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Kahiki collecting for the family
Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2005-08-22 11:03 am   Permalink

I met the original owner and builder of the Kahiki this weekend, Bill Sapp. I also met his daughter Linda and Skip the bartender, etc. I found out that the family has nothing from the Kahiki. They were pretty shocked that it was all collectibles now and on Ebay.

Linda has been trying to reacquire what she grew up with and her father created. She is now bidding on Kahiki items on Ebay.

So, when you see umeone bidding, realize you are bidding against the Kahiki owner/builder. You are bidding against the family...
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pappythesailor
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2005-08-23 12:09 pm   Permalink

Yeah, me too. Tommy Orchid here. Son of Gladys and Sol Orchid. You've heard of the Orchids of Hawaii. I'm just trying to piece the family history together one mug at a time.

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MachTiki
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2005-08-23 12:27 pm   Permalink

Got it... No Kahiki. No Orchids of Hawaii.

 
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Rum Numb Davey
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Joined: Jul 17, 2005
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From: Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 2005-08-23 12:48 pm   Permalink

Most people would archive their history and legacy, rather than let decades slip by and then come to the revelation that they were relevant, and would like artifacts to remember their collective history by. My great-great-grandfather produced a minor whiskey brand called Old Pike for over thirty years. I have an old advert, and some photos of his "Big Sandy" distillery, but no bottles, batch recipe, or anything he produced. The brand was sold and is at present a very small "bargain" brand. At its zenith, it was the best "red likker" produced in eastern Kentucky. I regret this, and wish my Grandfather would've preserved that history. They did not, and I cannot whine about spilled whiskey.
If any item makes it to eBay, we all know it is a consumer free for all. It is too bad that the original owners did not set aside all their collateral and designs.
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johntiki
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From: MD
Posted: 2005-08-23 4:20 pm   Permalink

Swanky, are you saying we shouldn't bid on Kahiki items so we don't hinder the efforts of the original family or are you merely stating a fact?
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Kono
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2005-08-23 5:06 pm   Permalink

Some people have no heart and no respect for family!

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johntiki
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From: MD
Posted: 2005-08-23 8:48 pm   Permalink

How could you Kohalacharms!?
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2005-08-24 07:25 am   Permalink

You take it as you will.

It's not uncommon for the ephemera of your business to dissappear. When I asked the Mai Kai family (the business is still owned and run by the original family, including the general manager) if they had any old stuff, the answer was 'no'. As they said, when they get a new shipment of postcards, they are trying like hell to get rid of them all. They didn't think about keeping them or any of it.

I did get to look at the scrap books of the Mai Kai which they have and what was in them was not what you and I would drool over. They were mostly business related articles in the paper, etc. There was nothing for the collector, more for the historian.

From what I understand of the Kahiki, the daughter became somewhat distant from her father due to divorce and much of what he was and did, is part of her early childhood memory. She "worked" at the Kahiki as a kid. One of her jobs was marking out the face of the lady on the "People you are likely to meet at the Kahiki" hand out that refused to give her permission to print her picture.
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Jax Tiki
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Posted: 2005-08-24 7:29 pm   Permalink

It's interesting that the daughter wants to gather memoriabilia now that it's collectible (valuable). Would she feel the same way if the souvenirs were worthless? If it were a part of my family history, I'd want to collect pieces regardless of perceived marketplace value.

 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2005-08-24 9:32 pm   Permalink

I don't know about you guys but they have new stuff still being produced and it just doesn't look right.

Funny how life works out, now the daughter is going to have to pay an arm and a leg to bid. Those prices on the above post are high.

Anyone want to sell a Shecky for the original price of $18. Anyone LOL


 
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bdler3
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Posted: 2005-08-25 04:54 am   Permalink

hey I'm just sellin the stuff

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bdler3
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Posted: 2005-08-25 05:18 am   Permalink

don't be mad at me
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2005-08-25 06:45 am   Permalink

I wouldn't worry too much, nothing can stop me from bidding. Well maybe a strong earthquake but otherwise nothing else.

 
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badmojo
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Posted: 2005-08-25 06:47 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-08-25 06:45, hiltiki wrote:
I wouldn't worry too much, nothing can stop me from bidding. Well maybe a strong earthquake but otherwise nothing else.


Pookie, would you even big against me?!


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2005-08-25 06:48 am   Permalink

bdler3,
I am not telling anyone not to bid. I am giving info. Plus, Linda is not interested in the new stuff. She wants the old stuff from her youth at the Kahiki. It's th9ings she will keep and treasure.
Ebay is new to her. The family had no idea this stuff was out there and going for so much. It would be nice if it were out there and cheap. It would be nice if they had boxes full of it all. Imagine paying 10-100 times for things you bought new! Linda was also buying long before Michael died. Just look at her Ebay history.
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