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Tiki Mug Misfortunes
Loki-Tiki
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Joined: Nov 05, 2007
Posts: 265
From: Like...The Valley
Posted: 2011-12-13 1:27 pm   Permalink

Ha, not bad!!! Keep it in the shadows, you can't even tell

 
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Vince Martini
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Joined: May 02, 2010
Posts: 277
From: Iki Pohaku, Arkansas
Posted: 2011-12-25 3:38 pm   Permalink

I am not even posting pics of this travesty. I am hoping that admiting this will help me work the demons out of my system. I was enjoying a Scorpion in one of my old Harrahs - Lake Tahoe volcano bowls and I simply dropped the damn thing on the floor. It wasn't packaging. It wasn't accidently clinking this against another mug...or having something fall on to this mug. I simply dropped it right out of my hands. I lost a lovely mug AND the cocktail within! CURSES!!!

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MikeyTiki
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Joined: Sep 09, 2006
Posts: 128
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2012-01-06 8:40 pm   Permalink

Another insufficiently packed package...



Only one of them survived, other one that looks OK is cracked all the way through and will split in two very easily...

It was even double boxed...


 
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 832
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2012-01-15 07:04 am   Permalink



This should be the offical meme of this thread.

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Beachbumz
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Joined: Jan 09, 2008
Posts: 1027
From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2012-03-02 10:12 pm   Permalink

7 mugs in one box and no bubble around any of the mugs, Three broke...


To make it worst, there were four Otagiri ones that I had never seen before either, one's better than none I guess..


 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Joined: May 12, 2011
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From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2012-03-02 10:53 pm   Permalink

It should be a crime against humanity, Beach....

 
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tedtiki
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Joined: Nov 06, 2004
Posts: 301
From: Sunny Springfield Illinois
Posted: 2012-03-04 2:57 pm   Permalink

Oooh, that's heartbreaking.

 
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teaKEY
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From: The thumb !
Posted: 2012-03-07 5:33 pm   Permalink

Lost history and lost tiki

 
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gabbahey
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
Posts: 230
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2012-03-10 6:17 pm   Permalink



Poor guy didn't even make it home. Seemed to be some sort of Westwood knock-off or hobbyist as it didn't have any marks and was glazed on the bottom. Que Sera.

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ErkNoLikeFire
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Joined: Aug 07, 2010
Posts: 429
From: Michigan
Posted: 2012-05-03 12:29 am   Permalink

I hate to say it, but I can now contribute to this thread. I was carrying some shelves into the house and didnt see my wife left her shoes in the middle of the dining room floor. Tripped over them and hip checked the wooden rack where my mugs have been living. Shattered an Orchids of Hawaii mug ,and completly broke the bottom out of my Jekyl & Hyde Club mug. I only own nine mugs total, so this is kinda painful.
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Tiki-kitty
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Joined: Apr 30, 2012
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From: Cleveland, Oh
Posted: 2012-05-06 12:29 pm   Permalink

HEART-BREAKING! My husband and I recently got a package containing our Kahiki salt & pepper shakers. ...or at least a package containing PIECES of them! I sat at my art table carefully gluing as many little pieces back together as I could. Thankfully, they look ok from the front...just don't turn them around. *sigh*

 
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Iscah
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Joined: Jun 03, 2011
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From: Quiet Village Tiki Lounge, MD
Posted: 2012-05-25 09:40 am   Permalink

I lost a couple of Gecko mugs, including one of his Mt. Bumatay style, when we moved. I know I lost at least a couple other mugs, but I just let my partner throw them away before it broke my heart. =(
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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1277
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2012-06-13 02:58 am   Permalink

I haven't had to post to this thread since 2004...












...and I hope I don't have to post here again for a another 8 years.


 
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Iscah
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From: Quiet Village Tiki Lounge, MD
Posted: 2012-06-13 12:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-06-13 02:58, atomictonytiki wrote:

...and I hope I don't have to post here again for a another 8 years.



Ditto.
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underdog
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Joined: Jul 02, 2012
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Posted: 2012-07-02 4:24 pm   Permalink

I think my husband posted this in another thread, but this seemed to be a more appropriate place. Sorry for the duplication, but we're really upset and I'm not sure our disappointment can be truly captured in a single post.

We live in North Central Florida, not by any means a mecca of tiki culture. We rarely make finds 'in the wild' because there's just not that much around. Therefore, we often have to rely on ebay to scratch our tiki itch. We're also on a budget, so we can't spring for many of the mugs on our wish list at the going rate.

So imagine our glee when we found a Hoffman Kahiki Moai mug in an auction missing most of the common search terms, starting at 5.99. And no one bid against us. We've had mugs shipped to us before, and aside from one tiny chip we've been pretty lucky. But this mug, which we will probably not find in our price range again, which is such a great piece of tiki history, which we were so excited to find, arrived like this:



A few big pieces and some dust. No chance of gluing back together. Our first big tiki misfortune.


 
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