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Tiki Central Forums Collecting Tiki Indentity/Orgin of this tiki? I now know it is a Barney West Tiki!
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Indentity/Orgin of this tiki? I now know it is a Barney West Tiki!
bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11127
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-06-25 10:50 am   Permalink

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On 2010-06-25 08:13, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
really excited about the prospect of perhaps one more turning up; the seller mentioned he still had a few more back at home in Marin. I asked him to please keep me in mind if he decides to sell them and asked him at the very least to send me some pictures the next time he goes home. I told him if I couldn't afford to buy them, I knew there would be some interest among the tiki collecting community in them. I believe the person I bought these from is a student and could probably use the extra cash...I am encouraged in the fact he contacted me after this sale and wrote "I'll keep you in mind for other tikis I might have lying around".
So who knows...there may be a couple of more Barney West tikis "lying around" in Marin!



Wow! That would be amazing...IF they are of the same caliber. Not to put a damper on this, but I often had the experience that folks who don't know "Tiki" can't really tell one apart from the other, and that they make you fantasize about Tiki treasures that turn out to be some painted palm fronts. They see you're excitement, they want to please....As I said, not to belittle the possibility, but by experience I am always a cautious sceptic until I SEE it with my own eyes. Once I saw this one (in PTD's pics), I got REALLY excited


 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4721
Posted: 2010-06-25 11:03 am   Permalink

This was great reading. Congrats PTD. Wendy

 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3736
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2010-06-25 3:23 pm   Permalink

I would love to have a Barney. Not the purple one.

 
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kingstiedye
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Joined: Oct 05, 2005
Posts: 1299
From: sackatomato
Posted: 2010-06-25 4:17 pm   Permalink

great score, duane!

 
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