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A Couple 'O Totems
PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2004-12-19 9:47 pm   Permalink

I decided to start cataloging my entire collection this weekend - mugs, paper (menus, postcards, etc), artwork, sculptures and of course carvings. Part of this process involves me creating a sort of personal "catalog" of everything in my collection. My intention is to document the background of not only the piece but also the artist of each item.

As such, this weekend I decided to start with the tiki poles. I began taking photographs and thought I would share a few of them with you. Here is a small part of my carving collection with some short tidbits of history on them. I didn't post everything -- just the one's from artists you may recognize.



From left to right:
House of Tiki, Gecko, Tiki Diablo, Keigs20

The Maori by Gecko was carved specially for me during his Mainland tour in 2003 during a
TC Carving Session at the Lagoon Room (I traded one of my paintings for it).

The Tiki Diablo piece known as "Tiki Ricardo" doubles as a Conga Drum and is a Gallery piece from the Age of Aquarius show at Copro Nason. And yes, he is the predecessor of the Macumba mug.

The Keigs Ku is a replica of the Kahiki Moon Ku. I asked Keigs to leave it unfinished so as to emphasize the grain in the log -- its made of cedar and smells great too!



From left to right:
Tiki Tony, Bosko, Tiki Diablo

I first spotted the Tiki Tony in a Rip Curl shop in Santa Monica and I always regretted walking away from it. I later saw it at Tiki Oasis and this time I took it home.

The Tiki Diablo on the right was carved for my daughter's big luau bash when she turned 1.



From left to right:
Crazy Al, Lake Surfer, Tiki Diablo, Loonatiki

The Crazy Al piece is made of resin based on Hang Tiki. Its super light and looks just like a palm log.

The Lake Surfer piece came from the Carving Methodology thread. Here's a pic of it in progress.

The Tiki Diablo piece was carved for Tiki Farm's Big 'Ol Tiki Bash party back in 2002.

The Loonatiki piece is named Congee. Does he look familiar? Saw this guy at Hukilau 2004 and had Loonatiki of Kreepy Tiki do one up for me.



From left to right:
PolyPop, JungleTrader, Made in PI, Bamboo Ben

The Jungle Trader piece is named Bastard2. I traded one of my art pieces for this.

The Bamboo Ben tiki on the far right had a whole set of living room furniture that matched it. Tiki Farm got one of the matching tables.



My Pair O' Leroys. The one on the right is signed on the back, "Aloha Adrian, Poly Pop - Keep the Moai Spirit. Leroy Schmaltz"





I've got a bunch more I'm going to photograph - a few authentic South Pacific pieces from unknown sources, masks, etc. I'll post pics of those when I get a chance (probably not until after the New Year).


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OnaTiki
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Joined: Nov 24, 2003
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2004-12-19 11:38 pm   Permalink

Wow, thanks for showing your collection.. I am green with envy..

 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2004-12-19 11:50 pm   Permalink

Ahem... You said a couple.

Thats quite a collection. Thus Far


 
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
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From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2004-12-19 11:54 pm   Permalink

Very nice Pop.
Can't wait to see some more. Are you gonna share the broken mugs too?
Aloha,


 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2004-12-20 12:03 am   Permalink

Nice collection Pop! I'm honored to be featured with carvers of such caliber and fame!

 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2004-12-20 06:54 am   Permalink

Great great stuff Poly pop!!
Nice to see those for sure. Next time you take photos, step in front of the camera so we can see you with the tiki poles and get a better sense of their size. (unless you are a giant or munchkin which wouldn't help much at all) Good luck in your cataloging efforts. Hope we can see many more pics of your collection!!!
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Alnshely
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: Oceanside CA
Posted: 2004-12-20 09:23 am   Permalink

Bong, Suicide Sam, FloraTina and I helped PolyPop move to his new digs. He had his mugs boxed up and we moved dozens of boxes. His Brother in law claimed Adrian "Needed Help" with his "Mug Problem". Wait till Adrian posts his Mug collection, I'm dieing to see it.
Mahalo,
Al
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vwtikigirl
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Joined: Jan 01, 2004
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From: austin
Posted: 2004-12-20 09:45 am   Permalink

Thanks for sharing. You've told me about the collection, but never got to see it. Very impressive!

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Tiki Bird
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Joined: Sep 25, 2003
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From: Cerritos, Ca.
Posted: 2004-12-20 10:07 am   Permalink

Great pics PolyPop, looking forward to seeing the mug collection!




Tbird.

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SugarCaddyDaddy
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Joined: Jun 03, 2002
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From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2004-12-20 2:17 pm   Permalink

Quote:

Monkeyman wrote:
Ahem... You said a couple.
Thats quite a collection. Thus Far



HA! No kidding! I can't wait for the "Couple 'o Mugs" pictures.

(FYI-those of us that helped PolyPop move found that 75% of the boxes were mugs & tiki related items and the remaining 25% were his regular household goods!)



 
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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2004-12-20 2:47 pm   Permalink

I am totally jelous. Thanks for showing your collection!!
Later,
Spermy


 
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PolynesianPop
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2004-12-20 4:03 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-12-20 09:23, Alnshely wrote:
Bong, Suicide Sam, FloraTina and I helped PolyPop move to his new digs. He had his mugs boxed up and we moved dozens of boxes. His Brother in law claimed Adrian "Needed Help" with his "Mug Problem". Wait till Adrian posts his Mug collection, I'm dieing to see it.
Mahalo,
Al



I have a sickness and it cannot be cured! But I knew you all would understand... unlike my brother-in-law who was not joking and was truly concerned.


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On 2004-12-20 14:17, SugarCaddyDaddy wrote:
HA! No kidding! I can't wait for the "Couple 'o Mugs" pictures.

(FYI-those of us that helped PolyPop move found that 75% of the boxes were mugs & tiki related items and the remaining 25% were his regular household goods!)



Yes, when I moved to my current residence about a dozen TC'ers helped me (to which I am SOOOO grateful). It was funny watching Suicide Sam's and Bong's reaction as they unloaded wall after wall of tiki mug boxes from the back of the moving truck.... I guess you had to be there.


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DawnTiki
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Posted: 2004-12-20 4:12 pm   Permalink

It looks like Poly Pop's garage is the REAL Tiki Central

 
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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2004-12-20 8:30 pm   Permalink

Pop does have a very extensive collection. He's been collecting from way before BOT hit the shelves.

Like Al, I too wait with an......ticipation of seeing the mugs in all those fu*$ing boxes marked "mugs" that we hauled into his mansion.


    
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2004-12-20 8:45 pm   Permalink





From left to right:
PolyPop, JungleTrader, Made in PI, Bamboo Ben

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Wo! I forgot about those. PP- That thing sticks out like a sore thumb!!! It's soooo non traditional!!

p.s. what's under the car cover?


 
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