Moomin mugs are a series of collectible mugs with Moomin characters, manufactured by the Finnish ceramics brand Arabia.[1] The mugs are designed by Tove Slotte, with the images based on original drawings by cartoonists Tove and Lars Jansson.[2] The mug itself is a 0.3 litres (0.066 imp gal; 0.079 US gal) ceramics mug of the series "Teema", designed by Kaj Franck in the late 1970s.[3]

"Stinky" (2001)

The first Moomin tableware was produced by Arabia in the 1950s, and the current Moomin mugs were introduced in 1990. Three to five different new mugs are put on the market annually, including limited edition items for summer and Christmas seasons. Moomin mugs are popular collectibles, especially in the Nordic countries.[4] The most valuable ones are the limited edition mugs made for the Fazer café and the Stockmann department store. The 2004 Fazer special mug was sold in December 2012 at online auction for more than 26,000 Swedish krona ($4,000).[5][6]

List of Moomin mugsEdit

Years in
production
Mug
1990–1993 Mug Green
1990–1996 Mug Blue
1990–1993 Mug Rose
1990–1996 Mug Yellow
1991–1990 Dark Blue
1991–1996 Dark Green
1991–1996 Dark Yellow
1991–1999 Dark Rosa
1996–2002 Drawing
1996–2002 Peace
1996–2002 Office
1996– Love
1997–2002 Christmas Greeting
1999–2000 Millennium
1999–2013 Moominpappa Thinking
1999–2013 Moominmamma and Berries
1999–2012 Moomintroll on Ice
1999–2007, 2011 Little My Sliding
2001–2012 Snorkmaiden
2001– Stinky
2002–2008 Sniff
2002–2014 Snufkin
2002–2009, 2011 Family
2004–2013 Fillyjonk
2004–2013 Hemulen
2004–2005 Christmas Mug
2004 Fazer Special Mug
2005– Groke
2005 Moomintroll Daydreaming
2005–2017 Thingumy and Bob
2006–2015 Too-Ticky
2006 Dive
2006 Dive with Seashells
2006 Winternight
2007– Hattifnatternes
2007 Dolphin dive
2007 Snow lantern
2008–2014 Little My
2008– Mymble
2008 On the Beach
2008– Sniff Turqoise
2008 Winter Bonfire
2009– Inspector
2009 Siesta
2009–2013 Adventure
2009 Christmas Surprise
2010 Night Sailing
2010– Muddler
2010 Rose Garden
2010 Skiing Competition
2011–2020 Fuzzy
2011 Soap Bubbles
2011 Winter Games
2012 Hurray!
2012– Mymble's mother
2012 Primadonna's Horse
2012 Stockmann 150th Anniversary
2012 Winter Forest
2013–2020 Snorkmaiden Pink
2013–2018 Moomintroll Turquoise
2013 Snorkmaiden and Poet
2013– Adventure Move
2013 Under the Tree
2014–2020 Moominmamma Apricot
2014– Moominpappa Dark blue
2014 Sail with Niblings and Too-Ticky
2014 Tove's Jubilee (Tove Jansson's 100th Anniversary)
2014 Tove's Jubilee with glasses (Tove Jansson's 100th Anniversary)
2014–2015 Winter mug Skiing with Mr. Brisk
2015– Snufkin Green
2015– Moominhouse
2015 Summer mug Moment on the Shore
2015– Little My Red
2015 Keep waters clean
2015–2016 Winter mug Hibernation
2016 Our Coast
2016– Too-ticky Violet
2016– Ancestor Black
2016 Summer mug Midsummer
2016–2017 Winter mug Snow Horse
2017 Special edition mug Moominvalley
2017 Summer mug Summer Theater
2017– True to its origins
2017–2018 Winter mug Spring Winter
2018– Thingumy and Bob Green
2018– The Hobgoblin Purple
2018 Summer mug Going on vacation
2018 Friendship (only sold in Finland and Iceland)
2018 Special edition mug Moomin's Day (sold only on Moomin's Day 9 August 2018)
2018–2019 Winter mug Light Snowfall
2019– Ninny Powder
2019– Moomintroll Grassgreen
2019 Moominvalley Park Japan (only sold in Japan's Moominvalley Park)
2019 Evening Swim
2019 The Last Dragon
2019 Night of the Groke
2019 Golden Tale
2019 Midwinter
2019– Sleep Well
2019–20

Winter mug

Crown Snow-Load
2020 Misabel
2020 Snorkmaiden
2020 Relaxing
2020–21 Winter mug Snow Blizzard
2021 Summer Together
2021 In the Mountains (Norway exclusive)
2021 Snow Moonlight

SourcesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "25 years of Moomin mugs - ceramic illustrator Tove Slotte". Moomin. 2015-06-16. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  2. ^ Dodge, Kaelin (2021-02-22). "These Are Some of the Most Popular Souvenirs Around the World". Fodors Travel Guide. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  3. ^ Design Museum – Kaj Franck Collection. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Moomin mug mania: Kajaani man owns full "secret" set". Yle Uutiset. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  5. ^ "Tästä Muumi-mukista maksettiin hurja hinta Ruotsissa" (in Finnish). Ilta-Sanomat. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Defective ceramic Moomin mug fetches €6,100 at auction". Yle Uutiset. Retrieved 2021-09-19.

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