||What else do you collect?
Joined: Aug 03, 2003
From: San Jose, CA
|Posted: 2006-01-17 4:59 pm  Permalink|
I was curious what else everyone here collects aside from the obvious tiki-related epherma.
Personally, I collect the following:
1. Records (yes, even non-Tiki ones)
2. Books (mostly science fiction, mythology, etc.)
3. Drunken pink elephants
I used to collect:
1. Comic books
2. Stamps (grandma forced it on me)
3. Baseball cards
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jul 27, 2002
From: D.C. / Virginia
|Posted: 2006-01-17 5:34 pm  Permalink|
> 3. Drunken pink elephants
I used to collect these too, until I was finally caught sneaking into the circus with a gallon of rum and a can of spray paint.
Joined: Jun 10, 2005
|Posted: 2006-01-17 5:36 pm  Permalink|
I collect SHELLS! Since I was 8 years old and my dad got stationed in Okinawa! Funny you should ask, because yesterday I found one of the greatest ever, a Sunrise Shell. And trust me you would have thought I was an 8 year old the way I was jumping up and down on the beach!
I also collect Royal Copley ceramics, formerly made in my parents hometown and oriental stuff. Anyone who visits and manages to come to my house may well decide I collect too much!
I would love to see some photos of peoples cool collections!
Joined: Jul 15, 2003
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
|Posted: 2006-01-17 6:11 pm  Permalink|
among other things...
original Otis Lithograph magic posters. problem is, the one I have pictured above is an 8-sheet... making it about 9 feet tall. never mind the fact that restoration, mounting and framing will cost a ton, so will a new house with 10ft ceilings! sadly, more than 1/2 of my art is in some sort of storage because of no wall space or no cash to frame it.
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
From: Lowell, Mass
|Posted: 2006-01-17 6:26 pm  Permalink|
I have way too much bar-ware including the elusive drunk pink elephants! I still pick up any character bar-ware I find. Collection currently includes, rooster's and camels and circus animals galore... too many to list. Let's just say I have a lot of items to drink from and not a drop of booze in the place.
& a whole collection simply known as made me smile!
Joined: Jun 24, 2004
|Posted: 2006-01-17 7:05 pm  Permalink|
Ukuleles! I think I have about 20 of them....
Joined: Jan 13, 2003
From: The Quiet EAST Village
|Posted: 2006-01-17 7:45 pm  Permalink|
Original Movie Lobby Cards. I have a couple of nice Russ Meyer ones and one from the Elvis movie 'Loving You' among others. I think I'd like to get more Elvis ones.
Joined: Mar 28, 2002
From: behind a cluttered desk
|Posted: 2006-01-17 9:48 pm  Permalink|
Hawaiiana (more so then Tiki btw!)
Hapa Haole Music
Ukulele Finger Cord Music Sheets
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole stuff
Don Ho stuff
40's-60's Hawaii Travel Agency related
New artists in Tiki that are my friends
Joined: Mar 24, 2002
From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
|Posted: 2006-01-17 11:24 pm  Permalink|
....I collect, among other things....
Turquoise kitchen goods, especially Pyrex
1964 World's Fair ephemera
(Not my photos, but I do own all of the stuff pictured)
Joined: Apr 27, 2004
From: BFE, KS
|Posted: 2006-01-18 09:33 am  Permalink|
Casino Dice from Nevada! I also have Co-Authored 3 Price guides on them with a 4th in the works.
Joined: Mar 26, 2002
From: Seattilite Telstar
|Posted: 2006-01-18 12:00 pm  Permalink|
Just so you know that were all sick:
Beside Tiki...What Do You Do? (This one
sorta is a collecting thread)
What is the next coolest thing to collect?
What does yr "Significant Other " collect?
Joined: Mar 21, 2004
From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
|Posted: 2006-01-27 4:34 pm  Permalink|
1.Records - LP's, 45's, 78's... running out of room to put them...
2.Tiki Mugs (duhhh!) - mainly newer ones - Munktiki, Tiki Farm, Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily, Shag, and a few vintage ones are in there too, like a Trader Vic's Tepco skull mug, etc...
3.Sports Memorabilia - not a whole bunch, but I do have a few rare things, like a Michael Jordan autographed baseball, from when he quit basketball and played minor league baseball.
4.Things that annoy and irritate my girlfriend - see items 1 through 3 listed above.
"It's Mai Tai. It's out of this world." - Victor Jules Bergeron Jr.
Joined: Aug 03, 2003
From: Scorchin' Hot Phoenix, AZ
|Posted: 2006-01-30 6:32 pm  Permalink|
I collect VW stuff, including the Thing I have in my garage that needs restoration...
Mexican Day of the Dead
Hot Rod Memorabilia (Posters mostly)
Joined: Oct 15, 2002
From: Las vegas
|Posted: 2006-01-30 9:22 pm  Permalink|
That is tres cool!
Your dice site is lovely and has great pics!
Like others, my collector gene also vibrates for LP records.
But wait, there's more...
Hot Wheels cars
Rolling Stones Bill Graham Presents San Francisco Bay Area concert posters
Furntiture by an L.A. designer named Harry!
Hi Fi speakers and a few turntables
Joined: Jan 02, 2004
From: Port Angeles, Wa
|Posted: 2007-02-05 7:10 pm  Permalink|
Mushroom Ottomen or are they called Toad Stools?