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Tiki edmonton
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Posted: 2014-07-28 06:40 am   Permalink

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On 2014-07-28 04:59, bigbrotiki wrote:
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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?



Unfortunately we were too wacked out on tiki adrenalin to even think of taking pictures. we were just wanting to make sure we purchased as much as we could as people were starting to walk in and see the awesomeness. we were going to take the bar as well but it was over ten feet long and we decided it just was too big. below are some of the items we purchased and they are already in place in our bar. I will say that we definitely could feel some kind of tiki presence and could almost see the parties that this couple must of had in the 70s. would have love to meet them. the kids were moving them into a seniors home so they weren't onsite
















 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2014-07-28 10:07 am   Permalink

Classic stuff!

I think we should open a senior home for Tikiphiles, so that when OUR kids move us out, we move straight into a Tiki Bar!


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-07-28 11:44 am   Permalink

Great finds guys

BigBro- great idea


Jon


 
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DoKwan
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Joined: May 28, 2009
Posts: 4
From: Rhodechusetts
Posted: 2014-07-28 2:57 pm   Permalink

Here are a couple of things we picked up recently.


Found this guy. About 22inches high, no markings and looks like it might be koa.

and this strange one...



About a foot high. Again, no markings. Don't know where he is from (african?) but looked like he belonged with us.

Also as a heads up for anyone who might be interested in the southern New England area.
Last weekend Eagles Nest Antique Center in Portsmouth, RI had a box of pretty cool vintage (50's?) Hula Skirts complete with cowrie decoration and at least one matching top.
They were on the fragile side but very cool. We didn't know what we would do with them, but thought someone out there might be interested.
I completely forgot to grab a picture. (Sorry)






 
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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 199
From: Michigan
Posted: 2014-07-28 3:04 pm   Permalink

The second statue reminds me of the Geico Gecko

 
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aquarj
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Joined: Apr 02, 2002
Posts: 1083
From: SF bay area, CA
Posted: 2014-07-29 12:13 am   Permalink

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On 2014-07-20 20:11 (a couple pages ago), Bay Park Buzzy wrote:

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:


Thanks Buzzy for posting the hapa wood nude princess, I didn't notice that one before. I've never seen smaller versions of that specific figure. While the subject is kinda recent, here's another cousin in Alii Gold facing the other way. With the HIP girl for comparison



The lustre on those Alii Gold figures almost makes them look like 3D Bill Ward girls.



-Randy


 
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TravnerRavenweird
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Joined: Apr 12, 2011
Posts: 71
From: Everett, Washington
Posted: 2014-07-31 3:21 pm   Permalink

Hi! Finally some finds!
Actually one gift and one find.
First: I found this at Goodwill a couple of weekends ago

I will re-frame,but right now it's protecting it.

My parents drove out from Kansas to visit us here in the Pacific North West, and my Mom said she found this in an old purse when she was going through some old stuff to get rid of. It looks like it hasn't been touched since she stuck it in her purse the night she went, and knowing her it probably hasn't Enjoy!





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Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
Posts: 235
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2014-07-31 9:37 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-07-31 15:21, TravnerRavenweird wrote:

My parents drove out from Kansas to visit us here in the Pacific North West, and my Mom said she found this in an old purse when she was going through some old stuff to get rid of. It looks like it hasn't been touched since she stuck it in her purse the night she went, and knowing her it probably hasn't Enjoy!






Super cool and great story!!!



 
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Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2014-07-31 10:10 pm   Permalink

Super thrilled to have found a Los Angeles Islander Tiki lighter. Didn't even know one existed.





Compliments the amazing Islander ashtray quite nicely.



Guess I better start smoking!
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4154
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-08-02 12:43 pm   Permalink

Kool stuff guys

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-08-04 08:50 am   Permalink

As Buzzy would say
"This weeks stuff"




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


 
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Tiki edmonton
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Joined: Jul 12, 2014
Posts: 9
Posted: 2014-08-04 6:55 pm   Permalink

Another find in northern canada. This piece I saw in a picture of another product that was for sale. He called it a filipino totem pole. I do agree that it is that, but they are definitely tiki! Filipino tiki totem made out of monkey pod. The old guy had a good story when he bought it in the Philippines about 40 years ago. It's really neat and will look good in the tiki bar.





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tikigreg
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1171
From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2014-08-05 06:06 am   Permalink

Awesome tiki pole! It looks like a multiple exposure photo of a tiki lauching into space. And speaking of, is that an old Soviet mailbox you have there?

 
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Tiki edmonton
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Posted: 2014-08-05 06:56 am   Permalink

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On 2014-08-05 06:06, tikigreg wrote:
Awesome tiki pole! It looks like a multiple exposure photo of a tiki lauching into space. And speaking of, is that an old Soviet mailbox you have there?



thanks. was a different item for sure. haha no not soviet mailbox. would be cool if it was. it is a 50s era mailbox though


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2014-08-05 1:35 pm   Permalink

Anyone need some Tapa Cloth?



















































Later,

PTD


 
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