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Has anyone ever seen this mug?
MEAN GENE
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Joined: Jun 09, 2004
Posts: 386
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.



Thanks, Gene

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tiki5-0
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Joined: Jun 29, 2004
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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.

 
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midnite
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1230
From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2004-09-24 12:02 pm   Permalink

Greetings Gene,

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.


 
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Phillip Roberts
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
Posts: 1611
From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2004-09-24 12:39 pm   Permalink

aloha,
Quote:

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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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5822
From: CaliTikifornia
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.

http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/AmericanHawaii.html#anchor140376



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TNTiki
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Joined: May 15, 2004
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From: Knoxville, TN
Posted: 2004-09-26 12:53 pm   Permalink



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Phillip Roberts
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
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From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2004-09-27 5:14 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

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?
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