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Kahiki fireplace and Moai to be sold
tikicat67
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Joined: Jun 25, 2006
Posts: 18
From: Vermont
Posted: 2010-06-11 10:42 am   Permalink

I will be selling the fireplace that was inside the Kahiki restaurant in Columbus, OH. Also for sale will be one of the Moai heads that was flanking the entrance of the restaurant. These items will be listed on eBay in the next week or two. I will post a notice on Tiki Central with a link to the auctions at the time I list them. Here is a little info. in the meantime:

Fireplace: Approx. 23 feet tall, made of cement. It is VERY heavy. Portions of it were damaged when it was removed from the restaurant and it would need some refurbishing. As you may recall, several years ago Tiki Greg, Holden Westland from Tiki Farm and other concerned and generous tikiphiles organized a Kahiki fireplace mug sale to raise funds for the refurbishment of the fireplace. I requested at the time that the funds be put in a CD until I could begin building the structure that would house the fireplace. Unfortunately, circumstances arose in my life that prohibited me from being able to install the fireplace, and I recently contacted Holden to see if the funds could be transferred to the new owner when I sold it. I was told the funds were no longer available, but Holden graciously offered to help in some way. Perhaps the new owner of the fireplace can discuss the matter with him.

Moai: Approx. 16 feet tall, with a separate "topknot" that houses a gas burner. It has a rebar frame which is covered with metal mesh and gunnite (bumpy cement mixture). This, too has damage in places and would need repair. It is very heavy. Both pieces would require a crane and flatbed truck to transport.

It is my hope that by selling these two important pieces of tiki history, they will be saved and preserved, and perhaps installed in a place where many people can see and admire them.

Mahalo,
Tikicat67



 
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tiki1963
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Joined: Sep 12, 2003
Posts: 208
From: los angeles
Posted: 2010-06-11 11:32 am   Permalink

holy crap! don't tempt me!

good luck with this sale!

when you have some photos, they'd be nice to see.


 
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Queen Kamehameha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
Posts: 1410
From: So Cal
Posted: 2010-06-11 11:49 am   Permalink

I agree, pictures would be great! thanks

Also I think there might be a mis-communication here, I spoke to Holden about a month ago when I heard the fireplace was going to be offered for sale and he told me the funds were available. I called him today but he was out on a business call. Im sure he will post soon.


Amy


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TikiPug
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Joined: May 14, 2003
Posts: 789
From: Den of Sin / Pug's Pair-A-Dice
Posted: 2010-06-11 12:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-11 10:42, tikicat67 wrote: As you may recall, several years ago Tiki Greg, Holden Westland from Tiki Farm and other concerned and generous tikiphiles organized a Kahiki fireplace mug sale to raise funds for the refurbishment of the fireplace. I requested at the time that the funds be put in a CD until I could begin building the structure that would house the fireplace. Unfortunately, circumstances arose in my life that prohibited me from being able to install the fireplace, and I recently contacted Holden to see if the funds could be transferred to the new owner when I sold it. I was told the funds were no longer available



WTF!! How could the funds no longer be available?


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2773
Posted: 2010-06-11 3:46 pm   Permalink

See them here.
No new work done on mine.
Don't know when I will get to it.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=21188&forum=5&start=0

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MakeDaMug
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Joined: Mar 28, 2002
Posts: 1182
From: behind a cluttered desk
Posted: 2010-06-11 5:48 pm   Permalink

Yeah, when I spoke with (forget her name... wife of the couple who salvaged the fireplace - exsqueeze me for forgettin') it was maybe a year ago and I had nearly forgotten about this project. I didn't have the funds at the time but I did put them aside shortly thereafter. They're in a checking account gaining interest - cha ching (like a coupla bucks). Whoever does the refurb, what I'd prefer is that you send me the invoices for the work done and I'll pay against those. Good luck to whoever gets this - haven't seen it in person but if the other stuff I was shown is any indicator, this fellow will need some serious TLC.
lots of TC TLC!


 
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MakeDaMug
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From: behind a cluttered desk
Posted: 2010-06-11 5:48 pm   Permalink

[quote]
On 2010-06-11 17:48, MakeDaMug wrote:
Yeah, when I spoke with (forget her name... wife of the couple who salvaged the fireplace - exsqueeze me for forgettin') it was maybe a year ago and I had nearly forgotten about this project. I didn't have the funds at the time but I did put them aside shortly thereafter. They're in a checking account gaining interest - cha ching (like a coupla bucks). Whoever does the refurb, what I'd prefer is that you send me the invoices for the work done and I'll pay against those. Good luck to whoever gets this - haven't seen it in person but if the other stuff I was shown is any indicator, this fellow will need some serious TLC.

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ebtiki
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Joined: Feb 08, 2009
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Posted: 2010-06-11 9:10 pm   Permalink

Sounds like a great project for the Columbus FOMs! Maybe the Ohio Historical Center could house them.
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11097
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-06-11 10:45 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-11 21:10, ebtiki wrote:
Sounds like a great project for the Columbus FOMs!



I'd say! After all the Kahiki fireplace is their logo, isn't it?


 
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Queen Kamehameha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
Posts: 1410
From: So Cal
Posted: 2010-06-13 2:15 pm   Permalink

Hi all, I emailed tikicat 67 about the other items that might be for sale like the door . I was floored at her answer and thought I would post so everyone knows in case you come across any if these items.

Amy

Posted: 2010-06-12 15:11
Hi Amy,
I did have the door, as well as the rest of the contents of the Kahiki. Most of it was stolen from my storage building. If you ever see any Kahiki walls, doors, bar, railing, fish from the roof, etc. for sale by someone other than me, you can be sure it is stolen property.
Melissa



 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2010-06-13 3:15 pm   Permalink

Wow! That sucks.
I wish we had more photos of the stuff that was there.
Like Lee Henrys desk.
They did give me a fish from the roof, Thank you.
When did this happen?
Will keep Ohio eyes out for the stuff.
I do have some photos of some of the items here.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=18136&forum=5&start=45

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-06-13 4:47 pm   Permalink

Wow, a major art theft! Who would have any interest in these thing but us? Will it forever land in some crazy Tiki collectors secret vault, only to be viewed by him in the dead of the night, while uttering "My precious" with an insane grin?

 
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rev_thumper
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Joined: Oct 10, 2007
Posts: 362
From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2010-06-14 06:41 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-11 17:48, MakeDaMug wrote:
Whoever does the refurb, what I'd prefer is that you send me the invoices for the work done and I'll pay against those.



Anyone who tries to take on restoring this is facing thousands of dollars in expenses just to move it somewhere. How much money is available for restoration reimbursement?



 
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tikigreg
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1144
From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2010-06-14 07:20 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-13 16:47, bigbrotiki wrote:
Wow, a major art theft! Who would have any interest in these thing but us? Will it forever land in some crazy Tiki collectors secret vault, only to be viewed by him in the dead of the night, while uttering "My precious" with an insane grin?



You're not that far off, Sven. The items were not so much stolen as they were "stolen".


 
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rev_thumper
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From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2010-06-14 07:43 am   Permalink

"Stolen" and not stolen? What does that mean?

 
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