Kahiki Supper Club Match Box - polynesian palace - Kahiki restaurant - Tiki Hut - Columbus Ohio - Kahiki Columbus collector - Pop culture
Kahiki Supper Club is a legend in the tiki world — a massive polynesian palace in the frozen land of Columbus, Ohio. Kahiki founders Bill Sapp and Lee Henry started work on the Kahiki after their bar, the Grass Shack, burned down on this site in 1959. Sadly, I never got to see Kahiki, it closed in 2000. The Kahiki's building was a classic example of midcentury polynesian pop architecture, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. Despite this, Walgreen's purchased the building and bulldozed it.These matches are part of polynesian history..If you believe the story, Mitch Boich acquired the Kahiki in 1978 from the original owners Bill Sapp and Lee Henry by winning a high stakes game of backgammon. Mitch didn’t know anything about running a restaurant. So his first job was to find someone who did. That’s when he found Michael and Alice Tsao 2000 miles away at Trader Vic’s in Hollywood. Patrons lined up for hours to see the celebrities who dined there--everyone from Betty White to Raymond Burr. In one of my photos you can see a picture of the waitresses in 1962 that served the patrons. You are not getting that photo, just the matchbox.
Sometimes, a personal well thought out gift shows you took the time to care about that special person in your life. Our items are classic, sometimes unusual and vintage and sometimes a little bizarre. Whether it is a memory from their past or something that reminds you of how special they are, purchasing from us is a unique idea that you can’t get from a store every day.
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We have neat old collectibles and ODDITIES and some are REALLY one of a kind BIZARRE!
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Because these are vintage estate pieces and are vintage and possibly pre-worn so they are not considered new from the factory….. Please see photos for any wear or light surface scratches that come with age.☺………………. Sold as is and priced accordingly.. All cufflinks ( unless otherwise specified) are considered costume jewelry. We don’t polish these previously owned well loved pieces so we can keep the original patina. We try and photograph all of the pieces next to a ruler so you can see the actual size. All jewelry sold as found.
We use the descriptions of any stones from the manufacturers titles when they were first produced. When we refer to the stones as moonstone or jade or garnet, for example, we are using how the original manufacturer of the pieces used them. We cannot guarantee the authenticity of a stone in a costume piece of jewelry. All pieces have been worn at least one time unless otherwise specified. Although the pieces we carry are unique and interesting they may have a little wear ( if any) but they sure have a lot of love that came with them when they were first purchased way back when.
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