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Is this an Orchids of Hawaii mug?
PockyTiki
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 556
From: central MA
Posted: 2011-02-16 2:10 pm   Permalink

I don't have many mugs, and the ones I do have I know who manufactured them.....except for this guy.





As you can see from the photo, it simply says "Japan" on the bottom. Nowhere on the mug does it say Orchids of Hawaii. It's not a Dynasty Wholesale mug either, I have one of those so it can't be that.

I picked him up from a flea market a year or two ago.
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Pittsburgh pauly
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
Posts: 393
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2011-02-16 3:02 pm   Permalink

I think it's a Libbey:

http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=1975

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PockyTiki
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 556
From: central MA
Posted: 2011-02-16 3:32 pm   Permalink

The shape and details do resemble a Libbey slightly. The glaze is different however. It's more of a faded green.
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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
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From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2011-02-16 3:42 pm   Permalink

That's an Orchids of Hawaii R-5: http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=224

Some of Orchids mugs are marked, some only say "Japan." The Libbey mugs, although similar in design, don't have the relief of the Orchids mugs, plus they're much heavier.


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PockyTiki
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 556
From: central MA
Posted: 2011-02-16 3:46 pm   Permalink

Ok that's what I was guessing, but I was rather confused as it was just marked with "Japan" on the bottom. Thanks for the reassurance!
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2011-02-17 2:44 pm   Permalink

More info, and a comparison between the jagged-tooth mugs:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=36080&forum=5

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PockyTiki
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From: central MA
Posted: 2011-02-17 3:31 pm   Permalink

Wow, really cool topic! Thanks for sharing!

 
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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 196
From: Michigan
Posted: 2011-06-04 3:07 pm   Permalink

Is this really a Orchids mug or is the mark a fake? Thanks



 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1268
From: Calgary
Posted: 2011-06-04 3:11 pm   Permalink

I would say it's real. I can't see why anyone would fake an Orchids of Hawaii marking.
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-06-04 9:27 pm   Permalink

!

 
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Polly
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Posts: 118
Posted: 2011-06-06 8:25 pm   Permalink

Yeah I think it's real too.

 
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ZeroTiki
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Joined: Feb 02, 2009
Posts: 825
From: Rohnert Park, California
Posted: 2011-06-10 10:02 am   Permalink

Lets make a batch of counterfeit Libby mugs! we can make a fortune on...
...wait. waitaminute.
Nevermind.
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