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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2334
From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-02-07 05:52 am   Permalink

What a great idea! Sounds like you saved that sign just in time, before it ended up in the scrap heap.
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On 2013-02-07 03:28, Tiki Trav wrote:





Go'in large are ya!!!??

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the bigger the better! will be great for a patio area surounding bar amongst some tropical plants etc with the neon lit up at night..


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Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 484
From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2013-02-07 11:52 am   Permalink

I came across this Leeteg Tahitian Chief authorized copy yesterday:



Its hard to see here, but it looks like someone tried to scratch off "copy"...it still has the Barney Davis sticker on the back too


Pretty good quality as far as these copies go:



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forgotten tikiman
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Joined: Aug 18, 2011
Posts: 478
From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2013-02-07 9:16 pm   Permalink

Holy hell Tiki Trav. That sign is huge. Your backyard is going to be like the Griswalds during Christmas. Great score!!

 
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Tiki Trav
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 639
From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2013-02-08 12:14 am   Permalink

[quote]
On 2013-02-07 05:52, Big Kahuna wrote:
What a great idea! Sounds like you saved that sign just in time, before it ended up in the scrap heap.
[quote]

It was gonna end up in the motel's pool first haha!
Best part is that after paying for a crane and scaffold and a bunch of cutting disks for the grinder I still brought that big bastard home and made $600!


 
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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 191
From: Michigan
Posted: 2013-02-08 2:54 pm   Permalink

These masks are supposedly brought back from the Pacific Theater after WW II. Haven't seen them in person yet but he's asking an arm and two legs. Any opinions on age, etc?



 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1226
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2013-02-08 3:15 pm   Permalink

Personally, I don't think they're very old and aren't valuable either. I wouldn't call them tiki. Mass produced cheaply done tourist items. Don't pay a lot because they show up at thrift stores. But like we often say here, if you like them, you decide what they're worth to you.
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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 191
From: Michigan
Posted: 2013-02-08 3:18 pm   Permalink

My opinion as well

 
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1334
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-02-08 3:51 pm   Permalink

I've noticed more sellers from various online sites using WWII as a selling point for "South Pacific" artifacts.
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2334
From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-02-08 5:07 pm   Permalink

I concur! Just cheap, hacked tourist crap. Let 'em go.

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3851
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-02-08 8:53 pm   Permalink

You have to love it when you come home from work and find this waiting for you.
The lil lady went hunting and came home with these...









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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1071
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-02-08 11:37 pm   Permalink

Nice finds H10. I have that pirate decanter in a different color scheme. I think they are painted and fired by "crafters".
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2842
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-02-08 11:45 pm   Permalink

last week's junk:

Mostly Hawaiiana stuff.

Hawaiian Long Beach, Outrigger Laguna Beach, Trader Dicks, and Fairmont/Tonga Room matchbooks


Hawaii paper:


Hawaiian artist Rocky K Jensen Gold and silver proof sets of pogs

Signed bio/info cards that came with pog sets

I'd forgotten about pogs since their heyday...

Outrigger SOS, Alii's, and Don Ho glasses


two Primo cans, empty

Can pull tabs were still inside

Unmarked lava piece, probably Polyart


Jim Beam decanter, full


Buzzy Out!
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tikicoma
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Joined: Jan 16, 2010
Posts: 373
From: wakinekona
Posted: 2013-02-09 12:25 am   Permalink

Buzzy, I'm wondering if the Polynesian Cultural Center piece you found has the artists name on it anywhere? The style looks familiar.

And Uku I've always wondered where and when those masks came from. I see them around occasionally and though I've never picked one up I would still like to know more about them. Anyone?

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posts: 2842
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-02-09 1:00 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-02-09 00:25, tikicoma wrote:
Buzzy, I'm wondering if the Polynesian Cultural Center piece you found has the artists name on it anywhere? The style looks familiar.

aloha, tikicoma



Looks like those Matson menus, to me. No credits in the book, but it looks like the signature is "KARA". Maybe "KAPA."

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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6877
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-02-09 1:05 pm   Permalink

Yes, it looks like the same artist.


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