TO BE AUCTIONED OFF
BEAUTIFUL ADORNMENTS of
Saturday, – – – March 8
At 10 o’clock, Morning.
At the Auction House of E. P. Adams [E. P. Adamu]
The items below are thought to be between 60 and a 100 years old. Those being these:
One Mahiole of Bird Feathers.—The Mahiole belonged to the King of Kauai, and was carefully cared for. It is believed to be the only feather mahiole preserved to this day.
Feather Lei.—They are all cared for well.
Bird-Feather Pihapiha, Worn by the Alii Family of Kauai.
Hair and Palaoa Lei, that were worn.
Niihau Mats, Rare.
Hawaiian Kapa that were Pounded and dyed strange colors.
Decorative Dog-Teeth Lei, Bound to the feet when dancing.
Bracelets [Kupee], of Shell and Ivory, Hard to find.
Wooden Bowls and wooden idol bowls [ipu laau hoomana kii]
Beautiful Shells and Koa Bowls.
Various shells and other antiquities, too many to list.
Hawaiians are invited, they will be available for auction if your go there this morning.
E. P. ADAMS.
[I wonder how these ended up here, and what became of them…
The English ad can be found in The Hawaiian Gazette of March 3, 1873, p. 5.]
(Kuokoa, 3/8/1873, p. 3)