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Tiki Central Forums Collecting Tiki Skipper Kent carved wood plaque - Signed "Paul"
Skipper Kent carved wood plaque - Signed "Paul"
Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 492
From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2011-05-23 7:13 pm   Permalink

Some of you may have seen this on eBay a while back - I was fortunate enough to snatch it up. Pretty cool plaque carved in monkeypod:



Inscription:


Inscription Reads:
"To be a winner never meant
My good friend, Skipper Kent
I'll be damned he's always late
Never to place by quirk of fate
With a smile and anchor dragging
Come our hero joking and laughing
Not from sun stroke but just good sport
So pull down the sail and make for port
To you and your kind real solid gent
I take off my hat to Skipper Kent"

Now, I know it doesn't say *Frank* Skipper Kent, but I just noticed this item
listed on the galwest.com, which has been selling many pieces from Frank Kent's estate for years now.

Also, interestingly the seller noted: "Signed simply in white "Paul", believed to be the work of famous Hawaii carver, Paul Fujimoto". I can't prove this at the moment, but galwest is also selling a Paul Fujimoto black coral carving also from the Kent estate. Seems believable to me...

Trad'r Bill

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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2011-05-23 7:25 pm   Permalink

Here's some Paul Fujimoto carvings I snagged from this thread:



...interesting


...whoa


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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5047
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-05-23 9:52 pm   Permalink

Trad'r Bill,

Saw that plaque, nice score, glad you got it.

DC


 
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galtiki1
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Joined: May 29, 2017
Posts: 5
From: California
Posted: 2017-05-30 11:54 am   Permalink

Hello, Yes the piece is by Paul Fujimoto. Skipper and Paul were friends, and there were many of his works in Skipper's collection. We have a few more available which will be listed on EBAY. I have to say, it is delightful to see so much info on Skipper on Tiki Central. I have been working with Skipper's remaining collection for many years, and have acquired some great items. Check out user galw001 on Ebay for the most recent listings.

 
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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2017-05-30 10:39 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the info!

 
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