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Tiki ephemera sharing thread!
Destro100
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Posted: 2014-02-11 07:33 am   Permalink

Thank you all for being so generous. I wish I had something to contribute, but at the very least, I really appreciate these awesome resources and the work invested in sharing them.

 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-02-11 10:54 am   Permalink

Anyone else want to contribute? I'll post something soon, and if two more people post things after that I'll share a beautiful vintage Trader Vic's menu. Eight pages, plus a special menu insert. The originals are rare and expensive (here's one on eBay now for $495: http://bit.ly/1aIhJlO ).

Let's get some more stuff up!
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-02-11 11:55 am   Permalink

A double-whammy:

A Trader Vic's Honolulu placemat from 1944 (when Edward Schultz bought himself a Zombie): [link removed]

And a Trader Vic's Pomegranate Grenadine Syrup label: [link removed]

Now, I'm waiting for two other items to get posted and then I'll post an awesome TV menu...

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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-02-12 7:01 pm   Permalink

Anyone? Bueller?

 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-02-13 11:12 am   Permalink


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Monkeyman
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Posted: 2014-02-13 12:24 pm   Permalink

Have you tried looking at Arkiva Tropika?

Its a website put together by a couple of TC folk years ago. Its a digital version of a great ephermera collection from Mimi Payne.

Not sure if they are all print quality but its a fantastic resource for imagery.

http://www.arkivatropika.com/cgi-bin/


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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-02-14 2:38 pm   Permalink

Arkiva Tropika is a great resource, but the images are generally far from print quality.

I really thought more people would be willing to share, and to be honest it's a bit disheartening. Tiki Central used to be such a vibrant community (looking at the old threads), with lots of discussion and a great spirit of aloha with people contributing and sharing questions, things, and knowledge. It seems like these days the only thing people care about is buying/selling their tiki wares or partying it up at tiki-themed events. Threads that ask questions are often ignored or, worse, dismissed because someone talked about something loosely related eight years ago.

There's far more backstabbing and name calling than lively discussion. Apparently the events are now cliques, with outsiders ignored and unwelcomed—I see this mentioned repeatedly from those who attend. The websites that were built to support the tiki revival are all but abandoned. Ooga-Mooga was promised an update a couple years ago, but Humuhumu had a baby and that was the end of her involvement in the online tiki community. The Critiki website has been broken for years and is slowly becoming irrelavent. I've emailed the owner of Ariiva Tropika on a couple occasions and never gotten a response. And then there's The Tikipedia—as far as I can tell it's the first serious non-profit driven tiki endeavor in a long time, and the interest level has been effectively nothing. A few people have registered but only one user has contributed anything, and I don't believe he's even a TC member. Almost every article on there is one I've researched and written myself.

It's no secret I've been working on a book about tiki mugs. It is set to be the most heavily researched book of its kind, and has tons of information that exists nowhere else. Aside from Wendy Cevola's generous contributions with information about creating mugs, the vast majority of my contacts go unanswered or people make promises and never deliver. It's disheartening, and frankly I'm ready to throw in the towel. If no one is excited about this stuff anymore, what's the point of writing a book about it?

Granted, you've caught me on a bad day. I have chronic back problems that have resurfaced and I'm in a fair amount of pain despite the painkillers, but these certainly aren't things that I haven't felt before, and I'm also not the first to voice them.

I'm still willing to share what I've got, but I'm not sure why I'm even bothering.






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SandraDee
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Posted: 2014-02-14 5:37 pm   Permalink

I don't see how this is possible:

"It is set to be the most heavily researched book of its kind, and has tons of information that exists nowhere else"

if this is what is happening:

"The vast majority of my contacts go unanswered or people make promises and never deliver"




but hey...whatever

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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-02-14 6:21 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-02-14 17:37, SandraDee wrote:
I don't see how this is possible:

"It is set to be the most heavily researched book of its kind, and has tons of information that exists nowhere else"

if this is what is happening:

"The vast majority of my contacts go unanswered or people make promises and never deliver"




but hey...good luck to ya!



What it means us that I'm having to spend longer researching things. But yes, thanks for showing exactly what I was complaining about. That's the kind of petty behavior that drives people away.
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2014-02-14 6:27 pm   Permalink

Yea that petty behavior of mine..tsk, tsk...its really going to get me into trouble one of these days!


On a side note hope your back feels better! Chronic pain of any kind is never good.

Also good luck with all your tiki endeavors!



 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-02-15 12:24 pm   Permalink

Got a few supportive and informative PMs from people that didn't want to post publicly, apparently out of fear it would awaken the hornets' nest. Enlightening stuff, but a bit depressing. I used to be a SysOp back in the old days of BBS, and I'm well aware how a few trolls can ruin it for everyone, particularly without good moderators. Sounds like that's a bit of what's going on here.

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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-02-15 12:44 pm   Permalink

Sorry, folks. Links have been removed.

 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-02-20 3:24 pm   Permalink

OK, some time has passed and I've given this quite a bit of thought. First, I appreciate all the PMs from people letting me know they appreciated the sharing even though they had nothing to share themselves. I also got an earful from more than a few of you about how TC has suffered over the years due to some unfortunate users and the drama they created. I was sad to see that what I hoped would be a positive thing turned into a part of that.

I'm tired of letting the jerks win. I've decided to share everything I have. Once I get it all together I'm going to post a link my entire collection: menus, postcards, ads, matchbooks, etc. It isn't the best collection and it isn't the biggest, but it'll be free for everyone to use however they wish.

Link to be posted soon.


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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-02-20 4:05 pm   Permalink

Alright, have fun: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/iklq0j8ruxn5w86/CXj-B0cPO3

Let me know if you have questions about anything in there. I'll continue to add items as I get them, so check back periodically.

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2014-02-24 11:02 pm   Permalink

I'm writing a book too. Its working title is "Tiki Matchbooks."

Here's the text I have so far for it: "This is my tiki matchbook collection. A lot of them are old ones. I really only have ones with tikis on them, or ones from tiki bars. Caution should be used when handling matchbooks or any other flammable material." I'm kinda stuck after that. Not really much to say about matchbooks.

Anyway, it's my first book, so if you have any advice, let me know.


It's only about 46 pages so far. Here are the pages I have finshed and sent of to the publisher/printer. Took me forever to get the layout and background perfect for each page, but I'm super happy(and proud) with the final result:



































































It's going to be folio sized.

Buzzy Out!

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