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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2006-07-11 06:55 am   Permalink

I got what I thought was a Tonga Room menu recently, but got a surprise.

You can see all the images and story
on the Swank Blather.
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1566
From: Mass.
Posted: 2006-07-13 4:46 pm   Permalink

Sweet finds, Swanky!

 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1566
From: Mass.
Posted: 2006-07-13 4:52 pm   Permalink



That's the R-3 (hey, I didn't have one), unmarked Green Guy, (I guess the OMC sticker fell off) and two different Honolulu mugs. One says Westboro, MA on the back (see?) and t'other say Rt. 9 Westboro and Rt. 1 Norwood on the bottom. So I guess those two were related. Westboro one is a Bertucci's now. No other markings.
Crying tiki candle holder seemed neat at first but now I don't wanna look at it. Can't carp too much for $1.


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sporkboyofjustice
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Joined: Mar 30, 2004
Posts: 184
From: Eugene, Oregon
Posted: 2006-07-15 6:34 pm   Permalink

Yesterday while waiting for a connection in San Francisco airport I stopped by the San Francisco store (near Brookstone and the See's Candy cart). I wasn't expecting to find anything interesting but there was a shelf that had some glasses that looked familiar so I took a closer look.

Sure enough they had TV Mai Tai glasses and the best part was that they were on clearance for $3.99 each. Not the most amazing find but it certainly made my day and I bought two of em.


 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3753
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2006-07-16 10:33 am   Permalink

Here's the vintage Tiki I found in Modesto. Actually I didn't find it at all. It came to me in a phone call. I feel very lucky. It was located hardly a mile away from Minnie's and closer to The Tiki Lounge. The owner of the home where it was knew nothing about it, except it was at her house when she bought it in '89. They didn't like it and wanted it gone. I gave her 100 frog skins for it. It is now standing in my backyard. SCORE.




 
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tikicleen
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Joined: Nov 11, 2003
Posts: 335
From: ripon: almond capital yet no orgeat
Posted: 2006-07-16 1:01 pm   Permalink

yeah vic, that looks like it may have been at the tropics. do you think it used to be a rootball? sort of looks like it.

i cannot believe how lucky you are!
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-07-16 6:42 pm   Permalink

The style looks like the ones at the Modesto Tropics, I agree. Excellent score! Congrats.

Sabu


 
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Kona Chris
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Joined: Jul 16, 2005
Posts: 241
From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2006-07-16 7:02 pm   Permalink

VERY cool! That's a really nice carving! I'd love to have something like that!

Chris


 
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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 1182
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-07-16 9:02 pm   Permalink

Great score.

 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3753
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2006-07-17 07:50 am   Permalink

Thanks guys.

It could've been a rootball at one time.

So you think it might be an Ed Crissman/Oceanic Arts?


 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-07-17 10:03 am   Permalink

Wow great find JT!
That would be one of my ultimate wet tiki dreams - finding one that's been hiding in someone's backyard, and hearing they don't want it anymore!
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3683
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2006-07-17 4:51 pm   Permalink

Nice JT but the next time that they don't want the tiki, then you can remove it for them with only a small fee of $30.

 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-07-17 7:34 pm   Permalink

On my way home from a wedding I stopped in at an antique mall I last visited 3 years ago. It's a good one, but about 30 minutes away from home and tends to be quite overpriced.



I picked up this cool umbrella stand


This mug or possibly a vase from the Hilton Hawaiian Village, anyone seen this before?


Bottom with inscription


And finally, a big vintage Japanese float that just happens to already have a hole in it! Not the original net, but it will do for now.

They also had some things I did not purchase, I'll post them in a separate thread.
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-07-17 9:00 pm   Permalink

Very nice finds, Wahine.

That umbrella stand is a nice, unusual piece and the glass fish float is going to look great in your tiki bar.

The mug is hard to find and definitely goes into your tiki mug collection. It was used to serve the "Tapa Punch" at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu. The image is from an ancient Hawaiian petroglyph of a Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddler. Here is a so-so photo of the drink menu, showing the mug - one of several really unusual tiki mugs from this location:


Reading from my copy of the same menu, it says:

Tapa Punch
Too Ikaika for Wahines, (sorry Wahine ), With Rum, brandy, limes and sliced pineapple, $1.90

Congratulations on your finds.

Sabu

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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-07-17 10:34 pm   Permalink

WOW! Thanks Sabu! That is sooooo cool!

I'd love to see a more detailed photo of that menu lay-out, any chance you could e-mail me a bigger version? I'd love to print it out to have on-hand.

The mug is quite heavy and shows no signs of crazing. I estimated it to be made in the sixties at the earliest, but I never thought I'd see it in a menu!

That really made my day. Thanks again!!


 
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