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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2588
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2012-12-09 09:47 am   Permalink

Found this yesterday and it kinda reminded me of the "missing" Hobby City Tikis.




Photo by Bigbrotiki









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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1114
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-12-09 10:31 am   Permalink

Hey BB,
Up early for a Sunday?
How big is that bank?
THe pic by bigbro reminded me of the many times I picked my son up at Adventure City-He worked there as a teenager and in front of the tiki's was a good place to rendezvous.
Cheers,
David


 
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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2588
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2012-12-09 10:44 am   Permalink

Hi David,

The front of the bank is 3-3/8", the sides are 2-1/4" and it's 3-3/4" tall.




 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1114
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-12-09 9:40 pm   Permalink

mahalo Boris, nice find. Wish I had one-I could save moolah to feed my addiction.
Cheers

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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1356
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2012-12-10 12:21 pm   Permalink

I like the bank too.

Goodwill finds. Both are so dark it was hard to get a good picture of them.






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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1114
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-12-11 11:19 pm   Permalink

Found at a thrift store.
Picked it up and put it down several times before I finally decided it would "fit" into my tiki lounge. It's an 18"x18" tapa sewn onto woven palm. The Honu's shell rises from the center of the piece about 2".
Cheers




 
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TikiPug
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Joined: May 14, 2003
Posts: 789
From: Den of Sin / Pug's Pair-A-Dice
Posted: 2012-12-12 08:20 am   Permalink




What a weird mug for a pottery place to have

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11197
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-12-12 10:24 am   Permalink

....in "Loveland, Colorado", no less. Score! I say. Wonder if they actually had the mold, or if they were selling dead stock. Here's a pic of me posing with its father:




 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1810
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2012-12-12 1:16 pm   Permalink

Cross this one off the list...

Coffee table, 20"x48".



Sorry about the flash!

PTD


 
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Trader Tom
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 823
From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2012-12-12 1:22 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-12-12 08:20, TikiPug wrote:




Nice find!

Here's what I turned up with a quick search on the company:

"Rocky Mountain Pottery Company (ROMCO) was founded by Leland Huston in 1953 and moved to Loveland in 1957. The firm's first pottery pieces were produced to resemble wood grain and included a pine scent. Many pottery designs were produced, but its most popular line remained the wood-grained design, along with the various colors of its hand-painted pinecone line. During summers, the Loveland factory employed 35 to 40 people and offered daily tours. Two regional outlets sold ROMCO pottery during summer seasons, including one in downtown Estes Park and one in Colorado Springs. The company was sold in 1981, then again in 1986, at which time the original business came to an end."

So they were making ceramics in the 50s, despite the modern look of the foil sticker. Still, it's an intriguing mystery.



 
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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 561
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2012-12-12 8:24 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-12-12 13:16, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
Cross this one off the list...

Coffee table, 20"x48".



Sorry about the flash!

PTD



I have a love of mosaics and tiki of course, couple that with my search for a new (to me) coffee table...Needless to say I am green with envy! Great score man!


 
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boutiki
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Joined: Jun 03, 2002
Posts: 485
From: The fly-over states
Posted: 2012-12-12 9:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-12-03 16:27, Tipsy McStagger wrote:
Didn't know Jpco. made bucket mugs like these....












Quote:

On 2012-12-03 17:50, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Forgive my ignorance-what is"JPCo" ?
Mahalo



You guys must not have a copy of Tiki Quest.
-Amy


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2849
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2012-12-13 10:51 am   Permalink

Too much crappy, used, dirty, Christmas decorations out there that took up way too much valuable swapmeet space. Resulting small tiki related lot found:

A Kon Tiki oil table lamp(as seen in Tiki Quest) without the glass or innards and a couple matchbooks.

Buzzy Out!
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3938
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-12-14 7:50 pm   Permalink

The lil wife hit an estate sale today while I was at work,
I came home and found these waiting for me...






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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 196
From: Michigan
Posted: 2012-12-15 08:55 am   Permalink

I found this weird guy in a thrift store yesterday. It appears to be made of a sintered ceramic material and has a sandy feel to it. about 4 inches tall. Is it a tiki frog, frog tiki, or something else? Anybody recognize it? Mahalo.




 
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