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The show me your Witco thread.
Chuck Lava
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Joined: Jun 09, 2011
Posts: 21
From: Deep East Texas
Posted: 2016-04-29 11:33 am   Permalink

Amazing score for Texas. I've been hunting the DFW area, Austin, and Houston for many years and have only found one minor Witco wall hanging and little else of any vintage tiki worth buying. Congrats.

 
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the_devils_tool
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Joined: Oct 20, 2015
Posts: 25
From: North Texas
Posted: 2016-04-30 07:18 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-04-29 11:33, Chuck Lava wrote:
Amazing score for Texas. I've been hunting the DFW area, Austin, and Houston for many years and have only found one minor Witco wall hanging and little else of any vintage tiki worth buying. Congrats.



Thanks Chuck. After perusing all 100 pages of this thread looking for appropriate/matching bar stools I realized just how lucky I got. Timing is everything.


 
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gabbahey
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
Posts: 257
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2016-05-23 7:12 pm   Permalink


I traded a Turbo Grafx CD system for this a while back. I would really like to know what the original shade looked like if anyone has a picture. I added that Mai Kai mug for scale.

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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
Posts: 385
Posted: 2016-05-23 7:33 pm   Permalink

Tiki Modern pg 181. Most of the Witco shades were a pretty bland off-white. He would look good with a leopard one tho

 
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panampia
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Joined: May 26, 2006
Posts: 44
From: pittsburgh,pa
Posted: 2016-06-12 10:31 pm   Permalink

I bought this Witco World in Chicago. It is unlike any I have seen. It is definitely old. It has the real Witco tag on the back. Anybody know anything about it? Was it before or after the pretty one we all know, love and covet? I am not in love with this one, but figured it is a Witco World, and I can make it work in the Lei Over Lounge among my other Witco pieces, like the outrigger I got years ago from Bigbrotiki!



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11524
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2016-06-13 10:13 pm   Permalink

A later, 70s version of their best selling mod one, it is still pretty cool - and rarer!

 
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KokoKele
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Joined: Feb 08, 2012
Posts: 73
Posted: 2016-06-17 9:56 pm   Permalink







The pictures above are of an interesting discovery I made yesterday (June 17).

My brother and I were visiting a friend in Mt. Vernon, WA. While we were walking around I spotted a box full of wooden shapes. I examined them and told our friend that they looked like Witco pieces in progress. He said that would make sense, since the house was once owned by Harold Christenson (not sure if the spelling is right), who once worked as a shop foreman with Witco.

Included in the box were some horse heads that had been shaped with a band saw but hadn't been detailed or burned yet. There were three fish, two intact, that had been shaped and burned. I found a piece that was obviously one of the continents from the globe/map. There is also a large horse head with some detail added and a shape I don't recognize; it looks like a medallion or crest or something. In addition there were several small pieces that were u-shaped or hook shaped. You can see some of them in the picture.

This box of stuff was in the house attic, and our friend was cleaning it out. He had already taken a load of pieces to the dump, including an intact Witco frame. I told him to hang on to the remaining pieces and I would post pictures on Tiki Central to see if anyone thinks they're important.

If anyone has any info or thoughts, please post. I don't own these pieces and have no stake in whatever happens to them. If you want to get them out of our friend's hands and into yours, let me know and I'll see if I can connect you. Once again, there's nothing in it for me except the giddiness of having discovered these interesting works in progress.


 
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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
Posts: 385
Posted: 2016-06-18 06:04 am   Permalink

Coooool. I would be asking the guy if I could rummage through his attic & basement I think those hook-shaped pieces are from the flying ducks/geese wall hanging. Nice little piece of Witco history; thanks for sharing! And your dog looks totally stoked

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 5896
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-06-21 9:52 pm   Permalink

Picked up 2
Unfortunately kept outside
So a bit rough

Multiple coats of
"Howard feed-n-wax"




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rupe33
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Joined: Dec 08, 2004
Posts: 323
From: DC Metro Area (MD)
Posted: 9 days ago; 3:57 pm   Permalink

Very pleased today to add an update to our previous posting here. A recent eBay win has brought a second Witco cat piece to our collection, "Cat Parade." Once again, our cat Neko approves, and it finally represents fully the 3 actual cats in our household:



It hangs in our hallway across from "Color Cat," of which you can read more here:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=20416&forum=5&vpost=402721


Aloha,
Rupe


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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
Posts: 636
From: Austin
Posted: 7 days ago; 1:23 pm   Permalink

Picked up this viking ship with outrigger from a fellow vintage dealer in the area for a very reasonable price.




It's freakin' pristine. She let it go because they're remodeling they're house and no longer have a place for it. Funny thing is, she originally got it from a friend of ours who used to be a dealer at our shop. Nice to know it's been in good hands these past several years and we can now give it a new loving forever home.


It's replacing our other Witco ship in my office which I also love and now need to figure out where to put.



 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 3948
Posted: 6 days ago; 4:00 pm   Permalink

Not mine.



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