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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2007-10-24 11:48 am   Permalink

Found this Co Co Joe's bookend (?) this week. The back side has a wine menu attached to it with a thick coat of varnish. The menu doesn't indicate what restaurant it's from- it's so generic. Can anyone place it?






 
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2007-10-24 1:04 pm   Permalink

Cool find BB. My guess would be that this came from somewhere in Hawaii along the lines of Chuck's Steak House or The Fogcutter. Pure speculation based on the image of the sailing ship.
Aloha,

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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2007-10-24 1:10 pm   Permalink

Thanks Roy, that sounds much more of an interesting story than I was imagining! I suppose someone snatched it from a restaurant while on vacation and brought it home to the Midwest as a souvenir... and then used it as a blunt object to kill their wife and drove to the city dump to dispose of the evidence only to have a junk collector find it and put it in his shop where it sat for 30 years behind an Elvis portrait until the murder's ex-sister-in-law, a big Elvis fan purchased the painting revealing the bookend for me to find and post on TikiCentral. Something like that.

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Chub
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Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 264
From: Detroit, MI but now in sunny Los Angeles
Posted: 2007-10-25 4:51 pm   Permalink

Some recent finds....

The girlfriend found this carved wood mug a few days ago at a Flea Market here in LA.


This shell bowl was found at a Goodwill. I like the fact that it has a mat finish on the outside, but high gloss on the inside.



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rwhgeek
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Joined: Jul 16, 2003
Posts: 58
From: Richmond, VA
Posted: 2007-10-27 11:56 am   Permalink

First batch are birthday gifts.

The second batch I found at local antique mall. Central VA is not a hotbed of tiki goodness so nice to spot these at a decent price.

Anybody know anything on these I bought a set of 3 for $9.Checked on Ooga Mooga and couldn't find them.

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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1840
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2007-10-27 1:22 pm   Permalink

Not too much this week in the way of tiki...bought three scrapbooks filled with travel from New Mexico to Canada and the only tiki was a couple of Disneyland shot circa 1960..


Caption: "Wally at Disneyland 1960".


Adventureland 1960


Taylor's Chi Chi, Catalina Island, anyone ever heard of this place?


Also found two different versions of "Don the Beachcomber's" matchbooks as well as a Trader Vic's Beverly Hills matchbook.

I'll be out again tomorrow!

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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1840
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2007-10-28 3:31 pm   Permalink

Four hours of looking at 300+ vendors and this was all I found and all from the same vendor.


Three PMP "Praying Monkey" mugs, a "Lovely Leilani" mug and another slim, three faced "Tonga Room" bucket.

I need to start selling some of this stuff...I am finding the same things again and again. What I didn't buy were the three unmarked coconut mugs and 2 Don Ho glasses.

Looks like tiki is starting to go into hibernation!

PTD


 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2007-10-30 09:21 am   Permalink

I don't know the origin of this game board "Tiki Taki Toe". I found it as you see it here, it's just printed on cardboard, about 9" square. As drinking games go, this one ensure drinks to be enjoyed with every move!




 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2007-10-30 09:38 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-10-30 09:21, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
I don't know the origin of this game board "Tiki Taki Toe".



It was sold at Spencer's Gifts in the Spring of 2005.

Did yours come with the box and the shot glasses?
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2007-10-30 1:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-10-30 09:38, Tiki-Kate wrote:

It was sold at Spencer's Gifts in the Spring of 2005.

Did yours come with the box and the shot glasses?




Mmmmm... nope. But the same shop did have some shot glass sized tikis I bought, could these have come from the set?




 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2007-10-30 1:22 pm   Permalink

The green one in the middle is from the set. It came with 5 orange and five green shots.

 
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Chub
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Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 264
From: Detroit, MI but now in sunny Los Angeles
Posted: 2007-11-01 2:18 pm   Permalink

A few thrift finds from a few weeks ago...
Unused tapa address book dated 1976.



And a few nice post cards...

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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1840
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2007-11-02 3:08 pm   Permalink

This was all today.


These two Mai Tai glasses from the"Where It's Happening!", Waikiki Outrigger Hotel, Robert E MacGregor, President (on one side)
And "SOS Fever" Main Show Room, Society of Seven (on the other)!

Never heard of the Society of Seven?

PTD

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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2256
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2007-11-04 06:03 am   Permalink

Getting a little chilly up here and I think Tiki may be heading for the warmer climes but I found a few things. First off. Two Trader Vic's books. The original 1947 bartenders guide and the Book of Food & Drink.

A Coco Joe King "K" with original tag. And a strange guy my aunt left on my door step. Very heavy and looks to made out of lava. South American maybe?

An album, not really tiki but the art work looks cool.

The best find is " The Hawaii Book" from 1961. 336 pages of fantastic art, history and tons of photos and color plates.




A small book on Hawaiian Royalty.











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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3673
From: HELL
Posted: 2007-11-04 06:10 am   Permalink

i had a copy of that same book a few years back (hawaii, story of our island paradise)...i sold it on ebay.

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