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SilverLine
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Posted: 2014-06-07 04:51 am   Permalink

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On 2014-06-05 10:34, happy buddha wrote:

Did OA make these poles? Could it have come from the DC Vic's? Vic's is the only place I've seen these, but what do the experts say? Thanks for any helpful info!



Yes, they are machine-carved from OA. I had a set (still have one) that were painted. They ARE pretty awesome!



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happy buddha
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Posted: 2014-06-07 05:18 am   Permalink

Thanks Silverline!! Very cool to find a vintage OA piece! Will display these guys proudly.

 
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SilverLine
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Posted: 2014-06-07 08:19 am   Permalink

Here's a curious little guy I found yesterday. The markings on the bottom end with "Tremain." Artist piece? It's heavy cast plaster or similar, and was made to hang on a wall. Any ideas?






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Teadoir
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Joined: Dec 04, 2013
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From: Oregon
Posted: 2014-06-07 4:54 pm   Permalink

My mom sent me this little guy for my birth day. Any one recognize it? Or is it another one of the million little tourist pieces? Either way, I like him.



 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-06-07 5:23 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-06-07 16:54, Teadoir wrote:
My mom sent me this little guy for my birth day. Any one recognize it? Or is it another one of the million little tourist pieces? Either way, I like him.





From his headdress I'm guessing maybe it's supposed to be Lono? Or just a generic tiki. I'd say tourist piece, but who cares? As long as you like it!
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-06-07 6:24 pm   Permalink

Yes, That is one of those wood carved Hawaiian Tourist Tikis
all of us collect them, many are vintage from the 50s & 60s
but can be new, also.

The quality can range from very nice to mass produced, but it probably
came from a gift store or airport shop in Hawaii
They look nice in groups


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-06-08 3:16 pm   Permalink

Sweet









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Posted: 2014-06-09 2:43 pm   Permalink




Look different from the others I have...
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2014-06-10 7:32 pm   Permalink

I arrived here on Saturday afternoon and yesterday (Monday) we went to Bisbee in Arizona and i found all these in the two antique stores that were open. Pretty stoked and i still have 3 1/2 weeks here to go including a huge road trip after the Hukilau. Hopefully i'll find some more goodies along the way.



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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-06-10 8:50 pm   Permalink

Go get em SwiZ

 
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Pakalui
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Posted: 2014-06-11 3:47 pm   Permalink

Great finds! I'll have to start taking tiki-only pics of my antique store hauls; right now I tend to take one photograph of everything I get, which usually includes vintage toys and children's books too. Love those Trader Vic's S&P shakers!

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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2014-06-11 7:24 pm   Permalink

Found these in a Palm Springs thrift today. Pretty beat up and missing a cap and both wicks. Should look cool after I clean em up and wire em up with “flicker” bulbs.


 
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tedtiki
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Posted: 2014-06-13 05:14 am   Permalink

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Here's a curious little guy I found yesterday. The markings on the bottom end with "Tremain." Artist piece? It's heavy cast plaster or similar, and was made to hang on a wall. Any ideas?










I have a set of three, (I think?) of those plaster tiki faces. I'll see if I can find them and take a pic. A friend of mine from Chicago gave them to me a long time ago.
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2014-06-14 06:25 am   Permalink

I finally found a personal holy grail mug I have been searching for for years. Not particularly rare and be had on eBay easily. I like to find them in the wild. The find is always sweeter that way


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Posted: 2014-06-14 06:44 am   Permalink

SilverLine found this wall hanger that is similar but not spot on to one I have. Part of a set of two. Mine are made of plaster as well but do not have any markings. The big guy is 11 1/2" tall. Most likely mine are hobby pieces.

Here is my set.

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