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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3589
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-12-13 7:14 pm   Permalink

Do you find much in Florida, Fatuhiva?

 
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fatuhiva
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 634
From: Melbourne Beach, FL
Posted: 2003-12-13 8:04 pm   Permalink

To be honest, I havent really done a ton of hunting in Florida. By the time I got here, I had a specific list of things I wanted and wasn't too optimistic I'd just happen upon one of them at the Goodwill.. the "Natural Score" odds get stacked against you as your focus narrows. Plus, I wasn't dealing vintage at the time and that's where I had accumlated many mugs- the disciplined combing of my local areas on a daily basis. I would hit every thrift, every antique shop, and as many estate sales as I could every week (in AZ) and then do it again the next. I thrifted on my lunch breaks daily.

When I got here I was a bit out of my element, I didn't know of all the little spots that it takes awhile to build up. My wife has been planning on picking up the system again now though, since she has more time since our son was born.


I have found some good mugs, though, yes. They are here.. I don't know what the abundance is compared to Arizona, I have to lean towards a bit thinner (just from my experience in Antique Malls- the "modern" in general seems less abundant and not as high quality as the west coast) but that could be a result of EBAY moving into the market, as my best AZ picking recollections mostly pre-date Ebay


But even with the very little effort I've put in out here, I have found stuff I never found in AZ. A pair of Kelvin's mugs at a garage sale. One woman had 9 Aloha Hut mugs.. I didn't get to buy them all, but they were there.

In fact I went to the RetroRama show in Gulfport today and bought 3 Blue Honolulu mugs and a few others.

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Traderval
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Joined: Nov 26, 2002
Posts: 31
From: Switzerland
Posted: 2003-12-15 08:37 am   Permalink

Fatuhiva, I'm deeply honoured to have some of my mugs in your collection. I knew of the many boxes, but this surpasses my wildest dreams. Gobsmacked, awed, speachless.

 
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fatuhiva
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 634
From: Melbourne Beach, FL
Posted: 2003-12-15 11:56 pm   Permalink

hey and vice versa! Your mugs are here, some of mine are there- how cool

BTW thanks so much for the swizzles- they will make themselves right at home on the wall..


 
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keigs20
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Joined: Jun 02, 2002
Posts: 529
From: WA
Posted: 2003-12-16 12:12 am   Permalink

Amazing collection is there any vintage mug you dont have?

 
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TikiMikey
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Joined: May 24, 2002
Posts: 179
From: Dallas, TX
Posted: 2003-12-17 10:00 pm   Permalink

You should be awarded some sort of National Tiki Shrine status! Awesome Wall O' Tiki...thanks for allowing us to glimpse it!

 
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fatuhiva
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 634
From: Melbourne Beach, FL
Posted: 2003-12-17 10:07 pm   Permalink

yes, there are mugs that i don't have. Some of them arent even that hard to come by, just for some reason i never got one. Like the Don the Beachcomber head. i dont have one of those, and ive just been kindof holding out buying one on ebay hoping i will run into it in a shop for a steal someday. Stuff like that- I kindof keep a few floating around unobtained so that I still have the hunting instinct. Plus i know there are still mugs out there that I have never seen.. every once in awhile I'll see a completely new (manufactured even) mug I'm not even aware of, and it just blows my mind.

When I get everything unboxed and setup, I'll take some more thorough pics and post em.


 
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fatuhiva
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 634
From: Melbourne Beach, FL
Posted: 2003-12-17 10:13 pm   Permalink

one of the neat things about collecting mugs is that there are so many individually different ways to do it. Some people collect manufacturers lines (like otagiri, orchids, etc) and focus on getting all the mugs. Some people collect all the tons of new mugs being produced. Other people arent concerned about repeating designs, but want the markings to be from all different places.. (I've even seen people doing this go so far as to have half the mugs facing backwards to show the marking) its pretty cool- each collection is unique in its own way.. even the way they are organized.

This time I am displaying the mugs in a different way than I used to do it. I'm kindof going by size and style.

The size thing I'm forced to do because of being short on space. So I have short shelves and tall shelves to make use of every bit of vertical space on the bookcases. So all the short ones go together and all the tall ones go together. This led to all the Moai heads being in one area, all the triangular yellow cylinder mugs being together, all the tiki bob's being together, etc. Its looks neat doing it this way.

I put all the westwood together, and the westwood knockoffs nearby. All the PMP stuff is together with "PMP-like" stuff nearby, etc.

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SES
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Joined: Sep 14, 2003
Posts: 992
Posted: 2004-01-01 10:28 pm   Permalink

Fantikitastic! Looks incredible!

So we get to the new place and I fill up the whole one-car garage with these boxes. I had blown out the alphabet and was marking boxes ZZ, XX, etc

Hahahahah!
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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1329
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2005-05-26 10:53 am   Permalink

Any chance you could repost the pics from the original post? or perhaps post new ones?


my humble thanks in advance,

-Z


(edit: huh, I can view the pics just fine on my home PC, but at work they were just the red X's... so never mind my ramblin's)

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Tiki Matt
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Joined: Jul 06, 2004
Posts: 924
From: North O.C.
Posted: 2005-05-26 5:29 pm   Permalink



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WooHooWahine
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Joined: Mar 04, 2005
Posts: 3039
From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2005-05-31 8:58 pm   Permalink

Woo Hoo! Who's the lucky one that gets to do the dusting???

 
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Tikilicious
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Joined: Jun 11, 2004
Posts: 179
From: NYC
Posted: 2005-06-07 05:27 am   Permalink

OH MY TIKI!!!!!!!!!!!

I bow to you, and kiss your feet!

So when can I come over for a visit, hmmm?

*COVET!*
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Phillip Roberts
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
Posts: 1569
From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2006-01-24 1:38 pm   Permalink



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Bete
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Joined: Jan 01, 2006
Posts: 490
Posted: 2006-01-24 2:56 pm   Permalink

WOW, what a collection, how cool!

 
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