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Economy => Collectibles => Topic started by: TommyBitcoin on October 12, 2016, 05:38:22 PM



Title: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: TommyBitcoin on October 12, 2016, 05:38:22 PM
ONE-OF-A-KIND MUGS!  NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN!

These mugs were hand-made from clay that came from volcanic ash in Nicaragua.  The artisan who designed these pieces makes pottery for a living, in a small town one hour away from Granada, Nicaragua.  He made them in his workshop, which is in his house.



http://i.imgur.com/J7FCuph.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/6RIGZAz.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/m4Qmyqo.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4gJyCOZ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/psPI4yv.jpg



Because of limited time and resources, I could only get a few of these made.  They are signed and numbered by the artist.  He did have a little quirkiness to his numbering, however. 

What he made:

10 Trump Mugs, numbered 2/10, 3/10, 4/10, 5/10, 7/10, 7/10, 8/10, 9/10, 10/10, and 11/10. 


10 BTC Mugs, numbered 1/10, etc, except instead of 10/10, there is an 11/10

3 BTC tea cup and saucer sets, numbered 1/10, 2/10, and 3/10.

I did not notice his numbering until too late.  I am selling these for $20, plus shipping.  All proceeds go to the Nicaraguan family who helped me get these made.

BTC price can be determined at the time of the sale.  Escrow is welcome.

I will be keeping the 11/10 BTC and Trump mugs, because I drink coffee, and also because my whole trip was really an 11/10  :D

Get these limited edition coffee mugs now before they get sold out!


Thanks!

TommyBitcoin


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: Lauda on October 12, 2016, 05:44:00 PM
10 BTC Mugs, numbered 1/10, etc, except instead of 10/10, there is an 11/10
3 BTC tea cup and saucer sets, numbered 1/10, 2/10, and 3/10.
I would like to reserve the numbers #1/10 and #2/10 and #3/10 of both mugs. Thank you!


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: TommyBitcoin on October 12, 2016, 05:50:54 PM
10 BTC Mugs, numbered 1/10, etc, except instead of 10/10, there is an 11/10
3 BTC tea cup and saucer sets, numbered 1/10, 2/10, and 3/10.
I would like to reserve the numbers #1/10 and #2/10 and #3/10 of both mugs. Thank you!

Wow, thanks, that was quick!  Just to confirm, you want the first 3 of the bitcoin mugs and all 3 of the teacup and saucers?  and not the first 3 of the Trump mugs, right?


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: Lauda on October 12, 2016, 05:52:43 PM
Wow, thanks, that was quick!  Just to confirm, you want the first 3 of the bitcoin mugs and all 3 of the teacup and saucers?  and not the first 3 of the Trump mugs, right?
That is correct, I do not want Trump mugs. We'll finalize the details over PM tonight or tomorrow (this is likely as I'm trying to catch up on a workload).


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: TommyBitcoin on October 12, 2016, 06:43:34 PM
Thanks for the business, Hhampuz  :D

Just to clarify, you are talking about the bitcoin and the Trump mugs, right?  Because all of the teacups and saucers have been reserved for Lauda.

Thanks again.


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: Zepher on October 12, 2016, 06:55:47 PM
Hey Tommy :)

I would like #5 of the BTC mugs, please!

Cheers


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: dumbchump on October 13, 2016, 02:26:07 AM
I'll take #6 BTC


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: Hhampuz on October 13, 2016, 02:59:53 AM
I am getting #3 from Lauda so the #4 is open to others, Thanks.


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: cryptoheadd on October 13, 2016, 07:56:37 AM
I'd like to buy 1 as well.
Please reserve one for me. :)

EDIT:

Preferably #4.

I am getting #3 from Lauda so the #4 is open to others, Thanks.



Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: TommyBitcoin on October 13, 2016, 10:39:04 PM
Here is an update of what has been reserved.  I will update this regularly.

#1/10 tea cup/saucer- reserved- paid-shipped - Lauda
#2/10 tea cup/saucer- reserved- paid-shipped - Lauda
#3/10 tea cup/saucer- reserved- paid-shipped - Hhampuz

#1/10 BTC Mug- reserved - paid-shipped - Lauda
#2/10 BTC Mug- reserved - paid-shipped- Lauda
#3/10 BTC Mug- reserved- paid-shipped- Hhampuz
#4/10 BTC Mug- reserved- paid- cryptoheadd
#5/10 BTC Mug- reserved- paid-shipped- Zepher
#6/10 BTC Mug- reserved- dumbchump
#7/10 BTC Mug- reserved- paid-shipped - cryptoheadd
#8/10 BTC Mug- reserved- abercrombie
#9/10 BTC Mug- reserved- paid-shipped- ezeminer

#2/10 Trump Mug- reserved-paid- BitcoinPenny
#3/10 Trump Mug- reserved- paid- localbitcoins "bobbi"
#4/10 Trump Mug- available
#5/10 Trump Mug- available
#6/10 Trump Mug- available
#7/10 Trump Mug- available
#8/10 Trump Mug- available
#9/10 Trump Mug- available
#10/10 Trump Mug- available

Thanks for the business so far :D


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: cryptoheadd on October 14, 2016, 07:36:48 AM
I'd like to reserve #7 as well. :)


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: TommyBitcoin on October 14, 2016, 09:04:30 PM
I'd like to reserve #7 as well. :)

Thanks, cryptoheadd.  Updated.


Interesting that no one has taken an interest in the trump mugs.  I guess it's just an American thing  8)


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: Zepher on October 14, 2016, 09:35:01 PM
I'd like to reserve #7 as well. :)

Thanks, cryptoheadd.  Updated.


Interesting that no one has taken an interest in the trump mugs.  I guess it's just an American thing  8)

Hahahaha, I find it pretty funny that no-one has reserved any of the Trump Mugs as well ;D



On a separate note, when will you be able to ship these, Tommy? When would you like payment?

Cheers


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: abercrombie on October 14, 2016, 10:26:25 PM
I'd like to reserve Bitcoin mug #8.  8)


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: ezeminer on October 14, 2016, 10:55:11 PM
I'll take bitcoin mug #9 :D


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: cryptoheadd on October 14, 2016, 11:20:17 PM
Hey Tommy,

I see that the tea cup/saucers are labeled #x/10.
Do you have #4 available?

Thank you!


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: Hhampuz on October 14, 2016, 11:45:17 PM
Hey Tommy, hope all is well.

Was just wondering, will you include any piece of paper/document with the story? Would be cool to have the origin known in the future, as they are one of a kind :).


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: TommyBitcoin on October 15, 2016, 01:10:44 AM

  I have updated the list.  All of the bitcoin-themed items are reserved.  The only items left are Trump mugs.  I might have to go to a Hillary rally to sell those.  ;D

I see that the tea cup/saucers are labeled #x/10.
Do you have #4 available?

Unfortunately, there are only 3 teacups and saucers, even though the way they are numbered, you would think there were 7 more.  Either the artisan didnít get to them or he had a limited education.  My bilingual friend was instrumental as an interpreter, but some things got lost in translation.

Was just wondering, will you include any piece of paper/document with the story? Would be cool to have the origin known in the future, as they are one of a kind :).

That is a good idea.  I think I will type something up.  It wonít be on a fancy stock of paper, but it is a good story.  Suffice it to say that Nicaragua is so different than the U.S.   It is amazing how resourceful the people are while living in such poverty.

Thanks, folks.  I will post btc address publicly on this thread.  And we can get shipping logistics cleared as well.  Please give me a few days.



Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: TommyBitcoin on October 17, 2016, 09:20:37 PM


Hi there,

Here is the price in btc: http://youmeandbtc.com/bitcoin-converter-php.php?dir=tobtc&val=20&cur=usd&btctype=btc&exchange=Bitstamp&dec=8&bgc=DDEEFF&txtc=111133&prem=0&ptype=percent

Please note, this does NOT include shipping costs.  Please pm with a privnote of your address info and I will get shipping costs for

Here is the bitcoin address: 12Dgsw144xERVz11CTKPwsnGEzefjbUjnK

Please do not send from a localbitcoins address.  The above address is a localbitcoins address, and any transactions from localbitcoins wallets will not generate a txid.  That would make it difficult to confirm that a transaction occurred.

Thanks, and if you have any questions, please let me know.

 


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: TommyBitcoin on October 25, 2016, 04:43:22 PM
Here is an update of what has been reserved.  I will update this regularly.

#1/10 tea cup/saucer- reserved- Lauda
#2/10 tea cup/saucer- reserved- Lauda
#3/10 tea cup/saucer- reserved- Hhampuz

#1/10 BTC Mug- reserved- Lauda
#2/10 BTC Mug- reserved- Lauda
#3/10 BTC Mug- reserved- Hhampuz
#4/10 BTC Mug- reserved- cryptoheadd
#5/10 BTC Mug- reserved- Zepher
#6/10 BTC Mug- reserved- dumbchump
#7/10 BTC Mug- reserved- cryptoheadd
#8/10 BTC Mug- reserved- abercrombie
#9/10 BTC Mug- reserved- ezeminer

#2/10 Trump Mug- available
#3/10 Trump Mug- available
#4/10 Trump Mug- available
#5/10 Trump Mug- available
#6/10 Trump Mug- available
#7/10 Trump Mug- available
#8/10 Trump Mug- available
#9/10 Trump Mug- available
#10/10 Trump Mug- available

Thanks for the business so far :D


Update:

A few people have pm'd me their address, and I am currently getting shipping quotes.  I should be caught up today with those who gave me their address and pm you the total cost.  Please only pay to the bitcoin address that I gave out in the prior post in this thread. 

Also, a couple of people have asked if I can get any more of the bitcoin mugs.  I will try, but I don't know how good the postal service is in Nicaragua.  I have heard that things just get lost in the mail.  And the turnaround time will be weeks.  But, if I can give the guy in Nicaragua more business, I am sure he will take it.

As for the story behind the mugs, I will try to type something up.  It does take time, however, and I am a stickler for accuracy.  As a fallback, would it be okay to publish the story on this thread, or would people really want something tangible on a piece of paper?  I am wrapping these mugs in lots of newspaper, and I am concerned an additional sheet will just get crumpled up.

Lastly, don't forget the Trump mugs   ;)  A well-respected forum member has already inquired about 2 of them.  (The member is an American, who thinks Trump is a d***he...I think he is being too kind..)

That means there are 7 Trump "nope" mugs left!  ;D



Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: minerjones on October 31, 2016, 10:41:19 PM
Mugs, teacups, and saucers all arrived safely.....  Very nice!!!

I think you used an entire newpaper in the 2 boxes :D lolz

thanks for the great packaging!!

http://i.imgur.com/A22jWfa.jpg


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: TommyBitcoin on November 01, 2016, 02:30:29 AM
Haha, thanks, minerjones   :D

I hauled all of the pottery in 2 carry-on suitcases, treating them like they were my own babies   :P

To all other people who have ordered and paid up, I will get your packages out November 1st, EST.  Thank you for your patience.  I have been over wrapping because I've gotten the pottery this far.  Be prepared to receive a mug wrapped up like a mummy in a recycled box.  I think mj got a zappos box and maybe an amazon box  ;D


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: BitcoinPenny on November 07, 2016, 01:58:33 PM
Here is the bitcoin address: 12Dgsw144xERVz11CTKPwsnGEzefjbUjnK

Tommy,

Is this still the correct payment address?

I can't wait to drink my morning coffee from one of these anti-Trump mugs! ;D

Regards,
Chris


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: Edgemaster on November 07, 2016, 02:03:04 PM
wow really nice mugs


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: coin@coin on November 07, 2016, 02:34:50 PM
Great looking mugs! Also supporting Nicaragua's craftsmanship sound like a good cause.  :)


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: TommyBitcoin on November 07, 2016, 08:31:52 PM
Here is the bitcoin address: 12Dgsw144xERVz11CTKPwsnGEzefjbUjnK

Tommy,

Is this still the correct payment address?

I can't wait to drink my morning coffee from one of these anti-Trump mugs! ;D

Regards,
Chris

Hi Chris,

Yes, that is the correct payment address.  Enjoy your coffee.  You will have to make a doodle of you drinking your Trump mug  ;D


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: BitcoinPenny on November 07, 2016, 08:47:04 PM
Tommy,

Is this still the correct payment address?

I can't wait to drink my morning coffee from one of these anti-Trump mugs! ;D

Regards,
Chris

Hi Chris,

Yes, that is the correct payment address.  Enjoy your coffee.  You will have to make a doodle of you drinking your Trump mug  ;D

Sounds like a good idea. :) Of course, if Trump wins on Tuesday, then I may auction off the entire Bitcoin Penny company (past and future doodles included) to pay for one-way airfare to Ireland or Canada. Fingers cross'd. ;)

Regards,
Chris


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: dumbchump on November 07, 2016, 08:57:48 PM
Here is the bitcoin address: 12Dgsw144xERVz11CTKPwsnGEzefjbUjnK

Tommy,

Is this still the correct payment address?

I can't wait to drink my morning coffee from one of these anti-Trump mugs! ;D

Regards,
Chris

Hi Chris,

Yes, that is the correct payment address.  Enjoy your coffee.  You will have to make a doodle of you drinking your Trump mug  ;D

Tommy - I don't think I received a shipping quote for my mug.....sorry if you sent it and I didn't notice.  Can you resend in a PM and I'll make the full payment immediately?


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: TommyBitcoin on November 08, 2016, 01:40:12 AM
Thanks for pming me your shipping info, dumbchump  :)  You are in the queue  ;)


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: dumbchump on November 08, 2016, 01:17:33 PM
Thanks for pming me your shipping info, dumbchump  :)  You are in the queue  ;)

Sorry about the delay!


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: BitcoinPenny on November 16, 2016, 03:49:09 PM
This is one AWESOME mug! I'll definitely buy more in the future! Thank you, Tommy! :o

http://i.imgur.com/4Swm95d.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1uagtey.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/NNEgW0l.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/HMoyeAQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yOYrnNH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yjD9TnX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3ju5MGW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/MPVUaxK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/H2saeEI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/EmshSVR.jpg


Regards,
Chris


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: Hhampuz on November 16, 2016, 05:02:51 PM
Received mine earlier last week and have to say that I'm very impressed! The quality is stellar and the feel of them is great. Considering Chris's great photoshoot above I feel I won't need to add any more pictures, but yes, you have found a returning customer in me as well!


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: BitcoinPenny on November 16, 2016, 05:07:52 PM
Maybe the artist can make a second edition -- same artwork, but instead of "NOPE," it reads "Ah, F*ck!"

Regards,
Me


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: Hhampuz on November 16, 2016, 05:13:30 PM
Maybe the artist can make a second edition -- same artwork, but instead of "NOPE," it reads "Ah, F*ck!"

Regards,
Me

Hahah, that would be so good. I know I'd get one just to complete the set :D


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: TommyBitcoin on November 20, 2016, 01:25:24 AM

Thanks for the pics, BitcoinPenny  :)

You are a much better photographer than I am!

Here is a pic of Ramon, the maker of the pottery.  You can see the mugs on the floor.

http://i.imgur.com/Z8Nnvrv.jpg

For those of you who have asked, I am currently exploring how feasible it would be for him to make more bitcoin pottery items, like maybe a whole dinner set  :D 

If you have any ideas for neat pottery items that he can make, feel free to share.

A big thanks to all of my customers :)





Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: Hhampuz on November 20, 2016, 01:33:39 AM

Thanks for the pics, BitcoinPenny  :)

You are a much better photographer than I am!

Here is a pic of Ramon, the maker of the pottery.  You can see the mugs on the floor.

http://i.imgur.com/Z8Nnvrv.jpg

For those of you who have asked, I am currently exploring how feasible it would be for him to make more bitcoin pottery items, like maybe a whole dinner set  :D 

If you have any ideas for neat pottery items that he can make, feel free to share.

A big thanks to all of my customers :)





Nice!

More items would definitely be nice, but keep them limited too, I'd like to see something like a carafe if that would be possible. Also, if there would be some yearly or quarterly edition with the average price during that period would also be cool. Needless to say a lot of things could be done, as long as quality and exclusivity stays the same :).


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: TommyBitcoin on December 13, 2016, 07:11:54 PM

While going through my Trump mugs, I made an unexpected discovery: A BTC mug!  It is numbered 10/10.  I was thinking of charging $40 which includes shipping.  Or, maybe I auction it off.. :)


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: digicoinuser on December 13, 2016, 08:35:51 PM

While going through my Trump mugs, I made an unexpected discovery: A BTC mug!  It is numbered 10/10.  I was thinking of charging $40 which includes shipping.  Or, maybe I auction it off.. :)

I like the auction idea and wouldn't mind bidding on a BTC mug.  Please let me know when/if it starts!  :)


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: cryptoheadd on December 13, 2016, 08:48:48 PM

While going through my Trump mugs, I made an unexpected discovery: A BTC mug!  It is numbered 10/10.  I was thinking of charging $40 which includes shipping.  Or, maybe I auction it off.. :)

I like the auction idea and wouldn't mind bidding on a BTC mug.  Please let me know when/if it starts!  :)

Count me in for the auction too.
I love these mugs. :)


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: BitcoinPenny on December 13, 2016, 11:23:12 PM
I'll play if it goes to auction. These mugs are sweet! =)

Regards,
Chris


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: Watsuji on December 16, 2016, 09:06:07 PM
Are the trump mugs still available?


Title: Re: Limited Edition Collectible Mugs Made in Nicaragua!!!
Post by: TommyBitcoin on December 16, 2016, 10:47:56 PM
Are the trump mugs still available?

Yes, indeed, several Trump mug are available!  I will pm you.  Thanks for the interest  ;D