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LT

On 2009-09-06 13:03, Psycho Tiki D wrote:

Unmarked half coconut mug. Didn't see one like this in Ooga Mooga?

Looks a bit like an Ed Langbein piece (see link below). I don't think OM has a template for his work.
-> http://www.tikicentral.com/viewtopic.php?topic=28531&forum=5

It's been slim pickins here in Denver lately but today I found this bird cage. It's a little big but goes with the parrot on the lamp.

[ Edited by: Beach Bum Scott 2009-09-06 21:14 ]

TS

On 2009-09-06 13:03, Psycho Tiki D wrote:

Again, stumped on this? I know Big Lots made a rip-off version of something similar from Disneyland, this one is slightly different. Anyone?

Later PTD

I think I may have an answer....These are also sold by a resin sculpture specialty magazine based out of Florida...I'm looking for the catalog as we speak to make sure...I believe these are sold around the $50-80 new range from the catalog...

Thanks for the help LOL Tiki and Tom Slick. I appreciate it!

PTD

Hi Duane,

The catalog is Toscano, we have one of these. They are resin. The one in your picture looks a little different, but might be the lighting? Or a copy of this by someone else?

http://www.designtoscano.com/product/code/NG31188.do#

Mookie

hi guys ive been outta the picture for awhile due to purchasing and moving into a new house these are some of my latest finds locally a very cool tiki clock from tonga a glass parrot light from the 50's and a mermaid from the same era plus coco joe book ends a five inch wooden tiki and an unusual pieceof crystal blue resin poly art #23 when i first found it i thought it was a frank schirman piece canadian double sided tiki mug rare? ill be adding some pics in the home bar section of the tsunami room set up but heres a sneek peak

[ Edited by: brokeassbuilder 2009-09-08 00:22 ]

[ Edited by: brokeassbuilder 2009-09-08 00:25 ]

ok i cant even find a home bar section so here some pics of whats now known in my house as the tsunami room!!


Cool stuff, brokeassbuilder! You've quite a collection.

Found this cool 36" Witco Tiki over the weekend whilst thrifting:

It looks a little gray from weather(?) I need to research if/how I should refinish it... any suggestions are appreciated.

Trad'r Bill

UJ

On 2009-09-06 10:54, TIKI DAVID wrote:
and one of these. is it old or new? no marking.

This was put out by the Oriental Trading company a few years back. They no longer carry the volcano bowl. I really don't know who exactly produced it, mine had a gold oval "made in china" sticker on the bottom. I would guess it was the same people who put out the "tribal mugs" that Poolside Pineapple sells (Kahunaville carries and sells them).

110 volt hanging bamboo tiki lights

Next is a 6" tall hollow ceramic Moai.
In a BRIGHT orange. I think it must be an aquarium decoration from the 60's or 70's. I have a couple of shots so you can see the bottom and back. No marking anywhere on it. What do you all think?

Incense burner from Spencer Gifts. And it is missing the bottom.

I used to buy a bunch of these back when they came out in 2003-2004 and paint them with sand or Fleckstone to cover up the neon orange.
There was a green color too.

Spencer Gifts had a whole section of party tiki stuff that year. Moai Plasma lamps, tiki bar signs, bamboo bars.

Pictures are gone, but here is the link... http://www.tikicentral.com/viewtopic.php?topic=2537&forum=1&hilite=spencer%20gifts

[ Edited by: Lake Surfer 2009-09-08 19:41 ]

UJ

I posted my burner in that thread, so there's a pic now.

C
Chub posted on Wed, Sep 9, 2009 9:23 AM

While on a visit to my hometown of Detroit, I couldn't resist the urge to look for local tiki treasure. What I found this morning was what you see below. Had to make an hour drive down to Toledo and cost me a total of $40 for all four. Two fertility shields and two masks. Both were available in the Orchids of Hawaii catalog back 20 to 30 years ago. I dig them a lot, even though they are made of fiberglass. I wonder what restaurant, bar, or home rec room these were at originally?

L

Chub those are awesome...and something I don't ever remember seeing.

Too bad the history on these is unknown...I would of loved to have seen them decked out in someone's house for sure.

Really great find Chub!!! I think those were originally in my basement rec room. I'll even pay for the postage if you want to send them on over. :D

B
Brice posted on Wed, Sep 9, 2009 12:28 PM

I bought this on Craigslist. I looked it up and was very happy with my find and had to share!

LT

What is it?

Got plenty of the usual Tiki Leilani's, so might have passed these up today but, unlike the others, these two are marked "Orchids of Hawaii R91 Japan", larger, without the face on both sides. So... did Orchids of Hawaii make the unmarked, smaller ones I have, some that say Tiki Leilani, some that don't? Help me out; I'm not stupid, I'm just ignorant!

On 2009-09-09 12:47, LOL Tiki wrote:
What is it?

That's a Royal Navy Rum Barrel for serving the rum ration or "Tot" out off. Having the Queen on it means it either Victorian or since the 50s to the 70s.

I've further researched it and that's The Grog Tub or Scuttlebutt...

The Grog Tub - Sailors had a way of embellishing their surroundings during their long stints at sea. The scuttled butt in Vernon’s orders was a simple cask with a lid. Soon after he issued his orders, the entire British Fleet adopted his procedures for watering the rum. Eventually, the scuttled butt gave way to the Grog Tub, an oak cask banded with polished brass or copper hoops and covered with a fancy lid. On the side of the cask were the brass letters THE KING GOD BLESS HIM, the daily toast at noon when the rum or grog were issued. The grog tub was naturally the daily gathering place. While the men stood in line for their grog, rumors were exchanged so that in time the word scuttlebutt became synonymous with the word gossip.

Pusser's Folklore

LT

On 2009-09-09 14:18, atomictonytiki wrote:

On 2009-09-09 12:47, LOL Tiki wrote:
What is it?

That's a Royal Navy Rum Barrel for serving the rum ration or "Tot" out off. Having the Queen on it means it either Victorian or since the 50s to the 70s.

Wow! That's very cool, congratulations!

T

Chub, those masks and shields are fantastic!!!
Wonderful finds!!!

UT

On 2009-09-09 13:11, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
Got plenty of the usual Tiki Leilani's, so might have passed these up today but, unlike the others, these two are marked "Orchids of Hawaii R91 Japan", larger, without the face on both sides. So... did Orchids of Hawaii make the unmarked, smaller ones I have, some that say Tiki Leilani, some that don't?


Bongo. If I remember right, and I may not. The Tiki Leilani mugs made for I believe their rum promotion are marked (U.S.A.) and I think were made by McCoy Pottery. OOH made the same mug as you found marked for the Hawaiian Inn in Daytona FL. as well. I'm not sure who made the unmarked versions.

UT

sorry. double post from the previous page.

[ Edited by: uncle trav 2009-09-09 18:29 ]

C
Chub posted on Thu, Sep 10, 2009 2:54 PM

Wow, I can't believe what good luck I've had in the last few days I've been back in the Detroit area. Today I found a nice United Airlines Tiki for only $15. Only catch was that I had to drive over an hour to get it, just outside of Lansing. I gave the guy a twenty dollar bill and told him to keep the change. Just need to touch up a few chips on the base. He stands 2' 8" tall. Between this and the Orchids of Hawaii masks and shields, I'd say this vacation is one of the best I've ever had for tiki finds. And in Michigan!?

T
TikiG posted on Thu, Sep 10, 2009 3:36 PM

Nice score, Chub!

I would've walked there for a $15.00 deal like that. Sweet.

More stuff:

Some Tahitian utensils:

Close up of tikis carved on both sides:

After a few rounds of hard bargaining, I got two different variations of two different styles of Bali Hai ashtrays:

A little HIP guy and a Cocojoes keychain:

Buzzy Out!

Not much today, but a couple of things...



Found these two "Walt Disney's Disneyland-A pictoral souvenir and guide". From 1968 and has some decent photos of Adventureland, The Tahitian Terrace and The Enchanted Tiki Room.


Found some more vintage Hawaiian cake toppers.


Lowbrow painting by a local Sacramento artist Cinder.


Devil or Menehune firewater?? You decide!



Trader Vic's Oakland drink menu. Featuring a huge selection of spirits: Cognac, Brandies, Gins, Champagnes, Wines, Scotch and Irish Whiskies, Bourbon Whiskies, Selected Rums, Cocktails, Hot Drinks, Liqueurs and Cordials.

Later,

PTD

This was hidden in one of those 4 inch long laundry list classified ads after a toaster oven. They were left to the guy by his brother years ago and sitting in the garage for 25 years. I almost fudged the deal by going into too much about Witco but shut up when his ears began to slowly perk up and got them for $25 each. Now if only I could find the bar that they were connected to.

First, Duane, I love the Fire Water bottle.
Now, another Brimfield is done & this one was very lame.
Here's Wednesday:
A bunch of swizzles from Ba-Hia, Rtes. 1 & 27, Walpole, MA. Anyone got any info on this place?

My first Schirman & an interesting little Tiki for $5.00.

Thursday:
A skull mug from the Hawaii Kai (found amidst a bunch of Halloween decorations) & a set of Kon Tiki salt & pepper & pepper shakers

Today:
Coupla mugs from the Bali Hai in Lynfield, MA, one from the Hong Kong Island & one from the Hawaii Kai.


An Orchids R72, a Trader Vic's Coconut mug & a teeny OMC Scorpion Bowl

A very nice magnetic dashboard hula girl

A neat Hawaii relief map tray ( Coco Joe's?) Buzzy?

This guy was just calling my name. He's about a foot tall & I believe made out of plaster. Anyone ever seen one like him before? I'm thinking of painting him semi-gloss black so he looks like a giant Coco Joes. Whaddaya think?

T

BK, I think this might be the same place I'm to lazy to actually look.

Bottom left?

You are a good shopper I never find mugs. I really like the Hong Kong Island one so if you ever find another think of me?

scored a trader dicks nugget mug today

On 2009-09-11 16:56, Big Kahuna wrote:
A neat Hawaii relief map tray ( Coco Joe's?) Buzzy?

Coco Joe's #242 Island Ash Tray: Here it is in the catalog and the description:

Buzzy Out!

Thanks, Buzzy! I knew I could count on you!

I wish I could show more exciting stuff, but this was a month's worth of hard work and sweat.

A) bamboo shelf

B) Pony Express teal mug

C) Tiki Farm Moai

D) Harveys Lake Tahoe (common for most of you, but pretty rare in these parts)

E) Vintage Orhids of Hawaii

F) Teal tiki, I think Target used to carry these

On a side note, just got back from a weekend road trip to the Mai-Kai, and I have to report that the Barrel of Rum was great, the Snakebite was outstanding, and the Mai Tai in the wreck bar was better than I remembered. The food was good, I always get the Pad Tai. I picked up a couple of current mugs, I will not bore you with those pics, but one was a Sam's Seafood blue colored one, which I never saw before.

On 2009-09-11 16:56, Big Kahuna wrote:
My first Schirman & an interesting little Tiki for $5.00.

This guy was just calling my name. He's about a foot tall & I believe made out of plaster. Anyone ever seen one like him before? I'm thinking of painting him semi-gloss black so he looks like a giant Coco Joes. Whaddaya think?

These two actually were sold together, though probably either in wood OR plaster pairings, by Paul Marshall Products and others:

here is my plaster pair:

...and a vintage Val Surf ad from the BOT, probably making them the first Tikis used on T-shirts ever:

The "Surf God(ess)" was made in larger versions, and found in Tiki temples like The Polynesia, and Trader Vic's, as sand ash trays.

I would never paint original vintage Tikis. Maybe touch them up, but leave them in the state they came in.

L
Liana posted on Sun, Sep 13, 2009 3:26 AM

I picked up this great lamp at a vintage crafts market today.. Tiki lamps are really rare here - well, I've never seen a tiki styled lamp ever in Australia! I couldn't find any markings on it, anyone know what it is?


The lamp shade is really cool, not really sure if it matches the base but that's not always a bad thing - I quite like it... will either keep it as is or put the shade on something else if I find a better matching style one..

A terrific find Liana! It has the drama of a romance novel!

C
Chub posted on Sun, Sep 13, 2009 8:50 AM

That is a very nice lamp Liana! Never seen that one before.

Wow, BigBro! I bought these two because I thought they were cool, not realizing what they were. I paid $5.00 for the Surf God & $10.00 for the War God. I was only entertaining the thought of painting the War God because I didn't know what it was. I thought because it was painted gold that it must have been a homemade item. Do you think that is the original finish? It's actually like a gold over brown. As always, thanks for your input & continuing to further my Tiki education.

Today's finds...


Vintage Aloha shirt made by Ui Maikai.


A smattering of vintage and contemporary Hawaiian postcards.


A couple of Bolo ties from New Zealand.


Got this for free because of the foot damage.



Trader Pang's tiki mug.


Drew Brophy Hula's Monterey Kalifornia Ku mug by Tiki Farm 2003.


Very old sea tortoise shell. I am going to sell this one.

Later!

PTD

What a great find! These are awesome, nice one!


Vintage Aloha shirt made by Ui Maikai.

I found this shirt for Matt a couple years ago, he wore it last night, ha!!

P
Paipo posted on Sun, Sep 13, 2009 3:32 PM

Liana - I think your lamp is probably made by Marble Arts (does it have a felt base?) and the shade is almost certainly a later addition. The design is of course Maori, with the waka, and the couple would be characters from a Maori legend. They often came with a card or sticker explaining the design but very few retain their original labels. It is one of the most common designs you see here in NZ but rare overseas because of the size and weight. They are very much in fashion here and still fetch good prices even though they come up frequently.

L
Liana posted on Sun, Sep 13, 2009 3:36 PM

On 2009-09-13 15:32, Paipo wrote:
Liana - I think your lamp is probably made by Marble Arts (does it have a felt base?) and the shade is almost certainly a later addition. The design is of course Maori, with the waka, and the couple would be characters from a Maori legend. They often came with a card or sticker explaining the design but very few retain their original labels. It is one of the most common designs you see here in NZ but rare overseas because of the size and weight. They are very much in fashion here and still fetch good prices even though they come up frequently.

Thanks Paipo!

Yeah I knew the shade wasn't original.. And yes it does have the felt base so I'm thinking you are correct.. Thanks for your help!

New stuff:

A new repro of a HIP and CocoJoe's tiki, and and original HIP Original:

2 smaller handled westwood mugs and a Westpac handled mug:

Concave bottom Harvey's with the OMC sticker:

Moai tissue dispenser:

I bought a jar of about 500 matches for $5 and these were the only three from tiki establishments:

Literature:

Buzzy Out!

L

Hey Duane I have that shirt too..must of been a popular style sold in California.

And Buzzy how many of those tissue dispensers do you have now?lol

I had one but dropped him and his nose chipped/cracked off. Never knew that moai was so fragile!

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