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Trader Vic's 1963 cigarette holder
mrtikibar
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Joined: Jul 07, 2002
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From: Neskowin, OR
Posted: 2004-05-14 2:14 pm   Permalink


I saw one of these cigarette holders in a local
antique shop yesterday. Very good condition. It is marked Trader Vic's 1963 on the bottom. It was from an estate and priced at $160.00. Is it worth half that? I thought I was going to see a tag for about $40.00.


 
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martiki
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Posted: 2004-05-14 2:39 pm   Permalink

It's not a cigarette holder, it's a honi honi mug. $160 is insane. $40 sounds about right.

 
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mrtikibar
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From: Neskowin, OR
Posted: 2004-05-14 3:30 pm   Permalink

Thanks Martiki. Checking around I see there are some reproductions that have the same Trader Vic's 1963 marking on the bottom. One site said they were made from the original mold, but by Tiki Farm. I didn't see anything about them on Tiki Farm's site though.

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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-05-14 3:55 pm   Permalink

If it sells for $160, let me know so I can start calling some of my mugs pencil, toothbrush and cig holders.
Thanks


 
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martiki
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Posted: 2004-05-14 4:05 pm   Permalink

I think Tiki Farm stopped making them. They are still available at the Emeryville restaurant.

 
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Kono
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2004-05-14 6:53 pm   Permalink

I got one about a year ago on ebay for ten bucks. I still see them often but don't pay attention to the going price. Mine says 1963 on the bottom but it's probably a repro.

 
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Kono
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2004-05-14 8:46 pm   Permalink

I'm comparing mine and the one you've posted along with the three that are currently on ebay (search "trader vic") and I'd say mine's a repro and the one pictured above is vintage. The vintage one's have more detail and more color especially on the skin of the figures. Compare this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=29460&item=3912291077&rd=1

which looks like the one I have, with this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=35801&item=3911711708&rd=1

that I'd guess is the real deal.


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