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07/17/17 at 12:30am in Merchandise
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I found this little cup and saucer thing at a thrift store the other day!
   

(other view, please excuse the CD, this pic is originally for a blog post I'm working onTongue)
   

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07/17/17 at 08:56am in Merchandise
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I love the purple, very cute.

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07/17/17 at 09:53am in Merchandise
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It appears to be a creamer. I wonder if there was a matching sugar bowl and teapot.

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07/26/17 at 04:32pm in Merchandise
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RANDOM merchandise question(s)...

Does anyone know a) what company makes/made these statues, and b) if the park still has them for sale (I know they're still displayed in Rhinefeld and the Festhaus shoppe, but there's a chance they've been MOS'd for use solely as decor)...

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07/26/17 at 04:49pm in Merchandise
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Unfortunately I don't know the answer but I've always loved those statues. They've been there forever, frozen in everlasting frivolity in whatever soundless, sightless party goes on to which they alone are privy. Like little German ghosts.

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07/26/17 at 05:08pm in Merchandise
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Leider, nein. Unfortunately, no I don't know who makes them, but I could probably find out if I could get a closer look, particularly at the writing. I have German set as my second language preference on Google, so it's amazing what you can find. I am so glad that this gift shop still has some authentic German ware, even if they don't plan on selling it. Also, every time you go there is something new, but some of the decorations remain constant.

Anyway, if we can find out what it says at the bottom, where it's covered up by the garland, I hope I can find results if all statues are made by the same company.

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10/10/17 at 09:18am in Merchandise
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Some interesting new merch around the park this year. It would be nice to see a return to more of the better quality and unique merch previous available.
                       

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10/11/17 at 09:50pm in Merchandise
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Here is a link to a video about the biggest stein in the German gift shop. The one in the gift shop is exactly like this one, except the one in the shop is painted. This one leaves only the base color, which looks like leather.

The video is in Bavarian-German, (Notice they say "Grüß Gott" instead of "Hallo" or "Guten Tag.") but the idea is really simple. In the video they are saying that this is a decorative piece as a normal drinking boot is made from glass, and 5 liters is hard enough to carry if it's empty. This makes it impractical to drink from. It says on the boot "Whoever can empty this boot is a whole man indeed." The triangle on the bottom is the mark of the designer, Simon Peter Gerz. Unfortunately, they said it would be impossible to give a price estimate.

For what it's worth, most of Busch Gardens' steins are designed/made by Gerz. This one is one of my favorites because of its size.

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