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The show me your Witco thread.
bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2006-08-03 12:47 am   Permalink

Now remember kids, only because it's burned veiny wood it does not mean it's Witco!
Since some of you asked, here's a brief assessment of the pieces:

A.) Witco did not make ashtrays
B.) Z's last pic of "Witko" (Vitko?) is not, as he hinted
C.) Sweatpea's mask is not
D.) And even Tikiwahine's very cool lighter is not

The rest is.

What makes it difficult is the fact that during the 60s there were several individuals who copied the Witco style, some even after they had worked there and left the company.

Below: A rare Witco "Witch doctor" lamp base, in situ at the Chin Tiki




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Humuhumu
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-08-03 01:11 am   Permalink

Sven, I am so g*#*#mmed happy you can post images now. Sway on, my teutonic amigo!

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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-08-03 08:21 am   Permalink

This is the boat I found or should I say It found ME


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sweetpea
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From: Seattle
Posted: 2006-08-03 12:45 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-03 00:47, bigbrotiki wrote:

C.) Sweetpea's mask is not




WEll, that's a bummer,but Pea likes it anynow. Thanks bigbro for the info! Clears up confusion!


 
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Chub
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From: Detroit, MI but now in sunny Los Angeles
Posted: 2006-08-03 1:29 pm   Permalink

"Well, that's a bummer,but Pea likes it anyhow."

...And that's all that really matters anyway. Personally, I like seeing all the Witco knock-offs just as much as seeing the real thing.
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-08-03 1:44 pm   Permalink

Yeah I had a feeling that lighter wasn't witco, the grain and colouring just wasn't quite right.
Thanks for the confirmation! It's a great little tiki, reminds me of a miniature fountain.


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
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From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2006-08-03 4:31 pm   Permalink

IF only someone would write a book . "THE BOOK OF WITCO"

 
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Kanaka
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Joined: Jun 02, 2003
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From: Atlanta
Posted: 2006-08-04 1:53 pm   Permalink

World map in my office



Fountain in my basement [one day to become a tiki bar]



 
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tikicar
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Joined: Feb 19, 2005
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From: York, Pa.
Posted: 2006-08-04 2:33 pm   Permalink

Here is a Link to my Witco. I still have to restore the outrigger picture. I have just been real busy. Hey Sven, Just think, this time last year we were having fun on the big island celebrating Dugs birthday. I wish I was there swimming with the turtles now. Scott

 
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tikicar
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Posted: 2006-08-04 2:33 pm   Permalink



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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2006-08-04 3:57 pm   Permalink

Scott, yes, Kona is it, sigh. Must say, I know people who have more Witco than you, but the quality of each piece you own is outstanding, congrats again on benefiting from a family tradition!

Kanaka, your photo proves again: The Witco globe really looks best in an office, (or in some mid-century modern corporate entrance hall)! And you own a "Fountain of Fortune", lucky you!


 
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Primo Kimo
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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From: Vermont
Posted: 2006-08-04 6:15 pm   Permalink

What did you guys do clean up before taking your pics? Here are my Witco pieces as they lay in my office.






Totally proper shrinkage. Thanks for the service HL!


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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2006-08-05 12:04 pm   Permalink



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tikiskip
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Posted: 2006-08-14 12:53 pm   Permalink

Here's mine.





 
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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2006-08-14 5:47 pm   Permalink

It's all I gots.


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