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Hina Rapa Print Value?
thechenclan
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Joined: Feb 16, 2005
Posts: 3
From: Hilton Head, SC
Posted: 2005-02-16 09:03 am   Permalink

Hello, New to the forum. I recently acquired a Hina Rapa print from Ebay. It didn't go for very much because I don't think the sellers knew what they had - they just thought it was a Hawaiian Nude. I don't see Davis Gallery anywhere on it but it's dated 1956 Hawaii Arts Ltd under the Leeteg signature. Can anyone help me with how much it might be worth? Mahalo!

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thechenclan
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Joined: Feb 16, 2005
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From: Hilton Head, SC
Posted: 2005-02-21 07:50 am   Permalink

anyone? bueller? thanks anyway...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3774008194&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT

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Trader Tiki
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Joined: Mar 06, 2003
Posts: 385
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2005-02-21 09:06 am   Permalink

$12.00!

Oops!



 
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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: 2005-02-21 10:03 pm   Permalink

You cheeky TikiMonkey!

I'm not sure what the value is chenclan but I'd venture to say you got a good deal on a cool print.
Aloha and welcome aboard TC,


 
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thechenclan
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Joined: Feb 16, 2005
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From: Hilton Head, SC
Posted: 2005-02-22 05:22 am   Permalink

Thanks, I figured it's gotta be worth something...I remember somebody (Aloha Cruz maybe) having one for sale and asking $700 + for it?

Back when Josh Agle first started selling prints I asked him to paint a Hina Rapa in his style - I balked at the price then but am kicking myself in the butt in light of how popular he is now...


 
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2005-02-22 06:40 am   Permalink

I paid 20 bucks for mine... I consider that a decent price, it was framed.

 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2009-03-13 11:17 pm   Permalink

Digging up an old thread here...

Would $25-$50 be a fair price to pay for an older print of Hina Rapa?
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TabooDan
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Joined: Jul 18, 2004
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From: BC, Canada
Posted: 2009-03-14 10:54 am   Permalink

Holy Smokes...TikiWahine you are alive!! Haven't heard anything from you for a while! How is your lounge going??

Buy it up Wahine!! If the print is one of the old ones, and dated as so, they are good to get. You do not see them too often, especially up here, and even on eBay.
I sold a pair separately a while ago and they sold for $80-90 each on eBay. I saw some other framed ones sell for about $90 as well. Any of those prints you find for under $50 grab them! Especially if they have the thin bamboo frames. It may be the closest thing in getting to a real Leeteg!

Mahalo, TabooDan

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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2009-03-16 11:47 am   Permalink

Hey Dan!

I'm still alive, just swept up in a pile of diapers and toys. I've got my Witco bar all set up, just doing things slowly as we have the time.

I'm a huge fan of Hina Rapa, every time I see one it reminds me of the Waldorf. If I am able to get my mits on this one, she'll be hung with love int he Huki Lounge! I haven't seen any come up on ebay, and certainly none locally.

Crossing my fingers!!

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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2009-03-16 11:51 am   Permalink

Here she is:

I can't believe someone covered over the best part! I wonder if there are others like this?


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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1922
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-03-16 3:02 pm   Permalink

I had one professionally restored, lined backed and framed.It is important to
have them linen backed because the old paper deteriorates from time.Also important
to use a nice quality multi ply acid free matting when framing them.Because of how
rare these really are, and they are all dated-I wouldn't let mine go for any less
$ 800-$1000 .These are generally harder to find then the Japan reproductions which
I have depicted under the velvet painting thread.You also want to use UV type glass
when framing to prevent any future fading of the print, if you dont your print will
fade, look like crap and be worthless.
Aloha-Trader Bill



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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1542
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2009-03-16 5:42 pm   Permalink

Tikiwahine....besides the Leeteg copies painted on velvet, there were prints on a velvet covered paper and prints on heavy paper.




From a Davis Gallery catalog you can see the prices back in the 60s




The 3 color prints were on velvet paper including Hina Rapa




They may have added a color on paper set of prints later as this one is not in the original 14




Here is that same image on black velvet (a painted copy) in the same light










Sometimes the "Made In Japan is under the frame

Seems like a reasonable price range for a print and will look great in your bar. Not sure about the modesty Hina Rapa. Maybe some sailor brought it home and his wife made him have it modified in order to display it in their home.













 
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1961surf
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Posts: 1922
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-03-17 8:48 pm   Permalink

Nice detail in the hair of this girl.I will post my print as soon
as I can figure out how to not get glare off the glass with the flash.


 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2009-03-18 6:49 pm   Permalink

I just brought her home, and it is printed on velvet paper. Someone painted the bikini top, and framed her behind anti-glare glass.

The cardboard on the back used to have photos glued to it, they were all ripped off, but parts of one wedding photo remain, in bits of late 60s hair and beard. In pencil at the top someone wrote "HAWAII (then a number, I think 54 or 57) KONA"

Mine says " Hawaii Arts Ltd. 56" on the front, under the signature.

I just removed the back, and there are no other markings. The print is attached to a thin fiberboard, then partially glued the the thicker back.

This is really cool and fascinating - thanks Mr Fury!

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