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What is the most you have spent for one Tiki?
Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2301
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2004-08-18 12:41 pm   Permalink

I've just paid $75 for a large 19th Century Polynesian mask, which is a new record for me (but still something of a bargain).

My $30 limit for Tiki mugs still sticks, (though perhaps I should add inflation to that figure as it's been there for a few years). I made one exception for the Gecko mug ($35), as I'd always wanted something by Gecko and the carvings were always far too expensive to send to the UK.

To me, Tiki is still very much connected to thrifting and getting something interesting for just a small amount of money!

Trader Woody


 
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Velvet Ruby
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Joined: Nov 22, 2003
Posts: 117
From: Vancouver
Posted: 2004-08-18 1:12 pm   Permalink

I don't know if it counts, but I spent $200 on my L-shaped bamboo coffee table. I think it's 40s or 50s, with a teak top?? might be mahogany.. anyway, also wins the prize for most spent on furniture ever too...

 
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ikitnrev
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Joined: Jul 27, 2002
Posts: 1323
From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2004-08-18 8:44 pm   Permalink

My big tiki spurge were a pair of 7 foot tiki carvings obtained from the recently closed Honolulu Restaurant here in DC.


I won't say exactly how much I paid - but I will reveal that somebody else had already offered to bid $1000 for 4 of the poles, and my bid was higher than that for just two of them.

No regrets at all - I considered it a once a lifetime opportunity, to be able to own something that had been a part of a favored tiki gathering place.

Vern


 
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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 833
From: KS/MO
Posted: 2004-08-19 12:17 am   Permalink

Swanky informed:
Quote:
I paid $600 for a Guanko tiki



You ha-ha-have...I mean you...you actually own a Guanko tiki?!
I am not worthy...but I would like to see a pic; I searched and the pic link in your original post is dead:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=2915&forum=1
Since you made that post, have you gotten any idea of where it came from?


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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11602
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2004-08-19 01:26 am   Permalink

The most I ever paid for a Tiki was for Big Daddy Olu, the 9 ft Moai carved from a standing treetrunk in my frontyard. Leroy had to carve on it on weekends. Worth every penny off course.

Also, a Marquesan Tiki bar stool. Not very big, quite simple, but it was from the Tahitian Lanai (!). I bought it from a Waikiki Antique store, AND I had to have it shipped. An unimitable piece of history.


 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5318
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2004-08-19 10:03 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-08-19 00:17, tikijackalope wrote:
Swanky informed:
Quote:
I paid $600 for a Guanko tiki



You ha-ha-have...I mean you...you actually own a Guanko tiki?!
I am not worthy...but I would like to see a pic; I searched and the pic link in your original post is dead: http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=2915&forum=1
Since you made that post, have you gotten any idea of where it came from?


There are two good possibilities, the Mahi Mahi or Blue Hawaii in Nashville. I have not found anything from either establishment. I'll try to fix the pics later.
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"Mai-Kai: History & Mystery of the Iconic Tiki Restaurant" the book


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tikiboy
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Joined: May 11, 2002
Posts: 77
From: Brentwood CA
Posted: 2004-08-20 01:00 am   Permalink

Ikitnrev,
I paid about what you paid for a 5 foot Cook Island version of the god Lono except I had to buy a pair of Tikis. The other one was also 5 foot and is of the Tongan godess Atua Fefina. They are both about twenty five years old and came from the Big Island of Hawaii.


 
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