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waikiki tiki
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Joined: Jan 06, 2003
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From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2003-01-16 1:23 pm   Permalink

"I got a great big Buddha mug with his arms raised and straw hole in his belly for $2.00 in CT. I hear that they were used in Benehana restaurants."


I got this one just the other day at a junk store for $1.50! I was excited about it too (although some would say it's not so tiki)! He just looks so happy with his belly hanging out!

Happy Tiki Hunting!


 
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midnite
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2003-01-16 1:50 pm   Permalink

Through MULTIPLE visits to my local (San Francisco, uggh) Goodwill/Salvation Army shops I have found squat, absolutely nothin.....whuuuh! But once I did see a Benihana mug, maybe they will take off someday.

I mentioned earlier the Islander mugs getting some strange Mojo, with bids approaching milk-thru-nostril levels. Put down that glass:

How much? Ha ha ha, "spew", oops!

This one is missing the lid as well. Well, that explans why it is only going for two hundred or so. Bah....ha ha....HA!

midnite: getting ready for the next big sale/charity drive and Tiki mug fest. I'm rich I'm rich...I'm comfortably well-off.





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tikigreg
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2003-01-16 4:10 pm   Permalink

Susan Powter says: "Stop the Insanity!"





[ This Message was edited by: tikigreg on 2003-01-16 16:31 ]


 
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Trader Woody
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2003-01-17 1:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-01-16 13:50, midnite_tiki wrote:
But once I did see a Benihana mug, maybe they will take off someday.


Oh, they will, they will....
Perhaps they could be the only current example of a cheap modern-day 'mug' that could be bought for mere cents right now and be hugely popular in the future. Not Tiki by a good few miles, these mugs are nevertheless ideal mugs to serve drinks to pals who can't comprehend 'the whole Tiki thing'.

Anyway, the "Wall Street Trader Vic" in me says - 'Don't spend $400+ on a Crane......buy 400 cheap Benihana's and you'll make your fortune'.

Trader Woody


 
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Traderpup
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2003-01-17 2:09 pm   Permalink

As far as the Benihana mugs go, there's already different vintages...! Some of the older ones are from Orchids of Hawaii, another older production will have the logo or markings "underglazed" (where the logo appears to be in the glaze itself). Newer ones will have a screened logo or marking (it is applied on top of the glaze, very crisp, and you can usually feel it on the surface), or might be marked that it was made in China (either molded in or a sticker) or no mark at all.

Not that I've looked into the collectability of Benihana mugs.....!



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midnite
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From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2003-01-18 12:39 pm   Permalink

I have never seen this piece before, looks like few others had as well. Makes me wonder what my Hoffman Kahiki condiment bowl would bring.

Kahiki Server Thingy

Anyone have an answer for what this thing was?

midnite


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midnite
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From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2003-01-18 7:09 pm   Permalink

I thought I had a live on with this auction. Just a three-day auction, no one was gonna find it, it was MINE!

Didn't even get a chance to enter another losing bid:

Don Beachcomber

It is the cool green version too, c'est la vie.

midnite


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tikifish
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2003-01-18 8:12 pm   Permalink

That kahiki thing looks like a butter melter for your loibster. Though I dont remember them serving lobster when I was there, but I was on a budget so might have just blanked out that portion of the menu rom my memory. Definitely some sort of sauce pourer, anyway.

 
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fartsatune
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Joined: Aug 25, 2002
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From: vancouver
Posted: 2003-01-19 12:22 am   Permalink

My guess is that its for making those tiki cappucinos.

 
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MauiTiki
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Joined: Jan 20, 2003
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From: A rock in the middle of the Ocean
Posted: 2003-01-20 8:22 pm   Permalink

I guess I'm the "New Guy". You can't believe how happy I am to have found other Tiki Mug collectors. I've been collecting for a couple years and have nearly 60 different mugs. like most of you I try never to spend more than $10 to $15.

My first question is: Has anyone seen these before and know anything about them. Does Chiki Tiki ring a bell? What are they worth?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=29460&item=2154329083&rd=1

Second, I was looking at past Tiki Mug discussions about "Leilani" and how she can be a favorite, but has no real value and is often past up on e-bay. I think there must be Valuable and rare Leilani mugs. I have three different Leilani mugs. One with Orchids of Hawaii on the bottom, another with nothing. One that has two faces one on each side and the others are only one sided. I know I've seen them with other sayings besides Leilani and no sayings at all. I'm still keeping my eye open for new versions of the Classic Leilani Mug, rare ones that I can get for next to nothing.


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SoBeTiki
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Miami Beach, Florida
Posted: 2003-01-20 9:50 pm   Permalink

Maui,

The Chiki Tiki mugs are current mass-production mugs. You can buy them here:

http://www.islandmadness.com/tikimug2.html



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midnite
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2003-01-20 11:27 pm   Permalink

Quote:

I guess I'm the "New Guy". You can't believe how happy I am to have found other Tiki Mug collectors.

Second, I was looking at past Tiki Mug...I think there must be Valuable and rare Leilani mugs. I have three different Leilani mugs.



Hiya Maui, where ya at over there, much history with Maui.

On the Leilani types, yes, I know of a few. I have two. One, with "usa" on the bottom, suppposed to be McCoy? My other one is from Hawaiian Inn, made by Orchids. They are ok mugs, worthy of any collection, but just too common to get much of a bid on Ebay. Many were part of a rum set, so there are LOTS of them.

Welcome,
midnite


 
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waikiki tiki
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From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2003-01-21 10:13 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-01-17 13:53, Trader Woody wrote:
Quote:

On 2003-01-16 13:50, midnite_tiki wrote:
But once I did see a Benihana mug, maybe they will take off someday.


Oh, they will, they will....


Does this mean I should stop using my Benihana mug for my kitchen scrubbers? He doesn't hold enough liquid for a good drink but he sure looks happy holding those scrubbers!

Happy Tiki Hunting!
Perhaps they could be the only current example of a cheap modern-day 'mug' that could be bought for mere cents right now and be hugely popular in the future. Not Tiki by a good few miles, these mugs are nevertheless ideal mugs to serve drinks to pals who can't comprehend 'the whole Tiki thing'.

Anyway, the "Wall Street Trader Vic" in me says - 'Don't spend $400+ on a Crane......buy 400 cheap Benihana's and you'll make your fortune'.

Trader Woody



 
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waikiki tiki
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From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2003-01-21 10:14 am   Permalink

Wow, sorry guys I really screwed that post up!

 
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MauiTiki
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Joined: Jan 20, 2003
Posts: 693
From: A rock in the middle of the Ocean
Posted: 2003-01-21 9:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-01-20 23:27, midnite_tiki wrote:


Hiya Maui, where ya at over there, much history with Maui.



Started out in Honokowai (Lahaina) now live in Maui Meadows (Wailea) been here 13 years, verry few Tiki mugs left on Maui. All the Daga Maui Lu mugs were taken home by tourists.

MauiTiki


 
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