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RIP Tiki David
Tiki Toli
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Joined: Feb 05, 2013
Posts: 62
From: Canton Ohio
Posted: 2014-03-27 7:08 pm   Permalink

A little bit ago Donna, Davids wife notified me that David lost his heart battle today. It's ironic that I received this news as I'm sitting with good friends here at Porcos a place that he provided much of the tiki memorabilia to in his own backyard. Join us in raising our drinks to celebrate and send off one of our greats.

 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 665
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-03-27 7:28 pm   Permalink




 
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1352
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-03-27 7:30 pm   Permalink

That is very sad to hear. My condolences.

 
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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
Posts: 929
Posted: 2014-03-27 7:55 pm   Permalink

Tiki David contributed so much to Tiki Central over the years and although I never met him face to face we did exchange plenty of personal messages and I rather liked the guy.

Sure, he had a way about him that drove some people batty--how many times did people ask for prices when he posted something for sale ? Makes me smile thinking about how every time he posted an item on the Marketplace thread that I knew what post would be coming next

His Witco scores alone make him something of a legend among us tiki hunters. Whenever anyone found anything Witco we quickly compared it to something he had just found and it was only a matter of time before he found yet another amazing score to blow us away.


I will miss his posts and I offer nothing but sincere condolences to his family, friends and our Ohana that may only have known him via this forum but knew him nonetheless.

All the best xoxox



 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7463
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2014-03-27 8:19 pm   Permalink

Tiki David!

Give all the other Tiki Freaks in the sky hugs from us down here.

You will be missed!
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Thortiki
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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 267
From: Maryland (Land of Pleasant Tiki Living)
Posted: 2014-03-28 04:00 am   Permalink

Sorry to hear that, he had some VERY cool Tiki stuff.

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1810
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2014-03-28 05:46 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-03-27 19:55, SandraDee wrote:
Tiki David contributed so much to Tiki Central over the years and although I never met him face to face we did exchange plenty of personal messages and I rather liked the guy.

Sure, he had a way about him that drove some people batty--how many times did people ask for prices when he posted something for sale ? Makes me smile thinking about how every time he posted an item on the Marketplace thread that I knew what post would be coming next

His Witco scores alone make him something of a legend among us tiki hunters. Whenever anyone found anything Witco we quickly compared it to something he had just found and it was only a matter of time before he found yet another amazing score to blow us away.


I will miss his posts and I offer nothing but sincere condolences to his family, friends and our Ohana that may only have known him via this forum but knew him nonetheless.

All the best xoxox





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I could not have said this better myself. I always enjoyed reading David's posts and was extremely curious about all of his finds, especially his Witco posts. We lost another great contributor to the threads and to the site.

Condolences to David's family.

Psycho Tiki D


 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5057
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2014-03-28 06:28 am   Permalink

Wish I had managed to get to meet him. Will miss him around here. Amazing collector.
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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
Posts: 1305
Posted: 2014-03-28 07:43 am   Permalink

I went through a bit of David's posting history. He was definitely an active poster, but it was sad to see that his first post was on April 8, 2004. He almost made it to ten years. Condolences to everyone who knew him.
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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2588
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2014-03-28 09:40 am   Permalink

He was an great contributor to Tiki Central, consistent in his amazing finds and not afraid to ruffle feathers on occasion. The Collecting Tiki forum will not be the same with out him.

 
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Tiki Toli
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Joined: Feb 05, 2013
Posts: 62
From: Canton Ohio
Posted: 2014-03-28 10:22 am   Permalink

I met David for the first time a little over a year ago. Everyone knows David was a great collector, but what many of you may not know is the passion and the knowledge he had for Tiki. I hung with him for a about 4 hours the first time listening in awe of the stories and history he shared and every time I saw him after that it was more of the same. For many of the pieces he had he would go into the full story of where it had come from, who had owned it, when it passed hands, the complete history. David wasn't just about the acquisition of the object, he wanted to know it's provenance and he wanted to share that with people.

I only knew David a short a time but I owe him a lot and I consider it an honor to have known him and considered him a friend. Those that knew him know what we have lost.


 
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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
Posts: 234
Posted: 2014-03-28 4:41 pm   Permalink

David was a true one-of-a-kind person, and genuinely loved Tiki and the hunt for treasure. He was a modern pirate.

I hope Donna doesn't mind me saying that he is to be cremated and placed in the God of Fortune as per his wishes. He is still one-upping everybody.

The list of people I need to get a drink with first in heaven just got one stronger. RIP David.


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2348
From: SoMass
Posted: 2014-03-28 6:07 pm   Permalink

NO!
Thoughts & prayers go out to his family & friends. Over the years, I had many interactions with TD. He never ruffled my feathers. I always looked at him as a great contributor to TC. Don't even get me started on the amazing stuff he found! I, for one, will absolutely miss his presence here.
Godspeed, my friend.
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7363
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2014-03-28 6:11 pm   Permalink

My condolences to his family and friends.

 
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TravelingJones
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Joined: Mar 11, 2006
Posts: 897
From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
Posted: 2014-03-29 1:53 pm   Permalink

Amazing urban archaeologist, collector and contributor to TC. His ability to find Witco and many other obscure pieces was legendary.

We had pm'd several times over the years and I always found him to be a solid and stand-up guy. I regret and wish that I had met him in person. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Rest in Peace, Tiki David.
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