TGI memorabilia, Japanese artifacts on the auction block

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    John Genovese of Malama Auctions shows off lots of glass balls from Japan that will go on the block.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    John Genovese of Malama Auctions shows off vintage Japanese quilts against a lamp in the background featuring Fenton Glass that will be on the block.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    John Genovese of Malama Auctions shows off a ceramic news carrier denoting ‘The Garden Island’ from the 1970s that will be on the auction block.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    John Genovese of Malama Auctions show off kitchenware, including dishes with an Asian flavor that will be on the block.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    John Genovese of Malama Auctions show off the variety of barware that will be available starting next week.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Porcelain dolls from Japan await bids through the Malama Auctions event.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    John Genovese of Malama Auctions shows off lots of vintage dishware that will go on the block.

LIHU‘E — Handmade quilts from Japan, traditional kimonos, fenton glass and crystal, and memorabilia from The Garden Island Newspaper are all headed for the auction block as Malama Auctions readies the estate of former publisher of The Garden Island newspaper, John Uyeno, who passed away on Sept. 6, 2019.

Uyeno worked for TGI newspaper for 52 years, was active in Boy Scouts of America, served for 20 years as a trustee and board member for the Wilcox Memorial Hospital and the Wilcox Memorial Hospital Foundation and was president of the Kauai Chamber of Commerce in 1975.

He was also active in the East Kaua‘i Lions Club.

Uyeno’s estate will be put up for auction as soon as all the pieces are ready, pieces that also include a whiskey bottle in the shape of King Kamehameha, many porcelain dolls, decorative plates, jewelry and much more.

Follow the Malama Auctions website for more information.

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