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The show me your Witco thread.
tikipaka
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Posted: 2008-10-12 5:46 pm   Permalink

OK, again I take crappy photos. But these are the best ones out of my 99 takes.













It's 16" high X 6" width X 6" deep. Now, tell me if it's Witco.
I found this yesterday, with about a pound of dusty filth on it, cocoons (spider?). It sort of looks like the one on page 95, bottom row center of Svens Tiki Modern book. But I noticed that the mouth is rounded on mine, and the one in his photo is open slotted and straight across.

What do you think Sven, Bosko, anyone? I actually saw a few more tikis and I'm kicking myself in the ass today because I didn't go back and get them..
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Posted: 2008-10-12 10:06 pm   Permalink

Maybe someone else should go rescue his friends... "if others only knew where they could be found?"
HMMMM HMMM?



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tikipaka
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Posted: 2008-10-13 01:50 am   Permalink

sneakyjack, mummmmmmmmms the word.. I'm a selfish bitch. It's hard to track down anything tiki up here in Butt Fa Ville. So I'm going back as soon as I can. And next time I'm out there in the boonies, I'm making sure I have some money on me... So does anyone out there have some to spare?
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-10-13 1:45 pm   Permalink

Mai bien sur, mon ami, zis is a Vitco, certainment. Someone once said: "If it ain't pretty, it's a Witco", so there you are. There also is the famous quote "What we have here, is a failure to .....depict a Ku god". Don't know who said that, but it stuck with me.

 
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TIKIBOSKO
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Posted: 2008-10-13 3:28 pm   Permalink

Not to be too redundant (but I was asked) as Sven said it is a Witco, obviously not carved from their regular swamp cedar (but cedar none the less) I think these came later on but don't quote me on that.
Nice find,

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tikipaka
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Posted: 2008-10-13 4:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:
Mai bien sur, mon ami, zis is a Vitco, certainment. Someone once said: "If it ain't pretty, it's a Witco", so there you are. There also is the famous quote "What we have here, is a failure to .....depict a Ku god". Don't know who said that, but it stuck with me.



OK, Sven, translation please for that first line.. Thanks Sven, I think?


Quote:
Not to be too redundant (but I was asked) as Sven said it is a Witco, obviously not carved from their regular swamp cedar (but cedar none the less) I think these came later on but don't quote me on that.
Nice find,



Bosko, I just had to ask the two top guys what they thought.. This is my first piece and I thought once or twice before I had a great find on something only to find out it was either a repro or a fake. But I love this one.. And what do they look like if they're made out of swamp cedar?

Thanks again


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Posted: 2008-10-13 6:41 pm   Permalink

what do they look like if they're made out of swamp cedar?

wider grain.

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Naneki
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Posted: 2008-10-14 08:54 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-10-12 17:46, tikipaka wrote:
OK, again I take crappy photos. But these are the best ones out of my 99 takes.






Witco, smitco. That's some nice Arts & Crafts furniture.


 
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tywoody
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Posted: 2008-10-15 7:13 pm   Permalink

i bought this bar afew weeks ago from a friend she to;d me that it had been purchases for her father in the 60's. it is old u can tell that how i can not any stamp or markings saying who what or where. can any one help me ID THIS BAR AND STOOLS PLEASE THE BAR I BELIEVE IS MADE OF A SOLID WOOD I THINK IT IS PINE.





 
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keigs20
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Posted: 2008-10-15 8:10 pm   Permalink

Hey tywood, it is a Witco bar made of cedar. Called the "Rio Grande Bar" and stools.

 
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tywoody
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Posted: 2008-10-16 09:48 am   Permalink

thank you for the conformation on my bar. would u happen to know how or where i could figure out how much my bar is worth? I am wanting to sell it but have no idea how much i should ask for it

 
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Posted: 2008-10-16 3:27 pm   Permalink

bought this bar afew weeks ago from a friend she to;d me that it had been purchases for her father in the 60's. it is old u can tell that how i can not any stamp or markings saying who what or where. can any one help me ID THIS BAR AND STOOLS PLEASE THE BAR I BELIEVE IS MADE OF A SOLID WOOD I THINK IT IS PINE.
also how much it may be worth




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tikipaka
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Posted: 2008-10-16 3:56 pm   Permalink

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Witco, smitco. That's some nice Arts & Crafts furniture.



Thanks Naneki, you noticed. Your just like me, I check out every nook & cranny in a photo to see it all. We got that entire dinning room set at a yard sale about 4 miles from our house. Signed Stickley Brothers, Quaint Furnishing Co.. The entire set was purchased for $600. We were the first people at the sale that morning and we must have spent at least $1000. total for every thing we picked up. Dave had to run to the ATM machines all over because at the time we had a limit on how much you could withdraw at one time. It was funny though, we knew this antique dealer who just about ran up to the stack of stuff we had piled up to check it out and when he was told it had already been sold, he looked up saw us and walked over and whispered in my ear, "you have got to be kidding". Just love those great finds.. Just about everything in our home was picked up a a yard sale, thrift store, flea market.

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Posted: 2008-10-18 2:10 pm   Permalink

I wanted to post some pics of this great Witco tiki bar I scored last weekend off craigslist for $75 bucs with the 4 tiki stools too! It's just missing the top! Sven, was there really only 15 of these ever made? I found it pictured in Tiki Modern on page 239. The funny thing about this bar is the story behind it......
I saw another one last month listed on craigslist for $2000 bucs!?! I emailed the guy about it but he was kinda mean and was firm on the price. Needless to say I didn't have an extra 2 grand to spend on it but I would still check every morning on to see if it was still listed, I mean who else was going to buy it?! Well, one morning it was gone, not listed so I emailed the seller and he emailed me back.....SOLD! Damn, I thought, I'll never find another one. I was bummed out! Later that same day I was checking the surrounding area on Craigslist for anything Tiki and that's when I came across a listing for a " Tiki bar with four stools with leopard print seat covers....$75" (No Photo) Leopard print seat covers............Witco!!! I emailed the seller who was out in the middle of Penn. to send me some pics. She didn't have a camera but described it as a "dark wood tiki bar with tiki's on the front and side with 4 square shaped tiki stools with old animal pattern seat covers". I was sold but still didn't think it would be the same bar! After several hours of driving into the middle of nowhere I finally found the old farm house with the barn in the back and the lady with no camera who just happened to have a Witco treasure buried behind a pile of crap! There it was, the same damn Witco Tiki bar for $75 bucs! I still can't believe it!









 
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Posted: 2008-10-18 2:13 pm   Permalink

Wow, Tikinomad, wow!

 
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