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Zinctiki
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Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 113
Posted: 2013-11-29 10:12 am   Permalink



Nothing old or special. Found these at Home Goods. One is a PNG-ish shield, the other is an outdoor solar light I picked up a couple of years ago. I knew it was destined for the indoors so it stayed in a corner until finally getting a tapa covering over the white plastic diffuser and a light-rope pushed up inside.


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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4161
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-11-29 6:25 pm   Permalink

Found several postcards in Waikiki at a hat store



















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Trader Tom
  

Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 825
From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2013-11-29 7:10 pm   Permalink

My Hanukkah/Thanksgiving present:



A Maori Teko Teko with "December '76" penciled on bottom.


 
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MikeyTiki
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Joined: Sep 09, 2006
Posts: 128
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2013-11-29 10:52 pm   Permalink

I don't normally find anything locally, but I did happen to come across some good macthbooks recently:

Three old ones from the Portland area:

And some not so local ones:


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2858
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-12-02 8:16 pm   Permalink

This week, I got a few new matchbooks that I didn't have yet, and a few doubles I accidently bought:

These came from one lot that I was able to purchase only these highlights from. I've been hoping to find the San Diego DTBC for a while now

And a few more from another lot

I like the Tahitian Bali Hai one:

I had to buy a $10 big bag just to get that little stash. All I could see from the outside were the two Trader Vic's, so I took a gamble.

Last find: Glass with the word "Tiki" on it:



Buzzy Out!




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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4161
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-12-03 7:17 pm   Permalink

Buzz on fire with da matchbooks



Today's



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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 402
From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2013-12-03 9:28 pm   Permalink

Picked up these two Shag prints off craigslist last night.

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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
Posts: 929
Posted: 2013-12-03 9:30 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-12-03 21:28, TikiVato wrote:
Picked up these two Shag prints off craigslist last night.





I actually found the one on the left in a thrift store for $1.99..it was half price that day too

Good score!


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1191
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-12-05 6:45 pm   Permalink

Found the bowl on the right in a thrift yesterday. Detail is much nicer on the other bowl which I bought years ago at the Crowne Plaza during Tiki Oasis. Not vintage-marked “made in China:” For half a buck I’m not complaining.
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2858
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-12-09 12:06 pm   Permalink

This week's stuff:


Giant PNG mask. About 33" tall (44" if you add the feathers on top and bottom), by 22" or so wide:


lots and lots of shells...




I think only 2-3 are missing

Signed, with the price tag of $840!

Price tag was from here:
melanisian arts

Info on the carver and this mask style here:
Kambaramba Village, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

Here's kingstiedye holding it up for scale:


A pair of storyboards from Palau:

One had the story on the back


Most dangerous place to be at the swap meet on sunday morning was the laser straight line between myself, this Maori lamp, and the seller:

You could have got trampled to death and not even slowed me down a single pace...

Solomon islands fishhead faced guy with seahorse sideburns carving, and a pair of Tahitian mini tikis:

marked Tane on one:


Handled mug with some printed company promo logo on the back:


Big stack of postcards. Highlights

Two Tahiti ones with stone tikis

My favorite is the Solomon Islands topless one, with the two figural carvings next to them:

Looks like the male figure is peeking at the dancers!
And a little collection of topless wahines from around the pacific:

There were about 70 more that I got of island women who left their tops on, dancers, and other pretty island scenes...

Buzzy Out!
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 5054
Posted: 2013-12-09 1:28 pm   Permalink

Buzzy that mask is so cool and Dan just loves those postcards. It was wonderful to see you and Christina on Saturday. Wendy
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1191
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-12-09 1:29 pm   Permalink

Super nice find on that PNG mask Buzzy! Congrats!

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4161
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-12-09 10:30 pm   Permalink

Lord Buzz
Awesome mask


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4161
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-12-10 01:07 am   Permalink

Back to working weekends
So no estate or yard sales for a while

Started with about 6 thrift stores












Huge...















Then I was lucky enough to find a guy that wanted to unload all his Tiki stuff
























































Lastly

















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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1191
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-12-11 5:30 pm   Permalink

Found at a thrift today. “Waikiki Calls” was a production (show) about Waikiki that ran for six years in the 80’s at the Waikiki shopping Plaza which I think is still in operation.
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