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Kaiwaza
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 463
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2014-07-21 11:10 pm   Permalink

Quite a great haul of books from the recent Friends of Hawaii Library Book Sale recently.

"Women of Polynesia" and "Vivre Tahiti"


"South Pacific Dance" & "South Pacific: Arts & Dance"
a few pics from these two:






A very colorful "Guide To The Island Of Tahiti"


"Samoa In Color"




A LARGE (nearly two feet tall) book celebrating the beauty of Tahitian men.





Of course, all these books are FULL of great photos.
In fact, the "Women of Polynesia" book is SO AMAZING, I'm going to do a bunch of scans
from it as a separate post. Full of mid-20th century exotic types, some nudes as well. A very odd book, it attempts to be somewhat scientific or anthropological in it's texts, interspersed with "Polynesian photographic studies."
It's a gem....






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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 191
From: Michigan
Posted: 2014-07-23 8:15 pm   Permalink

Found this toothpick last weekend. Is it Tiki? Aztec? Other?





 
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mudbone
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Joined: Nov 12, 2008
Posts: 166
From: michigan
Posted: 2014-07-25 09:50 am   Permalink

It's Aztec, but it would look good with a shot of tequila in it and a slice of lemon hanging on it's side!


 
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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 191
From: Michigan
Posted: 2014-07-25 1:03 pm   Permalink

Anything would look good with a shot of tequila and a slice of lemon hanging on its side!!!

 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 861
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2014-07-26 04:28 am   Permalink

My antique store finds from today, these S+P shakers. I have another pair of the wooden ones already. Just as crude and just as ugly.




 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1069
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-07-26 3:53 pm   Permalink

No mugs-just 4 albums. The Hawaiian party one has instructions on how to throw a Hawaiian party The graphics on the album upper left are pretty cool imho.
Cheers



 
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Tiare
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Joined: Feb 13, 2004
Posts: 61
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2014-07-27 09:13 am   Permalink

Kaiwaza- totally jealous of your Library booksale scores! That is some great stuff. I have never seen the Women of Polynesia book (but now I need it!) but I have other books by that author. The South Pacific Dance book I actually got in a bookstore on Oahu.

How is the Friends booksale? I have actually thought about planning a visit when it is going on.

Denise
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2334
From: SoMass
Posted: 2014-07-27 7:11 pm   Permalink

Found a few mugs, today.







 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 812
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2014-07-27 9:29 pm   Permalink

Jeez,, what'd you do, break into Beth's car?

Or did you buy out "Found" in Lowell??

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Tiki edmonton
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Joined: Jul 12, 2014
Posts: 8
Posted: 2014-07-27 9:42 pm   Permalink

Not sure what to think but we were on a garage sale tour on the weekend and came across a estate sale. We seemed to been lucky they last couple trips finding misc for out tiki bar. When we went downstairs of the sale we were shocked to find a pre 70s tiki room/ bar that the sellers parents had set up. We didn't know if it would be bad karma stealing from such an old collection but we new it was going to the right place. We ended up getting a hanging bamboo chair, swag lamps, an amazing picture of the coco palms lagoon, mugs, tapa cloth, and other hand painted cloths and tiki material. Cost us $80. Finding this much at once in Alberta doesn't happen but it is amazing to see a tiki bar from the late 60s early 70s just a couple blocks down from us

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3851
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-07-28 12:30 am   Permalink

Big kahuna
U da big kahuna


 
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Kaiwaza
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 463
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2014-07-28 04:51 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-27 09:13, Tiare wrote:
Kaiwaza- totally jealous of your Library booksale scores! That is some great stuff. I have never seen the Women of Polynesia book (but now I need it!) but I have other books by that author. The South Pacific Dance book I actually got in a bookstore on Oahu.

How is the Friends booksale? I have actually thought about planning a visit when it is going on.

Denise




Tiare,
THe booksale is, in my mind, fantastic almost beyond belief. It's an entire high school cafeteria...literaly thousands upon thousands of books. I have no idea where they all come. They cover all categories. The Hawaii/Pacific area is GREAT, but I suspect alot of the really COOL stuff (i.e. kitschy or primarily romanticized photography) probably goes out the first day. I went on Day one this year and got major scores. But I've always found things in the Hawaii section no matter when I went...it runs a full week and they add new stuff everyday as they can't FIT it all in the cafeteria. I don't know if it's worth planning a trip to Hawaii just for it, but you certainly could plan a trip around those dates & get into the sale on Day one...And ship few boxes of books back media rate..much cheaper than trying to get it in your luggage! I play mostly jazz music at the espresso bar I work part time in and I bought about 40 CDs there at $3 or less each to burn on my ipod. I usually go a few times during the week & spend, maybe 3 hours there every time. Gotta scan some things from that Women of polynesia book, but I'm thinking I might better post them under the "nudity" post.
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11152
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2014-07-28 04:59 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-27 21:42, Tiki edmonton wrote:
.Finding this much at once in Alberta doesn't happen but it is amazing to see a tiki bar from the late 60s early 70s just a couple blocks down from us...



I love it when those things happen, even though it is a sad day when these original havens get dismantled. You saw it - can WE see it?


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11152
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2014-07-28 05:04 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-26 04:28, swizzle wrote:
My antique store finds from today, these S+P shakers. I have another pair of the wooden ones already. Just as crude and just as ugly.






As seen in a museum in Paris:



 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2334
From: SoMass
Posted: 2014-07-28 05:37 am   Permalink

Carl:
No, I didn't pillage Beth's car. I spend a lot of time searching & I also have dealers that buy with me in mind. I can't remember the last time I saw Beth. Have you seen her?


 
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