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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-07-15 08:22 am   Permalink

Nice finds Robbie.
Iím confident one of our mates here on TC will come across a magazine ad or something and help date some of those cool bottles.
Later


 
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howlinowl
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Joined: Jul 20, 2008
Posts: 173
From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posted: 2014-07-15 09:53 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-15 02:44, swizzle wrote:
Found these in an antique store while driving through Florida. I'm sure the Lemon Hart and Lambs rum bottles are not that old but the Chartreuse and Wray & Nephew look like they could be. It's a shame there is no way of knowing exactly how old they are.






The Chartreuse has an old tax label across the top, any info on it? I've lived in Florida for 30 years, can't remember there ever being a tax label on any bottles that I've seen (maybe it's a county or city tax.....). Used to see them on bottles my parents bought in Kansas back in the '70s, dunno if they still put them on the bottles there anymore.

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howlinowl
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Joined: Jul 20, 2008
Posts: 173
From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posted: 2014-07-15 09:57 am   Permalink

Of course, after I post, I find this online with plenty of info on dating bottles. Tax stamp was manditory before '85, so it's that old. Lots of other info that can probably help narrow it down.

http://www.ehow.com/how_8580629_date-bottle-alcohol.html

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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 878
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2014-07-16 03:47 am   Permalink

Thanks David and thanks for the info and link howlinowl.

Based on the information from the link you provided it appears the Chartreuse bottle is definitely pre 1970's as the measurement on the bottle says 1/16 PINT. The tax label is hard to read. I could only make out the first half of the stamp on it until i read the back of the bottle which says the U.S. distributor was Schieffelin, then the tax label became clear.

Schieffelin & Co. New York, N.Y.

After googling that name i found these links;

http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/schieffelin-somerset-co-history/
http://www.bottlebooks.com/Dating%20Old%20Bottles/determining_the_age_of_whisky_bo.htm


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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4392
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2014-07-16 09:46 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-14 18:49, Tikisgrl wrote:
Haven't posted in a long time but was really excited about this find.

Silvio P. Zoratti folk art carving.






Tikisgrl,

Nice find and nice to see you back. Never heard of Zoratti before, he was not really into Tiki but was quite an interesting artist.




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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6245
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-07-17 12:32 am   Permalink

I was working for a client today, A very nice elderly couple
who being a part of the etiquette generation, politely asked if
they could get me a drink, Now I always jokingly say I will have a "Mai Tai"
which got a laugh from the couple, then politely saying "that I am fine"

The woman promptly excused herself for a moment & quickly returned with a book
saying this is for you!

What they gave me was "Trader Vics Book of Food & Drink"
Copyright 1946 First Edition


















This is the first time I have had my hands on as old a version of this book
I posted a few recipes from the book for you to enjoy.


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4035
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-07-17 07:54 am   Permalink

ATP- so when's the Zombie party of 60?
Way cool...


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2904
Posted: 2014-07-17 11:44 am   Permalink

RED HEART!!
That Zombie calls for Red Heart.

Heck it's hard to find Lemon Hart, now we got to look far and wide for Red Heart.

Nice book, My brother in law gave me that one, First ed as well.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1147
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-07-17 12:39 pm   Permalink

ATP, Nice book for a nice guy!
Cheers
Btw, Iím in for the Zombie 60-now if 59 mo peeps invite themselves....


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-07-17 1:06 pm   Permalink

Wish I could fit 60 people in my place!
now those Scorpion Bowls for 12, that is doable.


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-07-17 5:48 pm   Permalink

Today's



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Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!


 
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-07-17 6:23 pm   Permalink

Jon, you have been finding some nice vintage mugs, Man.

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1147
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-07-18 12:22 am   Permalink

While dusting some of my mugs I came across this little brown tiki mug. No markings on it and I donít have a clue as to how I came to own it. Itís smaller then most mugs and appears to be the work of a hobbyist.



 
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creativenative
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Joined: Feb 17, 2012
Posts: 204
From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 2014-07-18 01:12 am   Permalink

Finally posting here. Here are some recent "finds" i.e. purchases.

While taking pics of the old South Seas restaurant (cool Samoan Poly Pop architecture), near the airport in Honolulu (now a Kia car dealership), I decided to go down the road to La Mariana tiki restaurant. I have not been there for at least a year. The place was packed on a Thursday afternoon and it looked cleaned up. Anyway after acquiring about their standard tiki mug at the bar, a waitress said, to me, to go ask the manager at the front to open the gift shop for you. What gift shop? I've been here for years and I never known of a gift shop. For some reason you have to ask the manger to get in but no one knows about the shop so no one asks. Here's what I've bought:


One of two versions of the coffee mug has a tiki handle, I bought that one.

Also bought a tee-shirt (one of many). I bought this one, the tiki version of course.

Some mugs, like the standard one at the bar, come in different colors. These standard mugs are not available in the shop only at the bar. Don't ask me why.

A week later, last Sunday, I went to the summer's Collector's Show in Honolulu. Besides some South Seas movie lobby cards, some common mugs and the cheap old Kikkerland moai plastic pepper grinder, I bought this framed tiki. I love it and one of a few highlighted pieces that will go in my future tiki bar.


Finally I bought these tiki socks last month at Tommy Bahamas located at Ala Moana Shopping Center. They also had a cool Kon tiki tee shirt ($$$) but both items are hidden in a drawer and you have to ask for tiki stuff or you'll also never know about them. What's up with all this hiding tiki?


Hope this helps other hunters for tiki, in Hawaii anyway.




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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4035
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-07-18 6:45 pm   Permalink

Today's




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