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JanetMermaid
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Joined: Dec 31, 2007
Posts: 126
From: Lockhart, TX
Posted: 2008-03-27 08:40 am   Permalink

Is this Witco? I found it at a local "antique" store. It's about 20+ inches tall and very heavy. I was told the woman who brought it in had it for 25 years. She was selling it because her grandson was afraid of it. She said it had the crack in it when they bought it. The dealer didn't know where she'd originally bought it. There are no markings on the bottom.

I don't want to say what I paid until I know if it's really Witco....






 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11584
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-03-27 09:45 am   Permalink

While the face looks very Witco-ish, the wood makes it a no-Witco. They only used that super grainy soft swamp cedar wood, once you own one Witco piece, you will know what it feels like. Other manufacturers used it, too, but Witco wood is very distinctive. The full page spreads in Tiki Modern convey it fairly well, too.

 
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JanetMermaid
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Joined: Dec 31, 2007
Posts: 126
From: Lockhart, TX
Posted: 2008-03-27 10:14 am   Permalink

Oh well. I only paid $7 for it.

It's still cool and looks great in my lanai.



 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2008-03-27 10:46 am   Permalink

it is JAMACIAN

 
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JanetMermaid
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Joined: Dec 31, 2007
Posts: 126
From: Lockhart, TX
Posted: 2008-03-27 3:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-03-27 10:46, TIKI DAVID wrote:
it is JAMACIAN



Well, even that's pretty cool, since it is at least 25 years old.



 
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DejaVoodoo
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Joined: Feb 07, 2008
Posts: 143
From: Woodbridge, NJ
Posted: 2008-03-28 1:47 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-03-20 09:57, SilverLine wrote:
Happy Happy! A friend of mine spotted these this morning at a local antique mall and called me. I raced over, had a look and now they are mine! I think they are somewhat vintage home-decor grade Trader Vic's styled tikis. They're about 2.5 feet tall and cast concrete. VERY cool, IMHO!








Browsing backwards through this thread I had to do a double take at this picture. 2.5 feet tall? From the compisition/angle of the shot I'd have guessed they were 5 or 6 feet tall! Hee hee!
Great find!

Peace,
Peter


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2008-03-29 2:17 pm   Permalink



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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2008-03-30 4:23 pm   Permalink

Here's what I ended up with this week.

I finally found a Reyn Spooner Nemo shirt. (No pun intended.) I've been looking for this shirt for what feels like an eternity. I also got this fabulous apron. I've been looking for a piece of this fabric for years. Plus, I picked up a Coco Joe's ashtray, a kava bowl, the Pele pill box and a little marble moai.





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Brandomoai
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Joined: Mar 05, 2008
Posts: 325
From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2008-03-30 6:08 pm   Permalink

Great finds everyone! Here's what I found this month:

2 of these Suck 'Em Up souvenir rocks glasses with Mai Tai recipe on back - $0.99 each at Value Village in Red Deer.

Accoutrements mug set: Jake, Big Al, Lenny, and Artie - $5.99 for the set at Value Village Red Deer.

Little carved tiki, about 7" tall - $6.99 at Bissell centre 118 Ave

Carved wall thing, I think it's supposed to be a moai (at least that's what I'm going with) - Goodwill, $5.99 or something.

These were the best/most interesting of the records I found.


 
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Chub
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Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 264
From: Detroit, MI but now in sunny Los Angeles
Posted: 2008-03-31 12:48 pm   Permalink

One of my favorite finds in a while. Not sure where this table came from. Anyone know? It's made of carved wood and is painted. Stands 2'3" tall and 19" across. Cost me $50.00 at the flea market.


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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1840
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2008-03-31 2:21 pm   Permalink

Wow, no access to a computer in a week = no Tiki Central...here are some new things from the past week...

First few shot are items my Chicago family had when I got there.


Hula girl items.


Disneyland Polynesian Resort mug.


Blends in well with my other ones!


Home made Moai mug with lighter brown finish.


Huge "Tiki Time" alarm clock. What time is it?

These were my finds in Chicago.


Six "Polynesia Village Edgewater Beach Hotel swizzles.


Four Trader Vic's Warrior Club, one Kon Tiki Ports, two Shangrila and one Trade Winds Chicago swizzle sticks, two Hawaiian collector spoons.


Three Trader Vic's Skull mugs...


The more, the scarier!


Bought these before I left...Herman's Coral Isle Culver City CA, Myrtle's Lunch, The Ubangi Klub Philadelphia PA, Lull-A-By Inn Battle Creek Michigan and White Star Laundry and Cleaners Greenville Texas matchbook covers.


Also "found" upon my return was this Orchids of Hawaii R-94 Volcano bowl sent to me from a certain Tikisgrl, wonderful surprise and "Thank You" so much Beth! I have been looking for one of these for a very long time and have never seen one in the wild!



Found these two panels as well...marked MS-648, I believe they are Witco?

See ya later,

Pyscho Tiki D (I know I am and I'm glad to be home)!




 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3753
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2008-03-31 10:27 pm   Permalink

Found this Bamboo Ben mug at the local thrift

I think it's worth 400 clams. I'll put it up on mebay then I'm gonna carve one jus like it and post it in "Creating" LOOK WHAT I DID!!
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TikiPug
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Joined: May 14, 2003
Posts: 815
From: Den of Sin / Pug's Pair-A-Dice
Posted: 2008-04-01 09:14 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-03-31 22:27, Jungle Trader wrote:
Found this Bamboo Ben mug at the local thrift

I think it's worth 400 clams. I'll put it up on mebay then I'm gonna carve one jus like it and post it in "Creating" LOOK WHAT I DID!!



WOW, the likeness is amazing
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7911
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2008-04-01 09:27 am   Permalink

JT and Pug,

You'll get yours soon!

Watch your backs!

The Hurricane is coming!!!
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Bamboo Ben
Tiki Bars I've designed/built. TikiCat, Royal Hawaiian, Kona Club, Frankie's Tiki Room, Pacific Seas, Don the Beachcomber,Forbidden Island, Kon Tiki Tucson, Tiki No,etc....


 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3753
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2008-04-01 11:28 am   Permalink

April Fools Ben.
Hurricanes? Not skeerd.


 
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