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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5047
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-08-31 9:09 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-08-31 18:00, komohana wrote:
The "Down Under Bar" serving "Aboriginal Cocktails"????

What on earth could be the ingredients for those?

Did they have witchetty grubs and kangaroo on the menu?

Don't get me wrong, those are both tasty foods but the cocktails
have me intrigued, is that bar still open?, has anyone been there?




The Down Under Bar was located in the Coffee Shop in the Ala Moana shopping center in Hawaii and was owned by Spencecliff Restaurants. It is no longer there.

Here are some close ups of a few matchbooks.







For more information on the Tiki glory days of the Ala Moana shopping center see this post by Sabu.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=34378&forum=2&hilite=ala moana


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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2617
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2011-08-31 10:07 pm   Permalink

So DC,

Now that there is a Spencecliff checklist, how many of those places do you have matches from?


 
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 502
From: Western Australia
Posted: 2011-08-31 11:14 pm   Permalink

Thanks DC.





 
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blacklagoon
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Joined: Aug 03, 2010
Posts: 154
Posted: 2011-09-03 5:07 pm   Permalink

Was a great Time at Trader Vic's Atlanta. We got a great deal on the two Luau plates and they threw in a green starboard and a wad of swizzles. The two bottles of lemon hart were just a bonus! THANKS JON!

Paul



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USAF Retired
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Dec 15, 2009
Posts: 54
From: Kentucky
Posted: 2011-09-04 3:33 pm   Permalink

I added these pieces today,
The Coco Joes "Keiki" came from a thrift store.
The nude figurine is ceramic and was given to me by a friend, he said it was given to him over 20 years ago as a White Elephant X-mas gift. Its been sitting on a shelf in his garage and his wife has been nagging him to throw it away.
I was thrilled to give it a new home in my bar.





 
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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 272
From: Michigan
Posted: 2011-09-04 8:09 pm   Permalink

Would anyone be able to identify a possible pedigree for this necklace? It is carved from a single piece of wood. Thanks.




 
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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: 2011-09-05 12:13 pm   Permalink

From the past couple of days...


Trader Vic's Hinky Dinks 50th anniversary ashtray.


China Restaurant Chicago Illinois OMC coconut mug.


Five nudie girl ceramic mugs.



Fred Roberts tiki mug.



Another extra small Otagiri Hula Girl bowl.





Unmarked Kneeling Hula Girl bowl. I have the one from the Lanai in San Mateo and have seen the Tonga Room bowl, first time seeing an unmarked version.


Pearl of Wisdom-August Holland print.

Later,

PTD


 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2011-09-05 12:43 pm   Permalink

Nice haul D !

 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2011-09-06 05:10 am   Permalink

My finds are so very modest compared to you all. But I do enjoy the hunt all the same. This guy is about 16 inches tall and made of plaster of some kind. A home craft I think.



Now this dagger(?); I can't tell if it was carved by some Boy Scout in Indiana, or a native in Bora Bora. I'm thinkin' it's not very old though.






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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1099
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2011-09-06 08:03 am   Permalink

If it was a boyscout, I hope he got his carving badge.

 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2011-09-10 11:59 am   Permalink

The Islands -Phoenix Az menu circa 1960's




front cover


inside drink illustrations



close up front cover



I rarely pass when I find this type of vintage Hawaiian piece,however I did because of the
amount of damage that you can't see on the back of one of the arms , and it was missing
the female mate.This had a date on the back dated 1954 w/ mfg name .This is part
of a set of end tables without the glass .Thought I would post anyway.Rarely found in the wild .





 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5047
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-09-10 1:29 pm   Permalink

1961 Surf,

Nice menu.

I picked up some old bamboo frames for next to nuthin on Craigslist and put copies of my favorite postcard renderings in them for hanging in my motorhome (The Mo-Tiki).




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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: 2011-09-11 2:28 pm   Permalink

Slow day, but a few finds nonetheless...








Some tiki and Hawaii matchbooks.


Cocktail napkin from the Kona Inn.


Napkin from the Kilauea Volcano House.


The Chinafood Kitchen's Polynesian Restaurant flyer.



Clean and crisp paint Islander Stockton surfing wahine mugs.




Interesting shorter black Moai mug from The Tikis shown on the left. Bottom is imprinted into mug with Tikis and a phone number. I have not seen this version. The larger one on the right is what I usually see, with the stamp print logo.

Later,

PTD

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danlovestikis
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7012
Posted: 2011-09-14 12:07 am   Permalink

PTD that's a slow day? We went under the freeway Sunday guessing that you had been there and left because it was 1PM. We didn't expect to find anything that late in the day but we were surprised!







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Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
Posts: 296
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2011-09-15 2:05 pm   Permalink

A few random finds of which the 7 seas postcard was kindly shared with me by Dustycanyon. The Mauna Loa menu has really great graphics on the cover but unfortunately not the drink menu.



Here's a close up of the S and P shakers. No markings and both of them have two holes on top - the darker one had pepper in it and lighter one salt.



Looks pretty primitive and no idea where they came from. Picked up here in LA so they might be Spurlin (the Los Angeles Islander?) or who knows. If anybody has an idea where these came from, please help!

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