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Tiki Central Forums ╗ ╗ Collecting Tiki ╗ ╗ The show me your Witco thread.
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The show me your Witco thread.
bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-05-07 6:32 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-05-07 14:16, John the Mainlander wrote:
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.



Indeed, John, you are! Such rare Witco specimens, and all in one flock! Thank you for the info on the Flamingo, sounds fascinating. That one has probably flown by most of the paper ephemera collectors in the Tiki field, because of the un-Polynesian name... OR: Would anybody here have any match/menu/postcard imagery from it?


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-05-09 3:24 pm   Permalink

Witco, yes? Not sure what it belongs to, but I think it is part of another carving...



Any thoughts?

PTD


 
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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
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From: Portland OR
Posted: 2010-05-10 09:54 am   Permalink


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Pikeys Dog
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Joined: Jun 03, 2008
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From: England
Posted: 2010-05-11 5:08 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-05-09 15:24, Psycho Tiki D wrote:



Any thoughts?

PTD




A Tiki Dog Bowl?


 
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Brandomoai
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Joined: Mar 05, 2008
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2010-05-11 8:42 pm   Permalink

I don't think I have to ask if this is Witco...



 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-05-12 06:37 am   Permalink

Ha, I love how because of slight individual carving variations the same Witco piece can have different expressions, this one looks sad because she was told to stand in the corner

 
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Brandomoai
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2010-05-12 12:49 pm   Permalink

She was givin' me sass!

 
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Tikinomad
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Joined: Jul 20, 2005
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From: Outerspace
Posted: 2010-05-12 5:02 pm   Permalink

Nice find Brandomoai!

 
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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-05-12 5:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-11 17:08, Pikeys Dog wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-05-09 15:24, Psycho Tiki D wrote:



Any thoughts?

PTD




A Tiki Dog Bowl?



Maybe it belongs here:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=35333&forum=6&hilite=conquistador
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-05-14 7:48 pm   Permalink

Witco?

The dealer had 3 of these that he said came from Rochester, NY, probably from the Aloha Restaurant. Did Witco do commisioned restaurant work?


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
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From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2010-05-23 5:48 pm   Permalink

sat. estate sale;






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Spaceboy
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Posts: 37
From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2010-05-23 11:13 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-05-23 17:48, TIKI DAVID wrote:
sat. estate sale;




Is something missing from this piece? It's so, empty and off balance.


 
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TIKI DAVID
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From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2010-05-24 03:53 am   Permalink

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On 2010-05-23 23:13, Spaceboy wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-05-23 17:48, TIKI DAVID wrote:
sat. estate sale;




Is something missing from this piece? It's so, empty and off balance.


yes, there used to be painted blocks along the lower half.
you can still make out where they were.for some reason they painted over them
I'll have to 'redo' this back ground.


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woofmutt
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From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2010-05-24 5:48 pm   Permalink

I was in Mt Vernon, Washington this past weekend and went to the supposedly great burger joint the Chuckwagon. The burgers suck but the place has quite a bit of what I assumed to be Witco trim.


















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keigs20
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Joined: Jun 02, 2002
Posts: 531
From: WA
Posted: 2010-05-24 6:48 pm   Permalink

Hey Woof, as you walked into the front doors of the Chuckwagon if you turned right and looked across the street and down towards the stoplight. That is where one of the old Witco Decor companies used to be located before it burned down. Bill tells me it took that whole corner lot. Also one of the original owners of the Chuchwagon was good friends with Bill. So probably safe to say that would be Witco trim. I agree the burgers suck but the train and decor is pretty cool. If you would have went about three blocks north you would have seen the west winds motel with two Mainlander carvings out front and another tiki.

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