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KuKuAhu
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From: Kahiki, Ohio
Posted: 2004-11-28 3:34 pm   Permalink

Anybody here able to identify a Witco peice for me if I provide a pic? I can't be certain that the sig is Witco. It looks like Withcom to be honest, very hard to read.

Anyway, it's a couple of ships on a sponge paint looking background. The style is certainly Witco even if the piece isn't.

Anyway, it's for sale and cheap at this place near by. I'm not much of a Witco fan save for the tiki specific items, but if it is Witco and someone might want it I'd take a digital pic and maybe pic it up for them.

Ahu



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SugarCaddyDaddy
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From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2004-11-29 09:54 am   Permalink

Ku Ku Ahu!
If you can provide a pic, I'd love to see it (and possibly buy it if you don't want it for yourself).

Just let me know!

Mahalo!

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KuKuAhu
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From: Kahiki, Ohio
Posted: 2004-11-29 1:51 pm   Permalink

I'll get a pic tomorrow for ya if I have time to hit that shop. Hopefully it will still be there.

Ahu


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2004-11-29 3:31 pm   Permalink

where in ohio are you? TD

 
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KuKuAhu
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From: Kahiki, Ohio
Posted: 2004-11-29 3:35 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-11-29 15:31, TIKI DAVID wrote:
where in ohio are you? TD



Kahiki, Ohio

(Columbus)


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KuKuAhu
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Posted: 2004-11-29 3:45 pm   Permalink

Okay, here's the situation for all interested parties.

I'm going to go there (the store) tomorrow and see if it is still there. I'm going to go ahead and buy it then and post a pic.

The problem is that one member here wants it sight unseen, but another has inquired about it first. I'm not looking to profit on this thing, I just thought it would be good in an aloha spirit sense to pass along an item to someone that would like it. It's a cool piece but it's not my bag.

I spend alot of time hunting stores for neat-o stuff like this and it seems like as a community we might pass along info on items we leave behind for others.

So how can we get this thing to somebody fairly when there is a good bit of interest?

I'm open to suggestions. Lottery? A forum members only auction? What? All I need to get out of it is the price + shipping and packing and maybe a thank you.

I suppose we can talk about it after the pic is posted, but the person who wants it sight unseen seems to be a reasonable choice.

I guess we could auction it here with any profit going to TC or something.


Ahu





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Doctor Z
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Posted: 2004-11-29 6:40 pm   Permalink

I'm curious to see this too! I've got a large Witco piece with ships on it as well, and am wondering if this might be the same one or perhaps one that would go well with mine...
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Posted: 2004-11-29 8:42 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-11-29 15:45, Ku Ku Ahu wrote:
I guess we could auction it here with any profit going to TC or something.



you could buy yourself a Grand Membership!


 
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SugarCaddyDaddy
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Posted: 2004-11-29 8:45 pm   Permalink


I say let the first person that publicly replied to your post have the first crack at it...

Of course that's my biased opinion.




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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2004-11-29 8:49 pm   Permalink

Witco made many ship wall paintings/carvings, on canvas, fake fur, or other cloth that had only "accents" of paint on it. If it is a fully painted background it is likely to be non-Witco.
If there is a signature on the front, it will read "Wilrongo", not a Polynesian deity, but the first syllables of the three designers, WILliam Westernhaver, RONald Hovde, and GOrdon Robb.
And we are not "Witco Freaks".


 
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KuKuAhu
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From: Kahiki, Ohio
Posted: 2004-11-30 12:36 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-11-29 20:49, bigbrotiki wrote:
Witco made many ship wall paintings/carvings, on canvas, fake fur, or other cloth that had only "accents" of paint on it. If it is a fully painted background it is likely to be non-Witco.
If there is a signature on the front, it will read "Wilrongo", not a Polynesian deity, but the first syllables of the three designers, WILliam Westernhaver, RONald Hovde, and GOrdon Robb.



Well, there ya go. That explains why I couldn't nail down the sig as "Witco". It is certainly a Witco piece based upon the paint, the style, and the sig. Thanks for the expertise, I appreciate it.


Quote:
And we are not "Witco Freaks".



Of course you're not...but it got your attention didn't it?


Ku Ku



 
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laney
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From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-11-30 09:45 am   Permalink

I AM a Witco freak!

 
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KuKuAhu
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From: Kahiki, Ohio
Posted: 2004-11-30 11:52 am   Permalink

Arrrgh...

I just called the shop and talked with the guy I spoke with last sunday. He says the picture is still there, but that it is $75.

Now when I expressed a passing interest in it and told him it was possibly a Witco it was $45. That was a mistake on my part I guess. I never should have mentioned that it was a desirable work by a known company.

So there you have it. My fault. Sorry for getting everyone worked up over it.

I have decided not to go and pick it up now due to the price jump. I'm glad I called first and got the owner. If I'd gone down there and had to talk to some kid I'd be angry.

If you all still want me to photograph it at that price I will go down there this week, but I am a little disenchanted about the whole thing now.


Ahu

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laney
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Posted: 2004-11-30 11:58 am   Permalink

I agree. That stinks that he would do that. I'd pass just because he did that. Thanks for posting though!

 
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Doctor Z
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Posted: 2004-11-30 5:43 pm   Permalink

[whine]But I still wanna see it!![/whine]

 
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