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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
Posts: 352
From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2007-09-28 10:51 am   Permalink

Hey Gang,

Being fairly new to mug collecting, I was wondering what are some of the "holy grails" of mug collecting. What should I be looking for? I belong to Ooga-Mooga, and check this out regularly. I already have about 30 mugs, with about 20 of them from Tiki Farm. Just looking for some guidance, and the challenge of those hard-to-find mugs.

Cheers!

Rick


 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2007-09-28 11:03 am   Permalink

Try looking at other Ooga-Mooga user's wishlists. That's a quick and easy reference to what people are longing for.

The only mug I ever really obsessed over was the Mainlander mug. But then I managed to trade for one with Tiki Matt.


 
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NOTCH
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Joined: Apr 23, 2006
Posts: 507
From: San Jose.Ca
Posted: 2007-09-28 11:15 am   Permalink

Tiki-Kate hit it on the button..
Also look for Limited Edition numbered mugs and Vintage Resturant/Bar Mugs
(Steve Crane,Frankoma,Hawaiian Village,Don the Beachcomber,Pub Tiki,etc)
And go get a book called TikiQuest by Duke Carter.
Its got over 180 pages of Exotic Collectables.. Good Luck

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Atomicchick
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Joined: Sep 08, 2003
Posts: 579
From: Southern California
Posted: 2007-09-28 12:22 pm   Permalink

Frankoma War Gods, definately MY holy grails!

 
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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
Posts: 352
From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2007-09-28 12:54 pm   Permalink

OK, just bought TikiQuest. Keep those holy grails coming..

 
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Tikinomad
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Joined: Jul 20, 2005
Posts: 365
From: Outerspace
Posted: 2007-09-28 1:58 pm   Permalink

.......careful Rick, you might catch the fever!

 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1564
From: Mass.
Posted: 2007-09-28 2:01 pm   Permalink


IMHO, you're going about this ALL WRONG!! Why start chasing all the rare, pricey mugs everyone ELSE wants???????? That's nuts! Go after the ones YOU like and screw the herd--and save some dough!


 
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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
Posts: 352
From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2007-09-28 2:06 pm   Permalink

Well spoken Pappy! This was just one of those questions I had to throw out as a semi-newbie.

Cheer$!

Rick


 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2007-09-28 2:11 pm   Permalink

Actually, that's not to say you shouldn't have a working knowledge of what people want... I got that Luau 400 mug for nearly no money and just sold it quite some. And because *I* wasn't emotionally involved, it's easy to send him off to his new home.

 
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2007-09-28 3:25 pm   Permalink

I'm with Pappy... Collect what you like.
Here's a good thread though
Holy Grail. It goes waay back and has a lot of good reference. For me it's all about the hunt.
Aloha,


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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 1205
From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2007-09-28 3:37 pm   Permalink

The two mugs that usually fetch the most on Ebay is the red Frankoma War God and the Ren Clark Severed Head.

Personally, I'm after the Steven Crane Ku and Tongue mugs...which, by the way, I'm willing to trade a
Voodoo Grog glass for. Check my wish list on Ooga Mooga

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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 866
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2007-09-28 6:03 pm   Permalink

Well I'm sitting here looking at the new, the vintage, the limited editions, the cool ones that TC artists have done and some dust. I have to say that I prefer the hunt out in the wild but I also like to get a bargain on eBay or get a Poptiki, Cammo, Ocea Otica or Crazy Al mug to name a few. Having fun that's what the "mugs" are all about for me. So Ooga Mooga's a great resource and so is Tiki Finds. Keep searching the mugs are out there! Ooh & my holy grail right now is a Kowloon mug!

Tikisgrl


 
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Tiki Matt
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Joined: Jul 06, 2004
Posts: 924
From: North O.C.
Posted: 2007-09-28 9:46 pm   Permalink

I'm partial to the limited edition BarTiki Mug.

 
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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 866
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2007-09-29 06:03 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-09-28 21:46, Tiki Matt wrote:
I'm partial to the limited edition BarTiki Mug.



Shameless Fluff...



Oh & by the way my favorite mug also a Kowloon Mug!


 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5737
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-09-29 7:40 pm   Permalink



I am pretty new to collecting mugs too. I will never have the great collections that so many people have, but if I had the money...I might. I would like an original Mr Bali Hai...I have a repo so at least I have a little solace.

Ooga Mooga is amazing to look at, there are so many fabulous mugs it is bind-boggling.
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