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The Tiki Leilani Mug
Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2004-04-13 12:15 pm   Permalink

Maui Tiki had a good idea in the 3-face mug thread. Let's start a separate thread to discuss all things "Tiki Leilani". The lowly Leilani mug has been discussed in many other threads, but I don't believe it's had a thread strictly devoted to it.

Let's talk history and prices. Let's post photos of as many variations as we can, (I know there are lots of them). Didn't we discuss a green variation from Club Tahiti in Tucson?

Since I'm primarily a paper collector, I'll start us off with the following offering; One of the original Leilani Rum magazine adds, where you could mail in for a 4-pack of tiki mugs:



Sabu

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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2004-04-13 12:23 pm   Permalink

Here's the actual bottle found on the World's Longest Yardsale by Kiliki





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tikigreg
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From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2004-04-13 12:28 pm   Permalink

Here's a mug I just saw on ebay, but I don't have one:



The description from the auction reads:
"This very unique and unusual BI mug was used to serve coffee on the"great pumpkin" flight from DFW to Honollulu."
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Kailuageoff
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Posted: 2004-04-13 12:48 pm   Permalink

I just bought six Hawaiian Inn Tiki Leilani's for $30. We wanted to have them for serving guests, or in case PolyPop ever comes for a visit (oops, smash!) I hated to spend $5 each for such a common mug, but I liked being able to buy a half-dozen at one time.
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badmojo
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Posted: 2004-04-13 12:56 pm   Permalink

Holy Sweet Leilanis!

Courtesy of
http://hometown.aol.com/swizzledd/tiki.html

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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-04-13 1:13 pm   Permalink

BOING!

So THAT'S where they all are!

Lotsa swizzles too! Coooool.

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tikigreg
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From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2004-04-13 1:15 pm   Permalink

Yet another:


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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-04-13 2:03 pm   Permalink

I may have mentioned this before, but the one & only time I found 'em (3), they were with a bunch of Orchids of Hawaii mugs, Coco Joes, etc. The annoying thing was, most of the mugs were priced at $0.75 to $1.50 but the Leilani's were $3.25 each! My guess was that the employee who priced them only recognized the Leilani and figured that it must be more popular and valuble.

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MachTiki
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2004-04-13 4:49 pm   Permalink

Ah, the beloved "Tiki Leilani". Excellent topic since I bet all of us here have at least one.

I saw one the other day on ebay that read "Vintage 'Tiki Leilani' Vase - NO RESERVE". They were asking something like $14.99 for it. I guess that's a good price since there is NO RESERVE?!

I love mine because I feel the same way Kailuageoff does... Certain friends of mine get this one to drink from.
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TikiGardener
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From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2004-04-13 8:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-04-13 12:56, badmojo wrote:
Holy Sweet Leilanis!



I've seen that wall of Leilanis in person, its overwhelming! And she has MORE!
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tikifish
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2004-04-13 9:09 pm   Permalink

when I have friends over for a party, I always let them choose whatever drink vessel they want from the wall of tiki mugs. It always amuses me that the ones they pick are not the ones we, as tiki aficionados, would consider the best. Leilani always gets picked. As does the generic coconut.

 
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annalulu
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Joined: Jul 14, 2002
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From: San Francisco ,CA
Posted: 2004-04-13 11:49 pm   Permalink

I'm actually going to sell a bunch of my Leilanis at a yard sale this weekend...how much should I charge?? I paid about $3-$5 for each of them...can I get that back?

(I'm in L.A., if that matters in pricing)


 
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2004-04-14 09:30 am   Permalink

i collect a leilani if it is different from the others i have. the most noticable difference i have found is whether it is one-faced or two-faced. and of course the name on the base. i'll review and snap some fotos...
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2004-04-14 12:33 pm   Permalink

Man I wish I could post pics...(no I don't, have no digi-cam, scanner and no time), but what belongs here is the original 21 inch Vacu-form display Tiki from Leilani Hawaiian Rum, lit up from inside (plus a light bulb to backlight the bottle). This was a holy grail for me because it is that very Tiki that graces the walls of the Tiki Ti with the backlit menus on the forehead (sans feet).
I got a mint one in Waikiki years ago (cost a mint, too). Fatuhiva, can't you post a pic of yours, lit up?

The Tiki Leilani was the first Tiki mug I ever purchased, at the Sea & Jungle Shop, in the late 80s, just before it closed.


 
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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
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From: KS/MO
Posted: 2004-04-14 5:16 pm   Permalink

I've never found a marked "Tiki Leilani", but if this covers the Orchids of Hawaii R-91, here are my stats.

Cheapest: I got six R-91's, eight stacking two-faced tiki cups and a small Aztec figurine for $10 in a flea market.

Most expensive: I passed on an R-91 at $25 from an antique store. It was beside the suffering bastard decater I paid about $15.50 for...ain't life funny?

I see R-91's in midwestern antique malls priced in a range of $1 to $4. I've been trying to notice if they are still there from time to time as sort a guage of tiki interest in my neck of the woods.


 
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