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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-10-25 8:44 pm   Permalink



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nui 'umi 'umi
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-10-26 6:33 pm   Permalink

Snagged this whalebone piece at tiki marketplace awhile back. CeCe loved it. About 6” tall.




 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-10-26 9:31 pm   Permalink

Nui- u r on a roll

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-10-27 12:16 pm   Permalink

Spousal unit out hunting








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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-10-29 08:44 am   Permalink

Wow that comb is so special. This thread just goes to prove you can never have it all. There's so much out there it's overwhelming.

I found this for Dan. On the back it has written in ink Easter Island March 1978. We were married in May of 1978 so this was a fun find. Wendy



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uncle trav
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Posted: 2015-10-29 12:50 pm   Permalink

Rare as hen's teeth.






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Kilaueakyd
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Joined: Nov 20, 2012
Posts: 121
From: The active crater
Posted: 2015-10-30 11:09 am   Permalink

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On 2015-10-30 01:54, Kilaueakyd wrote:
Okay here is the story. A storage locker was put on Kijiji Alberta last weekend. All stuff from the Edmonton Beachcomber which closed in the late seventies or early 80's.
Full of chairs, tables, some mugs, table lamps, and fish floats. Oh and four big Tikis. I took what I could afford but there are still 3 very cool and vintage tikis left for someone.
When I found out I said to myself I must be having a great dream, this does not happen. A virtual time capsule. Everything was dirty but in good shape. The mugs are in mint shape wrapped in newspaper from 1975





The 2 Tikis here are 6 feet tall and weight around 400 lbs







 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-10-30 11:34 am   Permalink

Kilaueakyd, great find-congrats! I have a concrete copy of that Ku in your 1rst pic. I’ll post it later gotta go batten up the hatches on my tiki lounge-might rain and forecasts of the dreaded “El Nino” this year tell me I’d better stop procrastinating.
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2015-10-30 6:22 pm   Permalink

Found these at a thrift/antique store that is never open when i'm out that way but surprisingly yesterday it was. Unfortunately both the ears are broken on the PNG piece (it is extremely rare to find any PNG pieces here that aren't damaged in some way) but it is a good size and was a reasonable price. I love how it still has the fumigation certificate on the back of it but sadly all the information has faded from it so i have no way of knowing exactly how hold it is. I'm guessing 70's.


I also found this, something i've been hoping to find for a while now. I'm not sure if this was ever designed to work or is just an ornamental piece but i'm happy for it to just be a display piece, although i will change the rope on it.



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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2015-10-30 10:42 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-10-30 18:22, swizzle wrote:
Found these at a thrift/antique store that is never open when i'm out that way but surprisingly yesterday it was. Unfortunately both the ears are broken on the PNG piece (it is extremely rare to find any PNG pieces here that aren't damaged in some way) but it is a good size and was a reasonable price. I love how it still has the fumigation certificate on the back of it but sadly all the information has faded from it so i have no way of knowing exactly how hold it is. I'm guessing 70's.


I also found this, something i've been hoping to find for a while now. I'm not sure if this was ever designed to work or is just an ornamental piece but i'm happy for it to just be a display piece, although i will change the rope on it.

Nice finds Robbie! What’s wrong with the rope? Doncha like bright white?
Cheers,
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-11-02 08:28 am   Permalink

Robbie, congratulations on some great finds.


We went on a day trip to Sebastopol and Napa and found some treasures.

Back home I photographed all our new tiki treasures. We had also found this Tahitian tiki mounted on a rock stand. They probably were paired up by the owner and not the carver.


On the bottom of the bookends there was this sticker.


On the bottom of the tiki was this note.



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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2015-11-02 11:48 am   Permalink

Wendy, Nice finds. Luv dem bookends.
Cheers


 
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Teadoir
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Joined: Dec 04, 2013
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From: Oregon
Posted: 2015-11-02 9:40 pm   Permalink

I wonder if the base on yours was added? Mine seems to be a plaster type material as well, but its actually gray, not painted. Had some sort of pigment mixed in.



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Hey TD, mine is approx, 15”tall. It’s heavy but the inside looks like plaster. It has been painted a couple of times and as you can see in my pix, mine has a different base. No markings anywhere on mine.
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-11-04 1:16 pm   Permalink

Hobbyist shrunken head tiki mug



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