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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-07-18 11:07 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-07-18 18:45, hang10tiki wrote:
Today's




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

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Hey Jon,
Izzat an astray or candy dish? Whatever it is its pretty cool.
Lsater

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-07-18 11:10 pm   Permalink

That's an Ashtray, David.

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2014-07-18 11:18 pm   Permalink

It's a TIKI ashtray, to be more precise.

 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 450
From: SoCal
Posted: 2014-07-20 12:52 pm   Permalink

good finds today.... Grand Total $19.00





Best $3.00 spent...possibly ever



Largest HIP piece I've ever seen...





 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-07-20 1:40 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-07-20 12:52, ErichTroudt wrote:
good finds today....



I resold a perfume bottle like yours that I had for $50 earlier this year. It was in better shape, but those have gone as high as 75-80 on ebay recently.
Buzzy Out!
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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2014-07-20 1:54 pm   Permalink

Is that what the little monkey pod warrior is?
It's marked with a patent number and "hand carved in hawaii monkey pod" on the bottom.
I figured booze came inside...
Somebody has been using it as a candle holder and the wax dicked up the finish...

Man Buzzy, you know everything... Lol

Now what's up with the giant hula girl? Never seen one that big or heavy... Bookend? Or just a big statue?
Marked HIP 1973...


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-07-20 8:11 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-07-20 13:54, ErichTroudt wrote:
Is that what the little monkey pod warrior is?
It's marked with a patent number and "hand carved in hawaii monkey pod" on the bottom.


Now what's up with the giant hula girl? Never seen one that big or heavy... Bookend? Or just a big statue?
Marked HIP 1973...



Here's the patent page from for it one of the 3 TC threads on Tiki Patents:

It had a glass dipper that came out of the head and the body had a perfume jar in it. The jar was loose, I assumed so you could switch fragrances. The one I had, the bottle was marked with a printed sticker that had the perfume's name.

One of my favorite all time pieces is the hapawood sister version of her:





Don't know if they were intended as bookends, but most of the Jumbo HIPS had much smaller matching versions in the more standard sizes as well. There's a set of dancers and drummers by them that are pretty tall.
I think the tallest I've seen so far is this Coco Joes:


HIP made a few Jumbo sized tikis too. Here is a couple I have:


At some point or another, pretty much any tiki with a flat back will be listed as a bookend on ebay. HIP did sell several smaller pieces as sets of two, with stickers that described them as bookends. I would think if the big ones were intended as bookends, the tags would denote that.

Buzzy Out!










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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2014-07-20 8:42 pm   Permalink

Once again you prove to be the smartest man on here.

Thanks for answering my questions... I appreciate it. I've collected this junk for 20 years and still am constantly learning stuff.

I was so happy about the original Trader Vics Mai Tai Joe decanter for $3.00 that I didn't give much thought to that little wooden perfume guy... I just knew I couldn't pass him up for a $1.00

The whole time I was thinking "great, now I gotta go home, get the wax off him and see if there are online instructions on how to refinish Monkeypod wood"....



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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-07-20 8:58 pm   Permalink

Slow week two weeks ago:


Tiki Farm Tikinator mug


Tribal Art magazine

It's mostly ads for high end Polynesian art galleries. The ads do have a lot of eye candy in them. The "articles" are brief, and I think most the pictures were from Pacific Encounters. (I haven't checked fer sure yet, but I think so...)



Did a little better this week:


NIce old float in great condition 12" diameter


23" tall PNG mask


I just out grew my designated PNG space in my house.

Polyart King K and a Coco Joe's letter opener:

When I bought the letter opener today, it was with the promise that I would not stab anyone with it. Then someone actually got stabbed at the swap meet today right after I left. I wonder if that lady thought it was me with my letter opener when she first heard about the stabbing? Like she planted the seed...
Anyway, I had a polyart that was similar to the Schirman King K. Close to a missing link, but not exact. Then I find that one last week that is a polyart with the same stock number, but a closer sculpt to the Schirman version. From L-R: Schirman, Lava Ray, Polyart closer version, and Polyart skinny version



Great book from a museum show in 1973. Dimensions of Polynesia, 244 pages


It even has a chapter titled Tiki

Lots of great pictures and essays on Polynesian cultures. More anthro oriented overall




Buzzy Out!





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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-07-20 9:02 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-07-20 20:42, ErichTroudt wrote:
"great, now I gotta go home, get the wax off him and see if there are online instructions on how to refinish Monkeypod wood"....






Beeswax with orange oil.

Buzzy Out!
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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 400
From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2014-07-21 1:09 pm   Permalink

My friend Bob (FourBears TIki)called me and told me about this bar that was for sale. I picked it up today for under a $100.00 Unfortunately the previous owner stained it a dark brown. It came with the stools that I will reupholster as soon as I can.




 
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TikiAno
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Joined: Aug 07, 2012
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-07-21 1:53 pm   Permalink

Buzzy, a friend found this at Kobey's this weekend- it was too $$$$ for me but he bought it then sold it while walking around. I assume you didn't buy it from him?? It's a Witco, pic of it in Tiki Modern




TikiVato, that's a nice one. You going to sand the stain off?

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TikiVato
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Posted: 2014-07-21 2:07 pm   Permalink



TikiVato, that's a nice one. You going to sand the stain off?

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I have removed paint from bamboo and that was a chore. I used paint stripper. Not sure I want to tackle removing stain from Bamboo.
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-07-21 5:27 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-21 13:53, TikiAno wrote:
Buzzy, a friend found this at Kobey's this weekend- it was too $$$$ for me but he bought it then sold it while walking around. I assume you didn't buy it from him??



Nope, not me. I didn't go on Saturday because I was Don's, and Sunday I was out of there pretty early. Didn't see that guy while I was there. If it was more than $40, I would have passed...

Buzzy Out!


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TikiAno
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Posted: 2014-07-21 9:04 pm   Permalink

Buzzy, think it was on Friday (since I wasn't at work, which was both Saturday and Sunday early AM). Yeah, I told him I'd pay $40, then he told me the vendor wanted $200! Crazy. I'm not sure what he actually paid, but he sold it while walking around Kobey's. I don't go often since I'm always working on the weekends....



 
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