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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
Posts: 875
From: NJ
Posted: 2013-02-24 4:27 pm   Permalink

I just wanted to say that although I've only posted once before on this particular thread I do check it often and love seeing everyone's finds.

Sadly, I have never seen any tiki items in the "wild" here in NJ so I don't have anything to post. But maybe I'll do better during this year's yard sale season. You niver know, right?

I've checked garage sales, the Salvation Army, a flea market and some rummage type sales. Nada. Sigh.

Congrats to those of you who score these amazing finds. I am most jealous!!
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gooneybird
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Joined: Jul 14, 2006
Posts: 32
From: Nashville, TN
Posted: 2013-02-24 7:50 pm   Permalink



Here's a little tiki I found at the Nashville Flea Market. (Marked 'made in Philippines').
I dig it.
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1273
From: Indiana
Posted: 2013-02-25 02:19 am   Permalink

Gooneybird, I dig it too.


Quote:

On 2013-02-24 16:27, LoriLovesTiki wrote:
I just wanted to say that although I've only posted once before on this particular thread I do check it often and love seeing everyone's finds.

Sadly, I have never seen any tiki items in the "wild" here in NJ so I don't have anything to post. But maybe I'll do better during this year's yard sale season. You niver know, right?

I've checked garage sales, the Salvation Army, a flea market and some rummage type sales. Nada. Sigh.

Congrats to those of you who score these amazing finds. I am most jealous!!




Lori, it just takes time. Many items I thought I'd never find here in Indiana, turned up in my lap. Keep at it. "When the collector is ready, the tiki will be there!" (Or something like that.)


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creativenative
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Joined: Feb 17, 2012
Posts: 200
From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 2013-02-25 03:32 am   Permalink

New to this thread. I've had the tiki bug a long time just didn't know it till recently. Here is a little ivy tiki my mom had for years that I now own, the Ku is Kool:


My wife's boss gave her this black craved Lono tiki and she in turn gave it to me. They were in retail and this was a sample item. It's 25in tall and it has sat in our living room for years. We do have tropical decor:


My black SUV has white tiki stickers all over the back (no photo).
I've had 2 tiki mugs for years and recently I bought them some friends:

This photo is also my screen background on my computer.

Here are some tiki decanters which I'm fond of:


and a closer shot of these little shakers which I'm also fond of. One set from Trader Vics one set from Steve Crane and the other set unknown:

Oh on the left I was given (a few years ago) this small Moai from Easter Island. It was made from the same quarry as the real giant ones. A special possession. The other Moai is the opposite a fake rock molded Moai from Target's or Walmart's tourist section here in Hawaii.



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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3866
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-02-25 08:04 am   Permalink

Lil bit...







hit Tahiti Joe's on the way home and picked up their brown mug



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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2843
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-02-25 2:58 pm   Permalink

This week's stuff:


This PNG mask is spot on for the one in the OA catalog, but it's two feet instead of the listed catalog length of 3 feet:

I'll assume they made a 2' version at some point as well?

Maori Waka:

I have 5 different wakas now. Enough to make a subcatagory or branch of my Maori tourist art collection, which is a sub catagory of my Oceanic art collection, which is another branch in my overall Tiki collection...

(looks like a repainted) Maori mask. It also used to have a leather hanging strap

I never refinish pieces I buy because I generally like "as found" stuff, but I don't like this color so I'll probably "restore it."

Barrow Maori art boook


DTBC and Tradewinds matchbooks


Two Schirman's and an unmarked Schirmanesque piece:


Coco Joe's lot. Didn't think I had the letter opener, so I as required, I bought both.
Doh! Had it. Haven't accidently repeated in a while. Overpaid, too...

Cement Marq tiki:


This tiki was too unique to pass on:

Doesn't look like an exotic wood.

It has a dual sided carved feature thing going on:


Abstract pattern on back:


Harvey's Sail away and a Latitude 20 Torrance Omc mug

I thought I saw the back of 3 Tiki Bob's from afar, but the were only Latitude 20 Hula Girl mugs...

Beachbum Burt's glass:


I also got a large set of Philipino Ku fork/spoon to refashion as a gate handle.

Welcome back PTD!
Buzzy Out!
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3866
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-02-25 4:06 pm   Permalink

killer finds...all from one place








































forgot to take a pic of the 2 seat couch, ill post it in my Home Tiki Bar posts

"THE HONU HIDEAWAY"

jon

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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1077
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-02-25 11:27 pm   Permalink

Hey Jon That furniture is indeed killer! Did you get it with the cushions pictured? I've purchased some pretty nice rattan "pretzel" chairs but they had the rattiest cushionsI'd ever seen.
Nice finds.


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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1077
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-02-25 11:29 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-24 16:27, LoriLovesTiki wrote:
I just wanted to say that although I've only posted once before on this particular thread I do check it often and love seeing everyone's finds.

Sadly, I have never seen any tiki items in the "wild" here in NJ so I don't have anything to post. But maybe I'll do better during this year's yard sale season. You niver know, right?

I've checked garage sales, the Salvation Army, a flea market and some rummage type sales. Nada. Sigh.

Congrats to those of you who score these amazing finds. I am most jealous!!



Lori, just keep looking-it will find you!
Cheers,
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3866
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-02-26 07:49 am   Permalink

Nui- yes, those are the original cushions but I might replace them.
They are very old and smell strange. It makes my bar need open windows.
I washed the covers but it's the cushions (they are as thick and heavy like a mattress).
The elderly lady I obtained them from said the set was her grandfathers. He lived in Oahu.
I also got a bunch of Tapa from her. I'm working on a new project for my garage.
Ill post pics of it under my home bar post soon.
Take care,
Jon
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1338
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-02-28 11:25 am   Permalink

Storyboard carving of a what appears to be a man tied to a stake. Huts on stilts, large chickens, palm trees, people holding weapons and tropical birds are all deeply carved into the wood.



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forgotten tikiman
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Joined: Aug 18, 2011
Posts: 478
From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2013-02-28 9:20 pm   Permalink

Great finds everybody. I enjoy checking this stuff out.

 
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Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 484
From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2013-03-01 10:09 am   Permalink

Got this interesting looking tiki recently - kinda reminds me of a troll. Seems to have some good age on it:




 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11159
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-03-01 10:51 am   Permalink

Looking at the original that this guy was based on, I can't help but feel that the carver was making a point in portraying him as such a chubster



In Tiki-carving the head, as the seat of mana, was usually oversized, sometimes 1/3 of the whole figure. That's why Tikis with naturalistic, normal head-to-body proportions look slightly wrong, often. It also gives Tikis a kinship with caricatures and cartoons that inspired many mid-century Tiki artists.



 
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tikilongbeach
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Posts: 1338
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-03-03 8:50 pm   Permalink

2 cannibal forks, mug from the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort in Maui, wakahuia (carved Maori box), menu from November 19, 1965 S.S. Mariposa, leather bound Hawaii book from 1961, carved arrow, menehune necklace from Aulani and mural print from Aulani.



Detail on leg.

American Girl tiki statues and tiki torches that light up.

Tiny American Girl tiki mugs.




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