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Crypto-Mugs. Do these legends exist and who has them?
SandraDee
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Posted: 2014-02-17 11:19 am   Permalink

Regardless of the year it was made -- although it would be great to know!-- I really love that red glaze. The detail pops so much better than on the black versions.

Hope some info surfaces for you Tattoo--thanks for sharing!


 
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vegastikidude
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Posted: 2014-02-22 7:38 pm   Permalink

I'm not sure how rare it is but I have the Tapa Punch Mug from the Hilton Hawaiian Village.


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tikipaka
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Posted: 2014-03-06 01:58 am   Permalink

Not sure if this octopus mug fits in here with crypto, but I found this one that holds 26oz at a flea market this past weekend. Sorry about the hula girl mug, but this was the only photo I took of the mugs found that day. It looks like the one in the Trader Vic's menu but doesn't have the Trader Vic's mark. I did read something here by Kohalacharms on octopus mugs.



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Tattoo
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Posted: 2014-03-10 3:33 pm   Permalink

Saw this online and it looked different. It seemed like a perfect cross between the 1944 Trader Vic's Samoan Fog Cutter mug and the later Tepco Hula girl mug with the bird.



It most resembles the 1944 TV mug but it's not. It's definitely different. Besides the added birds on top, and it's also a different manufacturer. Not as handmade and it has a smaller concave bottom.



No doubt a copy of the original TV mug which then morphed into the more common Tepco Hula mug with the birds. Which then morphed into the Harvey's hula girl mug by Otagiri.



Anyone have any thoughts on this???
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2014-03-10 5:10 pm   Permalink

Great detective work! Looks like the missing link in the evolutionary chain for sure.
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2014-03-10 10:54 pm   Permalink

Yup, that's the TV Waikiki octopus. There are several styles of the mug by Polynesian Pottery that the drink was served in, but that's the earliest. Lucky you!

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On 2014-03-06 01:58, tikipaka wrote:
Not sure if this octopus mug fits in here with crypto, but I found this one that holds 26oz at a flea market this past weekend. Sorry about the hula girl mug, but this was the only photo I took of the mugs found that day. It looks like the one in the Trader Vic's menu but doesn't have the Trader Vic's mark. I did read something here by Kohalacharms on octopus mugs.



thanks



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Formikahini
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Posted: 2014-05-21 07:32 am   Permalink

Quote:
On 2010-11-13 00:07, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
Has anyone found the Luau Cup, Frustrating Fanny, or Voodoo Bowl from Club Luau in Houston, TX?

How about the Dr. Munk, Log-Cutter, or Keg O' Rum?




Guess what I found this weekend:



Can you say, "personal Holy Grail"?
Houston tiki - from an Albert Gee establishment, is my quest.
And this is, to my knowledge, the first mug ever found from any of Albert Gee's 3 tiki establishments (Poly-Asian, Poly-Asian West, and Club Luau at Ding How, his Chinese restaurant one block north of our Trader Vic's).

I plan to keep one and sell the other.

No mark on the bottom, rather thick. Ceramic. Appear to be handmade and hand-painted.
Came from an antique store (who got them at an estate sale) in Galveston. I suppose they were a memento of a night out on the town in nearby Houston, many decades ago.
And now they are making me much happier than they ever made their original owners...
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-05-21 07:51 am   Permalink

Those are great. The best part is that they each appear completely hand painted. A real rarity!

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2014-05-21 12:04 pm   Permalink

Amazing, rare find, Formikahini! Congratulations.

(Remember to consume all cocktails in this mug with chopsticks, as illustrated in the menu.)

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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2014-05-22 07:01 am   Permalink



 
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2014-05-22 10:00 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-05-21 12:04, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:

(Remember to consume all cocktails in this mug with chopsticks, as illustrated in the menu.)




Are you sure they are not straws, Sabu?
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Tattoo
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Posted: 2014-05-22 7:16 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-05-21 07:32, Formikahini wrote:
Quote:
On 2010-11-13 00:07, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
Has anyone found the Luau Cup, Frustrating Fanny, or Voodoo Bowl from Club Luau in Houston, TX?

How about the Dr. Munk, Log-Cutter, or Keg O' Rum?




Guess what I found this weekend:



Can you say, "personal Holy Grail"?





That is fantastic and a true crypto mug. Congrats!!!!!


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2014-05-22 8:41 pm   Permalink

Does anyone have the Fire Ant & Dr. Munk cocktail recipe
from the Club Luau?

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Formikahini
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Posted: 2014-05-23 11:52 am   Permalink

Quote:
On 2014-05-22 20:41, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Does anyone have the Fire Ant & Dr. Munk cocktail recipe
from the Club Luau?

Not to my knowledge, but I'm gonna try and nudge my people-who-know people!
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-05-24 09:50 am   Permalink

Here's one of my holy grails—the pitcher seen in this photo of Don the Beachcomber:





Anyone ever seen or heard of one of these?


 
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