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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
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Posted: 2014-05-08 2:02 pm   Permalink

Carried over from the end of the last page:

Another lamp today from the same place...looking for pictures local Tiki bars interiors to see if I can match any of this stuff up...



Later,

PTD


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11192
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2014-05-08 3:51 pm   Permalink

Duane, most of these are standard Orchids of Hawaii lamps, so I recommend to look for Chinese Tiki joints from the '70s - 90s:



The most unusual one is the Tapa globe, I've only ever seen one of those when they went into the attic at Damon's. If you see that one hanging next to some of the other, you got it. Or that red signal lamp, that's a singular thing...


 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 439
From: SoCal
Posted: 2014-05-08 5:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-05-08 15:51, bigbrotiki wrote:

The most unusual one is the Tapa globe, I've only ever seen one of those when they went into the attic at Damon's.




In the old Sea & Jungle Imports (4666 San fernando rd, Glendale Ca) Decorative Lighting catalog it is listed as "120-L Tapa Ball Hanging Light"



 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3134
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2014-05-08 10:28 pm   Permalink

Don't mean to veer off the subject but I was at Damon's tonight and noticed two of those Tapa globes sitting side by side by the register desk, I had to take a moment and observe since I had never seen them before.

 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 665
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-05-09 06:49 am   Permalink

Nice score on those lights.

- Dale


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11192
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2014-05-09 07:14 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-05-08 22:28, hiltiki wrote:
Don't mean to veer off the subject but I was at Damon's tonight and noticed two of those Tapa globes sitting side by side by the register desk, I had to take a moment and observe since I had never seen them before.



It's funny that they never hung them up. They're not some kind of crystal ball to stare at!


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2348
From: SoMass
Posted: 2014-05-09 2:59 pm   Permalink

Damn D! What are you going to do with all of those lamps?

 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2848
Posted: 2014-05-10 05:50 am   Permalink

"The most unusual one is the Tapa globe"

Very cool light!!
And easy to make too, you just need to find that PLASTIC globe.
The floats are nice too looks like thick glass.
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PabTiki
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Joined: May 01, 2014
Posts: 54
From: In Los Angeles, from New Orleans
Posted: 2014-05-10 08:22 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-05-08 22:28, hiltiki wrote:
Don't mean to veer off the subject but I was at Damon's tonight and noticed two of those Tapa globes sitting side by side by the register desk, I had to take a moment and observe since I had never seen them before.



I was thinking about going to Damon's tonight, ha! But my gf and I made steaks last night, so it might be overkill. : )

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PabTiki
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Joined: May 01, 2014
Posts: 54
From: In Los Angeles, from New Orleans
Posted: 2014-05-10 08:24 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-05-08 14:01, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
Another lamp today from the same place...looking for pictures local Tiki bars interiors to see if I can match any of this stuff up...





Awesome lamp!



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PabTiki
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Joined: May 01, 2014
Posts: 54
From: In Los Angeles, from New Orleans
Posted: 2014-05-10 08:50 am   Permalink

Not a very exciting "find," but just wanted to show off my lovely "new" Ka'Oha mug from Gecko, sculpted by Scott "Beachbumz" Taylor.

That's a lot of quotes!





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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
Posts: 1305
Posted: 2014-05-11 09:32 am   Permalink

Here in Colorado there's a remarkable dearth of tiki. I'm excited if I find so much as a Harvey's bucket mug when I'm out thrifting. I went to a flea market yesterday and at one stall I found a postcard for The Warehouse in Marina Del Rey. Better than nothing. I continue wandering around the flea market. At another stall at the other end, what do I come across but a Warehouse barrel mug! Neither of them is a particularly exciting find (I'd only say it's tiki because they apparently have tiki torches out front), but the coincidence made it exciting for me.



 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2848
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-05-11 09:41 am   Permalink

This week's stuff:


Several years ago, I found a blue tiki Tepco bowl in the wild. last week, I was remarking(To myself, in one of my many episodes of inner dialog)that I hadn't found a "cool" mug like that in while. Like magic- Bam!...and there it was today. A large Trader Vic's kneeling hula girl bowl:


I was also recently thinking how nice my mug collection would have been by now, if only I hadn't sold pretty much every one I've ever found.

Little dinky resin Maori tiki:



New Zealand abalone inlaid resin plate with the tiki coin


Newer Chinese keychain:



Plaster marwal copy:


Buzzy Out!

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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
Posts: 1305
Posted: 2014-05-12 1:09 pm   Permalink

Old-school Don the Beachcomber wooden swizzle sticks.



 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2348
From: SoMass
Posted: 2014-05-14 4:00 pm   Permalink

Some crap I've found over the past month or so.






 
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