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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2007-07-18 05:55 am   Permalink

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On 2007-07-17 17:53, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:
Hey PSD. Nice collection you got there.
Here's the large lava version, the large hapawood version, and the small hapawood version of one of your pieces:


there is also an in between version with the holes in the back filled


Large lava version tag:


The pen holder tiki design was also used on these two:

Wait a couple hours and House of Ku will post the nine hundred other things this same tiki was used on that I do not have.

Speaking of Freddie, here's the zodiac pendants he posted a while back:


And I cannot tell if your double eyed guy has jeweled eyes like mine does:


bottom markings:



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Thanks for the info Buzzy and all. My opener looks exactly the same on the bottom but has no rhinestone eyes, although, one could argue they were there at one time?

One of the odder looking Coco Joes pieces anyway!

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HOUSE OF KU
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Posted: 2007-07-29 03:43 am   Permalink

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On 2007-07-16 15:25, Psycho Tiki D wrote:

How about these?



I believe this is made by Poly-Art (can't find mine to verify ) This is modeled after an authentic figure as seen in Hawaiian Sculpture, Cox, Davenport

Aloha, Freddie
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2007-08-27 6:30 pm   Permalink

Fresh from the wilds of the North country.












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Paipo
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Posted: 2007-09-17 7:32 pm   Permalink

Thought I'd give this thread a bump as I managed to score one of my "Holy Grail" lava/resin pieces this week. I haven't been adding to my collection at all except for local scores which are few and far between. The cost of getting stuff sent is just ridiculous, and the pieces I like are generally at the heavier end of the scale. I have spotted the odd menehune but they don't really do it for me. Anyway, enough whining - let's see the pics you say?



No markings underneath. The resin is a very hard and heavy white that has been stained a rich burgundy colour, like some of my NZ pieces:


I wonder if the sculptor got as much pleasure from making this as I do from looking at it? Probably.


I remember this piece being discussed in another thread - I think there was even a brass or bronze version?

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HOUSE OF KU
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Posted: 2007-09-18 09:33 am   Permalink

Aloha Paipo, Heres the other post...

I wonder which came first?
Quote:

On 2005-11-12 15:49, Kono wrote:
Quote:

On 2004-01-20 01:14, aquarj wrote:
Hey Sven, as for your request, I took some pics tonite. The cool thing about the CocoJoes type stuff is that when you look at it up close, you realize how exquisite some of it really is. Same goes for many of the tikis, but this girl-in-a-shell is pretty amazing.





Two more special angles, especially for Sven...





-Randy



There was recently a piece on ebay that looked just like this one except in brass:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7720798164&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

I saved the pics since the auction will eventually disappear:













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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2007-09-19 1:57 pm   Permalink

Nice find Pipe-o!

 
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khan_tiki_mon
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Posted: 2008-01-05 1:38 pm   Permalink

Does anyone have a Coco Joe's catalog that they would either like to sell me or that they would let me borrow to make some scans? I have a page on my website dedicated to my meager but growing Coco Joe's collection and I'd like to include some pages from old catalogs.
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2008-02-28 5:35 pm   Permalink

Time for some more variations:

Three versions of HW 26: Lono Tiki Set


These differ in the background. The older one has a tooled background, while the second version is faux wood patterned


This one had the same catalog number, but has a different tiki and setting


Marks


Tag




Three versions of 278: Hawaii Tiki pen holder



Just like the other pen holder-same tiki, different background


The other version has a parallelogram shape


Tags



King Kamehameha: Lava 303 and HW 136


Two different carvings for 303. The first picture in each pair is the older version



Different lava patterns on the backs



Will the real King K please stand up



One of these guys has a gym membership



Feet are in different positions



Marks



Tag


The hapawood version has a different stock number: HW 136



There is also a hapawood version of the newer lava piece

I'm guessing this is a recent reproduction or newly made CCJ's version.

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Koolau
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Posted: 2008-02-28 10:54 pm   Permalink

Buzzy - that last Hapawood figure is mine; it doesn't have a date on it, and unfortunately the label is gone, but it does have the "Coco Joe's Made in Hawaii" logo deeply incised on the underside of the base. I don't think it's one of the repros - just a very late original.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2008-02-29 9:50 pm   Permalink

It seems like some of the older pieces were recarved or reconfigured as they were used in either the Hapawood or Lava version. They also had, in many cases, different catalog numbers.

Here is an example of HW 17 and #297:


For other pieces produced throughout the years, they just used the same lava style mold for both types. In most cases, the catalog numbers were identical.

Here are some examples of pieces that appear to be originally conceived as lava pieces, but were also produced as hapawood pieces at some time.

#110 Ku


#152 Happy Tiki God


#43 Kanaloa


#123 Alii Lono


#145 Hang Loose Ashtray


Koolau:Does the actual color of your piece appear pale like in your picture, or does it look more the colors in my pictures?

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HOUSE OF KU
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Posted: 2008-03-01 04:15 am   Permalink

Hola Buzzy! Another variation of the older style King K on the right.


Different base, no string for the cape, with nipples and space between the foot and spear.





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Koolau
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Posted: 2008-03-01 08:16 am   Permalink

Yea - that color is about right; I shouldn't have written it was hapawood, because it's more yellow than brown. I'll take some more photos today when the sun comes up.

I'd like to take a closer look at the modern Coco Joe's reproductions, but the only place I've seen them is inside the terminal at the airport.


 
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Koolau
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Posted: 2008-03-02 7:30 pm   Permalink

Here's more images of my yellow/golden King Kamehameha:

Front:



Close-up:



Back:



Bubbly lava, similar to the one posted above, but with smaller bubbles.

Here's the incised Coco Joe's logo on the bottom:









 
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HOUSE OF KU
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Posted: 2008-03-03 03:21 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-03-02 19:30, Koolau wrote:
Here's more images of my yellow/golden King Kamehameha:


Close-up:




Here's the incised Coco Joe's logo on the bottom:







Aloha Koolau! Looks like a vintage piece, just unusual color. The Hapawoods were cast in this mustard color and stained with a darker color to define and give depth to the contours.



You can see the color difference better where it chipped due to poor Ebay packing.



The new generation of CCJ is cast with white/light resin and stained with a different color. It looks like they are slowly adding more new knockoffs and I thought they started reproducing the large King Kamehameha with your post. Thank goodness yours looks vintage.

Here is a sample of the new generation that is available at the Stadium FleaMarket.




In case you want to compare quality , the stall is on the outside row in 14-D.



The other deciding factor is that your King has nipples. It looks like they were allowed until they were deemed offensive and disappeared altogether. Here is a vintage factory plastercast with the offending appendages removed, circa 1987




Aloha, Freddie
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HOUSE OF KU
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Posted: 2008-03-03 03:24 am   Permalink

Double post

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