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krikkitbot
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Posted: 2013-05-22 10:37 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-05-22 14:49, happy buddha wrote:
those are the lights on Trader Vic's tables



Wow, so I stumbled onto some real vintage swag? Cool! Thanks for letting me know!


 
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krikkitbot
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Posted: 2013-05-22 10:56 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-05-22 14:55, bigbrotiki wrote:
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



Thanks for the info and the clip! That was a fantastic song.


 
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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
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Posted: 2013-05-24 07:26 am   Permalink






 
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Coffee Pirate
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Joined: Aug 13, 2012
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From: The Green Hell of Salem, OR
Posted: 2013-05-24 6:21 pm   Permalink

Goodwill score!



 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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Posted: 2013-05-24 6:23 pm   Permalink

A few finds from GROG kiln
















Now I have to take pics of the rest

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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
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Posted: 2013-05-24 6:53 pm   Permalink

BongoFury like that Bahooka piece...never seen that before

I really like seeing the stuff people find in a thrift store or a garage sale or even an estate sale.

Back in 2002 when this thread was started the point of it was to :
"start a bit of a brag board where you can show what great finds you got on the weekend from yard sales, parents attics, junk shops, deals with the devil, etc...."

Can we not make this TIKI FIND thread a posting of artists work that we all buy from them.Maybe a new thread can be started called "I bought this from an artist--isn't it rad?" and show off stuff there that fits the bill. Then you all can post items you buy from artists there and leave this thread to things we find out in the wild? Just a thought...

Anyways..In saying that this is the very first Tiki Find (and its only tiki related because of the connection to the Enchanted Tiki Room) that I actually found...as in sitting on the street near my apartment. I have no idea how it ended up on an Oakland street but maybe it was just meant to be mine?
50th Disneyland Anniversary metal lunchbox:

It was empty and in about a B- condition ..



pretty random, Oakland but I thank you !



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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-05-24 7:05 pm   Permalink


These two from a YARD SALE today


and thanks BUZZY for posting the info on this 1





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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-05-24 7:12 pm   Permalink

I disagree.

The thread has evolved. I see it more if a place to express happiness of new tiki, no matter where it's found. It's certainly not anywhere for artist to post their work. (Though I did laugh at your joke, GROG.)

Everything has to come from somewhere, and everything is a find to someone. Even if it is from an artist here on TC, someone is happy to show off their newest piece. That's all. A big show and tell. "

I say post it all, people of TC! If we begin to limit it, where do we stop? Does eBay not count because it's not really a "find," or Oceanic Arts because it's from a tiki store, or things from Tiki Farm, because they're a tiki maker? What about things from The International Marketplace, or any of the sales at events? Or should something only count if it's vintage?

Post, and be merry! Show me your crap! I want to see it all!




 
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-05-24 7:24 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-05-22 14:55, bigbrotiki wrote:
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



Just saw this post. Dig it!


 
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2013-05-24 7:28 pm   Permalink

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Post, and be merry! Show me your crap! I want to see it all!






I have about 750 mugs....give me a second to photograph them all.

Actually..I will be back in a few days


 
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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2013-05-24 8:23 pm   Permalink

I agree with SD and maybe this thread can slowly turn it's way back to what it was meant to be. It's still fun to look at and I'm not anti the new stuff but it's much more exciting when the items posted are actual "Finds".

 
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-05-24 8:44 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-05-24 19:28, SandraDee wrote:
Quote:



Post, and be merry! Show me your crap! I want to see it all!






I have about 750 mugs....give me a second to photograph them all.

Actually..I will be back in a few days



Woohoo! Wait, they're not on Ooga-Mooga? Then get em up there! There's probably some I haven't seen before. I've seen a LOT of mugs in my day, but big collections always have little nuggets that I haven't seen. There's always something new to FIND. (See what I did there?)


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2013-05-24 9:42 pm   Permalink

GROG find these at the Vintage Paper show in Glendale last weekend:

Some matchbooks. GROG had bought another matchbook earlier, but Dusty Cajun was there and didn't think he had that one in his collection, so GROG let him have it.



And, there were plenty of postcards, but these were the only two GROG buy.

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ukutiki
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2013-05-25 08:25 am   Permalink

Would you have any other info on Johnson Products Company. Is it the same one that sells products for the Afican-American community?

 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2013-05-25 08:36 am   Permalink

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On 2013-05-24 20:23, Bora Boris wrote:
I agree with SD and maybe this thread can slowly turn it's way back to what it was meant to be. It's still fun to look at and I'm not anti the new stuff but it's much more exciting when the items posted are actual "Finds".


Boris, maybe one of the moderators should lock this this thread and someone can create a Vintage Tiki Finds thread (Pre-1980) and a Tiki Revival Finds thread ?? Also isn't this thread so long now that it consistently creates web page errors ??


 
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