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Anyone know anything about this mug?
BigRedTiki
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Joined: Jan 14, 2007
Posts: 86
From: Fremont, Nebraska
Posted: 2009-03-19 3:05 pm   Permalink

Found this little guy today. It is a small 2 faced stackable mug. The bottom reads "Hills-Made by Fralin". It has a small green ceramic frog in the bottom. I was thinking it is a hobbyist mug, but I thought I would see if you guys knew anything about it. I can't seem to find anything simliar on OOga Mooga, Thank you in advance!






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sneakyjack
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Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 1037
From: NYC Area
Posted: 2009-03-19 3:14 pm   Permalink

not sure but see if the frog gurgles/bubbles when you put liquid in the cup. I have a coffee mug from Orvis like that - never seen tiki mug though.

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BigRedTiki
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Joined: Jan 14, 2007
Posts: 86
From: Fremont, Nebraska
Posted: 2009-03-19 3:40 pm   Permalink

I put some water in it, I didn't notice anything unusual.

 
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LOL Tiki
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Joined: Sep 06, 2007
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From: San Diegoish
Posted: 2009-03-19 4:21 pm   Permalink

I think your first instinct is correct; that it's a hobbyist stacker mug.

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2009-03-19 5:23 pm   Permalink

Here is one from my collection, different glaze and sadly, no croaker inside!




These are definitely hobbyist mugs.

Depending on the mold, they may or may not stack.




The blue one is from a similar production. I can get the green one to stack on the blue, but the blue base is too big to stack on the green.

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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-03-19 5:40 pm   Permalink

Mike - There are a few of these on Ooga-Mooga, but there isn't a template yet. I'm pretty sure that the mold was manufactured by Duncan Home Ceramics.



 
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BigRedTiki
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Joined: Jan 14, 2007
Posts: 86
From: Fremont, Nebraska
Posted: 2009-03-20 08:46 am   Permalink

Good info as always, Thanks to everyone who responded!

Heading to an estate sale this morning, hoping for more interesting finds.


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