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The show me your Witco thread.
Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-02-17 4:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-15 10:21, bigbrotiki wrote:
Nice find, man! Pretty rare, have not seen too many of those around.



Thanks bigbro...I have never, ever seen one except in your book! Man was I stoked when I found it.

On another note, I bought these from a local friend today...





Thanks for thinking of me for the sale!

PTD


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2191
From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-02-17 8:29 pm   Permalink

Wow, D! It looks like you got Tiki David's lucky Witco horseshoe. Be careful, though, you don't know where that thing's been!

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-02-18 05:56 am   Permalink

????






PTD


 
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TikiPug
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Joined: May 14, 2003
Posts: 788
From: Den of Sin / Pug's Pair-A-Dice
Posted: 2010-02-18 08:32 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-18 05:56, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
????






PTD



Now that you mention it, that Witco does look drunk.


 
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John the Mainlander
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Dec 21, 2009
Posts: 36
From: Rockford, Illinois
Posted: 2010-04-13 6:29 pm   Permalink

I recently acquired five tiki's for my collection / basement tiki bar that came out of the Flamingo Rastaurant/Bar in Rockford, Illinois that was circa late 1950's-70's. Any idea if they are witco? There are two 3 foot tikis, a 4.5 footer and an awesome 7.5 and 8 footer. Any help in identifting would be great. Thanks!







 
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Tiki-Troll
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Joined: Aug 17, 2002
Posts: 122
From: D-LAND FL
Posted: 2010-04-13 6:31 pm   Permalink

Holy COW!

it doesn't matter if its Witco, that's crazy sick!

I do vote for Witco, but there are better versed experts around here. I am sure they will have a definitive verdict.

[ This Message was edited by: Tiki-Troll 2010-04-13 18:33 ]


 
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John the Mainlander
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Dec 21, 2009
Posts: 36
From: Rockford, Illinois
Posted: 2010-04-13 6:41 pm   Permalink

Thanks man. I've been collecting tiki for 13 years...its the coolest stuff I'm sure I'll ever get. I'm lucky...and lucky that my wife gave me the green light to buy it.

 
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-04-13 7:04 pm   Permalink

Great score, man! Congrats!

 
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keigs20
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Joined: Jun 02, 2002
Posts: 529
From: WA
Posted: 2010-04-13 9:36 pm   Permalink

Wow! great score John, they are all Witco except for the small one in the first picture.

 
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Tikinomad
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Joined: Jul 20, 2005
Posts: 365
From: Outerspace
Posted: 2010-04-14 07:50 am   Permalink

Wonderful Witco finds Mainlander John!
I like how Biku (the Witco Tiki in the 3rd photo) is poping thru the ceiling tile in your Tiki room!
Great stuff.....

[ This Message was edited by: Tikinomad 2010-04-14 07:54 ]


 
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2696
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-04-18 8:32 pm   Permalink

My first Witcos...found them both today !
Me so happy !





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Joe Banks
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Joined: Aug 02, 2007
Posts: 552
From: An island in Catlandia
Posted: 2010-04-18 9:00 pm   Permalink

I too got my first Witco piece this weekend. The lovely cat is named "Scott is indebted to Brenda forever".


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Gramma2JBJ
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Joined: Apr 25, 2010
Posts: 1
Posted: 2010-04-25 4:34 pm   Permalink

Not sure if someone else has posted these, but I recently inherited them. I'm almost positive the wall tiki is Witco, not sure about the shield.





Anyone have any idea of value for sales purposes? Thanks in advance.


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3492
From: HELL
Posted: 2010-05-05 2:31 pm   Permalink


awesome score john mainlander for someone who has been a member for 6 years and made a post about once a year - LOL !

actually, what more can you tell us about the flamingo where you found them?? in terms of tiki history do you know any more about the place?


 
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John the Mainlander
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Dec 21, 2009
Posts: 36
From: Rockford, Illinois
Posted: 2010-05-07 2:16 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the compliment.
First off... StrangelyI've actually only been a paying member on here for a year...
Why it says 6 years? No idea.
Anyhow, I've done a lot of internet research on the Flamingo- but have come up pretty short. I know that it was in the 300 block of East State Street in Rockford. There is now a parking lot in the spot that it was located. Much of what I know about the bar/restaurant comes from asking people my parents age. (I grew up in Rockford) According to my folks they used to go there for dinner in the late 60's and early 70's. I believe it closed in the late 70's, much like everything else in downtown Rockford. It was a Polynesian themed restaurant. They remember the tikis. They said that they used to serve drinks in tiki mugs there. (I also picked up about 10 OMC / Orchids nugs in the deal that supposedly came from the auction of the business). The one thing that everyone, including the nice older gentleman that I bought them from remembers about the place is that there was a blind man who played lounge music on the piano in the bar. Everyone remembers that the guy was one hell of a lounge pianist. At any rate, I'm a lucky man.


 
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