Monday, July 14, 2014
Ugh, Posting Has Been A Little Spotty Lately...I Know. Work Schedule Has Been All Over The Place And I Wrenched My Back Last Weekend. But Anyway, I Picked Up This Neat Witco Caravel Ship That I Think Might Be The Niña. Status: More Witco.
I spotted this lot of Witco whatnot languishing away in a couple of boxes at a flea market while on our road trip vacation. It took a few minutes to even figure out what the puzzle made...and another bit of negotiation to get it for a reasonable price.
I found this pile of carved wood In Denver Colorado at the Mile High Market. The flea isn't the best
flea we've ever been to but it was big...and well organized. They had lots of permanent buildings,
food vendors, a "farmers" market (right off the produce train...like most) as well as antique dealers
and about 1/6 of the set up for "Garage Sale" items. Can you guess where we spent most of our time?
I'm not really sure if the vendor I bought this off of was an antique dealer (he was in a permanent
building) or one of the garage sale dealers (his building was jam packed to the gills with random
stuff). He had it in three different boxes and the "hull" wasn't immediately apparent. It was obvious
that it was a Witco piece, but not until the vendor pulled out the hull did I...well, the Girlfriend
...figure out that it was a Galeon or Caravel.
Behind the ship above you can see the wall mount it is supposed to sit on. It's also missing it's
bowsprit or perhaps a figure head. I'm not sure what's supposed to be on the front of this as I've not
been able to find another like it on the web with a quick search. Also, not sure that the "puck" in the
middle is supposed to be there either. Too bad there's not a Witco ID blog out there, right!?