Joined: Apr 07, 2004
From: North Coast/ DEAD
|Posted: 2005-05-13 1:41 pm  Permalink|
Scored a don the beachcomber menu today at an estate sale, south pacific on the front,caribbean on the back.its from palm springs.stamp on the bottom that says"SOUVENIR MENU this souveir menu is from our old stock and does not list our current prices"it is both the food and drink menu.from the scrap book i got it from it indicates it was obtained in 1966. copy right 1941,but there is reference to PALM SPRING joining the family in 1962 on the inside story of "HOW IT BEGAN" does anyone have any thoughts or comments about this?are these rare or common finds? thanks TD
Joined: May 12, 2005
From: the Bay Area
|Posted: 2005-05-13 9:34 pm  Permalink|
here's one from kmart that doesn't seem to cost too much either. kinda cool i think too
|the drunken hat|
Joined: Dec 20, 2003
From: Modesto, CA
|Posted: 2005-05-15 10:11 am  Permalink|
here is what me and the mrs. found while out and about yesterdy!
details: minnies modesto, tiki lounge modesto, bali san diego, bali hai sd x5, don the beachcomber x 3, kon tiki inn/trader nicks x4
details: kona kai club sd, kona kai club/voyager sd x2, trader vics seattle-chicago-vancouver/toronto, trader nick photo x3, kon tiki
details: harvey's x2, lg TV swizzle, zombie village shakers, hawaiian village swizzle, coral reef, kauai reef
Joined: Oct 02, 2002
From: The Coast of Kauai
|Posted: 2005-05-15 10:27 am  Permalink|
Hey Hat are you going to glue them on the Trophy?
Stoke & Flow
Joined: Mar 24, 2002
From: seattle, wa
|Posted: 2005-05-15 11:45 am  Permalink|
i just purchased a Witco "Hacienda" bar and 5 stools.. for a mere $225. ~
and "no", i dont have room for it.. and "yes" its going up for sale to anyone here at Tiki Central, for what i paid for it.. of course, you'll have to arrange to get it from seattle to your final destination..
Joined: Nov 11, 2003
From: ripon: almond capital yet no orgeat
|Posted: 2005-05-15 1:23 pm  Permalink|
wow elicia! nice find!
if we werent *almost* finished with our new bar that the hat is building by himself, we would be all over your offer.
and chongo, dont give him any ideas!
Joined: Jul 07, 2002
From: Neskowin, OR
|Posted: 2005-05-15 1:39 pm  Permalink|
Nice score Dogbytes. I'd like to have it but we have a three bars and your'e out rule at our house.
Joined: Oct 22, 2003
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
|Posted: 2005-05-15 2:17 pm  Permalink|
Here are my recent finds and a small sneak preview of my lounge:
From to left-right:
A jolly kahuna (My wife loves him), Two (stacked) homemade ceramic coffee mugs with different faces (they are identical), A tiki staute, a Hawaiian shot glass, and a coco Joes hula girl (mainly plastic). Man she is ugly! Her mouth is open..and no teeth!
Joined: Apr 03, 2002
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
|Posted: 2005-05-16 8:48 pm  Permalink|
Last weekend in Atlanta I got these:
Orchid's Volcano Bowl and Trader Vic's Rum Keg bowl.
The Swank Pad Broadcast - If it's Swank...
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
From: Kansas City, MO
|Posted: 2005-05-18 9:28 pm  Permalink|
I spoke with my mother on the phone the other day and during the conversation she says to me "Oh by the way, your father has a tiki for you." Oh, cool was my reply. I thought he may have found a Leilani mug at a yard sale or something but you never know. I don't want to discourage anyone who might be lucky enough to stumble onto tiki stuff for me and is willing to pick it up. Even duplicates are great for trading right??
I didn't think too much more about it until I went over to visit a few days later and he walks in from the garage carrying this:
(Golf ball shown for scale)
I nearly flipped. He got it from a friend of his who is 90 years old and clearing out his house so he can move into assisted living.
I was lucky to get it because after my dad and brother had visited him and bought this and a bunch of old trains and related stuff, his daughter calls the house and demands that the train stuff be returned because they were to be given to a great grandson (who is 1 year old)!!! Her elderly father had been telling her and her sister for 2 years: "Come over here and get what you want before I get rid of it but they never would.
Then when they found out he was seriously cleaning house, they pounced. Luckily she didn't demand the tiki back.
All I can tell you about this cool tiki is that it is almost a foot tall and is made of plaster. It is most likely intended to have a candle inside. I do not know its age and it appears to be unmarked. I don't recall seeing it in any book or on TC. Anyone out there have any info about this guy?
When we first met.......
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
|Posted: 2005-05-18 10:13 pm  Permalink|
Nice find, er present 8ft.
My guess is that it was some kind of do it yerself, hobby type project tiki. Pretty dang nifty, especially with a candle/light inside.
Joined: Oct 01, 2003
From: Columbus, Ohiya
|Posted: 2005-05-19 03:44 am  Permalink|
very cool! has a kind of 70's kidshow vibe to it...
Joined: Mar 02, 2004
From: Kansas City
|Posted: 2005-05-19 07:01 am  Permalink|
Very COOL, 8-ft! That gives me a little encouragement to keep looking. We've been hitting "tiki-plausable" estate sales here in KC for months with no luck as yet. They ARE out there!
Classic Silver Line Boats
Joined: Mar 31, 2002
|Posted: 2005-05-19 08:51 am  Permalink|
Made a trip to Havre de Grace, a little town north of me right on the Susquehanna River that's loaded with antique stores, on Tuesday. The majority of antiques appeal mostly to the "hoity-toity" tastes but I was able to come away with these...
A cool chalkware hula wiggler w/its original pipe cleaner palm tree for $15.00
A small newer fish float w/cooler rustic looking rope than the majority of newer ones you see - $3.50! A note to fellow MD tikiphiles... if you want glass floats they are all over the place in Havre de Grace!
Not spectacular scores but I wanted to share!
Joined: Apr 09, 2003
From: Victoria, BC
|Posted: 2005-05-19 11:00 am  Permalink|
Wow! Great finds everyone!
My husband called me after attending a concert late last night, he bought a bunch of records of the band!
He figured with all the mp3s he has, it would be nice to have something tangable. Then he says, "not that I can listen to them" so I pipe up about the sweeeet player we've been disgussing here in the finds thread. Looks like he's in need of one now too, so, darn, we'll just have to get it!
Drunken Hat - I have a hard time find salt & peppers and matchbooks up here, great finds!
Unkle John - I've got those stacking mugs in a green/brown glaze, and love em!
Swanky - the two common things I really want to find up here are a bowl and a rum barrel, and you found both in one go! Good on you!
Elicia - very cool of you to buy that bar, it's great to know it will go to a loving home!
John Tiki - nice hula gal, and you can never have too many fishin floats!
8ft - sweet tiki! Totally original and cool, what a wonderful gift!
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