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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-07-21 09:10 am   Permalink

Wonderful Marquesan there, Wendy!

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On 2013-07-20 19:14, bongofury wrote:
Very nice stuff. Knight Of The South Seas was an unsold TV pilot. Too bad it didn't get picked up.



Any more info about that, Bongo? Is the date correct? 1956 sounds early for a TV pilot like that.


 
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Posted: 2013-07-21 09:32 am   Permalink

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AdOrAdam
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From: Wolverhampton, UK
Posted: 2013-07-21 2:23 pm   Permalink

Who's not going to like the 2 sided Marq Wendy & Dan found?!

I found these:

I have no idea if its 'tiki' or just 'ethnic' but thought it was interesting. It is about 35" tall (but the bottom 2" appears to be a base that was added later). It was pretty scratched up, I've done some sanding & re-staining (& might do some more).

Any idea where it is from?


Ships = rum?

Im pleased with this one, its a re-painting of an earlier painting (the 2 artists names are on there). The ship is called Thermopylae
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermopylae_(clipper)

Ill either get a more antique frame if its going to be a room centrepiece or a plain frame if its not.


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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-07-21 5:55 pm   Permalink

Wendy & Dan, great finds. It's always good to see quality stuff still out in the wild!

 
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bongofury
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Posted: 2013-07-21 9:59 pm   Permalink

From my notes it appears that the movie "Hell Ship Mutiny" (1957) was compiled from the Knight of the South Pacific (1955) TV pilot. The movie is just over an hour long so I am not sure how long the pilot was.

Now back to Tiki finds.....


 
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Bongo Bungalow
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2013-07-22 12:56 am   Permalink

AMAZING finds, Wendy!

 
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Masteryoda
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Posted: 2013-07-22 06:55 am   Permalink

While I'm sure neither of these guys are worth anything, monetarily speaking, considering they're some of the first additions to my mug collection (not to mention the fact they only set me back $3 each), I consider them pretty good antique mall finds.



I did, however, pass on this guy (for now), since he had a few bumps and bruises. Should I grab him for the $29 they were asking? He's not wood; rather, some kind of thinner, easily chipped material...kind of like foam.



 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-07-22 08:11 am   Permalink

That looks like a Kevin and Jody piece for Disney to me. Probably well worth the $29.

 
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Hale Tiki
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-07-22 08:51 am   Permalink

Big lots. Was $30 at the time, the sell for more now. Paint it up and enjoy.

 
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TikiVato
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From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2013-07-22 1:35 pm   Permalink

Wow, Dan and Wendy, what a super rare Marq find with such a wonderful story. It looks right at home at your beautiful home. Like your other finds as well. Congrats.

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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2013-07-23 10:03 am   Permalink

Got this stuff at Brandomoai's garage sale:



Bali Hai (Lynnfield) "crossed arm" tiki mug; homecraft two-sided mug with swank pearlescent glaze. This one has a price sticker from a Hawaiian gift shop (I have a similar one in brown from a Canadian shop); unmarked OMC moai.



Looks like one of those home woodshop tikis. The leopard backing was added by Brandon.

And this is waiting for me in Calgary:



Brown Okolehao bottle. First one I've seen with an intact chest label.
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-07-23 10:25 am   Permalink

When we look at this thread we know that it is not possible to own one of every tiki out there. It sure is fun to try! So many great finds. Wendy

Here are some more tiki finds from our Tiki Kon, Portland trip.

Dan knew he had one of these bottles at home but for $10 he couldn't pass it up. Good that he didn't because the one at home was 1984 and a different sculpt from this find of 1984. Lots of subtle differences such as the head looking down.










Dan found this plaque at the Portland Antique Expo for $5. We think it is tiki. Have any of you seen it before or have information on it?

It had lots of chips and dings.

I restored it.



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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2013-07-23 8:31 pm   Permalink

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Dan found this plaque at the Portland Antique Expo for $5. We think it is tiki. Have any of you seen it before or have information on it?

It had lots of chips and dings.

I restored it.




Hi Wendy,
My guess is that this guy is a depiction of Te Rongo and his three sons. There is some confusion as to who this guy really is though. Either Rongo, the Maori god of agriculture, some other Cook Islands god or Te Rongo with his kids.
Sir Peter Buck, not of REM. is the guy who creates the confusion. He (Peter Buck/Te Rangi Hiroa) died in 1951.
The face on you guy is kinda Disneyesque. I have a carving of Te Rongo and his three sons and it has a Cook Islands face.
Erik The Red.

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Ragbag Comics
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Joined: Feb 24, 2009
Posts: 133
From: Chicago
Posted: 2013-07-23 8:57 pm   Permalink

Found this old thing just hangin' around an antique mall on a recent trip up North...



With a $50 price tag, it wasn't like walkin' out with it for free, but after
we got it home and I looked at Ooga Mooga I definitely felt like we got away with
something!

Not a scratch on it- too cool!

--Pete


 
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Bongo Bungalow
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2013-07-24 05:06 am   Permalink

Nice one Ragbag! I've turned my offspring into hunters and gatherers for me and one found a Tiki Liki at a Goodwill shop. I couldn't be more proud!




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