 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1088
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-12-08 12:11 am   Permalink

ET,
Those menehuni are awesome but the menehune holding the tiki is killa. thanx for sharing.
Cheers


 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-12-08 12:24 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-12-07 16:33, ErichTroudt wrote:
Its been dry lately for me, but the few pieces I have found have been decent....




Just remember, you're lucky to live in SoCal, while hunting for tiki. Some of us live on the east coast, and never see anything that good.

Love all three pieces, man.


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3878
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-12-08 3:21 pm   Permalink

Two Estate sales today
$20.00 total





The owner bought these in 1960





OMC coconut mug




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