A postcard of dinner at the Kahiki. Are you sure it’s the Kahiki? Why, yes, it says so right on the pig!
But to a collector, this is a laundry list of things to strive for.
Penang #1 Drink mug – Paul Marshal “Peanut” mug. Unmarked, these are very common.
Starboard Light glass by Imperial Glass Company, used by many Polynesian places.
Native Nectar – Coconut mug – Marked on the bottom
Salt and Pepper shakers – there were at least 5 types used at the Kahiki – usually marked and not too hard to find
Necklace? Often hard to find, they are being seen more often. Marked.
Silverware, marked Kahiki
Mystery Blossom drink glass – The “Martiki” in saucer form by Morgantown – unmarked
Malayan Mist drink glass – unmarked
Chairs -generally found in Columbus, but likely all long gone
Tables – many in use at the Tropical Bistro
Ashtrays – sometimes marked
Sauce jar, lidded and marked
Menus – there are at least 3 types of drink menus out there. This looks like the 1961 version in the postcard. Later version above.
Idol’s Cast bowl by Hoffman Pottery – two varieties (or more)
Lamps – by HiTiki? – several types
Zombie glass holder – extremely rare
What do you collect? Me, I have a postcard or two, and a menu or two, and a mug or two…
Every piece brings more clues.