||Has anyone ever seen this mug?
Joined: Jun 09, 2004
From: San Diego
|Posted: 2004-09-24 11:40 am  Permalink|
I havn't seen this mug in any books. Does anyone have any info on it? How old, etc.
[ This Message was edited by: MEAN GENE on 2004-09-24 11:42 ]
Joined: Jun 29, 2004
From: Pomona, CA
|Posted: 2004-09-24 12:01 pm  Permalink|
no info, but i have one at home that's very similar to it, except mine's more straight up and down. my parents got it from a hawaiian cruise they went on last summer.
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
|Posted: 2004-09-24 12:02 pm  Permalink|
Don't be mean to me!
That mug was, obviously, used by a cruise ship company. I recall it was a line that toured the Hawaiian Islands, making stops at several ports. I think they recently went under, in a figurative, not a Leo Dicaprio sense. Some such negative circumstance caused a flood of these mugs to be sold in the after market. All I recall is there were A LOT of these sold, all at about the same time.
There are several mug designs involved. I recall a volcano, a fish, a surfer? I think there are about six or seven separate designs. All had numbers on the back denoting the very limited nature of its production run. I believe the numbers were on the high side, but limited!
I'd say that mug you've pictured is the most popular version. Quite a few collectors I know picked them up. It's a different look, the colors alone set the mugs apart. The first time I saw these sold in bulk was maybe a year or two ago. They hit ebay hard, not commonly seen of late.
Joined: Sep 09, 2003
|Posted: 2004-09-24 12:39 pm  Permalink|
On 2004-09-24 12:02, midnite_tiki wrote:
There are several mug designs involved. I recall a volcano, a fish, a surfer? I think there are about six or seven separate designs.
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
|Posted: 2004-09-26 11:44 am  Permalink|
I use to bartend for these guys. A great fun time in my life.
I used that mug as a tip jar before I got the tiki bug.
They went under in 98.
Here's a link with some great photos of the ship.
Joined: May 15, 2004
From: Knoxville, TN
|Posted: 2004-09-26 12:53 pm  Permalink|
[ This Message was edited by: TNTiki on 2004-11-06 17:23 ]
Joined: Sep 09, 2003
|Posted: 2004-09-27 5:14 pm  Permalink|
Got the NCL surfer "Hang Ten" mug of this series today...
Sticker on the Bottom...reads...
"Progressive Specialty Glass Company, Inc. 1-800-620-5090"
Perhaps someone wants to call?
Waikiki Tiki; Art, History, and Photographs.
Available now from Bess Press Hawaii.