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TRADER VIC's Warehouse Sale
Fres-tiki
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Joined: Mar 11, 2007
Posts: 110
From: Fresno, CA
Posted: 2008-03-27 10:36 pm   Permalink

So who's going on Friday?

 
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
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From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2008-03-28 08:43 am   Permalink

Bugger... No "Work from home" today. I might try to make it over on Sat. My wallet would prefer it if I stay home. We'll see.
Aloha,

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Tiki Glam
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Joined: Aug 15, 2007
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From: The West of Oakland
Posted: 2008-03-29 1:27 pm   Permalink

Just returned from the sale....it wasn't quite as big of a place as I was expecting! They had some cool stuff, but I have a feeling most of it was pillaged at the last sale. I ended up buying two wine glasses ($10 each! kinda steep!) and took home a few knic knacs that we weren't charged for, like chopsticks, a paddle boat cocktail swizzle stick, a Hinky Dinks Menu, and that cool TV's poster that someone posted a pic of here earlier. the prices were kinda high I thought, but it was still fun to roam around and check out everything and the ladies working were super nice. If I owned a house I would have investigated the glass floats cause I love those! quite a few people showed up after we had been there for a bit.
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Fres-tiki
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Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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From: Fresno, CA
Posted: 2008-03-30 10:32 pm   Permalink

I missed the original warehouse sale, but managed to make it this past Saturday.
Took a few pics... so here we go...

Here's a look at some of what was still there.




And in case you're wondering... some of the prices!







I managed to snag one carved pole that came from the Osaka TV. There were others in better shape but this was the only one small enough to fit inside my beat up little Escort!

It's not in the best shape, but I'm happy to have it. The pole has about nine circular holes in it - which can be repaired and stained.

I was glad to have a second chance at the warehouse sale!



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Otto
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2008-03-30 11:10 pm   Permalink

Hey, a lot of people scored a ton of Tikis (literally!) and other historic and collectible Trader VicÕs paraphernalia over the last two months. Maybe we could get together and celebrate!

LetÕs have some fun and give a little something back to Trader VicÕs! After all, the Trader VicÕs company made a decision to sell off this cache of Tiki supplies by offering it directly to their fans. They could have handed it over to an auction house or some other third party to sell for the highest price on ebay. So letÕs give a big thanks to Kier and ?? And everyone else at Trader VicÕs who helped out and who made the decision to make the warehouse sale a ÒTiki communityÓ event.

The reason we love this stuff and want to collect it and the reason it has sentimental value to us is that there Êactually IS a Trader VicÕs location to visit and enjoy.

So letÕs support our local Trader VicÕs and meet one night at the Emeryville location for Mai Tais and sharing of photos.


 
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midnite
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Posted: 2008-03-31 12:15 am   Permalink

So let's support our local Trader Vic's and meet one night at the Emeryville location for Mai Tais and sharing of photos.


Great idea, I'll second the motion.

The Warehouse Sale Part Deux certainly was an unexpected treat. I didn't pick up as much this time 'round but I came away happy to have had the chance to revisit the warehouse. There seemed to be a good amount of shoppers this time too. Kier and Michelie were once again helpful and cheerful responding to the onslaught of tiki/Vic's fans. Many thanks to them for putting it all together, they did a fantastic job. I have to also mention the TV Warehouse Guys as well, they provided some much needed, and deeply appreciated, assistance with those heavy pieces.

Speaking of photos here's one of my favorites. It's Vic giving a single Isaac and hitting this uber cool drum they had at the warehouse (well, until Eve informs you otherwise, sigh).




The photo below is of one of the nice poles from Chicago that were available at the sale. There were two of these that stood in the hall outside the doors of the Chicago Vic's. Couple of lucky bastards walked away with these treasures on Friday.




Oooooh, how much for the....


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Fres-tiki
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From: Fresno, CA
Posted: 2008-03-31 10:26 pm   Permalink

I'd really like to see some more pics of where these treasures are now residing!
On a side note - are there any pics of the interiors of the Osaka Trader Vic's?


 
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Tiki Den
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Joined: May 21, 2007
Posts: 24
From: Fairfield, CA
Posted: 2008-04-02 9:42 pm   Permalink

Grats to all those lucky looters!

I'm just jealous cause I missed it! again! lol

maybe there will be another in the future?


 
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don-tiki
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Joined: May 28, 2008
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From: Lafayette, IN
Posted: 2008-05-28 7:19 pm   Permalink

Well, I finally got around to joining TC so I thought I should post some pics of the Tikis I bought at the Trader Vics sale. They dont have a permanent location in my house yet, but when I convince my wife to remodel...
The first picture is the new asian tikis I bought including the one that seems to be everyones example of what they dont like about new asian tikis...oh well, I like it and am quite happy with it.

The second pic is of the vintage tikis. I am pretty sure that Kier told me that the tall one was from the New York location and the two shorter ones from the DC location.


-Don


 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2008-05-29 09:31 am   Permalink

So I'm trying to figure out why they are selling all of this when new locations are supposed to be opening>

unless its just to costly to transport them from there to the new locations.

Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-05-29 2:11 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-05-28 19:19, don-tiki wrote:
The second pic is of the vintage tikis. I am pretty sure that Kier told me that the tall one was from the New York location and the two shorter ones from the DC location.



Sorry to say, but all the Tikis in the two photos above are of contemporary Asian origin.


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2008-05-29 5:14 pm   Permalink

don-tiki,

You may find this helpful...

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=27011&forum=5&hilite=atonement

Best of luck!

PTD


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don-tiki
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From: Lafayette, IN
Posted: 2008-05-29 5:21 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-05-29 14:11, bigbrotiki wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-05-28 19:19, don-tiki wrote:
The second pic is of the vintage tikis. I am pretty sure that Kier told me that the tall one was from the New York location and the two shorter ones from the DC location.



Sorry to say, but all the Tikis in the two photos above are of contemporary Asian origin.



That's too bad that they are all new. I guess it's a good thing I picked ones I liked rather than based on provenance. I suppose with as many tikis passing through the warehouse, it's easy to see how Kier might not remember which was which.
I will admit to not owning the Book of Tiki (maybe you can convince Taschen to reissue it so the price can come down a bit) which may hold the answers, but how do you identify the vintage of the tikis you see? Is it based off of carving style? type of wood? Any reading suggestions to learn a little more about this?
Thanks, Don


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3492
From: HELL
Posted: 2008-05-29 7:02 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-05-29 09:31, bigtikidude wrote:
So I'm trying to figure out why they are selling all of this when new locations are supposed to be opening>

unless its just to costly to transport them from there to the new locations.

Jeff(bigtikidude)





where you been dude?? all the new trader vics are now discotheques!!! they have no use for tiki......that's why they are selling it...to pay for D.J.'s and fog machines!!


 
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2008-05-29 7:20 pm   Permalink

Tipsy,
well I know that what you say is partially true.

but I am holding my breath the the New TVs in Downtown LA will be somewhat old school looking.

but I will probably pass out, waiting, and it not be worth the wait.
but a guy can dream can't he?

Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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