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The show me your Witco thread.
tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-09-08 08:12 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-09-08 05:28, Tipsy McStagger wrote:
with a little stencil work, those barrels can become rum barrel lights- and that would work nicely in a tiki nautical themed room.



Yeah I tried to buy them.
But they did not want to take them down.
They also had two of those plastic panels on the wall that are good for making
lights, But again did not want to take down.
Left my number, so we will see if they call.


 
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Pittsburgh pauly
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-10-13 7:27 pm   Permalink

Today's flea market finds!
Marked $22 each, got 'em both for $30.

The PNG one matches my bar.

[ Edited by: Bora Boris - straightened. - 2013-10-13 19:30 ]


 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-10-13 9:47 pm   Permalink

Now those are flea market finds ! Only in Pittsburgh, baby !

 
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Pittsburgh pauly
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Posted: 2013-10-14 8:00 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-10-13 21:47, bigbrotiki wrote:
Now those are flea market finds ! Only in Pittsburgh, baby !



Hopefully it means there's things to find out there no matter where you are.
But really it seems there's more around here. I think it may have to do with Pittsburgh's boom and bust corresponding roughly with Poly Pop's. Tempered by Pittsburgh's distrust of trends and fads, so you had Pittsburghers going to Hawaii, but not as many commercial tiki bars.
I could go on about the our being "underserved" my national franchises leading to being skipped by any chain, Trader Vic's, Don's, Stephen Crane, etc.
But this isn't the "How the Heck did the 10th largest American city in 1950's get skipped by tiki" thread.
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-11-10 8:06 pm   Permalink

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Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!

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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
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From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2013-11-17 12:22 pm   Permalink

C.W.'s brother


 
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mike and marie
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Posted: 2013-11-19 8:45 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-09-07 14:17, tikiskip wrote:
Went to an estate sale today the house was a very cool Spanish style
so I knew this one would be good.
Saw this Bull hanging WITCO? I'm not sure, the owner said all of the stuff came
from Spain.
Then saw a sword wall hanging, again not sure on this one, no markings on the back.

So my question is... if this did come form Spain, Did they copy WITCO?
Or did WITCO copy them, Or did they sell WITCO in Spain?



Very good question and we'd love to know what bigbrotiki has to say about this. We call this style "Spanish Modern" and as a trend it kind of dovetails very nicely with Witco. We have some of this including furniture ... it's not Witco, but it goes well with it and was all made in Spain.

Actually there's a restaurant out here that had a bull on red background similar to the one you posted. From a distance you would swear it was Witco.


 
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TIKIQUÉBEC
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Joined: Feb 18, 2010
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Posted: 2014-01-05 3:35 pm   Permalink

Hello All!

Happy new year!

I would like to buy this chair. Do you think it is Witco?





Aloha!

TIKIQUÉBEC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-01-06 07:36 am   Permalink

Witco yes, but the back rest is painted, and the upholstery is missing. And it's not Tiki.

 
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TIKIQUÉBEC
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Posted: 2014-01-06 12:58 pm   Permalink

Hello bigbrotiki! Thank you for your answer! Next time, I'll know.

 
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mudbone
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Joined: Nov 12, 2008
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From: michigan
Posted: 2014-01-12 07:31 am   Permalink

I was wondering if anyone has done a search for location of stores that sold Witco, it would seem that would be a good area to search. has anyone seen any kind of paper with Witco locations or have I stumbled on someone's honey hole!

 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2014-01-12 09:19 am   Permalink

Just a guess, but I sorta doubt you'll find many retailers that are in the habit of holding on to unsold inventory for forty years..

 
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mudbone
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From: michigan
Posted: 2014-01-12 10:57 am   Permalink

I'm not saying that I think there are any Witco stores open, just saying that the area around the store would be a good bet to find some, now if you had the location of a old store you would have a better opportunity find some. Just trying to give people new ideas for their hunting, its about the hunt!

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2014-01-12 11:57 am   Permalink

chicago had a witco store/ showroom - that's where hala kahiki and surrounding area tiki bars got most of it's witco decor.


you can easily find out where the stores were by contacting ken pleasant of pleasanttiki.com - if anyone would have access to that info, he would.



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TIKIBOSKO
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Posted: 2014-01-13 3:13 pm   Permalink

In 1974 Witco boasted 7 "showrooms" I'll go out on a limb and say that when Witco went out of business (a short time later) the showrooms closed? They did sell to many other dealers and they where all over the country, I seem to recall seeing a form you'd fill out if you wanted the pieces "shipped" to you, so that would really put it all over the map, I suspect where ever average American mid century decor was popular your likely to find Witco.

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