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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1615
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-10-28 10:06 am   Permalink

I found a large lot of menus. Most weren't Polynesian, but they were vintage and interesting.

Pictured are menus from:

The Tahitian Room at the Sillman Hotel in Spokane, WA. I don't think I've seen that menu before.
The Polynesia
2 Kon Tiki Ports menus from Portland, OR and a souvenir menu from the Chicago location.
Trader Vic's in Portland, OR.
Northwest Orient Airlines Hula-Muu travel brochure from 1961.


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MrBaliHai
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 856
From: Behind the Cheddar Curtain
Posted: 2014-10-28 4:33 pm   Permalink


After a very long drought, I finally made a nice score today:

1) A set of 6 Port Light glasses: I think these are the retail version, as there are no Trader Vic's markings on them. $20 for the set!

2) A George Pisani two-faced "Tiki" decanter made for Arrow Liquors in 1960. This appears on page 155 of Tiki Quest, but after looking at it more closely, it's clearly a highly stylized representation of a court jester, as it's wearing a belled fool's cap. Oh well, it still looks Tiki Moderne enough for my bar.

3) The smaller version of the Disneyworld Polynesian Village two-faced mug to keep my larger version company.


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7369
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-10-29 06:32 am   Permalink

Good finds........


Jon


 
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tamminjoe
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Joined: May 26, 2014
Posts: 77
Posted: 2014-10-30 12:51 pm   Permalink

Any one notice the new Tiki Farm mug by Thor Thordarson looks remarkably like the crazy doll from the Trilogy of Terror horror film? Coincidence?

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3032
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-10-30 2:34 pm   Permalink

He's been too busy trying to track down Rufus to come up with new and fresh ideas.


Buzzy Out!
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4556
Posted: 2014-10-30 4:31 pm   Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY6wwAhvirY
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ron-tiki
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Joined: Feb 24, 2007
Posts: 438
From: los angeles
Posted: 2014-10-30 6:34 pm   Permalink

You had to remind me of Rufus!!

 
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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
Posts: 917
From: Austin
Posted: 2014-10-31 12:00 pm   Permalink

Popped into an estate sales this morning looking for furniture. Came out with two Kahika moai mugs. This is in Austin, TX mind you. Nothing else tiki or Ohio related in the house. Probably not of interest to many here, but they also had a plethora of Alex Chilton/Big Star/Boxtops records that didn't at all suit the mostly 70s electric blues record collection. Weird sale. Happy me.

The one on the right must be from an earlier mold. Much better detail.





 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2457
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-10-31 10:42 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-10-28 16:33, MrBaliHai wrote:

After a very long drought, I finally made a nice score today:

1) A set of 6 Port Light glasses: I think these are the retail version, as there are no Trader Vic's markings on them. $20 for the set!

2) A George Pisani two-faced "Tiki" decanter made for Arrow Liquors in 1960. This appears on page 155 of Tiki Quest, but after looking at it more closely, it's clearly a highly stylized representation of a court jester, as it's wearing a belled fool's cap. Oh well, it still looks Tiki Moderne enough for my bar.

3) The smaller version of the Disneyworld Polynesian Village two-faced mug to keep my larger version company.


I have one ceramic port and one ceramic starboard mug marked Trader Vic’s. Inexplicably,one is quite larger than the other.
I also have that black and white “tiki” decanter which looks great on my barback.
Congrats on your finds, happy hunting!


 
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MrBaliHai
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 856
From: Behind the Cheddar Curtain
Posted: 2014-11-02 09:24 am   Permalink

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I have one ceramic port and one ceramic starboard mug marked Trader Vic’s. Inexplicably,one is quite larger than the other.
I also have that black and white “tiki” decanter which looks great on my barback.
Congrats on your finds, happy hunting!



Interesting. I didn't realize there were ceramic versions. I'm not a big bourbon fan, so I've only had a Port Light at Vic's once, and it came in the glass version.

My barback doesn't have an inch of room left, and my mug shelves aren't tall enough to accommodate it, so I had to put the decanter on a bench where I normally keep my tiki carvings. Unfortunately, the black side kind of disappears in the low-light, so I'll have to come up with some way to illuminate it.


 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2014-11-02 11:52 am   Permalink

Amazingly awesome or terribly tacky? Can't decide but for ten bucks I couldn't resist picking it up.



 
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tikigreg
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1241
From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2014-11-02 6:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-11-02 11:52, mikehooker wrote:
Amazingly awesome or terribly tacky? Can't decide but for ten bucks I couldn't resist picking it up.



Not awesome, not tacky, not tiki. But it is pretty cool and would fit in nice in the right setting.


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3673
From: HELL
Posted: 2014-11-03 7:31 pm   Permalink

picked up a pair of these recently - the shrunken head mugs were $2 each.





also managed to grab this pair of universal statuary chalkware wall hangings - each one is 26" tall




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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2457
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-11-03 7:46 pm   Permalink

Hey Tipsy, any story with those mugs?
Where are they from? Very nice.
Cheers


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2457
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-11-03 7:59 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-11-02 11:52, mikehooker wrote:
Amazingly awesome or terribly tacky? Can't decide but for ten bucks I couldn't resist picking it up


I put up whatever I want in MY tiki bar. I like dat wall hanging. Nice find! Keep posting.
Cheers


 
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