Marquesan Tiki Mug - by Tiki Diablo - For Smuggler's Cove #68

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Purchased 2021- Smuggler's Cove

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Eli Hedley, Tiki Diablo
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Smuggler's Cove

This is a Marquesan tiki mug from Danny "Tiki Diablo" Gallardo made exclusively for Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco. This original design is Tiki Diablo's artistic interpretation of the historic Marquesan-style tiki that resides above the pond at Smuggler's Cove with barnacles added to better suit Smuggler's nautical theme.

This tiki was carved by Eli Hedley and sold in the 1950s at his Island Trade Store (which also had a location in Disneyland and where a similar tiki stood for over a decade in the park). This tiki was sold to Trader Dick's in Sparks, NV where it stood outside the entrance until placed indoors when Trader Dick's moved inside the nearby Nugget Hotel & Casino. When Trader Dick's closed in 2014, the tiki was purchased and displayed at Smuggler's Cove.

This mug was sold online only during the Covid quarantine shutdown and sold out quickly in a single day.

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Date Created
7 Jun 2021
Date Updated
21 Jun 2021
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