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The show me your Witco thread.
Tiki Kollektor
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Joined: Aug 29, 2006
Posts: 107
From: A Cave in Manhattan
Posted: 2007-07-09 08:20 am   Permalink

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BTW, can anyone recommend a good, safe way to hang this monstrosity? For years, it's been leaning instead of hanging because it's so dang heavy. It deserves better than leaning!



Good question! After my first Witco wall hanging came crashing down 3 days after it was hung due to a loose old screw, I made a trip to the hardware store and started carefully upgrading the hanging hardware on each one I acquire:
- new screws
- new 2-screw D hangers
- set screws into freshly drilled holes
- new heavy grade picture wire.
- although I didnt do it yet, my heaviest one really needs a cross brace on the back to keep the rather thin frame rails from bending inwards under its own weight -- this is on my to-do list
- use heavy duty three nail hangers on the wall

I'm really surprised that the weight of these things didnt tear the flimsy original hardware out long ago.


 
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Matango Derek
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Joined: Jun 22, 2007
Posts: 47
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2007-07-09 08:37 am   Permalink

This is exactly what I needed to know!! Thank you so much!

 
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Matterhorn1959
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Joined: Feb 18, 2006
Posts: 177
From: Mile High City
Posted: 2007-07-12 6:37 pm   Permalink

Is this bench Witco or not?





 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11265
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-07-12 9:44 pm   Permalink

Never seen it before, but if that thing is not Witco, then what is! Seems to be one of their Conquistador pieces.

 
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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1329
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2007-07-22 10:37 am   Permalink


Zee Vitco, eet never eends...






A Witco tiki oar/paddle, approx. 5ft long.

Any info on this? Ken? Sven? Ben? um.. Jen?

-Z


 
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green73
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Joined: Jul 19, 2007
Posts: 3
Posted: 2007-07-22 12:28 pm   Permalink

COOL PLACE! Yes I just stumbled in here. Strangely enough through searching for something on e-bay. I was looking for Shag artwork for my living room. An add for a bar caught my eye, "What the heck that is just like my bar!" I thought I had some kind of custom one of a kind thing. BACKSTORY.... Somewhere between 8 and 10 years old I went to an auction with my grandparents. Late '70's Early '80's I can't remember. Anyway this cool looking bar comes up for auction, and my grandparents get it. So I am around this bar for years. Always admiring it. My grandparents tell me one day I can have it. Well My grandfather died in 2003, and after his death my grandmother tells me to come get the bar when it's convenient. It took a year to get there to get it. A month later Hurricane Katrina destroys her house. So the Bar is safe and sound with me in Virginia. Fast forward to now. The bar I saw on E-bay is a Witco, and now I see so is mine. In the last week I have learned more about this bar than in the last 22 years. Here is a pic:


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BrickHorn
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Joined: Oct 03, 2005
Posts: 178
From: Texas
Posted: 2007-07-22 4:55 pm   Permalink

I don't collect Witco, but just thought I'd give a heads-up to the Texas tikiphiles that do. As of last Sunday, there was a pretty swanky Witco coffee table at La Luz on South 1st in Austin. I think it's going for $300 or so. In any case, it deserves to find a home with a TC'er.

 
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tikicar
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Joined: Feb 19, 2005
Posts: 106
From: York, Pa.
Posted: 2007-07-22 8:16 pm   Permalink

Hey Green 73, Nice bar. I like the LR 109 truck model on your bar. Do you have a Rover or is that what green 73 means? Scott

 
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green73
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Joined: Jul 19, 2007
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Posted: 2007-07-23 2:36 pm   Permalink

CLOSE! I have a 1973 Land Cruiser, that's green.

 
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tikicar
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Joined: Feb 19, 2005
Posts: 106
From: York, Pa.
Posted: 2007-07-23 8:09 pm   Permalink

Cool, I have had several old series rovers as well as newer ones. I never had a land cruiser. I have a good friend with one. I still want to find a old nissan patrol. Scott

 
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green73
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Joined: Jul 19, 2007
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Posted: 2007-07-26 1:53 pm   Permalink

A roomie I had in Alaska had a 1969 Patrol. It was a pretty cool rig. A real pain to get parts for though.I would love to have an old series rover myself, but I have so many other projects I just don't see it happening.

 
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TikiMaxton
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 557
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2007-08-01 08:54 am   Permalink

A friend gave me these, and they're just not my mug o' mai tai. I want to sell them, and I'd like to be able to say that they're Witco, or at least "Probably Witco". does anyone recognize them?



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11265
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-08-01 11:33 am   Permalink

Judging by the colors, faces and the cut up "Id" pieces on top (!..weird, never seen THAT one before !) these ARE Witco, nevertheless some of the worst. Looks like some kind of Eastern European Folk couple. Definitely no Mai Tai material, Mark, maybe for Vodka based Chi Chis or such

PS: On second look, these costumes could also be South American...? Peru? Any Folk costume specialists here know?




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TikiMaxton
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 557
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2007-08-01 11:57 am   Permalink

Thanks, Bigbro! I think the headpiece on the dude looks kind of like a crown - I'm thinking these may be a king and queen. I've seen stuff almost like this, but not exactly. But yeah, far from the "tiki carvings" my friends claimed them to be when they told me about them.

 
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YankeeAirPirate
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Joined: Aug 02, 2007
Posts: 50
From: Worldwide
Posted: 2007-08-21 10:57 am   Permalink

I don't have any, but I did come across a mention of the Witco Globe on Judah Friedlander's bad art page.

http://www.judahfriedlander.com/gallery.htm

It's down toward the bottom of the page.



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