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23 hours ago, weinoo said:

 

What can you tell me about these, @andiesenji?

 

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Any insight greatly appreciated!

Those are Jadeite. I believe those with the 6 on the bottom are the later, non-uranium mugs but you can check with a black light.  The last one looks earlier, has that slight yellowish tinge I associate with uranium glass but you would have to check.

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"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!" Terry Pratchett

 

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26 minutes ago, Alex said:

 

I had a Taylor and Ng mug, too! I had forgotten all about it. It was the one with the fornicating rabbits. Wish I still had it. There might have been a cat mug, too. (Picture courtesy Poshmark)

 

 

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I have the "naughty elephants" mug - someone gave it to me many years ago.

I also have a cartoon mug - by a cartoonist who was very popular in my younger days.

Roger Price created Droodles in 1953 and later, when I was in the Army, stationed in San Francisco and hanging out in North Beach during my free time he did a lot of Droodles featuring the "Beatniks" but this one of King Farouk on a bar stool was very popular. King Farouk was not. He had a TV show for a brief time. Carl Reiner was on it.  I have a couple of boxes of cartoonish mugs somewhere in my storage unit. I really should get them out.

 

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"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!" Terry Pratchett

 

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1 hour ago, Alex said:

 

I had a Taylor and Ng mug, too! I had forgotten all about it. It was the one with the fornicating rabbits. Wish I still had it. There might have been a cat mug, too. (Picture courtesy Poshmark)

 

 

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Yes, I have a lot more Taylor and Ng mugs tucked away: the rabbits, the elephants, I think some giraffes. It's funny how many people have used those mugs without realizing what was going on!

 

Then there's the French series like yours on the left. I think I have that rabbit; I may have Le Chien. I suppose it's silly to keep more than my cupboards will readily hold, but I still fantasize about large gatherings at the house such as we used to have. 

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14 hours ago, DiggingDogFarm said:

Tremor leaves me struggling with a small open cup of coffee or tea. :S

I'm considering ordering this... Stanley Adventure Tough-To-Tip Admiral's Mug

 

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I drink coffee or tea in bed so it's very important that it not tip and spill. xD

I sit my cup on a bamboo cutting board beside me.

 

Seems like a good shape to prevent spills. I keep my half 'n' half in a container shaped like that. (I "scoop" out my half 'n' half.)

 

 

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My current favorite are these vintage brown drip mugs from McCoy Pottery that I retrieved from my late parents house.

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The shape of the small handle includes a perfect rest for your middle finger below and feels very comforting to me.  Good memories. 

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We have an excessive number of mugs, even after a significant Goodwill donation. Here are our most-used. In order, we have: 

 

Wistful kitty. Colorful fish (benefiting Save the Children). Weird kitty.

 

Waechtersbach -- two made in West Germany (!), two in Spain. They're a bit less orang-y in real life.

 

Denby, bought before I knew whay Denby was.

 

Bennington Pottery -- a gift from a friend in the 80s. A promo mug from our favorite local NPR station. We used to have more.

 

Two hand-painted mugs from Poland. One Mikasa, Arabella pattern.

 

Promo mug for a local free-form radio station. Silent kitty.

 

 

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On 9/13/2020 at 3:18 PM, blue_dolphin said:

My current favorite are these vintage brown drip mugs from McCoy Pottery that I retrieved from my late parents house.

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The shape of the small handle includes a perfect rest for your middle finger below and feels very comforting to me.  Good memories. 

I love a LOT of these mugs/cups, but I have to say that these are special to me.  My parents had a whole set like this (copies, perhaps) that they used as everyday table pieces.  I'm guessing that the last mug bit the dust when I was still a child, but I loved them.  

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