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suicide_sam
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 670
From: LBC
Posted: 2002-10-08 6:12 pm   Permalink

Most of my best finds are shirts. Honestly I think I love collecting hawaiian shirts more than mugs or any of the other hawaiian stuff. Maybe it's because I can actually wear the shirts. Anyways, it would take to long to shoot, scan and post them all to try and show them off so instaed I think I'll keep sporting them to the Tiki parties. By the way, best shirt score I ever came across was a vintage deadstock Iolani Executive shirt for $6

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2792
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2002-10-08 6:18 pm   Permalink

Thanks bigbadtikidaddy,

And congrats on your 101st post - Oh Socialite.

Sabu

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PolynesianPop
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2368
From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2002-10-08 11:19 pm   Permalink

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I think leilani has a bit of a bad rap.
It's actually kind of a cool mug, design wise & very grip-able. I think the reason there are so many out there is that they are short, quite solid, & built like a brick.





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tikifish
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2002-10-09 04:28 am   Permalink

Even in the tiki-starved north, a Leilani doesn't cause much excitement. My first 2 mugs were Leilanis, I quickly found a few more, and now when my mom finds one for me I tell her to keep it! She's now got some leilani's, a Shecky, and a Fu Man Chu. Go mom Go!!!

 
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martiki
Official Mixologist

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2002-10-09 3:45 pm   Permalink

I now have ones marked "Tiki Leilani" and just "Leilani". The first is a bit heavier and maybe a tad shorter. I know they're everywhere, but is one more rare than the other?


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TikiManiac
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 27, 2002
Posts: 161
Posted: 2002-10-09 6:07 pm   Permalink

For those of you interested in the classic Leilani style tiki, I found an Ebay auction for a large pitcher version! Take a look at it:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=722440334

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Humuhumu
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3620
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2002-10-10 12:27 am   Permalink

In pitcher form, it looks like the Kool-Aid guy.

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tikifish
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2002-10-10 05:38 am   Permalink

Look what I just bought! I can't wait to get this book in the mail and find out all the great 50's advice on how to make a Polynesian rec-room!

(the marine room probably has some schwank ideas too!)

YEAAA!!!!


 
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tikifish
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2002-10-10 05:38 am   Permalink

In my excitement, I forgot to post the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1568224153

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trustar
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 253
From: So Cal
Posted: 2002-10-10 07:02 am   Permalink

Ms Fish

Nice snag. Post some of the pics when you get it in your hot little hands. Looks like a fun time.

Trustar


 
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tikifish
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2002-10-10 08:38 am   Permalink

YEs, I plan to post the Polynesian Pages on tikifish.com for all to see...
I may photocopy it and then offer the original for sale again, if it's good enough. I have a 'house file' where I photocopy collect all sorts of 50's house ideas for the future day when I actually get a house they will work in, as opposed to the railroad car sized victorian I live in now...


 
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Tangaroa
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 25, 2002
Posts: 1558
Posted: 2002-10-10 10:10 am   Permalink

Wow - that looks great Tikifish! Please let us know when you post the "Polynesian Room" pics. Gotta love that retro concept art. They just don't make artists like that any more....

 
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bigbadtikidaddy
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 441
Posted: 2002-10-10 10:46 am   Permalink

Wow! Fun score & I've never seen that one!
I dont know how many vintage interior decorating books I have, but I do know that NONE of them have any polynesian or tiki ideas for a bar (buffets & recipes maybe).........I found one the other day that had a few different styles like 'old english' & 'old school tipsy', with the backwards clock & drunk leaning against a post lamp, ect. (yuck).....and NO tropical.

I cant wait to get a peep!


 
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BONBONVIC
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 123
From: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: 2002-10-10 10:55 am   Permalink

Years ago I had several 1950 era decorating books along with 15 years of National Geographic. After lugging them out for two garage sales with no luck. I recycled them for $1.00 per 100lbs. This was before Ebay. Who knew?

 
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divychic
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 198
From: Bradenton, Florida
Posted: 2002-10-11 03:37 am   Permalink

Hey, my find of the day was on the side of the road for the trash. Not exactly tiki but for my tiki lounge(back porch:) ) Anyways it was one of those old florida style cane chairs with zebra print custions. COULDN'T believe anyone would throw it a way. My boyfriend calls me the garbage picker. I'm really not that bad just my way of recycling.

 
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