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tikilease
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Joined: Jun 30, 2010
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From: Palm Springs
Posted: 2015-10-26 10:00 am   Permalink

This may have been talked about before and i apologize if it has but I watched a great documentary last night on Netflix called " The search for Michael Rockefeller " and if you are a collector of PNG art you should check it out as he was involved in purchasing art from tribes in the area before he went missing and you will see in the doc a lot of great examples of carvings...huts ... canoes ... tapia ... and different tribes masks and art including the Asmat's. Pretty interesting and again ...chock full of PNG carvings!

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2446
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-10-26 6:23 pm   Permalink



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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-10-26 6:23 pm   Permalink

These two are the only other ones I own, for now.





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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2015-11-24 08:51 am   Permalink

This collection belongs to an old friend, she is 85 years old. She and her husband have traveled all over the world since the early 60's. She must have hundreds of artifacts from all over the world that she has collected along the way. I love visiting her because she lives in a fabulous MCM house up in the hills in Tarzana that she bought in 1959 and she has not touched anything to change the house. This is part of her PNG collection.































 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1177
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2017-09-07 07:35 am   Permalink

In the last couple of years i've been fortunate to have been able to add a few really, really nice PNG pieces to my collection but i have to say that is probably the cream of the crop.



A woven mask from the Karawari River area, circa 1930. I got this, another woven mask from the same region and era, and a handful of spears for an absolute steal from the same seller. I doubt that i'll ever come across such a bargain again.


 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2017-09-07 08:54 am   Permalink

Amazing piece, any chance you can put pictures of the rest of your PNG pieces?

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2017-09-07 7:36 pm   Permalink

Outstanding piece Robbie. Is it big enough to fit a human head?
I’m with Hilda-More, More!
Cheers


 
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swizzle
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2017-09-07 11:03 pm   Permalink

This is me wearing it David, and in my hands the spears and other mask i mentioned in the post above. You would have seen pics of my other stuff over on Instagram, Hilda, but when i take some better photos i'll definitely post them here to this thread.




 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2017-09-07 11:59 pm   Permalink

Robbie, you’re gonna think that I’m lying again.
I shared your pic with CeCe and when I asked her to guess who was behind the mask- she quickly responded with “Robbie”.
I almost dropped my Paralyzing Pufferfish.
Give us some warning when you’re gonna raid the States again-Hope it’s soon Cabron!
Later
Btw, that’s some awesome PNG stuff.Also, I will pose the same Question to Joe and Rosemary on Saturday at the Original Tiki Marketplace.


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swizzle
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2017-09-10 01:42 am   Permalink

Wow! CeCe nailed it and there wasn't really anything in that photo to give me away. Hopefully i'll be back soon David.

Here's a PNG storyboard i picked up today. Had my eyes on this for quite a while and the stall owner in the antique store is closing down so everything is 50% off. I'm glad i held out because although it was a reasonable price to start with, now i got it for a steal.
Now i'd just like to know what it says.

(Photo has been enhanced slightly but the colours are pretty accurate).



 
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swizzle
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 9 days ago; 11:24 pm   Permalink

Scored this today. Thinking it's a shield rather than a Gope board. Either way i'm stoked.



 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 8 days ago; 03:24 am   Permalink

"Now i'd just like to know what it says."

It's a PNG advertisement for Pizza Hut.
They made them in the 1970s.

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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 7 days ago; 09:54 am   Permalink

Swiz, that's a beauty.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 6 days ago; 4:27 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-11-14 23:24, swizzle wrote:
Scored this today.




I've been in to looking at, and making copies of these, after finding this one a couple weeks ago



Yours has a good ratio of the dark parts, with the color trio Ive been looking for.So, I knocked one off after you posted on Finds yesterday morning. Carved it yesterday, and just finished painting it.

Part of the herd now


Buzzy Out!
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swizzle
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 6 days ago; 6:28 pm   Permalink

Haha. Nice one Skip. There are a lot of birds on it so you could be right.

Thanks hiltiki. I love it. It was a great find.

Buzzy! Thief!!!

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