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8FT Tiki
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From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2008-02-04 8:06 pm   Permalink

This was originally posted by ZuluMagoo in a Marketplace thread last month. I wanted to put it here in collecting also because many people do not always visit all of the various forums and may have missed this. That is the begining of the story. Due to the unearthing of this old postcard,a previously unknown tiki location has been found!
A roadtrip was made and much more was learned about this making it a pretty good find indeed. For the rest of the story(so far), check out the Locating Tiki thread here:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=27235&forum=2&16

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On 2008-01-25 23:49, ZuluMagoo wrote:
I thought I remembered having a postcard for a place out in the boonies of Missouri and found this one. It is the King Kamehameha Tiki House in Sedalia, Missouri







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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11588
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-02-05 10:59 am   Permalink

This postcard is indeed a stellar example of urban archeology, of how ONE discarded object can lead to previously unknown manifestations of Tiki culture, and: That it still can happen to this day. The Sedalia Tiki House is is a prime example of what I see as so endearing in Polynesian Pop: That INDIVIDUALS took the inspiration from other Tiki manifestations and built THEIR OWN version of the South Seas Shangri-La, motivating feats like dredging out a lake and building an island.

This place was created in a vacuum of sorts, without O.A. or Witco coming into play, and the interior might not seem spectacular, but so many elements like the A-frame architecture, the torches and the unique metal cut outs are classic Polynesian pop. It existed under our radar until that ONE TIKI FIND.

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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3673
From: HELL
Posted: 2008-02-05 8:34 pm   Permalink

timing is everything.....i picked up 4 of these on ebay.....i happened to tune in at the right moment to see an auction that was posted minutes before i came across it with 15 of these lamps with a buy-it-now of just $19.95 each!.....i immediately bought 3.....went back 5 minutes later and got one more. someone else bought 9 right off the bat and the last 2 went seconds later.......it was definately a rare" ebay moment".....


all were original and in really good shape...the shades had no holes or tears....








these lamps were similiar to the old lamps at hala kahiki....same pot metal double sided tiki figure in a copper color.....the seller claimed they were from a recently closed tiki bar in springfield, ohio.......





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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-02-06 08:31 am   Permalink

If he had 15 lamps initially, it makes sense that they were from a restaurant originally. The price is a good deal considering that Orchids of Hawaii was selling these wholesale for 35.- bucks in 1992:



It's great you got the whole set up, the shade and the torch part are often missing when these pop up nowadays


 
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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 870
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2008-02-06 5:11 pm   Permalink

So it's been a while since I have posted my finds so I thought that I would show a few new things.

Kind of sad Bali Hai matchbooks but they needed a home with other tikis, note the helpful map to the Bali Hai inside the matchbooks. A nice big arrow to help you find it & a new one for me, Hu Ke Lau in Salem, New Hampshire.




Clifton's, Bob Lee's Islander, Trader Vic's Boston & a funny one, the China Dragon Motor Inn.



A couple of views of the Bali Hai, San Diego & a yummy spread at the The Warehouse.



Tourist Junk!



Filslash told me that he thinks this salt & pepper shaker might have been a Boy Scout project? Both are marked B33 on the bottom & pepper was included!




Got some other things but that's all for now...

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Tiki Trav
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 639
From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2008-02-06 6:28 pm   Permalink

"Filslash told me that he thinks this salt & pepper shaker might have been a Boy Scout project? Both are marked B33 on the bottom & pepper was included!"

I really dont think are boy scout jobs.. i found the same pair here in Australia,..(salt included) pretty sure they a souveneir from somewhere

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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-02-06 6:44 pm   Permalink



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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-02-06 6:44 pm   Permalink

Silverline, Your Orchids mug has Really much better detail and It's Crisp and Clean everywhere. Nice!
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-02-06 8:24 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-02-06 18:28, Tiki Trav wrote:
"Filslash told me that he thinks this salt & pepper shaker might have been a Boy Scout project? Both are marked B33 on the bottom & pepper was included!"

I really dont think are boy scout jobs.. i found the same pair here in Australia,..(salt included) pretty sure they a souveneir from somewhere





I've seen a pair in one of the most out-of-the-way junk shops in NZ too - I passed on em though. Made in the Phillipines for Hawaii maybe?
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Lucy Diamond
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Joined: Jul 12, 2005
Posts: 34
From: Columbia, MO
Posted: 2008-02-06 8:27 pm   Permalink

Here's a few recent pics from our tiki hunting adventures. This is our first tapa cloth picked up for $16.

Close Up

A few misc items


Happy hunting!

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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: 2008-02-07 3:14 pm   Permalink

A few ashtrays from my collection. Anyone heard of the Ocean View Inn?



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Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
Posts: 296
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2008-02-07 4:14 pm   Permalink

Nice ashtrays Chub!

Been going through my mug collection and have always been puzzled by this standard looking Kon Tiki Mug. On the bottom within the Otagiri stamp is what I presume is a restaurant stamp for a place called '2T's". Not sure...





Anyone have a guess what "2T's" might stand for?
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1099
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2008-02-07 6:13 pm   Permalink

Spotted these at Value Village today:





3 Orchids of Hawaii Japanese restaurant mugs that someone had painted over. They were quite tacky. I mean that literally - they were still sticky to the touch. Even funnier than the paint job was the price tag - $24.99 each!

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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2244
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2008-02-08 2:07 pm   Permalink

w00t! $25 bucks.




 
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tikipedia
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Posts: 491
From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-02-08 2:15 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-02-07 15:14, Chub wrote:
A few ashtrays from my collection. Anyone heard of the Ocean View Inn?



News article in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, August 5, 2005:
Kona’s historic, storied Ocean View Inn to close
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