Harvey’s Sneaky Tiki Mug

Harvey's Sneaky Tiki mug

I purchased this vintage, green, glazed ceramic Tiki mug from an antiques dealer who found it at an estate in Michigan. It was made by OMC for Harvey’s Sneaky Tiki Polynesian Lounge which was once part of Harvey’s Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. This 16-ounce mug stands 7-inches tall and features a Tiki on the front and a torch on the back.

Written on the front in script is “Harvey’s” and on the back “Sneaky Tiki” and “Lake Tahoe”. On the bottom is a yellow-and-gold sticker that says “O M C” and “Japan”.

This mug is shown on page 57 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Labeled, Mug, Otagiri, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Otagiri Kon Tiki Mug

Otagiri Kon Tiki mug

This vintage, glazed ceramic mug, produced by Otagiri, is commonly called the Kon Tiki mug due to its similarity to the sun god on Thor Heyerdahl’s raft of the same name.

This mug can be found on page 24 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Mug, Otagiri, and Tiki Collections.

Otagiri Mr Bali Hai Mug

Otagiri Mr Bali Hai mug

This ceramic mug of a headhunter with a bone through his nose was made by Otagiri for the Bali Hai Restaurant in San Diego, CA. On the bottom of the mug, which is concave, are the following: “‘Mr Bali Hai’ made exclusively for the Bali Hai Restaurant”, “San Diego, Calif.”

Similar mugs in my collection include the Tiki Farm Mr Bali Hai mug.

This Tiki mug can be found on page 17 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Labeled, Mug, Otagiri, and Polynesian Pop Collections.

Otagiri ‘Peanut’ Mug

Otagiri 'Peanut' mug

This vintage mug by Otagiri is commonly called the “Peanut” mug because the texture on the back resemble that of a peanut. While particular mug is brown, the “Peanut” mug came in a variety of colors, such a tan, gray, and green. Many variations of this mug can be found with restaurant and bar names imprinted on them.

On the bottom of this mug is printed “Imported by Otagiri Co”. There also is a gold-colored sticker on the bottom with “OMC” and “Japan” on it.

This Tiki mug can be found on page 34 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Mug, Otagiri, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

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