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Tiki Gear!


The Word: Aloha! Hip Wax --formerly the original Tiki Land and Tiki Tony (it's ok, we took a few years off and need the names no longer)-- now returns to tiki trading with more "real" tiki gear. There are venerable Orchids of Hawaii ceramic restaurant cups, fancier rarities made for specific establishments, sensational odds and ends, and even a few recent remakes that deserve inclusion. Generally, we are vintage only, however.

Trade: We are always interested in trade for items we don't have. In Orchids of Hawaii, for instance, we can use: R86A Compote, R94 Volcano Bowl with Center, R97 Buddha, R98 Hat Girl, and R14 Scorpion. And of course many other vintage tiki items of all kinds we do not have and would consider. If you have duplicates or just want to swap for something new, let us know what you have and what you'd want. Accurate photo and description, please.

Records: We sell/trade tikis in nearly the same way we sell records, just not in as flat a box. So if you are familiar with one, do try the other. Cross-trades (records for tiki or vice versa) are welcome, too. Be sure to see the Hip Wax listings of records. Even if you do not collect, many of the images are worth seeing. Exotica and Hawaiian (good tiki listening) LPs are listed here (link repeated at end of page, too).

Shipping/Handling: Domestic mailing generally will be gratis. (If just one inexpensive item going across country, we may charge $5.)

Discounts: Free mailing is the first discount. Beyond that, an order of healthy size (whether $ amount or number of items) may receive some further discount.

Images: for identification purposes only; photo may not be of the exact copy listed/purchased (but usually is)





Orchids of Hawaii R1 (knockoff version)
Headhunter
unstamped
6.75" tall
brown: 1 only, $20
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki; good-value knockoff (originals are surprisingly rare, but available also in green and tan/yellow/gold)



Orchids of Hawaii R2? (alternate or knockoff version)
"X" eyes
unstamped
6.25" tall
blue with tan interior: 1 only, $30
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki; mysteriously, it's as old as the brown Orchids version but with a different back!; for glaze (two--a deluxe touch), style, and heft it's really hard to beat



Orchids of Hawaii R3 (new knockoff version)
Jewel Eye
unstamped
6.5" tall
modern but nice, unusual glaze colors and heft
green: 1 only, $15
brown: 1 only, $15
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki; good-value knockoff



Orchids of Hawaii R5 (new knockoff version)
Green Tiki
unstamped
6.5" tall
same face repeated (front and back)
not vintage but similar heft and quality
2 only, $15 each
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki; good-value knockoff



Orchids of Hawaii R5 (new knockoff version)
Green Tiki
stamped "Libbey"
7" tall
same face repeated (front and back), except:
back middle gold-printed "Almost Paradise--Bishop Sullivan CHS Prom 2005"
not vintage
1 only, $20
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki; good-value CUSTOM!


Orchids of Hawaii R6
Bamboo
stamped: "Orchids of Hawaii Japan" or "Orchids of Hawaii Japan R6"
12 oz.
6.5" tall
2 only, $25 each (we also have Sang Kung version, below)
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki; bamboo pleases one and all!


Orchids of Hawaii R6 (Sang Kung knockoff version)
Bamboo
stamped: "Sang Kung J"
12 oz.
6.75" tall
3 only, $15 each
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki; bamboo pleases one and all! (and makes a great flower vase)



Orchids of Hawaii R12
Coffee Mug
stamped: "Orchids of Hawaii R12 Taiwan"
3.75" tall
2 only, $20 each
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki; rare style!



Orchids of Hawaii R71
Ku
stamped: "Orchids of Hawaii Japan"
6" tall
2 only, $20 each
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki



Orchids of Hawaii R72
Easter Island (a.k.a. Moai)
stamped: "Orchids of Hawaii R72 Taiwan"
13 oz.
6.25" tall
1 only, $30
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki; hey, Easter Island!!!



Orchids of Hawaii R74
Tiki
stamped: "Orchids of Hawaii Japan"
13 oz.
6" tall
2 only, $30 each
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki



Orchids of Hawaii R76
Lono
stamped: "Orchids of Hawaii Japan"
12 oz.
6" tall
2 only, $30 each (just the darker brown)
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki



Orchids of Hawaii R79
Lani
stamped: "Orchids of Hawaii Japan R-79"
13 oz.
6.25" tall (shorter than another at 6.5")
1 only, $35
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki, rare!



Orchids of Hawaii R79
Lani
stamped: "Made in China"
13 oz.
6.75" tall
1 only, $20
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki



Orchids of Hawaii R99 (new knockoff version)
Mermaid (with dolphins)
stamped: "Made in China"
6.75" tall
wraparound pattern!
not traditional vintage quality
1 only, $15
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki; good-value knockoff



Orchids of Hawaii [# unknown]
Swaying Hula Girl
stamped: "Orchids of Hawaii Japan"
5.75" tall
old, beautiful, rare!
1 only, $40
reason to buy: Orchids of Hawaii, definitive vintage tiki; very special



Trader Vic Cocomug
Coconut mug style 1 (similar to Orchids of Hawaii R13A)
stamped: "Trader Vic USA"
4" tall
2 only, $20 each
reason to buy: Trader Vic, the name everyone knows



Trader Vic Cocomug
Coconut mug style 2
stamped: "Trader Vic USA"
4" tall
1 only, $20
reason to buy: Trader Vic, the name everyone knows



Trader Vic Cocomug
Coconut mug style 3 ("Aloha!")
stamped: "TRADER VIC'S"
4" tall
1 only, $30
reason to buy: Trader Vic, the name everyone knows



OMC Moai
Moai
unstamped
6.25" tall
3 only, $30 each
reason to buy: Easter Island!!!



Luau Hut
Ku
unstamped
6" tall
1 only, $60
reason to buy: so cool, gotta get down with Ku and Luau Hut



custom for Jack's Nest Southern Kitchen, NYC
Swami
unstamped
6.75" tall
1 only, $50
reason to buy: vintage custom in a desirable, glossy, coal-black glaze



new; custom
Swami
stamped: "Modern China USA"
6.5" tall
back stamped "Crush Party VII [fraternity] October 12, 1996"
not vintage but serious heft!
1 only, $25
reason to buy: good-value CUSTOM!



new; custom
Swami
stamped: "Modern China USA"
6.5" tall
back stamped "[fraternity] Lost in Paradise Semi's 2000"
not vintage but serious heft!
1 only, $25
reason to buy: good-value CUSTOM!



custom for Kon Tiki Restaurant, Sheraton, Waikiki, Hawaii
stamped: "(c) Stephen Crane Associates"
6.75" tall
1 only, $75
reason to buy: super-rare vintage Hawaiian one-off design with Kon Tiki imprint (the logo, glared-out here, is really sweet; color more accurately reflected in second image)



Daga
Surfer
Daga Hawaii
5" tall
1 only, $50
reason to buy: rare tiny Hawaii make, so cool!; surf's up!



custom for The Polynesian Palace, Hawaii
Al Harrington -- The South Pacific Man
unstamped
6.25" tall
1 only, $20 (as is; chipped in front below right foot as shown)
reason to buy: at least 2 versions; sold well (despite being a restaurant original), no doubt thanks to its unique style (bamboo-like handle, tiki jutting out in bold relief, etc.)



OMC
custom: "Harvey's Sneaky Tiki, Lake Tahoe"
unstamped, no sticker
7.25" tall
wraparound design!
2 only, $100 each (price break!)
reason to buy: totally coveted, unique design, improves any collection



PMP
Navel
stamped "PMP"
7.25" tall
2 only, $50 (shown) & $30 (mild wear)
reason to buy: it's funny!



Karate Punch (and kick, on back)
ceramic, Japan
4.25" tall
1 only, $30
reason to buy: This Japanese series is limited and a lot hipper than the Japanese "tiki" stuff; Orchids quality, unique designs, perfect for the "Mixed Mixing Arts" fan



OMC
Samurai Grog
ceramic, Japan
7" tall
2 only, $30 each
reason to buy: This Japanese series is limited and a lot hipper than the Japanese "tiki" stuff; Orchids quality, unique designs, perfect for the "Mixed Mixing Arts" fan



custom "Florida" tiki candle mug
ceramic
unstamped
6.75" tall
1 only, $50 (used; wick and wax to about 5")
reason to buy: custom ceramic tiki mug as candle, which means you can enjoy the candle and still wind up with a permanent mug (better than the molded, all-wax kind)



Walt Disney World Polynesian Village
Smile/Frown (front/back)
opague glass with green print
6" tall
2 only, $20 each
reason to buy: for your own tiki tiki tiki room



Walt Disney World Polynesian Village
Smile/Frown (front/back)
opague glass w/green print
4.75" tall (shorter size)
1 only, $20
reason to buy: rare shorter version



Walt Disney World Polynesian Village
Smile/Frown (front/back)
clear glass
6" tall
1 only, $20
reason to buy: might notice when someone slips you a mickey



"Tiki Man" vessel by Elise, 1961
ceramic
5" tall
1 only, $40
reason to buy: Unusual, and you definitely don't have it already!



Compote
ceramic, old
3.5" tall
1 only, $35
reason to buy: Serious antique charm and a great place to keep keys, coins, or kitchen items (if you don't use it for food and drink); note: it looks asymmetrical only because of the photo--it's perfectly straight



Wooden Mug
brown carved wood
4.25" tall
1 only, $15
reason to buy: someone carved this just for you!



Lantern
dark green ceramic (thin, feels like metal; color is darker than photo)
7" tall (9.5" with handle upright)
tea-light candle holder (use standard tea-light candles)
1 only, $75
reason to buy: we've got a similar orange sconce but this is an outdoor version, guaranteed not to be found at any campsite other than yours; it swings, unique!



Salt and Pepper shakers (not old)
brown ceramic, plastic stoppers (may contain salt and pepper)
stamped: "china"
2.75" tall
1 set only, $15
reason to buy: cute, fun, very usable (unlike some old corked/wooden sets)



Maori figure
brown carved wood
mother-of-pearl eyes (photo glare doesn't do them justice)
10" tall
1 only, $30
reason to buy: New Zealand deserves its due, too



Various Cocktail Stirrers
plastic
dark green Maori: 1 only, $20
tan menehune (Hawaiian/tiki): 1 only, $15
Esquivel: 1 only, $15
pink flamingo: 1 only, $10
orange deco nude: 1 only, $10
blue marlin: 1 only, $10
green seahorse: 1 only, $5
orange giraffe: 1 only, $5
others, not shown: free for the asking w/order
reason to buy: some or most of the ones you have already aren't as cool



Tall Cocktail Stirrers
plastic
9.5"-tall dark green Maori warclub (paddle): 1 only, $25
7.5"-tall purple palm tree: 1 only, $10
reason to buy: for tall drinks



United Air Lines Beverage Coaster
"Discover Hawaii...the islands of your land."
brown plastic
3.75" diameter
rare!
1 only, $40
reason to buy: the airline may suck, but its vintage souvenirs don't



Coco Joe's Tiki
brown "hapa-wood" wood-plastic
3.5" tall
1 only, $15
reason to buy: gotta have Coco Joe stuff



Coco Joe's Lono Napkin Holder
brown "hapa-wood" wood-plastic
4" tall
w/original green label on bottom
1 only, $30
reason to buy: a place for all your take-out napkins, duh!



Coco Joe's Hula
black lava-plastic
8.25" tall
1 only, $25
reason to buy: she wiggles, she twists, hurry hurry hurry!



Totem Pole

black resin? or plastic
not tiki but great
can be a paperweight or custom stamper
7" tall
1 only, $15
reason to buy: always a good idea to be on good terms with the raven



Spoon/Fork Set (small kine)

carved wood
rare size!
ideal for the tiki salad bowl
great shape!
holes at end for hanging
12.25" tall
1 pair only, $30
reason to buy: rare set (not the common embarassing size); improves all salads!



Floating Candles
3.25" tall
new, sealed
bathing is better with flaming tikis
kane (male): 1 only, $5
wahine (female): 1 only, $5
reason to buy: hot tub craziness



"Tiki" Bowling Pin
Smitty's Custom Bowling Pin Art (stickered bottom, local 215 phone number)
15.5" tall
used, not antique but also not terribly new
1 only, $50 (mainly because of weight, less if cash-and-carry)
reason to buy: It has seen action (some nice dents and dings giving it heaps of character); makes an extremely distinctive paperweight!



Not shown: 1 vintage coconut lamp in top shape (and it's wired, works). Because of fragility and size we would rather not mail this item. Anyone visiting in person is welcome to purchase, however.

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