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COLLECTIBLES: STARBUCKS RELEASES PHILIPPINE RELIEF MUGS

I now have TWO OUT OF 65, or at least that’s according to the Guide to Collectible Mugs/Starbucks City entry at WikiBooks  which lists every city variant available, and I’m a bit scared that this may just be the start of what could be my new collection.

This package I got yesterday was the best delivery of the week, and cheered up an otherwise gloomy week of just being in bed with the flu.

 

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Coincidentally, my toy collection began with two He-Man characters which were given to me by my brother a few Christmases ago, and now I think I’ve purchased nearly a thousand or more toy figures.

The Starbucks Relief Mug is the newest addition to its Collector Series City Mug. The first of this limited edition series features Manila and Cebu in a specially sculptured mug.

The term relief comes from the Latin verb ‘relevo’ which means to raise. Relief is a sculptural technique wherein the shapes carved on a surface stands out from the background.

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A closer look at The MANILA MUG features the famous landmarks in Manila – Luneta Park, Paco Park, Philippine Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio, National Museum, Palacio del Gobernador, Manila City Hall, Fort Santiago and the iconic Philippine mode of transporation, the Jeepney.

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The CEBU MUG meanwhile, has a little Sto. Nino, and landmarks of the Queen City of the South – such Magellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, Basilica del Santo Niño, Halad Museum, Lapu-Lapu Bridge, Carbon Market and Mactan Shrine.

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Both Starbucks Relief mugs will be released starting March 23, 2015 priced at ₱550 each or (₱625 at NAIA 1)

Now if you are really a serious collector here’s the list I mentioned earlier of all the available designs for each country:

City Relief Mugs
No. of City Relief Mug Series: 65

China: (17)

Beijing,
Beijing Gold Relief Mug
Chengdu,
Chengdu Gold Relief Mug
Chongqing,
Guangzhou,
Guangzhou Gold Relief Mug
Hangzhou,
Nanjing,
Ningbo,
Qingdao,
Tianjin,
Shanghai,
Shanghai Christmas Relief Mug
Shenzhen,
Suzhou,
Xi’an,
Czech Republic: (2)

Prague
Prague Gold Relief Mug
France: (2)

Paris
Paris Christmas Relief Mug
Germany: (2)

Berlin
Berlin Christmas Relief Mug
Berlin Gold Relief Mug
Hong Kong:(2)

Hongkong,
Hongkong Christmas Relief Mug
Malaysia: (5)

Kuala Lumpur
Malacca
Penang
Sabah
Sarawak
Netherlands: (2)

Amsterdam
Amsterdam Gold Relief Mug
New Zealand: (2)

Auckland
Wellington
Russia: (3)

Moscow
Moscow Gold Relief Mug
St.Petersburg
Singapore: (2)

Singapore
Singapore Gold Relief Mug
South Korea: (8)

Busan
Gyeongju
Jeju
Seoul
Seoul Christmas Relief Mug (2013 Red)
Busan Christmas Relief Mug (2014 Gold)
Jeju Christmas Relief Mug (2014 Gold)
Seoul Christmas Relief Mug (2014 Gold)
Taiwan: (12)

Hsinchu,
Hsinchu Gold Relief Mug
Kaohsiung,
Kaohsiung Gold Relief Mug
Taichung,
Taichung Gold Relief Mug
Tainan,
Tainan Gold Relief Mug
Taipei,
Taipei Christmas Relief Mug
Taiwan
Taiwan Christmas Relief Mug
Taiwan Gold Relief Mug
United Kingdom: (2)

London
London Christmas Relief Mug
London Gold Relief Mug
United States of America: (6)

Boston
New York 1
New York 2
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Seattle


 

Now compared to the other City Mugs, Do you like the Relief Mugs better?

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What do you think?

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