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Do These Have Any Value?
Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-10-22 4:16 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-10-22 15:52, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:

Lance, Common or not, I didn’t get my mitts on a leilani mug till years after I started collecting.I have 5 now-each one slightly different.
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David, I would of happily given some to you

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gabbahey
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
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From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2013-10-22 5:21 pm   Permalink

That Volcano is a classic and it is a damn shame I don't have one in my collection. Be proud.

I usually let drunk people take a Leilani home if they seem to be interested in tiki.


 
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Tiki Kookie
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Posted: 2013-10-23 04:10 am   Permalink

Ah bummer. I was hoping I'd hit the mother lode and would be able to retire. I have three boxes of the Fu Manchu, 17 cups total (1 broken), 2 boxes of the Hula Girls, 1 box of the Tikis and 1 Volcano Bowl (in the box). I guess I will post these on eBay eventually. Does having the original box with matching serial number and/or having sets of six increase the value at all or should I just ask for $5.00 a cup and sell everything individually? In total I paid $20.00 for all 36 cups so I don't need to make a bunch to see a profit. Thanks again for all the help.


















 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-10-23 04:34 am   Permalink

Now if you posted a picture of the "Orchids" labels we could have told you right away what you had
and I thought these were not for sale?


 
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Tiki Kookie
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Posted: 2013-10-23 05:07 am   Permalink

I did kind of post the labels, they're there, very small, in the first set of pictures. So what do I have exactly? Re: selling them, I just got them this past Saturday at a yard sale. I really like the Tikis and the Volcano bowl so, unless they proved to be valuable, which apparently none of it is, I was always going to keep those. The Hula Girls and Fu Manchus don't do much for me so I'll probably list those on eBay. I hope I haven't misrepresented myself or my stuff, the comment in the first post is still accurate, nothing is currently for sale.

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2013-10-23 11:12 am   Permalink

thank you for not selling them.


 
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TikiTacky
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From: Colorado
Posted: 2013-10-23 11:28 am   Permalink

A collector may value an entire box worth with the label. They aren't particularly valuable pieces, but finding them "complete" like this isn't common. I'd certainly try listing them that way first, and then sell them individually if no one wants the lot.
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Tiki Kookie
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Posted: 2013-10-23 2:08 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-10-23 11:12, Tipsy McStagger wrote:
thank you for not selling them.

Not sure why your thanking me for not selling them. Is it because it would break forum rules to do so or because keeping them proves I value their aesthetic charm more than the money I might make from them (which I do) -or- Is there another reason? Tipsy McStagger! What a great handle!!!

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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2013-10-23 2:36 pm   Permalink

tikikookie,

some people here dislike the idea when new people come on the forum, don't introduce themselves, ask a value of an item, and/or to sell an item, only to never be heard from again.

So by saying "they aren't for sale"....getting some knowledge and the value with some help from people here, and then saying "I'll sell them on ebay" rubs people the wrong way.

Personally I could care less, good luck with whatever you decide, just wanted to clear things up for ya.



 
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lunavideogames
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2013-10-23 3:17 pm   Permalink

They are going to be tough to sell anyway. I would just keep them, they will hold more value to you when you serve your friends Mai Tais in these mugs. Keeping them would be more worthwhile than the $30 or so you might make.

 
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kenbo-jitsu
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Posted: 2013-10-23 5:22 pm   Permalink

Even though they do not depict a tiki, I've always had a soft spot for the Fu Manchu mug. Apart from just looking cool, Tiki enthusiasts know this mug to be the proper vessel for serving the tropical drink "Dr. Funk". This drink is notable because, unlike most (perhaps all?) other tropical drinks, "Dr. Funk" has actual Polynesian roots. It's said to be invented by one Dr. Bernard Funk, a German physician who made his home in Samoa. The good doctor was at Robert Louis Stevenson's bedside when he passed away.

See this thread for more info. It's one of my favorites here on Tiki Central.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=29020&forum=10

After seeing a Dr. Funk recipe in the Beachbum Berry Remixed book, I was inspired to buy a pair of Fu Manchu mugs off eBay so I could serve the drinks properly.


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tikicoma
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From: wakinekona
Posted: 2013-10-23 6:55 pm   Permalink

Kookie, nice bunch of mugs to start a collection! The volcano bowl is a cool find, I don't see them in the wild around here much. But what I really need to ask is who are the elderly asian couple who owned the polynesian restaurant in D.C. in the 70's?!! What restaurant?! Tell me! Go now! Are you back yet? No? Well get a move on! Come on I can't wait for ever! What's the news? Feed me, Kookie, feed me! But you can keep your comb.

aloha, tikicoma


 
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-10-23 7:14 pm   Permalink

DUH! Good question tikicoma! Someone should be trying to get their story.

 
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TikiVato
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From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2013-10-23 7:19 pm   Permalink

Search this site for Diamond Head. You will find a defunct restaurant named Diamond Head. They had two restaurants in the D.C. area. Their menu shows most of the mugs you found except the Hula Girl.

Good Luck with your search

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kenbo-jitsu
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Posted: 2013-10-23 8:06 pm   Permalink

Ha! After I go on and on about the Fu Manchu mugs being used for Dr. Funk, turns out they used theirs for a drink called Lover's Potion. Oh well. Dr. Funk doesn't taste all that great anyway.

 
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