||What was your first mug?
Joined: Sep 01, 2002
From: next stop Hulaville!
|Posted: 2003-08-07 6:22 pm  Permalink|
Mine was "The Tiki's" Moai from Monterey Park, just curious
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
|Posted: 2003-08-07 8:10 pm  Permalink|
DisneyWorld Polynesian Resorts' frosted glass, 2 sided/faced mug. both the large & small sizes. 1980-something.
Thank God The Tiki Bar Is Open
Thank God The Tiki Torch Still Shines...
Joined: Apr 03, 2002
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
|Posted: 2003-08-07 8:25 pm  Permalink|
I inherited a lot of mugs by way of Kiliki, but the first I bought was a pair of the surfer girl mugs at our favorite local antique store.
"Mai-Kai: History & Mystery of the Iconic Tiki Restaurant" the book
Joined: Mar 24, 2002
From: Oceanside CA
|Posted: 2003-08-07 8:42 pm  Permalink|
Treasure Craft cofee cup marked "Treasure Craft hawaii 1960" 25 cents, score!
Joined: Jan 20, 2003
From: A rock in the middle of the Ocean
|Posted: 2003-08-07 11:03 pm  Permalink|
My first was "Super Tiki Deluxe" from MunkTiki.
He still sits front and center of my collection of nearly 100 mugs.
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
From: San Jose, CA
|Posted: 2003-08-07 11:46 pm  Permalink|
I started out with a 6 mug set of the worlds most common Tiki mugs, the short ones from Harvey's at Lake Tahoe. The one that people always call a planter. I only paid 16 bucks for the lot, so I guess its not all that bad...
Joined: May 11, 2003
From: glendale, ca
|Posted: 2003-08-08 12:10 am  Permalink|
I got a short one too. Has "The Tonga Room" printed on the back. I'm a displaced San Franciscan and enjoyed the place back in college when no one was really interested in that stuff (as far as I know). I don't think they had mugs you could keep back then so I got one years later on Ebay.
Joined: May 11, 2003
From: Long Beach
|Posted: 2003-08-08 12:18 am  Permalink|
I bought one Shag mug, Kapu-Kapu, and I could of bought the whole set for $150.00
Joined: Apr 09, 2003
From: Victoria, BC
|Posted: 2003-08-08 12:58 am  Permalink|
A Trader Vic's Canada coconut mug at a Value Village for $1.99. I was SOOOO excited! I grabbed that puppy as fast as I could, but my heart was still beating a mile a minute!
Joined: Aug 25, 2002
|Posted: 2003-08-08 01:11 am  Permalink|
A Trader Dick's Peanut mug from Reno Nevada! The rarest of the rare!!
Joined: Sep 05, 2002
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2003-08-08 02:36 am  Permalink|
Mrs. ModMana vacationed in San Diego when she was 14 (1970s). Her uncle took her to the Bali Hai and she ordered a Mr. Bali Hai mug filled with some sort of virgin cocktail. That mug then sat untouched in her mother's basement in Indiana for the next 20 years. A few years ago we were bitten by the tiki bug and that old Mr. Bali Hai started our now substantial mug collection. Thanks to my mother-in-law for not selling it a garage sale or throwing it away.
Joined: Apr 01, 2002
From: Fort Lauderdale, FL
|Posted: 2003-08-08 07:03 am  Permalink|
I got my first mug at the age of 13 at a thrift store in Alabama. You can see a pic of it on my website or right here in the Collecting Tiki forum in the thread "Treasure found in Grandma's attic" it's the Green OMC (handled) Tiki Mug.
I remember my Mom being horrified that I wanted to buy it. I'm glad I had an allowance or I probably wouldn't have it today.
Yee-Haw & Aloha,
The World of Tiki Kiliki
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Joined: Apr 30, 2003
From: Kahikiville, OH
|Posted: 2003-08-08 08:06 am  Permalink|
My first was the skull mug in which The Kahiki served their Zombies.
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Corona, Ca
|Posted: 2003-08-08 09:03 am  Permalink|
"The Tikis" Black Moai - $2.00 at a junk shop across the street from Knott's Berry Farm.
Bartender, make mine a glass of WATAHHH!!!!!
|Sweet Daddy Tiki|
Joined: Jul 20, 2003
|Posted: 2003-08-08 09:22 am  Permalink|
First mug was a wooden one from the Philippines. Used to find 'em all the time at garage sales for a quarter. Had quite a collection of those going before I became interested in ceramic mugs. Passed up a few ceramic ones at thrift stores -- including a Mr. Bali Hai -- before I thought "hmmmm, maybe I should be collecting these too." First ceramic mug was this one, marked Hing Wah Co. Calgary on the bottom.
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