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eBay: Trader Vics Crystal???
Futura Girl
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Joined: Oct 01, 2002
Posts: 933
Posted: 2003-11-24 8:08 pm   Permalink

i was doing research on auctioning off some old crystal and came across this...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3256199577&category=29460

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Doctor Z
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Joined: Aug 01, 2002
Posts: 1608
From: The Hale Moana Lounge, Torrance, CA
Posted: 2003-11-24 9:25 pm   Permalink

Ahhh... yes, the Vic's Morgantown series - verrrry nice! I've got one of these (and the large 8 oz. champagne compote glass as well - still missing the beveled mid-sized 4 1/2 oz. glass*, however... - anybody got one?), but I don't know why all sellers seem to think this is a "Mai Tai" glass: it only holds 3 1/2 oz!! A 3 1/2 oz mai tai?? Trader Vic never served mai tais in it; according to the info I have, Vic didn't serve mai tais (or wine, for that matter) in any of the 'tiki-stem' glasses!

Silly sellers!

*btw, this one is featured on page 95 of BOT, and I think that because Sven referred to them as "... the Holy Grail of the tiki collector: a union of cocktail and Tiki culture" folks think they are extremely rare. Personally, I think the "Holy Grail" refers to its grail shape, rather than its rarity.

But still awesome glassware, no doubt about it!
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-11-24 9:48 pm   Permalink

Seems like there have been a ton of these on E-bay recently...2 different styles, too.

 
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2003-11-25 06:34 am   Permalink

Christmas is coming! Please ship to: Jane Murray, c/o the Saucer House, Toronto, Canada....

Damn I want a set of those!





 
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atomiktiki
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Joined: Mar 17, 2003
Posts: 18
From: A Jack To A King
Posted: 2003-11-25 10:20 am   Permalink

Check out this auction that ended the other day! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3156003566 ....this was actually a sweet deal for the buyer...seller could have made a small fortune if they sold these one at a time seeing as they have gone for as much as $300.00 each. We have 2 out of the 3 different syles in our personal collection. We still need the large compote, so the search continues....
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SES
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Posted: 2003-11-28 8:41 pm   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: susane on 2004-01-20 09:05 ]


 
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