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Tiki Central Forums Tiki Marketplace Gigantic Witco collection on eBay
Gigantic Witco collection on eBay
happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
Posts: 245
Posted: 2013-10-17 6:31 pm   Permalink



Not my auction, and I know it may be bad form to post active auctions, but the asking price is forty grand, so I figured it would be ok..

Thought it was worthy of posting here due to some rare pieces: the Graceland bar, tiki lounger etc.

I've never seen that chest of drawers & tiki mirror outside of Tiki Modern, and I've never seen that high-backed couch at all..

They also seem to have a huge bolt of Witco fabric by itself. Due to the sheer volume of pieces, wonder if it came from the home of an employee?

Cool to see all of it in a big pile anyway..


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-10-17 6:44 pm   Permalink

I count about 18 pieces, which would round out at $2220.00
for each item......cough,cough....


 
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gabbahey
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
Posts: 232
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2013-10-17 6:56 pm   Permalink

Interesting. I ran into the back part of that couch at a junk store in Pueblo early in my collecting. At the time, it was speculated that it was a head board.

 
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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
Posts: 245
Posted: 2013-10-17 7:01 pm   Permalink

ATP: no doubt. Asking price is kookoo.

Gabba: you may be right. On a closer look, that may be a headboard w/ matching bench, similar to the leopard set in TM


 
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sneakyjack
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Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 1061
From: NYC Area
Posted: 2013-10-19 7:44 pm   Permalink

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Witco-furniture-Lot-Jungle-Room-Tiki-Early-70s-/200976064357?pt=Antiques_Furniture&hash=item2ecb1b5f65


seems costly
but cool

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Tiki Trav
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 639
From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2013-10-20 03:25 am   Permalink

$40k?
Could take 6-8 months off work and teach myself to make that stuff and have the fabric custom made, that's insane.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-10-20 03:44 am   Permalink

Yes, these are an obscene markup of what they are worth
and if anyone says "well it's worth whatever someone will pay"
I will take away their rum allowance.


 
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gabbahey
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
Posts: 232
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2013-10-20 07:13 am   Permalink

Anyone else look at the other auctions? Seeing as it is all old medical equipment, I choose to believe this set was from the coolest doctor's office ever.

 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1932
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2013-10-25 11:58 am   Permalink

That seller is out of his f**kn tree ...that's all I got to say !


 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2354
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2013-10-26 06:03 am   Permalink

uhh, yeah....

for that kinda cheese I'd rather have a NEW CORVETTE.

that dude must be on meth...



 
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finky099
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Joined: May 15, 2012
Posts: 205
From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2013-10-26 7:38 pm   Permalink

I think it's the jousting knights that really juices the drink in that collection. $2200 worth right there!

 
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