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November 19, 2014, 04:45:15 AM
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Commissioned by: Blazedout419
Material: Premiere grade quilted Watermelon Ivory (A rare form of Pink Ivory)
Price: $14,000 usd

The Hive is a representation of the hive mind that drives Bitcoin and its great communities and is hand carved into one of the the most expensive and rare woods on the planet. Pink Ivory wood is listed on the top 10 most expensive woods in the world and Watermelon Ivory is an ultra rare form of Pink Ivory which is no longer listed or classified as it only grows naturally and 99.99% of the time only in trees exceeding 500 years of age. Pink Ivory trees are protected and thus only allowed to be harvest if they are commercially grown directly for harvest which eliminates access to Watermelon Ivory all together unless the tree was fell prior to its listing on the protected list.

A special thanks to Blazedout419 as without his commissioning me to create this great piece this luxurious and beautiful wood would have probably been turned into some rich snobs cigar box or his wife's jewelry box.

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November 19, 2014, 04:50:52 AM
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Blazedout bought it for $14,000?

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November 19, 2014, 04:53:29 AM
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Blazedout bought it for $14,000?

Well it is considered Royal Wood
Guess he was pimping it out pretending to be royalty (but not put to death xd)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Ivory
Pink Ivory was the royal tree of the Zulu People and only members of the royal family were allowed to possess it until the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Before the Anglo-Zulu War, the Zulu king (and prior to 1818, Zulu chiefs) would possess a pink ivory knob kerry, a stick with one end a knob, and wear jewelry that were also made from pink ivory. According to rumor, non-royals who possessed the wood would summarily be put to death. After Zululand fell to the British and was separated into 13 separate "kinglets" 1883, all vying to retake control of what was once theirs precedent to the onset of apartheid, the pink ivory wood became much less important a sign of control than genuine control could be.
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I am very excited to get this piece. I have not decided on how to keep it though..in a fancy display case or just hang it on the wall? I guess I will decide once it arrives!

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November 19, 2014, 05:50:22 AM
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I am very excited to get this piece. I have not decided on how to keep it though..in a fancy display case or just hang it on the wall? I guess I will decide once it arrives!

I would have never guessed you are so Bit-Rich. Congratulations on such a rare wood turned into beautiful art!

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November 19, 2014, 06:14:34 AM
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Damn , it it beautiful Shocked but I would never spend that much money on such things like art piece etc.  Roll Eyes

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Very nice work, Too bad it's out of my price range.
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November 19, 2014, 06:36:06 AM
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It's very beatiful but (also) very expensive  Grin ,  #Blazedout419 enjoy it.
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November 19, 2014, 07:43:20 AM
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It was awesome seeing you guys work out those deals woodcollector, well done, not sure how I feel as an artist myself about the Bitcoin currency symbol being art though ;S lol I think it's a waste of good wood to be honest but at least he paid you well for the it. Being able to easily transfer money and import stuff that otherwise would be pretty difficult to do in other currencies is precisely what cryptocurrency was made for, I was wtfing when I saw some guy in africa offering to import rare wood for you.
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It was awesome seeing you guys work out those deals woodcollector, well done, not sure how I feel as an artist myself about the Bitcoin currency symbol being art though ;S lol I think it's a waste of good wood to be honest but at least he paid you well for the it. Being able to easily transfer money and import stuff that otherwise would be pretty difficult to do in other currencies is precisely what cryptocurrency was made for.

It took a lot of thought process on how one could turn the Bitcoin symbol into art.

I agree that importing difficult stuff is exactly what Bitcoin is for. Over the past 2 weeks i have been able to import just shy of $17,000 worth of exotic woods from around the world. Now including what i think will be my favorite "flavor of the month" Pure African Blackwood and the seller was able to get me a good size chunk of it. It is for sure going on the lathe when it arrives next week. It is without a doubt 1000% easier to do with Bitcoin and buying direct from someone than it is to go through my normal brokers. I had no idea what to expect when i set out to buy exotic wood with bitcoin, and no idea i would get such a huge response. Not only that, so many orders for custom work for so many different things from this forum. I am fairly new to Bitcoin and had some reservations coming in, but i have to say I'm a Bitcoiner for life now. It felt good to tell my wood broker when he called me yesterday to see if i had my order for the week together yet, "I got it handled already, i had it shipped in directly from Africa, Brasil, Guam, Hawaii, Etc" and its all thanks to Bitcoin

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November 19, 2014, 08:29:00 AM
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Yeah Cheesy There's this guy I chatted to a bit who buys gemstones in the Thailand market, so like you I'll probably come here first if I want anything particularly exotic so there's definitely a lot of potential here, oh and I spotted cuban cigars at one time though I don't know where that guy has gone.
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November 19, 2014, 12:45:50 PM
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Yeah Cheesy There's this guy I chatted to a bit who buys gemstones in the Thailand market, so like you I'll probably come here first if I want anything particularly exotic so there's definitely a lot of potential here, oh and I spotted cuban cigars at one time though I don't know where that guy has gone.

I'd like to know where the Cuban cigar guy went. It's been a while since i had a good Cuban. I made a cigar tube and end punch for a client last year out of Amboyna Burl and when he came to pick it up he gave me a Cuban. Best 47 minutes of my year last year thats for sure, dying to get my hands on another.

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Yeah Cheesy There's this guy I chatted to a bit who buys gemstones in the Thailand market, so like you I'll probably come here first if I want anything particularly exotic so there's definitely a lot of potential here, oh and I spotted cuban cigars at one time though I don't know where that guy has gone.

I'd like to know where the Cuban cigar guy went. It's been a while since i had a good Cuban. I made a cigar tube and end punch for a client last year out of Amboyna Burl and when he came to pick it up he gave me a Cuban. Best 47 minutes of my year last year thats for sure, dying to get my hands on another.

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November 19, 2014, 03:53:17 PM
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I am very excited to get this piece. I have not decided on how to keep it though..in a fancy display case or just hang it on the wall? I guess I will decide once it arrives!

Congrats on your lovely piece of art! Enjoy  Grin

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I am very excited to get this piece. I have not decided on how to keep it though..in a fancy display case or just hang it on the wall? I guess I will decide once it arrives!

Either way you should post some pics with it up and on display with better lighting.  That thing is dope!
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Very nice piece, I am sure it looks much better in person too.


Yeah Cheesy There's this guy I chatted to a bit who buys gemstones in the Thailand market, so like you I'll probably come here first if I want anything particularly exotic so there's definitely a lot of potential here, oh and I spotted cuban cigars at one time though I don't know where that guy has gone.

I'd like to know where the Cuban cigar guy went. It's been a while since i had a good Cuban. I made a cigar tube and end punch for a client last year out of Amboyna Burl and when he came to pick it up he gave me a Cuban. Best 47 minutes of my year last year thats for sure, dying to get my hands on another.
I've bought some from https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2834 in the past, but he doesn't seem to be very active anymore here. Couldn't hurt to pm him though.
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I am very excited to get this piece. I have not decided on how to keep it though..in a fancy display case or just hang it on the wall? I guess I will decide once it arrives!

Hang that shit on the wall Cheesy

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I am very excited to get this piece. I have not decided on how to keep it though..in a fancy display case or just hang it on the wall? I guess I will decide once it arrives!

Congrats! Looks damn nice.

OP please post a pic where we can see the real size of this thing. Thank you.

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It should arrive soon...I will post some pictures for sure. I wanted to hang it by my signed BTC from Casascius, but it would make Mike's look silly.

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November 20, 2014, 12:43:04 AM
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Oh my god, that's so beautiful!

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