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Ren Clark Severed Head Mug on Ebay
TikiHula
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From: SacTown
Posted: 2003-05-07 8:58 pm   Permalink

If you haven't found it already, here you go:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3222893851&category=29460
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hala bullhiki
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Posted: 2003-05-07 9:42 pm   Permalink

HOLY JEEZ!!!!.....i bet this goes for a mint!!!!....let the madness begin!!LOL!!!

 
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johntiki
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Posted: 2003-05-07 9:57 pm   Permalink

Damnit! Why did you have to go and tell everyone!!



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TikiHula
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Posted: 2003-05-07 10:42 pm   Permalink

I'd bet money that no one on TC will end up the high bidder- I think those nutty bidders are not members. This guy was smart and put "tiki mug" in the title too...
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ModMana
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-05-08 12:57 am   Permalink

I corresponded with one of the eBay high rollers for awhile who told me that this mug is on the top of their list to obtain. I've seen this person bid $400 on mugs like it was nothing. So I would expect it could go that high or more. Although I would love to have this one I will definitely not be bidding. One day into the auction and it's already way beyond my limit. Of course, I do have a lottery ticket in my wallet that I haven't checked yet.......hmmm.

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fatuhiva
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From: Melbourne Beach, FL
Posted: 2003-05-08 01:09 am   Permalink

It's got a CRACK in it.

That makes it practically worthless in my book (my book also includes two of these babies hehehe)


 
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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2003-05-08 09:33 am   Permalink

I know this will make me sound like a heretic, but that mug doesn't say 'tiki' or polynesian to me. The head looks like a bust of Michael Landon or something.

To me, it's the tulip of tiki mugs...

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PolynesianPop
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Posted: 2003-05-08 09:47 am   Permalink

Bong, I agree. That mug is considered tiki by default. Here is description of the history of that mug that I posted in another thread:

"Ren Clark was the President of a magician's society in Texas. As a matter of fact, if you type in "Ren Clark" on Yahoo you'll most likely get links to his past as a reknowned magician. He had a regular magic act at his restaurant, the Polynesian Village. His show ended with an act that consisted of a person losing their head to a guillotine - hence, the severed head souvenir mug.

The question is, "Is this mug tiki?" In my opinion no. However, Ren Clark's Polynesian Village certainly was a tiki establishment of Polynesian Pop proportions. As such, the mug has a connection to the tiki/polynesian pop genre as it is definitely an artifact from a now defunct tiki temple.

I personally love the mug because its so different. It's just one of those mugs that I think would look way cool on my shelf. Will I ever get one? Probably not. As I've said before, I'm too cheap to dish out the kind of bucks required to obtain a find like that one."


http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=2095&forum=5&start=15


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midnite
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Posted: 2003-05-08 09:50 am   Permalink

Damnit! Why did you have to go and tell everyone!!

Ha ha, now that he has HIS. I don't suspect it to go for as much as some record-setting mugs. As stated, it's not real "tiki", plus, prices are definitely going down. I won't be bidding, too much other stuff I want...and won't get.

One of those items was the latest "Sufferin Bastard" decanter that was just on Ebay. I say just on 'cause now it is off. Seems the seller took an offer to "end early". I emailed the seller, stating I hoped he received a nice profit 'case these go for quite a pretty sum.

Just heard back, seller asked if like "$50 was a lot". He had no idea what it was, just picked it up at estate sale for $3. Told him what it usually fetched on Ebay.

Never sell early! It means people want it. Such as moi....

Tiki mugs not ending early, or selling for that much!

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Luckydesigns
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Posted: 2003-05-08 12:34 pm   Permalink

Nice Bong! 'Little House on the Prarie' mug from the episode 'Charles Landon meets the Indians'.
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hanford_lemoore
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Posted: 2003-05-08 2:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-05-08 09:50, midnite_tiki wrote:Never sell early! It means people want it. Such as moi....



The corollary to that is never wait till the last moment to bid.

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midnite
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From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2003-05-08 2:38 pm   Permalink

The corollary to that is never wait till the last moment to bid.

Yes, that has happened to us a few times. Wait, wait, wait, and then the pc gets a cramp. Lose out! No Esnipe for us either, we bid the old fashioned way. Hey, around here we're just trying to walk upright and not be afraid of fire.

And speaking of bidders waiting for the last moment. Nothing is worse when one has items on Ebay. Midnite has stuff for sale on Ebay, who knew? I know everyone waits, so do we, but Arrrggghh!...frustrating.

midnite, no link to auctions!

edited by midnite at 1:39 PST for removal of adult content.

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suffering bastard
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Posted: 2003-05-08 3:22 pm   Permalink

Now there is another SB decanter listed....this one starts at $99 with a "buy now" option of $400. I hadn't seen the listing mentioned above. I wonder if Midnite's seller told their would-be $50 buyer to take a hike and relisted it?

 
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Cultjam
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Posted: 2003-05-08 3:32 pm   Permalink

I want to know what allows sellers to cancel on eBay. It's happened to items I was bidding on twice now and there's no reason given when you look at the history.
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johntiki
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From: MD
Posted: 2003-05-08 4:54 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-05-08 15:22, suffering bastard wrote:
Now there is another SB decanter listed....this one starts at $99 with a "buy now" option of $400. I hadn't seen the listing mentioned above. I wonder if Midnite's seller told their would-be $50 buyer to take a hike and relisted it?



That is the same guy! I had the item on my "watching" list and now the price is far from obtainable! I think I'm gonna stop looking at Ebay now - this is too depressing!


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