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TikiRootsRocka
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Joined: Apr 15, 2011
Posts: 249
From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2013-07-17 3:53 pm   Permalink

Aloha Friends! I know I'm lucky to have come across this little stash.
Liz, hope all is well! I'd be happy to post a pic with the light, but, I'm leaving town and have a lots to do, so I'll post 'em when I get back.
Joe, it's 35" inches tall. I'll see you guys at the next ITMP, I've got some fishing and hiking to do with the family this weekend. Checkout my rum barrel at the Tonga Hut, if you go Sunday. Unfortunately, I won't be there, either.
Lori, thanks for the pointer, I'm gonna try rigging something up when I get back home.


 
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Dr Ventures
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Joined: Dec 08, 2010
Posts: 8
From: MN
Posted: 2013-07-18 10:58 am   Permalink

Orchids X-Men, found a few days and well over a hundred miles apart in MN.





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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1335
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-07-18 7:12 pm   Permalink

Found on etsy.com from a seller in Dallas. The pair was $15.00. They're both in really good shape.








 
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mastrmike
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Joined: Jul 13, 2013
Posts: 7
Posted: 2013-07-18 7:22 pm   Permalink

Ok, I will try here. Any one identify these? I found them in a suburb of Chicago.




 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2013-07-18 8:14 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-07-18 19:22, mastrmike wrote:
Ok, I will try here. Any one identify these? I found them in a suburb of Chicago.





Mike, you've been trying for a week. They have already been identified. What other info are you looking for besides what they are??
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lancelink
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Joined: Jun 10, 2012
Posts: 17
Posted: 2013-07-19 10:26 am   Permalink

A Salvation Army find. Palau storyboard style carved wood urn or it could hold a pillar candle holder. Anyone have an idea what legend is depicted?






 
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mastrmike
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Posted: 2013-07-19 9:38 pm   Permalink

Unless I missed something, all I have so far is they are cannibals. Can anyone tell me where they are from or how old they are?

 
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mastrmike
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Posted: 2013-07-19 9:40 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-18 20:14, Mr. NoNaMe wrote:
Quote:

On 2013-07-18 19:22, mastrmike wrote:
Ok, I will try here. Any one identify these? I found them in a suburb of Chicago.





Mike, you've been trying for a week. They have already been identified. What other info are you looking for besides what they are??



Ok, I'm not so good at theseforums, sorry. I would like to know where they came from and how old they are.


 
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Tiki-kitty
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Joined: Apr 30, 2012
Posts: 63
From: Cleveland, Oh
Posted: 2013-07-20 07:54 am   Permalink

I found these fellas in a curiosity shop. Originally marked $35. I got them for 20% off.






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tikigreg
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1158
From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2013-07-20 08:43 am   Permalink

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On 2013-07-19 21:38, mastrmike wrote:
Unless I missed something, all I have so far is they are cannibals. Can anyone tell me where they are from or how old they are?



These were probably made in the area of the Philippines around the early 60s. Other than the info referenced earlier in this thread:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=45707&forum=5, that's bound to be the best answer you're going to get.

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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4789
Posted: 2013-07-20 09:14 am   Permalink

We went to Tiki Kon, we went home down the Oregon and California coast and went tiki hunting.
Here's the treasure of our lifetime.
I spot a marquises tiki and run to see it. I saw the price was $500. Upon reading this we understood why it was so high. Even though it was 57 years or more old it was in perfect condition.

While we waited the store called Mr. Williams who was born in 1913 and had just had his 100th birthday. He consented to sell the tiki for $400 and Dan paid the store. We wished they would let us talk to him but they said no.

Mr. Elmo Williams has directed movies that we have all seen and loved.

Here are a few posters from his movies such as Tora Tora Tora, The Poseiden Adventour and 20,000 Leagues under the sea.


He is the man on the left with his wife. He did Zorba the Greek with Anthony Quinn.


Once home we took these photos.
The man.


One side.


The woman.


The other side.


Top of the head.


The carvers name on the bottom.


For now it is displayed in Dan's tiki jungle room.


We found two Kava men from Easter Island. The larger one is super heavy plastic, maybe bakalite? Have any of you seen this one before?





He has numbers on his back but nothing more.


We were in an antique shop when a woman entered and went to the desk to sell this woman. When she was finished we went to the desk and bought her from the owner of the shop. Nothing on the bottom so we can only guess the age, we think 1940's, what do you think?


We had a great trip, Wendy
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Alii Tiki
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Joined: Apr 24, 2008
Posts: 156
From: Kona, Hawaii & Palm Springs, California
Posted: 2013-07-20 3:31 pm   Permalink

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The man.


One side.


The woman.


The other side.


Top of the head.


The carvers name on the bottom.


For now it is displayed in Dan's tiki jungle room.






Beautiful score Dan & Wendy !!!

I have some info for you about the carver see the links at the bottom of my post here:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=1099&forum=5&vpost=675774

The Kimitete family is renowned as carvers, I think based off the age of yours it was likely carved by Joseph Kimitete, look at the information in the top link in my post (Kai Ehitu History).


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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1544
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2013-07-20 7:14 pm   Permalink

Very nice stuff. Knight Of The South Seas was an unsold TV pilot. Too bad it didn't get picked up.

 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4789
Posted: 2013-07-20 8:45 pm   Permalink

Alii Tiki thank you for all the information. I just sent a friend request to the family. Seeing all this information was a wonderful gift.

bongofury Dan has a whole bunch of VHS tape that he's going to go through to see if he recorded the movie they made from the TV pilot. I tried Amazon today but they didn't have it.

Anyone have any information on the Moai or hula woman? Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3859
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-07-20 8:55 pm   Permalink

Wendy and Dan-O
That's cool, love the carving, great story...

Jon


 
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