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The Beachcomber, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (restaurant)
Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2015-11-12 1:02 pm   Permalink

Hey Kilaueakyd,

Some Beachcomber stuff turned up at the antique mall this week. I bought this lamp and mug:



The lamp was $65. I jumped on it at that price because the last one I saw on eBay (also from the Edmonton Beachcomber) went for over $200.

Too bad you didn't buy one of the big tikis. I would have helped you carry it
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Kilaueakyd
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From: The active crater
Posted: 2015-11-12 2:02 pm   Permalink

A great score indeed Mike. I have a couple I am going to put on Ebay soon. I am also going to sell some of the Vintage Bamboo mugs for anyone interested.

 
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Kilaueakyd
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Posted: 2015-11-12 2:28 pm   Permalink

I did some research on the Mugs and met the artist Dave that made them. He said the were done in the early seventies. I asked if they had any lead in them and he said no they knew about lead by then and had never used it in their products. He said the molds got thrown out years ago, too bad. He told me the markings on the bottom were on newer versions only. The feds started to insist on it he said.



They came in this box addressed to the Beachcomber Edmonton. All mugs were wrapped in Calgary Hearld newspapers from 1975.





 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Posted: 2015-11-12 2:50 pm   Permalink

That's very cool about the bamboo mugs. Didn't know they used any (relatively) local makers. I've probably come across some in thrift stores but wouldn't know it since they're not marked. Did the guy make any other mugs for the Beachcomber besides bamboo? Like coconuts maybe?
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Brandomoai
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Joined: Mar 05, 2008
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2015-11-12 3:09 pm   Permalink

Okay, now I know where Kilaueakyd got it all from! I should check TC more often! If I was still collecting I would have loved to get in there for some of the larger items. A couple of chairs even.

 
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Kilaueakyd
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Posted: 2015-11-13 10:50 am   Permalink

The maker of the mugs said he would try to find a couple of the others he did. He didn't tell we what other styles he produced so we will have to see if I hear back from him.
Oh, I recall he said there was a Moai mug.


 
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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2016-07-26 11:31 am   Permalink

One of the Edmonton Beachcomber tikis has made its way to my home in Victoria!
Whomever bought it from the sea container did a nice job refinishing it.


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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Posted: 2016-07-26 12:15 pm   Permalink

Beautiful! Colour me green. I also like the rest of the room. And your cat.

 
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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2016-07-27 1:58 pm   Permalink

Sweet Daddy Tiki, next time you're in town, come over for a visit & drink!

 
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