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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3920
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-03-18 7:39 pm   Permalink


Great day...
Ruth Masteas was the first hostess at the DTB Vegas location.
I have had several great conversations with her recently.
It was a pleasure listening to many fond memories she had at DTB.
She passed on to me an awesome keepsake.
It was an honor to receive it and I knew I had to share it here.




This was her personal scorpion bowl

























More to come....




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


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1108
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-03-18 10:52 pm   Permalink

Very nice Jon, you charming devil!

 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 665
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-03-19 06:58 am   Permalink

Wow, what a fun piece to receive as a gift.

- Dale


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2348
From: SoMass
Posted: 2014-03-20 12:22 pm   Permalink

Spectacular!

 
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Teadoir
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Joined: Dec 04, 2013
Posts: 18
From: Oregon
Posted: 2014-03-20 2:44 pm   Permalink

Not much of a score, but finally seeing one in person, I think it's a pretty little mug. One question though: Ooga Mooga says it should be marked Orchids R-99 on the bottom, and this one isn't. Was any one making knock offs, or was there just some variation?



Also, any one know what this ugly monstrosity is? Seems familiar but I'm not placing it. It's kinda sad, for all that we have this crazy eclectic culture here in Portland, two major tiki bars, and a major tiki convention, tiki is pretty thin on the ground around here. I get excited when I find anything... :/



 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 439
From: SoCal
Posted: 2014-03-20 2:56 pm   Permalink

I think its a Duncan mold mug....

 
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Cavemoai
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Joined: Dec 29, 2012
Posts: 21
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-03-20 2:59 pm   Permalink

That ugly monstrosity is from my space at antique alley! It's a hobbyist version of a westwood w-9. I said the same thing when I put them in the space. You should've got there a few weeks ago, I'm getting ready to move to Vegas and I put all of my doubles down there.


 
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gabbahey
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
Posts: 231
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2014-03-21 11:41 am   Permalink

You can see a green glaze version of the Westwood under tiki mug misfortunes... unfortunately for me. My blue mermaid is also a knock-off.

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Teadoir
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Joined: Dec 04, 2013
Posts: 18
From: Oregon
Posted: 2014-03-22 2:41 pm   Permalink

That breaks my heart to hear. I kept meaning to go back to Antiques Alley and seems I just missed an opportunity. Much sadness me! I was wondering if they weren't a hobbyist mug the way they were glazed.

Also, kinda bummed to hear my blue mermaid is a knock off. Still a pretty mug though...

Teadoir


 
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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 195
From: Michigan
Posted: 2014-03-22 6:12 pm   Permalink

Here is a pic of two Trader Vic-Waikiki mugs I have recently found. The cruder one on the right is marked Trader Vic's Hawaii on the back and the smoother version is marked on the back Treader Vic's Waikiki Hawaii. There are no other markes on either and both are glazed brown on the inside. Could one be pre-Daga (crude) and the other one (smooth) post Daga? Any other possibilities? Mahalo for any suggestions.




 
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exquisitecorpse
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Joined: Feb 26, 2009
Posts: 240
From: philadelphia
Posted: 2014-03-23 12:32 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-03-13 12:31, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Snagged this “Body Glove” sea creature this morning. Pretty hefty wid a nice glaze. Tiki Farm , 2013






awesome!


 
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exquisitecorpse
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Joined: Feb 26, 2009
Posts: 240
From: philadelphia
Posted: 2014-03-23 12:39 am   Permalink

after two months finally found something good. both at the same store.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Hula Girl Mug


Awesome outrigger.


any suggestions on the best way to display they outrigger?





 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2847
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-03-23 5:49 pm   Permalink

This weeks' stuff:


24" OA PNG mask

I have another one same size, just a different finish

pair of Frankie's mugs:

Seller told me he had 12 more mugs he just sold to some other guy...

Bottle stopper and a Tahitian tiki

Now I have a matching set of a rounded and squared head version of the Tahitian tiki

Cool décor item: 24" diameter resin Abalone shell table top

Scrathches and wear are real hard to see


Buzzy Out!


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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2847
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-03-23 5:55 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-03-23 00:39, exquisitecorpse wrote:
any suggestions on the best way to display they outrigger?



I won't claim this to be "the best way", just "a way."

My friend hung his on the wall with the outrigger part down and hung all his corded tiki pendants from the boat and rig part it. It made a couple rows high of tiki danglers below it. Made the most of the little space he had and displayed a lot of hard to display stuff.

Buzzy Out!
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1351
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-03-23 8:08 pm   Permalink

I really, really like the abalone shell table.

 
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