The name specialty coffee mugs needs to be defined first. Specialty coffee mugs can be ceramic, metal or plastic and most are made in eight ounce, eleven ounce and eighteen ounce sizes. They may come with just one design that displays a company name or logo, a college, an organization or a specific group. Ceramic mugs made by a potter can be special order not only with your unique design, but with your own unique shape.
Ceramic specialty mugs can be one-of-a-kind or a set. Mugs from a potter’s wheel that have been glazed and fired can be simple in design to a detailed hand-carved design. These mugs are usually signed, numbered and dated by the potter on the bottom of the mug.
Pre-made white mugs can become specialty mugs by adding all kinds of personal designs that have some meaning to the one ordering it. One can have them personalized by adding pictures, sayings, one’s own artwork or drawings that has meaning to buyer of the mug or someone who will be getting as a gift. This type of specialty mugs may be ordered for people in specific professions, such as teachers, bus drivers or chiropractors other who are involved in another specific activity such as a volleyball coach, a leader of a boys or girls club or any other specific activity. And, they can also denote graduation year, birthdays, marriages, bar mitzvahs, Eagle Scout awards and more such as seasonal greetings such as Christmas, Easter or designs for some other reason on them.
Specialty mugs can be found in a number of places. Antique, novelty and second-hand stores offer mugs of every kind. Garage sales offered at homes and those that are put on by churches, community groups and organizations will often have specialty mugs. Don’t forget county fairs, seasonal shows and shows for boats or motor homes. Even ads in newspapers will offer sets of mugs they have gathered in the past and want to sell. Specialty mugs that will fit in your car cup holder can be found at auto supplies, car, truck and motorcycle repair shops.
Internet sites may offer discontinued mugs from a company or companies, old company anniversary mugs or designs that are no longer available. This can also be true for a school name or a college that has changed its standing to a university or its logo. In fact, no matter what specialty mug one may be interested in, they can be found under the following categories online: Coffee mug, Personalized mugs, Travel mugs, Mugs with your Printing, Stainless steel mugs, Mugs with Logos, Pre-printed mugs, Pottery mugs and Ceramic Mugs. They can range in price from less than $20 to close to $200. One can be ordered for a single cup or for sets that have 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 or more. If you want a particular size, be sure and check it out before you buy.