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Please help Identify! Is this Witco?
Tikisgrl
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From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2015-05-16 04:44 am   Permalink

Is this Witco?





Sorry for the lousy pictures I was still shopping.


 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2015-05-16 07:04 am   Permalink

It can cause your lungs to disintegrate, so maybe? That lamp is def Witco; not a fountain, but prob made to hold flowers or plastic grapes or whatever in his hands. Might have had a little bowl? The lamps are hard to come by; I say slap a leopard skin shade on it & squeeze it in!

tikisgirl, even if it is Witco, it's still a giant cow head.
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On 2015-05-15 23:14, tikicoma wrote:
APT, the lady who has it told me she bought it in Hawaii in the 60's. It was a lamp but the original shade had fallen apart, can tobacco smoke cause paper to disintegrate?




 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2015-05-16 07:08 am   Permalink

On second look, maybe ATPs right. Is there a hole punched in its mouth?

 
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swizzle
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2015-06-19 11:20 am   Permalink

Can someone please tell me if these are Witco or not? I bought them yesterday at an antique store with the sole intention of re-selling them at an exorbitantly high cost.

All jokes aside, i did buy these yesterday and would like to know if they are Witco or not. Although i will admit i don't 'love' these pieces, finding something even Witcoesque is a big thrill for me as the chances of finding something back in Australia i'd say is buckley's and none, so therefore i snapped them up at what i think was a reasonable price. Two of my friends back home have already offered to take them off my hands if i decide i don't want to keep them, so at least i'll get my money back.

There are no markings on either of them and the hooks on the back show a little bit of corrosion indicating they are oldish. I get the feeling they aren't real Witco but i'd just like to know for certain.

(With flash and without).


Cheers
swizzle


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2015-06-23 11:01 am   Permalink

Never seen these before, but judging by the grain, and the simple way the eyes/nose/mouth are cut, I would say Witco, yes.

 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2015-06-23 1:52 pm   Permalink

I'm with bigbro, but can you post a pic of the hangers on the back?

 
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swizzle
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Posted: 2015-06-25 10:42 pm   Permalink

Thanks bigbrotiki and happy buddha. And i can't for another month or so happy buddha. I have mailed these back home to Australia. The hangers on the back looked a little tarnished but that is all i can say at the moment. I'll post some pics when i see them again when i get back home.

 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2015-06-26 4:37 pm   Permalink

That's cool. If they are little triangle hangers it's a good bet they're Witco.

 
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swizzle
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Posted: 2015-06-27 2:38 pm   Permalink

They actually are little triangle hangers happy buddah, so it's sounds like i have the real deal then.

 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2015-08-26 10:29 am   Permalink

Real or no? I bought em anyway.






 
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tikilease
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2015-08-26 10:55 am   Permalink

The tiki is definitely Witco and the sword is most likely yes... Nice finds !!

[ This Message was edited by: tikilease 2015-08-26 11:05 ]


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-08-27 01:48 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-06-19 11:20, swizzle wrote:
Can someone please tell me if these are Witco or not? I bought them yesterday at an antique store with the sole intention of re-selling them at an exorbitantly high cost.

All jokes aside, i did buy these yesterday and would like to know if they are Witco or not. Although i will admit i don't 'love' these pieces, finding something even Witcoesque is a big thrill for me as the chances of finding something back in Australia i'd say is buckley's and none, so therefore i snapped them up at what i think was a reasonable price. Two of my friends back home have already offered to take them off my hands if i decide i don't want to keep them, so at least i'll get my money back.

There are no markings on either of them and the hooks on the back show a little bit of corrosion indicating they are oldish. I get the feeling they aren't real Witco but i'd just like to know for certain.



Cheers
swizzle



Nah, dem ain’t Witco, leave em in L A Robbie
David and CeCe


 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2015-08-27 02:06 am   Permalink

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On 2015-08-26 10:55, tikilease wrote:
The tiki is definitely Witco and the sword is most likely yes... Nice finds !!

[ This Message was edited by: tikilease 2015-08-26 11:05 ]



Cool. I found them in the corner of a junk shop in Springfield, MO today. They were buried behind a bunch of furniture and I could just barely see the tops of each piece sticking out. Asked the guy what he wanted for em as nothing in there was priced. He said make me an offer. I said I really have no idea, shoot me a number. He said 25 bucks. I said sold.


 
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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2015-09-27 2:12 pm   Permalink

I picked this small stool up today for $20. My gut feeling said Witco for sure but I would like some other opinions on it. I'm almost positive the white vinyl seat is an old replacement. I plan to keep it either way. After a treatment with Howard's it will join the rest of the Witco family.












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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2015-09-27 2:35 pm   Permalink

I saw a set like that before, I do believe it is Witco
and you are right about the replaced cushion.


 
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