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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
Posts: 929
Posted: 2013-05-14 10:56 am   Permalink

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On 2013-05-14 08:43, Pele Paul wrote:
does anyone know anything about the two 1960s plastic hula girls in the last picture? I found four of them at the swap meet for $1.00 each and would love to find out if they are anything special



They aren't very valuable but they are vintage. From the 60s and were one of the popular souvenirs of the period. I have over 100+ hula girls and I have around 15 of this style. Lots of them came on bases that played music (generally a Hawaiian melody of course)

Even though they aren't valuable (like the chalkware ones are) you can still sell them for $15-$25 depending on the market of selling them.

Still...always a good find


 
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Pele Paul
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 606
From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-05-14 2:24 pm   Permalink

thanks so much, that helps alot. 15.00 is still a deal, awesome!!!

 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1072
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2013-05-16 8:26 pm   Permalink

In the past month I've been the recipient of the following booty from people divesting themselves of their tiki collections or downsizing.











Trader Vic's Hawaii seahorse.



home crafted salt & pepper



knitted tiki from etsy



1952 edition of Erik Hesselberg's "Kon-Tiki And I" given to someone as a Christmas present in 1953. Text and drawings are totally charming.



"Pineapples, Passion Fruit and Poi: Recipes from Hawaii" by Mary Lou Gebhard and William H. Butler (1967).



drink recipes.


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Pele Paul
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 606
From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-05-17 08:23 am   Permalink

that knitted tiki is tooooo cute!!!

 
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Coffee Pirate
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 13, 2012
Posts: 24
From: The Green Hell of Salem, OR
Posted: 2013-05-19 11:26 am   Permalink



Here's my latest find, a pair of Tiki-ish wooden Cats. We went drinking with the kitties. Like all my pictures so far, they just relax and take the beachbum credo to the extreme.


 
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Pittsburgh pauly
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 31, 2010
Posts: 391
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-05-20 10:47 am   Permalink

Not much in the hills around here lately, except this:

Oh, and it was $2.00

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Pele Paul
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 606
From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-05-20 6:34 pm   Permalink

found these at a cool little shop on sunday, so of course my GF wanted them so I HAD to buy them they were tooooo awesome













 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3880
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-05-20 6:59 pm   Permalink

Made a few stops on the way to Tiki Caliente

IS IT?



















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Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!


 
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danlovestikis
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4815
Posted: 2013-05-22 09:51 am   Permalink

hang10tiki, 8 tracks, I forgot those existed. That's one thing Dan can't play. He listened to one of the 78's you gave him yesterday and it played well. He's looking forward to the rest.

Here is our haul from Tiki Caliente. A wonderful party and shopping spree.
Lots of Eric October and John Mulder. We also shopped with Mahalo Tiki.
We received gifts from MadDogMike. Dan's having fun tiki arraigning in the house.




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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-05-22 09:55 am   Permalink

Dan, I'm so jealous that you got not one, but TWO of Mulder's mugs, AND the bowl.

 
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Pele Paul
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 606
From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-05-22 11:43 am   Permalink

so cool!!! wish Id gone!!!!
I need to find a cheap hobby like collecting hats I find on the highway or something


 
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krikkitbot
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 20, 2012
Posts: 17
Posted: 2013-05-22 2:24 pm   Permalink

Found this guy a couple of weeks ago. He looks Maori to me. It's one piece with back to back tikis. Someone seems to have tried to convert it into a candle holder and drilled a hole down the center and added an electric plate to catch the wax. That's my guess anyway.





 
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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
Posts: 227
Posted: 2013-05-22 2:49 pm   Permalink

those are the lights on Trader Vic's tables

 
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bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11171
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-05-22 2:55 pm   Permalink

It's a vintage Trader Vic's table lamp. The original, not the new Poly-Asian import. It's famous It appeared in movies and in books.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aT3Ii3hWM0

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forgotten tikiman
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Joined: Aug 18, 2011
Posts: 478
From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2013-05-22 9:12 pm   Permalink

That video is too cool Sven.

 
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