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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4241
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-03-30 4:21 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-03-30 15:23, naugatiki wrote:
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.




Naugatiki,

Great finds, love both of those Tikis!

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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 659
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2013-04-04 8:18 pm   Permalink

For me to find anything Tiki in SC is always a great surprise. You can imagine the joy in finding not one, not two but THREE items at the Goodwill. WOOHOO!! My first owned version of Kon-Tiki (I know, really late in getting one), a Tiki Farm mug in perfect condition and a Pineapple Connection shirt in my size. I'm a happy boy.



Dale


 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1917
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2013-04-05 3:51 pm   Permalink

Tough to find a matching set of three or more vintage rattan barstools these days.....found this matching set of four in very rough condition ,however I will work my magic and bring these babies back to to life !




Vintage 1950's Hawaii travel posters in great condition with vivid colors and no fade.I will have to do some special matting and frames for these rare gems.





 
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Iscah
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Joined: Jun 03, 2011
Posts: 64
From: Quiet Village Tiki Lounge, MD
Posted: 2013-04-05 4:52 pm   Permalink

beautiful stools! I'm jealous! The thrift store finds have dropped dramatically since I moved from So Cal. On the other hand, I have a complete set of the whitewashed Asian inspired mugs, most are OoH imprints. Those seem to be popular in the DC area.
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3727
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-04-05 5:35 pm   Permalink

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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 561
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2013-04-06 1:18 pm   Permalink





As promised, a few of my more recent finds.


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3509
From: HELL
Posted: 2013-04-07 7:23 pm   Permalink

Picked these 3 up today !!

I also posted this under witco finds.











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Ripper
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Joined: May 07, 2007
Posts: 11
Posted: 2013-04-10 3:26 pm   Permalink

I found this at my local thrift store.






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Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 484
From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2013-04-10 3:46 pm   Permalink

Tipsy strikes again! congrats

 
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Pittsburgh pauly
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
Posts: 388
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-04-10 4:21 pm   Permalink

Recents

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Alii Tiki
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Joined: Apr 24, 2008
Posts: 156
From: Kona, Hawaii & Palm Springs, California
Posted: 2013-04-10 7:56 pm   Permalink

A new Maori piece for the collection, I really like the style of this carving.





 
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krikkitbot
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Joined: Jun 20, 2012
Posts: 17
Posted: 2013-04-11 09:25 am   Permalink

I found these on a weekend shopping expedition. It is the most I have found all at once. The two on the rear left seem to be an original vintage (black) and a modern reproduction (tan).

The Moai was separate from all the others. It seems to be really high quality work.

The little guys are all a little different. The one on the left is marked "RC CO, LTD." The middle one is Coco Joe's. The right, taller one has no markings.

I can't quite figure out what the monkey head is. It looks tiki but I don't think I have ever seen a monkey head before. It has "Dix 385" hand carved on the bottom.



 
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markmywords
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Joined: Jan 11, 2011
Posts: 56
From: Sacramento
Posted: 2013-04-11 10:13 am   Permalink

Scored these three tiles for free.


Destined to be lashed into a frame and displayed in the walls of voodoo sometime in the near future...

Also picked this up from a Palm Springs thrift store:


Same artwork as 1961surf's poster find. The pic in this album's case is part of a small booklet in the gatefold.


-mark

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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3727
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-04-11 10:25 pm   Permalink










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HOUSE OF KU
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 538
From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2013-04-12 03:48 am   Permalink

Found at a collector show....

Lady on the left had it for over 40 yrs, received it when she was in her 20's

She got it from her neighbor who was a contractor working at the International Market Place... Maybe a Brownlee?

Swapmeet find...


Cannibal lamp bases and Diamond Head painting by Fontanilla


 
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