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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2007-04-12 06:48 am   Permalink

Timid,

That is one fine Maori peice you have there, and I have never seen a box quite like that one. There are some folks here that should be able to give you some pretty detailed answers on the origin, approx date, and about the artist. Nice treasure!

Mahalo



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Tiki_Rich_pgh
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Joined: Mar 19, 2007
Posts: 6
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Posted: 2007-04-12 07:19 am   Permalink

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On 2007-04-07 10:11, khan_tiki_mon wrote:

Six resin Tikis. Three ceramic Tiki votive candle holders. A set of ceramic salt and pepper shakers. Because you can never have too many Tikis, or too much rum, or too many cocktail umbrellas, or....




I was going to post about finding those resin Tiki's, and the S&P shakers, at the local Eckerd drug store here in Pittsburgh (pretty much the last place I expected to find Tiki in the wild), but you beat me to it. The one's with the protruding lower jaw rang up as birdfeeders on my receipt -- I'm using one as a soapdish myself and another as a paperclip holder at work.
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
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From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2007-04-12 10:00 am   Permalink

Those are all available at Brooks Drug Stores in the North East. (US)

 
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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1290
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2007-04-12 10:23 am   Permalink

Isn't that red resin tiki on the far left a ripoff of a Tikifarm mug?

 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2007-04-12 11:11 am   Permalink

Not just the red one, but a couple of the ones next to it.

 
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 3068
From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2007-04-12 12:51 pm   Permalink

anyone ever seen this bizarre mug before?



sorry the shot is over-exposed, i tried to fix it in photoshop.

i can't figure what the design is supposed to be.


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2250
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2007-04-12 1:06 pm   Permalink

Cool find. Kinda looks like an earless chocolate easter bunny on crack!


 
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timidtiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2007
Posts: 180
Posted: 2007-04-12 1:53 pm   Permalink

Nice mug . . . to me it looks like an attempt to join the "tiki" form with the Pacific Northwest (US) Indian "beaver" totem. Where did you find him?

 
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PockyTiki
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 575
From: central MA
Posted: 2007-04-12 2:45 pm   Permalink

it looks like a "vizzerdrix"



except toned down ALOT....
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Phillip Roberts
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
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From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2007-04-12 3:02 pm   Permalink



Quote:

On 2007-04-11 17:36, timidtiki wrote:
I recently picked up the wakahuia pictured below at an aauction in the East(US). A paper with the box said the it was made of Totara and the carver was named George Bryenton (I think). Does anybody out there know anything about the carver, or have an estimate of the approximate age of the carving? Thanks, Timid

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timidtiki
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Posted: 2007-04-12 3:41 pm   Permalink

Thanks filslash - I did find the Suffolk line in NZ but was not able to pin down the dates as you have. I haven't been able to attach the name to a wood carver in New Zealand. I did find a George B. who was a wood carver in the US about 1930 but I don't know where he came from and I cannot find any examples of his work. Timid

 
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KuKuAhu
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Joined: Dec 23, 2002
Posts: 567
From: Kahiki, Ohio
Posted: 2007-04-12 5:30 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-04-12 12:51, Johnny Dollar wrote:
anyone ever seen this bizarre mug before?



sorry the shot is over-exposed, i tried to fix it in photoshop.

i can't figure what the design is supposed to be.




Yep. Very rare and quite old. It is from the long gone Tiki Trapper up north. That one looks odd though. Like it was spray painted or something. Normally they were brown.

And it is a tiki beaver.

Here's a matchbook from there:



Is it yours? Where did you find it? I have only seen one other one before.





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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Posts: 1098
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Posted: 2007-04-12 6:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-04-12 17:30, KuKuAhu wrote:

It is from the long gone Tiki Trapper up north.




Could you be more specific about "up north"? Do you mean like North Dakota up north? Or the "real" up north like Canada or Alaska?

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KuKuAhu
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From: Kahiki, Ohio
Posted: 2007-04-12 6:13 pm   Permalink

Hamilton, Ontario (according to the matchbook).






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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Posted: 2007-04-12 6:35 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the info, KuKuAhu. Never heard of it (Tiki Trapper i mean - not Hamilton Ont.). Technically speaking, it would be "down south" if you live in North Dakota.
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