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The show me your Witco thread.
tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2708
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-11-16 6:27 pm   Permalink



Witco ? Experts please chime in here. It's unmarked. 2' tall, and the base appears to be not original and added later.

No marking on the back. Got it for $20, which I consider a deal. The guy selling it knew nothing from Witco, but said something about a local guy carving it. I dunno, looks very Witco to me, but I'm no expert.



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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2008-11-16 6:44 pm   Permalink

tikiyaki,

Nice score there for $20.00 sure looks like the real deal. Tbanks for posting it.

PTD


 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1273
From: Indiana
Posted: 2008-11-17 03:29 am   Permalink

If not Witco, certainly was an inspired guy who carved tikiyaki's sculpture. Cool design.
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2008-11-17 07:43 am   Permalink

Sweet find whether WITCO or SHITKO it is a SWELL piece!

 
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Tikinomad
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Joined: Jul 20, 2005
Posts: 365
From: Outerspace
Posted: 2008-11-17 10:46 am   Permalink

It's cool but I don't think it's Witco...I could be wrong though. I looked through my Witco picture files and did not see it but ask Bigbro, I think he has several of the original Witco catalogs from different years. He should know...

 
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2708
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-11-17 12:45 pm   Permalink

Big Bro has confirmed it as a "no".

Damn fine knockoff of the style tho, and at the end of the day for me anyway, is that I like the piece, and it looks great in my pad.




 
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keigs20
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Joined: Jun 02, 2002
Posts: 530
From: WA
Posted: 2008-11-17 8:16 pm   Permalink

tikiyaki, nope not a Witco that I have ever seen. Cool carving though.

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2008-11-21 06:55 am   Permalink

I know not everyone gets a chance to see much from a Witco Catalog, but since these pictures were posted on Ebay from someone selling a Witco Catalog from 1976, I thought it would good to post them here for reference sake.

























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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2008-11-21 3:25 pm   Permalink

Found today...






I found these with a large table full of Mexi-Tiki and African pieces. Everything had been painted black.

Everything!

I'll attempt to remove the paint someday.

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tikipaka
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: May 31, 2006
Posts: 639
From: New York
Posted: 2008-11-22 5:22 pm   Permalink

Psycho Tiki D
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I know not everyone gets a chance to see much from a Witco Catalog, but since these pictures were posted on Ebay from someone selling a Witco Catalog from 1976, I thought it would good to post them here for reference sake.



Thank you for posting those catalog photos. I guess I know now the piece I found last week is a horse and not a giraffe. I could actually read the discription (HORSE MAZAZINE RACK) underneath the photo on one of the above pages. Maybe you're the one that origanlly said it was a horse on here some where? With all the great stuff you put up on here, you must have a lot a room in that tiki castle of yours? Where do you put it all?


 
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tikipaka
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Joined: May 31, 2006
Posts: 639
From: New York
Posted: 2008-11-29 10:24 am   Permalink

Check this out.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370121696970

Seller has two up for grabs. Photo from previous owner shows them not hanging incorrectly.

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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1544
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2008-12-02 6:58 pm   Permalink

I've posted these before in other threads, but I will add them here plus a couple of new ones....








My favorite, fossil fish


The damaged fish were expertly replaced by Ken Pleasant






Mrs. Fury gave me the small one several years ago, the bigger (16") one is a recent find


Our second local Witco find within a week, 7" wide & 5' tall. Background is on what appears to be naugahyde





 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11171
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-12-02 9:57 pm   Permalink

Wow, Ron, that's a good one! Looking forward to feeling its naugahyde sometime.

 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2008-12-12 07:44 am   Permalink









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sneakyjack
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Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 1044
From: NYC Area
Posted: 2008-12-12 1:23 pm   Permalink

can't really see the price tags

 
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