Got some old coffee mugs and are wondering, “Are vintage coffee mugs worth money?” The answer: YES.
Coffee mugs don’t attract much attention from collectors. There are no published mug price guides or large collectors’ clubs for mug aficionados. That lack of attention creates a unique opportunity – old mugs often can be found for just $1 or so at thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets… but some of these mugs can be worth quite a bit of money when sold online.
Some vintage coffee mugs worth money includes:
- Out-Of-Production Disney Mugs. Anything Disney is likely to be collectible, though, old and rare items tend to be worth the most. For example, a set of six black mugs, each featuring a Disney villain, sold for $175. Another mug featuring a flying Mary Poppins in silhouette sold for $32.
- Rare Starbucks Mugs. Starbucks sometimes sells mugs linked to particular cities or regions. These local Starbucks mugs have become collectible, and the rarest examples can fetch $100s!
- Mugs Featuring TV Shows or Movies from the 1980s or earlier. There are many Hollywood memorabilia collectors, so mugs tied to popular actors and productions can have value. For example, a cast mug from the John Wayne movie The Hellfighters sold for $1,580!