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TikiVato
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From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2013-03-25 09:03 am   Permalink

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Call me curious, who was the seller? That looks like a bad bad pull of an original carving from Rapa Nui that a friend has...
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I don't know who the seller was as it was purchased at a neighborhood yard sale. He told me he purchased the moai ten years ago at an estate sale along with the PNG war clubs.
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-03-25 10:34 am   Permalink

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On 2013-03-25 09:03, TikiVato wrote:



Call me curious, who was the seller? That looks like a bad bad pull of an original carving from Rapa Nui that a friend has...
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I don't know who the seller was as it was purchased at a neighborhood yard sale. He told me he purchased the moai ten years ago at an estate sale along with the PNG war clubs.

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Ohhhhh, I missed the part about the garage sales, thought it was the internets. That's what I get for reading TC on my phone on the way to work. That's awesome that you found all those pieces at yard/garage sales! I have a similar ax, and love the piece. Congrats on the finds.


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2013-03-25 1:59 pm   Permalink

TikiVato, nice find on the Moai. The carving on the back represents the Birdman Cult. This was the dominate religion on the island just prior to the European "discovery" of the island in 1722. Here is the back of an original for comparison. Nice piece.






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TikiVato
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Posted: 2013-03-25 2:25 pm   Permalink

Uncle Trav, Thanks for the information.

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4078
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-03-25 7:50 pm   Permalink

Great trip to Portland!

the finds...


LPs







Trader Vic's














Hale Pele (I wish they had a mug)...








Antique Store TV items







Antique store Tiki Bob's skull mug










Found this small pitcher
looks like Treasure Craft but only says Made in Hawaii on it,
any ideas???














Saw this army of 5 Tiki Bob mugs in a small shop in Vancouver Washington
I didn't get them, I already have one.
They were marked 25.00 each.




I'm just waiting for the 14 or 15 books I had shipped...




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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-03-25 9:48 pm   Permalink

Very successful expedition Jon. That pitcher sure looks Treasure Craft. I've a few unmarked pieces that I am certain are T C Hawaii.
Congrats on your finds!


 
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Dagg
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
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From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2013-03-26 2:17 pm   Permalink

Found this in the mail today!
Thanks Jon!



And found this at a thrift store last week


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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-03-26 8:52 pm   Permalink

Dagg-gone-it

Your welcome...
After all your pics on the Coco Palms post I couldn't help but mail it out to you.
Funny, we found the same Trader Vic's Green Big Shot glass
(u got a better deal)

Jon
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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 561
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2013-03-26 9:47 pm   Permalink

Hey Jon,

I was just in Portland myself. Isn't Hale Pele great? Nice little tiki bar...I want those 3 Cannibals they have from the Kon Tiki0 so bad!

I only found a couple of tiki mugs up there. I scored a Red Big Shot glass and a Trader Vic's Suffering Bastard Decanter.

Glad you had a good time!
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-03-27 08:10 am   Permalink

To-cool-man-chew

Hale Pele was awesome...
Great staff, decor and drinks!!!

Sweet that you found a red big shot and a SB decanter
That rocks

Pics?

Jon
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Cool Manchu
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Posted: 2013-03-27 10:26 am   Permalink

I should post my finds since I hardly do. I will see what I can do to get them up in the next day or two.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2855
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-03-27 8:11 pm   Permalink

Last weeks finds:


Maori tourist hei tiki


Norwegian Cruise line Hula mug, New Bali hai mug, Mandalay shot mug


...and stuff from a couple weeks ago that I never popsted


Wooden tiki trophy modeled after the Coco Joes Money God


Elivis in Hawaii picture book


Coco Joe's letter opener and a Daga mug:


Buzzy Out!
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Dagg
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From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2013-03-27 8:51 pm   Permalink

Tonights find. 99cents


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-03-28 6:04 pm   Permalink

The rest of the books I found and shipped from our Portland trip arrived today...










The 2 book set


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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 837
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2013-03-30 3:23 pm   Permalink

The sun is up (at least here) and the yard sales are slowing coming back, I got a nice Popular Mechanics tiki in an oily garage.



Later this one was guarding a backyard guest house and after 2pm they were ready to deal and got him for an affordable $40. He's carved from a coconut tree with one of those poi eating grin and has a nice mossy sheen.


 
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