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    Posted 5 years ago

    billretire…
    (498 items)

    I would never have thought that I could find 1 Tepco Pottery Skull Mug at the flea market for $10., but this past Sunday I got 3 of them for $10., what a surprise! Right after I posted a group of, made for Trader Vic's Skull Mugs. These 3 are in perfect condition, and for me a GREAT find! :^)

    These are the first Skull Mugs made for Trader Vic's Restaurant, known as the long jaw Skull Mug, they would put dry ice in the bottom hole, so smoke would come out of the eyes nose and teeth holes, for drink presentation. The 3 on the bottom, pic.1,2,and 3, and the center 3, in pic.4, are Tepco, the other 2 round jaw ones are made by other companies.

    Tepco Pottery started in Richmond, California, and moved to a new plant in El Cerrito, California, where these were made. the plant closed in 1968.

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    Comments

    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      LOL my kind of mug!
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 5 years ago
      Yeah Bonnie, I put the tea light in 2 of them like you suggested of the other post! :^)
      Thank you so much for looking, and the love!
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 5 years ago
      Hey Lamplover, thank you for the love! :^) I haven't looked at this post for a while, sorry! Thanks to you all for stopping by, and giving some love!
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 5 years ago
      Yep Nicefice, I think so too, and I really loved the price! :^) Thanks for looking, and givin some love!
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      LaurenRedmond, thank you so much for the love! It's been a while since I posted this, and looks like I've missed others, so Thanks to you all for looking at these Skull Mugs, and loving them too, rocker-sd, Thomas, tjvacchino, amd of course Lauren again! Much appreciated! :^)
    6. aesthete1880 aesthete1880, 2 years ago
      billretirecoll, we love your collection of Tepco skull mugs. We only have one of them with the long jaw. Just at Alameda yesterday and people want big money for them, one was priced over $70!

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