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Do These Have Any Value?
Tiki Kookie
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Posted: 2013-10-22 05:28 am   Permalink

Hi! New member here that would appreciate an expert evaluation of my recent acquisitions. I want to be clear that, for now, none of these are for sale. Thanks in advance for any help anyone may be willing to offer.










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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-10-22 05:35 am   Permalink

These all look to be new (reproductions) from China that are mass produced currently
can you tell us what labels or writing is on the bottom of the mugs?



 
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Tiki Kookie
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Posted: 2013-10-22 05:48 am   Permalink

It was difficult to capture images of the bottoms. I'm using my iPhone in less than perfect conditions. All the cups are marked on the bottom with O of H nomenclature that matches what's on the carton label. Below are a couple images from the bottoms of one each of the Tikis and the Volcano Bowl. I acquired these at a yard sale from a very elderly Asian couple who owned a Polynesian restaurant in D.C. that, they said, closed in the 70's. The cartons also look pretty old which makes me doubt they're recent reproductions.






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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-10-22 06:30 am   Permalink

Okay, they are '70's vintage, but very common. They would not be featured prominently in anyone's collection, but they're great for daily use. I routinely pay 5 bucks for the mugs, but NIB you should probably be able to get $10. The Scorpion Bowls, I would say between $20-$30.

 
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Tiki Kookie
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Posted: 2013-10-22 06:38 am   Permalink

I don't think I have a Scorpian Bowl, I thought what I had was called a Volcano Bowl. Is that accurate or is what I have a Scorpian Bowl? Thanks for your help.

 
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tikigreg
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From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2013-10-22 09:12 am   Permalink

Yes, that's a volcano bowl, due to the volcano. We tend to use the term Scorpion Bowl loosely in these parts.

 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2013-10-22 12:08 pm   Permalink

Yes they are all very common. Here is a link to the Fu Manchu mug with another mug for $8 BIN.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-ceramic-tiki-mugs-Fu-Manchu-and-Harveys-Lake-Tahoe-/111189754188?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19e36d014c

I had purchased 2 of those volcano bowls along with 20 other tiki mugs for $40 off of Craigslist.

I would guess if you can get $5 for the mugs and $30 for the volcano bowl, you would be lucky. It is pretty easy to check ebay for actual mug prices since mugs are readily available always on ebay. Type in "tiki mug" and scroll through and you will find examples of these mugs. You can also go to "advanced search" and search the completed items to see if they are actually selling for these prices, or people are just pricing them too high to find a sucker. There are examples of people trying to sell the volcano bowl for $800, but (hopefully) no one is stupid enough to do that. You can still get these new for really cheap.


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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-10-22 2:42 pm   Permalink

Sigh! You spelled Scorpion wrong!
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On 2013-10-22 06:38, Tiki Kookie wrote:
I don't think I have a Scorpian Bowl, I thought what I had was called a Volcano Bowl. Is that accurate or is what I have a Scorpian Bowl? Thanks for your help.



 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-10-22 2:44 pm   Permalink

Id try to find out the name of that restaurant and maybe keep everything, common or not.
Nice finds!

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-10-22 2:56 pm   Permalink

But you can serve a "Scorpion" in a "Volcano Bowl" & still call it a Scorpion Bowl
since that is technically the drink you are serving & not the name of the bowl.

The brown mug is a Leilani mug, the number one most common tiki mug but original
The Hula-girl mug has her breast covered & that was only done with the reproduction
as far as I know.

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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-10-22 2:59 pm   Permalink

Ummm, ATP, sir? That's a Ku!


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-10-22 3:10 pm   Permalink

Well let me just put on my glasses then.......Oh my god most of you are men!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-10-22 3:16 pm   Permalink

and you need to put your pants on!

 
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-10-22 3:49 pm   Permalink

21 days, ATP, but who's counting?!

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-10-22 3:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

[i]On 2013-10-22 14:56, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:[/i
The brown mug is a Leilani mug, the number one most common tiki mug but original
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Lance, Common or not, I didnt get my mitts on a leilani mug till years after I started collecting.I have 5 now-each one slightly different.
Cheers


 
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