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Is Hinky Dinks stuff really rare?
Tiki Ham
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Posted: 2007-02-15 5:21 pm   Permalink

Hi All!
new to collecting menus.. and I have never sen a HINKY DINKS menu..
Is stuff from there just really rare? Or am I just looking in the wrong places!


 
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Posted: 2007-02-15 5:27 pm   Permalink

To me they are!

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2007-02-15 10:26 pm   Permalink

I had a trader vics/hinky dinks anniversary ashtray at one time, but other than that i haven't seen anything from there.....

 
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Tiki Royale
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Posted: 2007-02-15 11:37 pm   Permalink

Aye! Rare they be.
I beleive the afore mentioned ashtray be the only piece of booty I've crossed in me travels. If'n ya have anything... let's see it Matey!
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Swanky
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Posted: 2007-02-16 06:40 am   Permalink

I have seen Hinky Dinks come around. Matchbooks especially. I don't think it is extremely rare. I can't recall all the ephemera, but I have seen it on a regular basis.
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Posted: 2007-02-17 7:10 pm   Permalink

Everybody forgets about Senior Pico's too. Really hard to find.

 
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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2010-04-24 4:29 pm   Permalink

Found this pinback button recently. It measures 3" across.



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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-04-25 10:12 am   Permalink

That button is not really a Hinky Dinks item, (as in FROM Hinky Dinks) but a Trader Vic's item from 1984. Considering the fact that Hink Dinks was basically a dive (see it depicted below)



...and existed only a couple of years in the 30s, I am not surprised that there is little to be found with its name on it.


 
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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2010-04-25 11:55 am   Permalink

Yeah, I knew it wasn't issued in the HD era but since it has the name and building on it, I thought it would be ok to put the picture here.

 
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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2012-12-16 3:21 pm   Permalink

Just found these ashtrays so since the previous example photos are gone, here's a replacement:



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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2012-12-22 11:07 pm   Permalink

I was happy to get a Hinky Dink's Matchbook on ebay a few years back for $5. The next week the same style matchbook in worse condition sold for close to $75! As Bigbro said, Hinky Dinks was only around for about 2-4 years in the early 1930's before the name (and decor) changed to Trader Vics, so yes, period Hinky Dinks items are very rare.
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thomamas
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Posted: 2013-01-13 11:46 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-02-15 17:21, Tiki Ham wrote:Is stuff from there just really rare? Or am I just looking in the wrong places!



Here are a few scans of a Hinky Dinks menu.

The cocktail selection holds a few mysteries. The "Fancy Drinks" section offers the Frankenstein at 25c. I also have no idea what a Western Electric or Pe Pe Je Ke cocktail are. The last sounds like a potentially tiki name, but it's not in the rum section. Of course, some of the "Rum Drinks from the Tropics" list are unlikely to have any rum either, such as a Gin and Tonic or a Singapore Sling.













 
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arriano
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Posted: 2013-01-13 3:10 pm   Permalink

Interesting. There are about 10 cocktails on that menu that don't appear in Vic's cocktail books. Then again, some may have been renamed.
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2013-01-13 3:34 pm   Permalink

I like the prices on cognac....but find it interesting that the Hennesy and Curvoiser are priced the same as the fundador....nowadays, the hennesy and curvoisier will run you about 35 bucks, but the fundador is about 18 per bottle.
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thomamas
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Posted: 2013-01-13 3:51 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-01-13 15:34, lucas vigor wrote:
I like the prices on cognac....but find it interesting that the Hennesy and Curvoiser are priced the same as the fundador....nowadays, the hennesy and curvoisier will run you about 35 bucks, but the fundador is about 18 per bottle.



And both are cheaper than a Mojito.


 
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