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er....are these crap or something?
emspace
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Posted: 2003-01-11 3:55 pm   Permalink

Hi all -

wondering why no real interest in these 2 Islander mugs? -

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2152769944&ssPageName=ADME:X:BN:US:2

muy curioso,
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From: Vancouver
Posted: 2003-01-11 5:46 pm   Permalink

Hey guys, I'm very sincere in this question...I don't know nearly enough about rarity/collectability of mugs (though I know what turns my crank), I saw these yesterday and it looks like a great bargain. But the question remains: are they crap? Are they fakes, or in too crappy condition, or just numerous as hell?

I anxiously await the opinion of the many experts that I know inhabit this forum. I am not looking to start a bidding war with anyone here, just wanting my curiosity satisfied. Honestly. I don't have the spare moola anyway.

peas,
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Doctor Z
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Posted: 2003-01-11 6:17 pm   Permalink

These mugs are pretty cool and, if you don't have at least one already, would make a nice addition to your collection. However, they are not all that hard to come by. Quite a few places used this style, but the ones from "The Islander" are the only ones that show up on eBay with any regularity.
As far as the seller goes, I have made a few purchases from 'cragikc' (actually a very nice gal named Alexa), and I've found her descriptions to be very honest, she is a pleasure to deal with, and she ships her items almost instantly. In my opinion, the chances of her knowingly selling a fake is slim to none.
The condition of the mugs, however, does seem to be less than perfect, but if you can pick up the pair for under $20, it might be worth it (and THAT, my friend, is up to you to decide...)

Hope this helps!
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Posted: 2003-01-11 7:23 pm   Permalink

Doctor Z, you're a gent. Thanks for the very informative and thoughtful reply.

best,
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Posted: 2003-01-11 8:10 pm   Permalink

I agree with Z... if you can get the pair for less than $20, thats pretty good. But I'm sure the true bargain headhunters would disagree. If I only bought mugs I could find for $5 or less, I'd have a pretty puny collection! I won't pay those hundred $$ & up "holy grail" prices, but I don't mind paying $40 or so for mugs I don't have.

And remember to buy what you like! Pay what ever you feel comfortable paying! Collecting should be for your enjoyment, not for getting the biggest collection on the block.


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Posted: 2003-01-11 9:26 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-01-11 15:55, emspace wrote:
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wondering why no real interest in these 2 Islander mugs? -




realize, its still early in the bidding process. in the last few nanoseconds, the price will probably go up ..

elicia



 
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Posted: 2003-01-13 3:40 pm   Permalink

Sure 'nuff, somebody was waiting to pounce in the last moments, and scored. That's okay with me, I've done pretty well so far and was only looking for some tips. I have paid VERY reasonable prices for my faves: Mr. Bali Hai, Kahiki vase/mug, Trader Vic's and Kon-Tiki S&P sets, and assorted
Daga mugs, which is pretty much the backbone of my collection not counting Hawaiiana/lava-lavas etc. I too have vowed not to pay those outrageous prices, but when I see a Steve Crane or Ren Clark (actually I've never seen a Ren Clark)...it's enough to make we wanna take out a bank loan.

cheers,
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Posted: 2003-01-13 4:21 pm   Permalink

[quote]
On 2003-01-11 20:10, Traderpup wrote:
Collecting should be for your enjoyment, not for getting the biggest collection on the block.

Unfortunatly, having the biggest collection on the block is my enjoyment (sick).
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Posted: 2003-01-13 6:15 pm   Permalink

Bong--

Just get yourself one of those Swedish Tiki Enlargers...



 
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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2003-01-13 6:34 pm   Permalink

I got me one of those Swedish enlargers, I didn't know they made one for tiki though?
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Posted: 2003-01-13 6:48 pm   Permalink

Yeah, just stick your tiki in it.... and pump!

 
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Posted: 2003-01-13 9:27 pm   Permalink

I tell you true: when I see think about owning the Ren Clark - I don't NEED an enlarger.

Okay, that was sick...

:^)
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