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The show me your Witco thread.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-02-18 8:18 pm   Permalink

Neat, thank you for the information and photos. It's so wonderful to finally have one here. Wendy
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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
Posts: 409
Posted: 2016-02-19 06:42 am   Permalink

In honor of the 100th page of my favorite thread on TC, I wanted to share one of my favorite pieces of Witco.

This is a pristine orange vinyl Outrigger Bar with matching orange vinyl Tiki stools w/ footrest pegs. The top is smooth black Formica.

The seller found it in his parents basement, where it had been wrapped in plastic since the 70s. They purchased it after returning from a trip to Hawaii with tiki fever.

I have never seen one like it, or even heard of it mentioned anywhere. I have to assume it is one of the more rare bars out there. Sven or Kiegs, if you have any more info or photos I would be grateful. Anyway, just wanted to honor this thread where I have spent many happy hours. Enjoy the pics!










 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-02-19 8:39 pm   Permalink

Sweet

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-02-19 9:33 pm   Permalink

Super nice. Wendy

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11584
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2016-02-20 08:36 am   Permalink

Found it, weirdly crammed sideways onto a page touting the Voyager Collection (p. 238 Tiki Modern):







Dig the Polynesian Pop poetry!
I estimate it to be from the late 60s, before the bars became more organic, less blocky in shape, and catalogs went full color



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happy buddha
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Posted: 2016-02-20 09:58 am   Permalink

Crazy!! The Tahitian! Thanks bigbro!!! Now I need to track down some of those paddles...

 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2016-02-20 1:35 pm   Permalink

I have that back bar if you need one.

 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2016-02-20 3:12 pm   Permalink

Thanks skip! I actually have one of those in leopard. But now that spring is coming, I finally need to get some lights from you for the back. Throw me a pm when you get a chance!

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-02-20 3:18 pm   Permalink

It's cool to see that it had a back and that towel rack.
Mine is gone.

Will do on the pm, want to have a group of locals over when it get nice.
as in nice all the time.
We can all work on tiki crap and drink.


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3673
From: HELL
Posted: 2016-03-20 5:02 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-02-14 09:41, danlovestikis wrote:

We just found this. Looks Witco to me. It's very old. There are numbers and letters on the bottom that I can't make out. Wendy

































yeah thats witco - hala kahiki used to have the same one or one similar looking on the end of the bar.



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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
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From: HELL
Posted: 2016-03-20 5:15 pm   Permalink

picked up these 3 witco masks today - if you notice the tall one, it just so happened that i coincidentally spied it in the catalog clip big bro posted above. same face but mine doesn't have the spears crossed behind it. i'll have to make those myself.

the witco shield i picked up last weekend - its missing the two bottom spears. big bro if you are reading this, if you have a picture of what this shield looked like complete, i could make the missing pieces for myself.



















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the_devils_tool
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Joined: Oct 20, 2015
Posts: 35
From: North Texas
Posted: 2016-04-26 6:55 pm   Permalink

I got super lucky in (land locked) north Texas and stumbled across this set. Paid a little more than I had planned, but acquiring so many cool pieces at one time was too much to resist.

I'm about to get a guy to rewire all the bulb sockets, they're original Witco which means they're right around 54 or so years old and the wires aren't in the best shape. The shadow box only half works right now I snapped a pic at the risk of burning down my house.

Looking forward to cleaning it all up, waxing it down, and get the room decorated around it. Also looking forward to spending more time getting ideas from some of the great room and bar creations here!



 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2016-04-27 06:49 am   Permalink

That is a killer haul with a couple really rare pieces. That bar & swag lamp don't come up often, and that light box is extremely scarce. Congrats!

 
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the_devils_tool
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From: North Texas
Posted: 2016-04-28 9:30 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-04-27 06:49, happy buddha wrote:
That is a killer haul with a couple really rare pieces. That bar & swag lamp don't come up often, and that light box is extremely scarce. Congrats!



Thanks happy buddha - I know I got super-super lucky. The guy I got them from said his father traded a VW Beetle for the set in 1972. Since there was a Witco showroom in Dallas I'm wondering (theorizing) that it all came from there.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2016-04-29 12:01 am   Permalink

Wow! Congrats.

 
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