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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-04-29 7:32 pm   Permalink

Dale-your very welcome, glad they made it, enjoy...


NoNaMe-great score on the LPs
Trav- your dive helmet lamp rocks...

Jon

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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2013-04-30 03:03 am   Permalink

Tiki finds in the waters around the exotic atoll of Kzoo have been sparse as of late but trolling just outside the local reef netted these. A long dry spell in searching seems worth the wait when a good find comes along.





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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 664
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2013-04-30 04:21 am   Permalink

Great find Uncle Trav! I don't think I have ever seen that bamboo/bird mug. Very cool.


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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2013-04-30 05:54 am   Permalink

That's a haul of the rare Polynesian Pigeon mugs from the legendary Mauna Loa in Detroit.

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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-04-30 07:09 am   Permalink

Trav

Nice score


 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-04-30 07:11 am   Permalink

What? Seriously? Those parrot-looking mugs are from the Mauna Loa!>?! That makes me wonder if I've ever seen them and passed them up for not being "tiki enough."

 
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Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
Posts: 219
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2013-04-30 09:54 am   Permalink

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On 2013-04-30 03:03, uncle trav wrote:
Tiki finds in the waters around the exotic atoll of Kzoo have been sparse as of late but trolling just outside the local reef netted these. A long dry spell in searching seems worth the wait when a good find comes along.







WOW!!!! The Polynesian Pigeon is one of my favorite mugs. Finding one, let alone three, in the wild is an amazing score indeed. Congrats.


 
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Phillip Roberts
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
Posts: 1594
From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2013-04-30 1:43 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-04-29 13:53, bigbrotiki wrote:
In my book, 70s Hawaiian tourist brochures have little to do with Tiki style. They are late period Hawaiiana.



Not in my book. As I've stated before, Hawaii's Tiki age starts later and ends later than mainland Tiki.
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Holler Waller
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Joined: Mar 13, 2011
Posts: 200
From: NW TN
Posted: 2013-04-30 2:06 pm   Permalink

As some know, tiki is RARE here in South Central so all my "finds" seem to be on the 'net.

Here's one from Etsy...



A heavy little guy...



And one from Ebay...




The damage was from careless shipping-what can you do?
.....And nailed on to particle board



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exquisitecorpse
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Joined: Feb 26, 2009
Posts: 229
From: philadelphia
Posted: 2013-04-30 2:12 pm   Permalink

a local vintage store posted this guy on craigslist. unfortunately they didn't have any information about it. it looks really familiar to me but i haven't turned up anything yet. a little beat up, no markings, five feet tall, mouth looks like it was meant to accept a light with the cord threaded through a hole in the base.




 
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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-04-30 2:22 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-04-30 14:12, exquisitecorpse wrote:
a local vintage store posted this guy on craigslist. unfortunately they didn't have any information about it. it looks really familiar to me but i haven't turned up anything yet. a little beat up, no markings, five feet tall, mouth looks like it was meant to accept a light with the cord threaded through a hole in the base.




It looks like a Witco fountain.


 
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exquisitecorpse
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From: philadelphia
Posted: 2013-04-30 3:40 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-04-30 14:22, tikilongbeach wrote:

It looks like a Witco fountain.



possibly... but there isn't anywhere a base or basin was attached to it.


 
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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
Posts: 222
Posted: 2013-04-30 3:53 pm   Permalink

It's a Witco Fountain of Fortune. The basins were not attached, they were separate pieces. Looks like he's missing his tongue also, but still an awesome score. Congrats!

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-05-03 9:19 pm   Permalink










No markings on the Tiki, thought it was a Coco Joes.
But it hasback detail...













Again no markings but looks like Treasure Craft



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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-05-04 12:22 pm   Permalink

Thismorning



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