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Dave Wu's Polynesia Tiki Mug on Ebay
TikiManiac
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Joined: Sep 27, 2002
Posts: 161
Posted: 2002-11-09 08:23 am   Permalink

I spotted this mug on Ebay and I have never seen it before. At first, it sort of reminded me of the very common Trader Dick's Nugget Maori Tiki mug, with a different head (much cuter!) and hands (no thumbs up). I was thinking of bidding on it, but it seems like it is going to go for a lot, considering that there are more than 4 days left to the auction and it is already at 34 bucks. Does anybody have any background info on this mug? I am assuming that it is rare.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=732974148&rd=1

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bigbadtikidaddy
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 441
Posted: 2002-11-09 2:01 pm   Permalink

Whoa!
Yeah, baby!
that is an extremely cool mug.
NEVER seen that version before!
Just when you're feeling all jaded & you've seen nearly everything...something like this one pops up!
This is a rare one, expect big $$.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11104
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2002-11-09 2:03 pm   Permalink

I am speechless, because I am clueless:
Never seen this mug before
Never heard of David Wu
Never heard of another "Polynesia" than the one in Seattle (and Spokane), which had a different type face...wait a minnit, there was one at the New York Worlds Fair...Maybe...

It's so great that to this day, unknown mugs can be unearthed.


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2792
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2002-11-10 12:53 am   Permalink

Since the seller provided such nice pictures, I've combined and posted them to Mike's tiki mug gallery at:

http://www.tikiroom.net/gallery/marked?&page=13

so that we have a permanent record of this remarkable mug. If anyone eventually discovers its origin, please update the gallery description.

Sabu


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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2002-11-10 06:07 am   Permalink

Too bad they didn't put a BUT IT NOW! On it - I saw a Mauna Loa mug last month with a Buy it NOw in it... but inbetween seeing the listing and hitting the page (and trying to stop my heart paliptations), someone bid on it, at $10.00, thereby nullifying the Buy It Now... I could have cried. Don['t know what the buy it now price was but I bet it was a damn sight less than the $100 it eventually went for!

 
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tikifish
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2002-11-10 06:08 am   Permalink

Uh, they would be buy it now, not BUTT IT NOW. BUTT IT NOW is only available on Shecky Mugs.

 
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TikiHula
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Joined: Apr 09, 2002
Posts: 671
From: SacTown
Posted: 2002-11-10 12:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2002-11-10 00:53, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
Since the seller provided such nice pictures, I've combined and posted them to Mike's tiki mug gallery at:

http://www.tikiroom.net/gallery/marked?&page=13

so that we have a permanent record of this remarkable mug. If anyone eventually discovers its origin, please update the gallery description.

Sabu



Thanks Sabu- I was all ready to do it if someone else didn't! Sven is right- it is really cool that new old mugs can still pop up from a place no one's heard of before!!
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midnite
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1230
From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2002-11-13 7:28 pm   Permalink

HEY NOW!!!

Dueling snipes + Rare mug = A whole lotta $$$

$225 bones!

http://cgi6.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=732974148

cpt.midnite ...all my mugs for November may not get that much!


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