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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-05-27 08:22 am   Permalink

hang10tiki I love that head.

Buzzy you are a terrific tiki hunter.



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lancelink
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Joined: Jun 10, 2012
Posts: 17
Posted: 2013-05-28 09:15 am   Permalink

Fiji tapa cloth measuring 30 feet by 12 feet. What the heck am I going to do with it? It's bigger than my house.



 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-05-28 09:49 am   Permalink

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On 2013-05-28 09:15, lancelink wrote:
Fiji tapa cloth measuring 30 feet by 12 feet. What the heck am I going to do with it? It's bigger than my house.





It looks like an uncut sheet of smaller tapa cloths. What a great find.


 
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Kaiwaza
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 467
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2013-05-28 6:05 pm   Permalink

No tikis..but I found a very odd Hawaiian shirt for $5 today while thrifting in Chinatown.
It has leis, hula girls, surfers, camels, pyramids & Shriner's fez caps on it..I mean, what's not to love? There's also a "Cheeseburger In Paradise At The Oasis: Las Vegas" logo on it, but I can't imagine it was a uniform shirt with the Shriner's hats...perhaps it was a one-ff project for a special convention or meeting. Anyway, I'm glad it's found a new home with me!



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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1272
From: Calgary
Posted: 2013-05-31 09:31 am   Permalink

I found these on Craigslist:



My friend picked them up for me. The owners told my friend that these were used by an "old tiki restaurant that used to be downtown". So were these used at the Calgary Beachcomber or the Tiki Tiki? This is the first time I've come across these mugs in my 10 years of collecting, so I'm gonna guess these are from the short-lived Beachcomber (which opened in the late 60's and burned down in the early 70's). They also sort of (but not really) look like the "Head Hunter" drink mug depicted in the menu:(not my photo):



Also, it's interesting to note that they look very similar to the Trader Dick's Moai mug,

http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=3325

but they are slightly different because of the delineated eyes

http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=2650


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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1401
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-05-31 3:15 pm   Permalink

A Goodwill find of a PNG story board. It has writing on the back like the others that I have bought but it is too faint to read.





I think this is their website.
www.melanesianarts.com.pg/homepage.htm








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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1823
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2013-06-01 5:39 pm   Permalink

Even though the sun wasn't shining in Michigan today the gods certainly were looking out for me. We had an awesome day of finds. Mugs, shirts and vintage Tiki galore but these lamps were the find of the day. I can't find any markings. Made of ceramic and just awesome. Now I just need to find or make the right shades.







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Bamboo Bev
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Joined: Apr 02, 2012
Posts: 34
From: Australia
Posted: 2013-06-01 11:14 pm   Permalink

Those lamps look great, nice find.

 
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Bamboo Bev
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Joined: Apr 02, 2012
Posts: 34
From: Australia
Posted: 2013-06-01 11:44 pm   Permalink

Heres some things that I have been finding Downunder lately at variouse thrift stores, markets and antique shops, thought I would share.




















 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 452
From: SoCal
Posted: 2013-06-03 12:14 am   Permalink

I thought this was interesting... Not the mug but where it's from. Latitude 20 in Torrance. The latitude 20 thread in locating tiki shows all the mugs from there but not this one. Ooga mooga doesn't have it listed for latitude 20 either... So is this a new discovery? Was it previously known that latitude 20 used the bug eyed moai?
Good news is I found several, and several of the bucket mugs and coconuts and 1 barrel mug all from latitude 20 in Torrance.




 
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TikiPug
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Joined: May 14, 2003
Posts: 789
From: Den of Sin / Pug's Pair-A-Dice
Posted: 2013-06-04 10:54 am   Permalink

I found 2 Harvey's Sneaky Tiki green mugs the other day. Not rare mugs and wasn't gonna share until I realized the one is a lot smaller than the other one. I searched to see if anyone had mentioned this before, but came up empty.




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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2857
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-06-04 1:02 pm   Permalink

A couple quick laps around the swap meet yielded this little lot:


Wood tiki looking guy:


Weird muscle posing Guam Tiki and a resin Maori tiki


Captain Cook book:


Older Primo glass


I saw a picture a while back on TC of a really nice shell lamp in someone's home bar. It took me a minute to realize that it used to be mine, and that I sold it to the new owner a few years ago in one of my many collection downsizing episodes. I missed that lamp, and had a little seller's remorse when I was reminded how cool it was. This weekend I found a suitable replacement for the one I long ago parted with:


Now I have to part ways with something else I like to make room for my new lamp...
Buzzy Out!
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6920
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-06-04 3:47 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-06-04 13:02, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:

Now I have to part ways with something else I like to make room for my new lamp...
Buzzy Out!




How much for dog?


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4159
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-06-05 1:08 pm   Permalink


Great 1 week vacation in AZ.


GROG- 1st mug made me laugh, had to get it...








































































































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Pikeys Dog
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Joined: Jun 03, 2008
Posts: 305
From: England
Posted: 2013-06-05 4:38 pm   Permalink


Puffer fish is approx 18" long.



 
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