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United Airlines Tikis
fatuhiva
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From: Melbourne Beach, FL
Posted: 2002-12-09 11:43 pm   Permalink

he does mention its made recently

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=740264109

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2002-12-10 2:51 pm   Permalink

Amazing what still turns up. I mean how did someone in Indiana find the original molds!?
I know of four or five different UA Tikis. One was the inspiration for the big Tiki on Mark Ryden's Martin Denny CD/Taboo: Art Of Tiki cover (the other single Tiki on that cover is rendered from a photo I took at the Tropics Palm Springs) and was also made as aTiki liqour bottle for the 1974 Hawaiian Open.

The best one is a solid ceramic 3 footer made as a fountain:
A Ku type Tiki holding a Ti leaf from which water pours onto two more seperate Ti leaves. I used to own one sans leaves and had it in my front yard, from where it was STOLEN about 6 years ago! (You can see the upper part of it in PAD, page 41, to the right of the TV , hidden by the books. Dale Sizer has the complete piece, plus three mor e UA Tikis)
This was the only Tiki ever stolen from me, and I hope it brought much bad luck. Tought me to only keep concrete lawn Tikis outside, which are to heavy to run with.


 
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Tiki-bot
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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Posted: 2002-12-10 3:36 pm   Permalink

Wow, this guy got a great buy at $88. I bought one of these a while ago from the same guy for twice that price and he never said or implied that they were originals. I'm not sure but I think he made the molds off an original UA tiki himself. He has made quite a few of them and there's no way original old molds would hold up.
I love my repro UA Ku. It's the centerpiece of my office tiki grotto.


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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2002-12-10 7:43 pm   Permalink

They're asking $325 for the menehune. I don't know if that's a lot, but it sounds awfully high to me. But maybe it'll float someone's boat. I can't imagine they've had much interest in him around here, maybe they would negotiate. This is at the Fremont Antique Mall, phone is 206-548-9140. If one of you actually wants this guy, I'd be happy to handle shipping this to you if the store won't do it.
Here's the pics I got:





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midnite
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Posted: 2002-12-11 01:33 am   Permalink

Screw the Menehune! How much for that Talkng Po?

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cynfulcynner
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2002-12-11 10:00 am   Permalink

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On 2002-12-11 01:33, midnite_tiki wrote:
Screw the Menehune! How much for that Talkng Po?



What do they want for that Donny and Marie record case?


 
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mrsmiley
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2002-12-11 6:25 pm   Permalink

Thanks, 3 bills is too high for me---bruce
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fartsatune
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Joined: Aug 25, 2002
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From: vancouver
Posted: 2002-12-12 12:53 am   Permalink

Donny
What a dude!!!!


 
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martiki
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Posted: 2002-12-12 09:51 am   Permalink

Is that a skipper Kent mug in front?

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martiki
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Posted: 2002-12-15 12:54 pm   Permalink

For all you United Airlines tiki fans in Southern California, I just saw the biggest damn UA tiki ever in Pasadena yesterday. It's about 5'10" on the usual United square base, with a tall headdress. Condition is pretty good, though the bottom of the jaw is discolored. Asking price is $700, which was too rich for my blood, but I really considered it, though the costs of the new car being repo'd and the divorce proceedings would have come to more.
It's at:

Pasadena Antiques Center
480 S. Fair Oaks Ave

martiki sez check it out.
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mrsmiley
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2002-12-16 6:39 pm   Permalink

while in pasadena, check out the thrift store "Out of the closet" also on Fair Oaks, they have two racks of aloha shirts and dresses for $4-5 each.
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Shipwreckjoey
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2002-12-16 7:40 pm   Permalink

Speaking of United Airlines stuff, We have a beautiful picture map of the Hawaiian islands my wife picked up in 1970 when she lived on the north shore. It's been framed since new & hangs in our dinning room right above the "Hawaii shrine". The caption at the bottom reads "Our Little Corner of the World". I guess United was the airline of choice to the islands back then (pre-Hawaiian Airlines).

 
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twowheelin'tiki
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Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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From: santa monica
Posted: 2002-12-19 6:55 pm   Permalink

i just scored on a 30" united tiki for $86.00 and i am a damn happy camper!. repo or not, it will look good sitting on the tiki shrine i am building.i saw a pair of those other united statues on ebay a couple of days ago. i would have alerted you guys sooner , but i didn't want too much competition for my tiki!(selfish bastard!)

 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2006-01-02 6:45 pm   Permalink

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On 2002-12-10 14:51, bigbrotiki wrote:
Amazing what still turns up. I mean how did someone in Indiana find the original molds!?
I know of four or five different UA Tikis. One was the inspiration for the big Tiki on Mark Ryden's Martin Denny CD/Taboo: Art Of Tiki cover (the other single Tiki on that cover is rendered from a photo I took at the Tropics Palm Springs) and was also made as aTiki liqour bottle for the 1974 Hawaiian Open.

The best one is a solid ceramic 3 footer made as a fountain:
A Ku type Tiki holding a Ti leaf from which water pours onto two more seperate Ti leaves. I used to own one sans leaves and had it in my front yard, from where it was STOLEN about 6 years ago! (You can see the upper part of it in PAD, page 41, to the right of the TV , hidden by the books. Dale Sizer has the complete piece, plus three mor e UA Tikis)
This was the only Tiki ever stolen from me, and I hope it brought much bad luck. Tought me to only keep concrete lawn Tikis outside, which are to heavy to run with.



Today was a great tiki day! I found this UA tiki, with the catch basin for $65!


Perfect condition with the tube still there to make the fountain. Now, who can tell me how to turn this guy back into a fountain?
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-01-02 7:02 pm   Permalink

Wow, that's a steal! And while I'm not usually crazy about the UA tikis, that one is unusually cool. Congrats!

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