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Anyone know about a weird 'Sneaky Tiki' mug?
Trader Woody
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2002-08-22 2:47 pm   Permalink

Sorry about the lack of a picture, but anyone familiar with the old Harvey's Sneaky Tiki mug will have a very good idea of what this looks like as it's almost exactly the same.

I have a mug from a place called the 'Duva Den' in Guam M.I. which is exactly like the hand painted on black Sneaky Tiki. The only difference is that instead of Harvey's, it has Duva Den, and Guam MI instead of Lake Tahoe. The lettering is raised, so it's not just been painted over. There's a lot of crazing so it's pretty old.....
Any knowlege about the mug or the bar?

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Doctor Z
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Posted: 2002-08-23 12:02 am   Permalink

Sorry, no knowledge on either... but I'd really like to see a pic of it if at all possible! Is the cold paint the same orange/pink colors as the Harvey's as well?
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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2002-08-23 02:14 am   Permalink

Doc, it's the same colour scheme, same funny-looking Tiki on the front,and same Tiki torch on the back. You'd just assume it was a Harvey's if you didn't take a closer look.

I'll try to get a picture up.

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Trader Woody
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2002-08-23 2:16 pm   Permalink

And here we go...



Sorry about the odd decoration-free house. Not mine.

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midnite
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From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2002-08-23 3:07 pm   Permalink

That is a strange one indeed. Not only because of Guam, there's a Tiki mecca, but for the Sneaky Tiki design. I have always assumed, perhaps correctly, that the logo was strictly for Harvey's. Still we have seen how the presumably "made for" Tiki Bob mug was also employed at Bali Hai at the Beach, and at Hawaiian Village Tampa.

I have also believed/been told the Sneaky Tiki logo is a "long pig" symbol, alluding to cannabalism?

It's quite a mug. Dare I say, one is NOT going to see too many of those around. No sir!

Excellent find,
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TheTikiGuy
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Posted: 2002-08-23 3:35 pm   Permalink

I actually have this one from Harveys. I will see if I can get a picture on the site for review. -TheTikiGuy

 
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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2002-08-23 4:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

midnite_tiki wrote:

I have also believed/been told the Sneaky Tiki logo is a "long pig" symbol, alluding to cannabalism?



I've not heard that before but the tiny logo within the main logo could well mean 'eating ones own'. It's exactly the same logo in tiny form within the belly of the main logo.

The original Harvey's logo is worth a discussion in it's own right. More clues???

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midnite
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From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2002-08-23 5:24 pm   Permalink

Harvey's Sneaky Tiki Logo

re:cannabilism allusion?

Yep, that's what I have bee told by a long-time Tiki collector. The little guy inside the bigger figure seems a clue, and there is an awful lot of headhunter/cannibal lore in Tiki mythology and pop culture. That's all the info I have though, no clue on the logo's designer.

Plus, a Sneaky Tiki just may imbibe in some long pig?

Great logo, nonetheless.

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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2005-09-04 4:54 pm   Permalink

In researching the Duva Den to add Trader Woody's mug to Ooga-Mooga, I came across a photo on this website:
http://www.anzwers.org/free/navyscpo4/guam_frank_lynch_2.html



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badmojo
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Posted: 2005-09-05 07:15 am   Permalink

Talk about timing, noticed these on eBay today. Not sure about Viet Nam War Vintage though...
http://cgi.ebay.com/SNEAKY-TIKI-MUGS-FROM-GUAM-M-I-NEPTUNE-BAR_W0QQitemZ7709790303QQcategoryZ29460QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2005-09-05 10:33 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-09-04 16:54, Humuhumu wrote:
In researching the Duva Den to add Trader Woody's mug to Ooga-Mooga, I came across a photo on this website:
http://www.anzwers.org/free/navyscpo4/guam_frank_lynch_2.html



Nice one Humuhumu! I'd always assumed it was from the US mainland, and now I find it's from a Tiki Bar on a US Airbase on a Pacific Island! A fascinating example of the spread of Tiki culture by forces personnel - in the UK it's known as "Selling coals to Newcastle".

I dug a little further and found some quotes about memories of the island by those Air Force guys:

"About 40 years ago Jim and I worked together on Guam ("Duva" in the local Chamorran lingo). "Duva Den" was the enlisted watering hole at the Naval Communications Station. Consumption at happy hour (10-cents-a-can "Lucky Lager", laced with formeldahyde for preservation during ocean shipment) tended to be liberal."

"Ran the NOB HILL Bowl a 5000 seat theatre where we had primiere of South Pacific"

"Working in the AFRS radio station and having fun with all the dependent girls that flocked to us announcers and DJs.
BBQ on the FAA beach with those girls.
Surfing at Telafolo beach.
Big Chinese dinners at some restaurant on the way to Agana.
Lowlights: The head-on crash we were in one day heading to Telafolo, badly injuring the other two guys in the car, which sat at the main gate for a month as an example for all about bad driving."

"The first indoor movie in Agana. Dec 25, 57, Love Me Tender with Elvis. It was better than Adak. 18 months was enough for me tho. 3 of us did take a 14 day leave to Tokyo and spent all of our money in a week. The guys back on Guam took up a collection and wired it to us for we cud spend a couple more days only if we brought back souvenirs (panties, bras etc.) The battles us ditty chasers had with the tape copiers with wooden assholes on weekends when it was slow."

"Weekly Bible studies." (?)

"Typhoons, Talofofo Falls, Merizo, Beaches, R&R Flight to Hong Kong, The opening of McDonalds and the Eve Watch trips to get 60 Big Macs, etc., San Miguel Beer Headaches, Sunsets at Piti Beach, NCS Football, Midnight softball after the Eve watch, Special Services records and tape recorders, Sergeant Sochio Yakoi (sp?) of the Imperial Japanese Army captured by pig hunters, boonie stomping, huge spiders"

"met wife there and daughter was born there. the parties, the parties! best place in the world for ocean recreation."

"Nudie bars and drinking. That pretty much summed up my 4 years in Guam"

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