“You asked for half a cup of coffee” mugs

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2015-06-26 10:36:33

“You asked for half a cup of coffee” mugs are collectible novelty ceramics. Background

The items generally comprise a semi-circlular mug which bears the slogan: “You asked for half a cup of coffee”.

They are viewed as a witty response to a guest or customer who asks for “half a cup of coffee”.

Specimens are made in a range of styles by a number of global manufacturers.

Especially prevalent in the US and Canada, they are often designed to be bought as souvenirs, bearing the name or depiction of a particular region or event.

How much are “You asked for half a cup of coffee” mugs worth?

Vintage pieces, commemorating a specific event, can sell for up to $20.

“Vintage” refers to pieces manufactured within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s, according to the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act’s definition.

Contemporary pieces generally sell for around $5.

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