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Coconut Mystery Mug
uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2008-03-08 06:26 am   Permalink

Here's another "made in Jamaica" bamboo mug. This company must have had a whole line of tropical drinkware.






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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
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From: Portland OR
Posted: 2009-03-18 12:26 pm   Permalink



I found this mug at Goodwill with a bunch of vintage Trader Vic coconut mugs. This one has no marks on the bottom and has a much narrower opening on the top. It is also quite heavy compared to the Trader Vic's, almost vitrified. It has what looks to be a "T" in the oval. Can anyone identify it???
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sputnikmoss
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From: Portland OR
Posted: 2011-02-16 11:12 am   Permalink

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On 2009-03-18 12:26, sputnikmoss wrote:


I found this mug at Goodwill with a bunch of vintage Trader Vic coconut mugs. This one has no marks on the bottom and has a much narrower opening on the top. It is also quite heavy compared to the Trader Vic's, almost vitrified. It has what looks to be a "T" in the oval. Can anyone identify it???




I was just over at Ooga-Mooga looking at my collection and saw that the mystery is now solved!
http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=3887

Thanks Humuhumu !


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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2012-10-22 7:23 pm   Permalink

This coconut isn't a mystery, but I thought it would be cool to share even though I lost the bid.
In 1944 the US and Australians invaded the Japanese occupied Admiralty Islands as part of their New Guinea campaign in the Pacific. I hope that this coconut drink vessel, or maybe ashtray, was used in celebration. The carved base is pretty ingenious. An early edition of a coconut mug!
My great-uncle was a gunner on a B-24 in the Pacific and I can certainly imagine him enjoying the Hawaiian and South Pacific ladies.












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