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Image for All About Hawaii; Thrum's Hawaiian Annual 1950

All About Hawaii; Thrum's Hawaiian Annual 1950

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Honolulu Hawaii, Honolulu Star Bulletin: 1950

Edition: Diamond Jubilee Edition

Seller ID: 0191


This is a book, yes, but it's an ephemeral one because it's sort of like the phone book -- you can get a new one every year! This one's nice because it commemorates Hawaii's Diamond Jubilee and precedes its statehood. The front sections has a lot of Hawaiian history and there is much info later on the various island and the sugar and pineapple industries. There is also some tourist info and ads for hotels and restaurants, but this is really about what Hawaii was like at ... View more info

Image for Postcards Honolulu Pink Shower, Golden Shower (two cards)

Postcards Honolulu Pink Shower, Golden Shower (two cards)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Honolulu, Hawaii, The Island Curio Company: Unknown

Seller ID: 1674

Condition: Very good


Two pretty postcards showing the same species of tree in two different colors. Neither card has been used and both will arrive in their own plastic sleeve. Both are clean and attractive with just a tiny bit of wear to a couple corners only. View more info

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Postcard Volcano At Kilauea, Hawaii

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Unknown, Unknown: Unknown, but required only a one cent stamp

Seller ID: 1679

Condition: Good-plus


Beautiful card with just a small bit of corner wear. Otherwise clean and attractive with bright color. The card explains on the reverse side that the volcano is the most accessible active one in existence. It covers 2650 acres with an eight mile circumference! Will arrive in a new plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for Postcard Pond Lilies and Royal Palms Hawaiian Islands

Postcard Pond Lilies and Royal Palms Hawaiian Islands

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Honolulu, The Island Curio Company: Unknown

Seller ID: 1680

Condition: Very Good


Very pretty postcard in unused condition. Only fault is a tiny bit of wear to tips. We have other Hawaiian postcards from the same era and the same collector. Will arrive in brand new plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for The South Sea Guitarist A National Magazine; Christmas Number  December, 1936

The South Sea Guitarist A National Magazine; Christmas Number December, 1936

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, Bronson Music and Sales Corporation: 1936

Seller ID: 1709

Condition: very good


Scarce magazine published by the Bronson Music Company of Detroit. Very clean and tightly bound with just light soil to cover. Handsomely printed with green ink and green tinted photographs showing children and adults across the U.S. who were making great progress on the guitar. Some are individuals, others groups, others entire classes. Nice photo of the Maxwell Conservatory in Cleveland. Magazine is interspersed with advertising for Bronson Music products. The company... View more info

Image for Menu Wagon Wheel Waikiki's Unique Garden Restaruant (1945)

Menu Wagon Wheel Waikiki's Unique Garden Restaruant (1945)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Waikiki, Hawaii, Wagon Wheel Restaurant: 1945

Seller ID: 3113

Condition: Good condition


This restaurant has long been closed, but it was managed by Sally Close (how ironic) in 1945. Oddly, the food could be served in the Midwest with the exception of alligator pears and papaya. Roast leg of lamb with guava jelly was $1.35, one of the two most expensive entrees on the list.There doesn't seem to be a wine list even though it's a dinner menu. Dinner, however, was served from noon to 8:30 p.m.The menu needed some TLC, so I repaired three tears on the reverse si... View more info

Image for Samoan Bark Cloth (TAPA) and Letter from Hawaii

Samoan Bark Cloth (TAPA) and Letter from Hawaii

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Honolulu. Hawaii, R.J. Baker: Unnown, No Zip code.

Seller ID: 4269

Condition: Fine condition


I know this is a bit out of the box, but how many times does an ephemera dealer run into a Samoan bark cloth? It's quite large, is hand painted, and folds easily from 28" x 40" to 8-1/2" x 12". Along with this unusual textile there's a letter written by R.J. Baker Photogrpaher ansd Publisher of Fine Books, located in Honolulu and sent to Frances Tripi of South Euclid, Ohio. The letter reads, "The Samoan bark cloth, known as TAPA, is made from the inner bark of the pape... View more info

Image for Arts & Decoration Combined With The Spur December, 1940

Arts & Decoration Combined With The Spur December, 1940

By: Adams, Harry S. (editor)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Stroudsburg, PA, Artspur Publications Inc.: 1940

Edition: Volume LIII, Number 1

Seller ID: 1426

Condition: Very good


This issue represents post glory days for the Spur Magazine which during the Depression never flinched at hard times. It was all about the good life and so it still is here, but the format has changed and it's double billing on the masthead. The format is different too -- the size is smaller at 10"x12-1/2" and no longer shows beautiful photos of debutantes and society brides. The old theme is still there though with talk of homes in Honolulu, a New York penthouse, getti... View more info

Image for Menu Royal Hawaiian United Airlines, 1983 (Hawaii Visitors Bureau Forms Laid-in, SIGNED by chef)

Menu Royal Hawaiian United Airlines, 1983 (Hawaii Visitors Bureau Forms Laid-in, SIGNED by chef)

By: Delbol, Raoul (chef)

Price: $12.95

Publisher: U.S.A., United Airlines: 1983

Seller ID: 2967

Condition: Fine condition


The bright, colorful cover on this in-flight menu reminds us how all those niceties from 1983 are gone. Imagine a flight that not only serves dinner, but offers choices -- Roast Strip Sirloin of Beef Au Jus; Veal Scallopini a'Limone, Breast of Chicken Curry, and Papaya and Shrimp Plate. Laid-in are two partially filled out questionnaire provided by the Hawaii Visitors Bureau. All tiems are crisp and clean. Menu measures 7-12" x 11-1/4" and is SIGNED by the chef. View more info

Image for Ken Magazine May 5, 1938. Spanish Children Refugees.Nazi Propaganda Industry

Ken Magazine May 5, 1938. Spanish Children Refugees.Nazi Propaganda Industry

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Ilinois, Ken Inc.: 1938

Edition: Vol. 1 No. 3

Seller ID: 4011

Condition: Fine condition


This magazine is so clean, tightly bound, beautifully kept and has 29 full pages of photographs. the one that caught my eyes was the group of Catholic religious men. Most stood as normal while several did the Hitler salute (see photo). Among the many stories there's these: British sailors caring for 35 Spanish refugee orphans as cargo in a boat; How Hitler Conquered England; The Nazi Propaganda Industry; Molokai's sanitary leper island and more. The magazine measures 10-... View more info

Image for Pacific Journal by Father Jack Kinkopf Fall,1996 (Midway, Molokai, U.S.S. Arizona)

Pacific Journal by Father Jack Kinkopf Fall,1996 (Midway, Molokai, U.S.S. Arizona)

By: Kinkopf, Father Jack

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Kirtland, Ohio, Self-published: 1996

Edition: Fall, 1996

Seller ID: 2523

Condition: Very good condition


Other than a flat crease to lower back corner, this is a very nice magazine which tells stories of WWII from the point of view of the Catholic priest who launched it. This issue covers Father Kinkopf's return to the place of his deployment during he Battle of Midway; the world of the lepers on Molokai; and the men of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy "still entombed in the U.S.S. Arizona which sunk." Journal is augmented with black and white photographs and measures 5-... View more info

Image for The Spur Magazine May, 1939 (Kentucky Derby, Lei Day in Hawaii, New Bedford Fishing)

The Spur Magazine May, 1939 (Kentucky Derby, Lei Day in Hawaii, New Bedford Fishing)

By: Krows, Arthur Edwin (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York City, The Angus Company: 1939

Edition: Volume 63 No. 5

Seller ID: 2617

Condition: Very Good condition


This is the last year of the Spur's tall format. In 1940 everything changed. Already this one from 1939 was down to a monthly, rather than a twice a month publication. but it still bills itself as "A Magazine of the Good Things in Life." There are some good things here too -- there's big articles about the Kentucky Derby, Lei Day in Hawaii, and the ever-growing sight of fishing ships in New Bedford. There's also society stories, a piece on Shirley Temple, dogs, fox hunti... View more info

Image for Let's Play Together; Well Known Songs Solo or Ensemble For Hawaiian Guitar 1936

Let's Play Together; Well Known Songs Solo or Ensemble For Hawaiian Guitar 1936

By: Lucas, Nick (Arranger)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Altoona, Pennsylvania, Nicomede Publishing Company: 1936

Seller ID: 1678

Condition: Good-plus


Clean, tightly bound music book designed for children learning the Hawaiian steel guitar, but useful to anyone in the beginning stage. Each page has a cute drawing of the song's theme -- 38 songs in all. Here's some examples: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star; Hail, Hail The Gang's All Here; Silent Night; My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean; Old McDonald; Good Night Ladies; Santa Lucia; and The Star Spangled Banner. Booklet measures 9"x12". Only fault is a couple tiny chips to uppe... View more info

Image for Learn to Dance the Hula 1953

Learn to Dance the Hula 1953

By: No author

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Honolulu, Hawaii, Tongg Publishing: 1953

Seller ID: 0676

Condition: Very Good


What a fun little booklet which teaches hula dancing in 153 sequential photographs! Just the ticket for your own luau party. Book begins with a history of the hula and follows with the necessary skills to learn the hula. After that you're ready to learn a few dances -- The Hukilau Song, My Yellow Ginger Lei, Lovely Hula Hands, Beautiful Mahealani Moon, and Green Rose Hula. Closes with info on hula instruments. Booklet is crisp and clean inside and out and measurea 5-1... View more info