Collectors Show offers something for everyone
There's a lot more to the Hawaii All-Collectors Show than Ming's. Other displays to be featured are rare plants courtesy of the Cactus & Succulent Society, 50th State Pro Wresting 1967-68 year in pictures, fluorescent minerals from the Rock & Mineral Society, "Star Wars" Storm Troopers, and anime/manga from Hawaii Anime Explorers.
The event will also offer a rare opportunity to outfit your home or business with Hawaiian wood carvings by master carver Paul Fujimoto.
HAWAII ALL-COLLECTORS SHOW
Workers move a 900-pound tiki carved by Paul Fujimoto. CLICK FOR LARGE
Fujimoto ran a commercial wood shop in Kalihi from the 1940s until his death in the 1980s. His works included 7-foot, 900-pound tikis, perfume bottles for Oya and Co., Blair monkeypod serving bowls and trays, and tiny black coral busts of Pele, all considered collectible today.
His works were in demand to meet postwar demand for tiki bars and Polynesian-themed restaurants across the country. Part of the collection to be shown was found in Seattle.
Hawaiiana dealer, collector and interior designer Karen Maguire bought the remaining stock of Fujimoto's work from the family after finding out that most of her collection was made by him.
"I am really looking forward to letting people know more about Paul Fujimoto's lifetime body of work, and it will be great to get the pieces I have into the public eye again if only for two days."