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Arkiva Tropika is the online archive of the collection of Mimi Payne. This large collection includes a wide array of mostly pre-1970 menus, postcards, matchbooks, and paper ephemera souvenir items, mainly from Polynesian and other Exotic themed restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, bars, and the like.

Mimi can be contacted at aloha@
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souvenir certificate from Trader Vic's - Oakland, CA

Item added on November 10, 2006, 10:05 PM
Latest picture added on November 10, 2006, 10:06 PM

Many themed restaurants bestowed upon their patrons souvenir certificates, which commemorated their exotic dining experience. Trader Vic's rewarded their visitors with Trading Licenses, for drinks and dinner enjoyed at their establishment, while Don the Beachcomber had mock passports with a tapa-patterned cover, which entitled you to fine beachcombing privileges "within the jurisdiction of Don the Beachcomber".

The certificate below is from Trader Vic's restaurant (the Oakland location), celebrating a visitor's drink and dinner experience in 1945.

1945 souvenir Trading License


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