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The show me your Witco thread.
kiara
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Posted: 2014-01-14 7:00 pm   Permalink

Here's 5 of their locations in 1976...



 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
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From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2014-01-15 04:17 am   Permalink

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On 2014-01-14 19:00, kiara wrote:
Here's 5 of their locations in 1976...




from this list,and locations, it looks like these were show rooms to the 'TRADE'
the 'score' would be to get their customer lists.

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mudbone
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From: michigan
Posted: 2014-01-15 09:33 am   Permalink

Must of been furniture and department stores that sold it. Need to try old yellow pages and check the furniture ads. Thanks Kiara and Tiki David! Tiki D do you ever refinish any of your Witco and do you have any idea how to bring back the grain on a weathered piece of Witco? Thank you!

 
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TIKI DAVID
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From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2014-01-15 12:07 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-01-15 09:33, mudbone wrote:
Must of been furniture and department stores that sold it. Need to try old yellow pages and check the furniture ads. Thanks Kiara and Tiki David! Tiki D do you ever refinish any of your Witco and do you have any idea how to bring back the grain on a weathered piece of Witco? Thank you!


First and very important, 'DEBURR', then; oil,orange oil, teak oil, rejuvenating oil.
oil, oil, oil then rub,rub, rub.
It's not rocket science,it's wood.
hope this helps.
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Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2014-01-16 10:58 am   Permalink

You could buy Witco from Montgomery Ward... check out this 1970 catalogue:






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hottiki
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Joined: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 299
From: Garden Grove CA
Posted: 2014-01-18 06:19 am   Permalink

Back in 2012-08-18 10:31 PM Ragbag Comics posted this lamp and was looking for any info about it. I can't see what the catalog says about the lamp. Would be neat to read what they have to say about it.




 
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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2014-01-18 08:12 am   Permalink

Here ya go - not too much info, but still interesting:



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Ragbag Comics
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From: Chicago
Posted: 2014-01-20 08:40 am   Permalink

Wow... there it is!

Glad to see we paid about the same price for that lamp as it would have cost us at Wards in 1970!

No accounting for inflation. Still a mystery as to the manufacturer, but it looks good displayed with all that Witco stuff.

What a cool time capsule... A God of Fortune fountain for $300? Biku for $275?

Weird to imagine the whole family out shopping at Wards on a Sunday deciding, "We need to buy socks, a new bathrobe, a toaster and... yeah what the hell throw in that 7ft tall Tiki."

--Pete
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mudbone
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Joined: Nov 12, 2008
Posts: 166
From: michigan
Posted: 2014-01-24 05:32 am   Permalink

Love the Treasure Craft fish bowl, never seen one like it, have some larger one's
. I guess Ward's carried a lot of different tiki
stuff, who knew!


 
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Cincinnatiki
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Joined: Jun 21, 2009
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From: Cincinnati, OH
Posted: 2014-01-25 12:46 pm   Permalink

A few weeks ago an eBay listing popped up with a BIN that I jumped all over. It included the bar and 3 stools and the witch doctor wall hanging. When it was delivered I asked the seller if they would let me know if they ever came across any other Witco items to which they replied "We have a fountain at home we'd be willing to sell." Needless to say I was stoked and we made a deal for the fountain as well. Unfortunately the fountain is missing the base and one of the bowls.











 
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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
Posts: 929
Posted: 2014-01-25 1:48 pm   Permalink

Great score and smart asking if they had other Witco.

You can easily have a carver reproduce the missing fountain pieces.

I know a few TC people that have done so.


Thanks for sharing!


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11205
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2014-01-30 07:04 am   Permalink

What a loot! Would have liked to have seen that stuff in its authentic rec room/bed room setting. Gnarly!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Witco-King-Comforter-/201025813342?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ece127b5e



That bar is the same as the one in the Jungle Room. Now being sold off one-by-one. I wonder what that headboard will be offered for if the furry blanket alone is 250.- bucks…


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tedtiki
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Joined: Nov 06, 2004
Posts: 304
From: Sunny Springfield Illinois
Posted: 2014-02-02 12:05 pm   Permalink

The bar we bought locally here in Springfield, Il. was from an elderly lady who said she bought it at a local furniture store. I'm pretty sure there was no Witco gallery here!
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CleoTiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2014
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From: Atlanta
Posted: 2014-02-16 11:14 am   Permalink

I have this from a reputable mid-century dealer who I've bought witco from before, but I've just never seen this piece before. It's a rather large wall owl, candle sconce. The wood and color seem right. The candle pieces actually come out a few inches. I can't find anything on this. Anyone seen this before? Witco/Not Witco?




 
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TIKIBOSKO
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Joined: Oct 17, 2004
Posts: 323
Posted: 2014-02-21 7:08 pm   Permalink

It looks Witco but I have no idea what that design is, could be a cat? If you could post better images perhaps we could offer more info?


 
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