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Canadian Tiki Part Deux
John in Montreal
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Posted: 2009-08-11 05:01 am   Permalink

Hey Dustycajun,

I've seen that matchbook before but I've never met anyone who's heard of or been to that place... Must have already been long gone in the late 60s/early 70s... way before any kind of revival of interest in poly-pop. That being said, I will take a drive by there too, when I have a chance, to see what's at that address these days... Should be right at the northern edge of Old Montreal, which was probably a great location for a place like that... a prime tourist area and not too far from Chinatown.

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-08-22 5:46 pm   Permalink

Here is another postcard showing the interior of Le Club Mon-Tiki. Love that crazy mural and those orange lamps.




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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-08-23 07:24 am   Permalink

Here is a print of the matchbook cover from Le Mon-Tiki restaurant in Laurier (for sale on ebay).



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Eddy Brazil
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Posted: 2009-10-12 2:37 pm   Permalink



Not particularly tiki - but they have a Canadian reference. My neighbours have a a giant tridacna shell bird bath in their garden. These giant shells - each half weighing approximately 80 lbs - were originally used as ashtrays in the lobby of the Vancouver Aquarium. My neighbours (one of whom is a retired marine biologist) have owned these since the 1970s.






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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-11-27 08:32 am   Permalink

Saw this matchbook on ebay from the South Seas Restaurant and Beachcomber Lounge in Winnipeg. Cool looking PNG mask for the lounge logo.



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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2010-01-04 5:12 pm   Permalink

Here's a view of the 100 block of East Pender Street in Vancouver's Chinatown. Photo was taken in 1974 and you can see a sign for the "South Seas Dining Lounge"



Does anyone know if the place is still there?


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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2010-01-04 5:28 pm   Permalink

The Frank Burnett Collection of South Seas artifacts:

After earning his fortune in grain on the Prairies and real estate in Vancouver at the turn of the century, Frank Burnett retired to South Seas where he wrote travel books and collected ethnological specimens. In 1927, Burnett presented his 1,200 item collection to the University of British Columbia where it was housed in the Library. The collection formed the core around which the Museum of Anthropology was established twenty years later. UBC's first anthropologist, Harry Hawthorn, and his wife, Audrey, the first curator of the Museum, were given responsibility for the care, use and expansion of Burnett's assemblage.

Collection consists of two catalogues (1927, 1935) of ethnological specimens presented by Frank Burnett to UBC and minutes of the University of British Columbia's President's Committee on the Museum (1941-1944).

http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/u_arch/burnett.html

The following are photographs of the collection taken in the 1920s at Frank Burnett's home. Larger, high-definition photographic prints and scans can be ordered online from the City of Vancouver Archives:
http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/archives/webpubhtml/qbes/ws_photocombined.htm
(just search on "Frank Burnett" and they will give you the links for reproductions)


Frank Burnett sitting amid his collection.
























his schooner, the Tropic Bird, on which he travelled the South Seas.

It would be interesting to find out if one can make appointments with UBC to view the collection.

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-01-31 11:26 am   Permalink

Sabu,

That is one great looking collection of artifacts!

Here is a postcard of the bar at the Mon Tiki from ebay. Nice tiki on the left and check out the drink mural on the wall.



That makes four images from this unusual place.



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TabooDan
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Posted: 2010-01-31 8:22 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-01-04 17:12, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
Here's a view of the 100 block of East Pender Street in Vancouver's Chinatown. Photo was taken in 1974 and you can see a sign for the "South Seas Dining Lounge"



Does anyone know if the place is still there?



Cool picture Sabu! The neon pictures of this area at nitetime are really cool. As far as this Lounge goes, it is not still there and I actually hadn't heard of it. I will have to look it up and post back here if I find out any information.

Just what I needed, something else to look into!!

Mahalo, TabooDan


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-02-01 6:36 pm   Permalink

Sabu, thank you for digging up all those pics from the Burnett Collection, I love that kind of stuff.
So i should have gone into GRAIN, huh....?

>>After earning his fortune in grain on the Prairies and real estate in Vancouver at the turn of the century, Frank Burnett retired to South Seas where he wrote travel books and collected ethnological specimens..<<


 
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TIKIQUÉBEC
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Posted: 2010-02-18 5:12 pm   Permalink


ALOHA everyone!

I am from Québec and I like Tiki. Don't laugh at me, my English is poor! The important is to exchange tiki informations!

In response to the Marie-Antoinette Restaurant, I have informations. The fist Mrie-Antoinette have been founded in 1956, in Québec,Qc. In 1999, when the company closed, there was 12 Marie-Antoinette in the Province of Québec.

There was tiki bars in the majority of them. Their Tiki bar was called: "Tahiti". I included pictures of swizzle sticks from there.

Also, you can see two ceramic bowls on the picture. Those two bowls have been made by Céramique de Beauce. The one a the left was made in 1965. The right one, a tiki volcano, was also made by Céramique de Beauce in 1965.

BYE,

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TIKIQUÉBEC
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Posted: 2010-02-18 5:14 pm   Permalink



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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-02-18 11:23 pm   Permalink

TIKIQUÉBEC

Thanks for the information on the Marie-Antoinette chain. Great to hear that there were 12 of these places in the Province of Québec, most with a Tahiti bar.



Also, that is the first time I have seen the swizzles from the Tahiti Bar. Do you have other items from these places?

I am not a big bowl/mug collector, so are the Céramique de Beauce mugs you reference from the postcards a great find for the Canadian collectors?




Thanks for posting,

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TabooDan
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Posted: 2010-02-19 11:04 am   Permalink

Quote:

Welcome aboard TikiQuebec!! Hopefully you can post some more photos of some of the items or pictures you may have!


On 2010-02-18 23:23, Dustycajun wrote:


I am not a big bowl/mug collector, so are the Céramique de Beauce mugs you reference from the postcards a great find for the Canadian collectors?



DC



Hey DC, That particular bowl, the one on the left specifically, is VERY RARE for ANYBODY to find! Not just Canadians! Being made by Beuceware just makes the bowls more collectible as it adds it to another field of collecting for the Beauceware collectors. You've seen those 'Beauceware' Moai mugs with the cool glaze finishes right? This would be the same manufacturer although I never knew Beauceware made these bowls.

That "Vicious Virgin" Bowl I think, was probably one of the biggest documented finds last year! The Bowl came up last year on Ebay and sold for around $950!! It was pictured here on the first page of this thread along with the above postcard and was cemented in it's place in Tiki history as being from a Tiki Bar. It didn't seem like anyone knew this for sure before.
I didn't think it got enough of a discussion last year when it all came to light. This was truly a great, documented find that kind of slipped through I think. Look at all the talk those Vicious Virgin mugs get from the Islander down in California. Any item like this that has not made it into any of the very well known Tiki Collectible books written so far surely is a rare bird!

The Tiki bowl on the right looks really cool as well but it is hard to see what it looks like and I haven't seen the style before. It too, made by Beauceware, is very rare and will be different than the regular 3 Moai Bowls that you see.

Mahalo, TabooDan


 
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Kahuna Tiki
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Posted: 2010-02-19 12:43 pm   Permalink

I have three of the Beauceware Moai mugs, and consider myself lucky. Not too long ago - a couple of months, perhaps - a Beauceware tiki bowl went up for sale on eBay. I bid on it, but bailed after the price reached $50. I had a feeling the price would soon skyrocket anyway. I was right. If memory serves, it sold for over $500. Beautiful tiki ceramic, but far out of my price range.

 
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