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Most valuable Moomin mugs

Arabia released the first Moomin mugs in 1990. The mugs were based on Arabia’s Teema series of mugs designed by Kaj Franck. The Teema series is known for its combination of practicality, versatility, affordability and minimalist asethetic.

The popularity of the Moomin mug series surprised everyone, including Arabia, and certainly nobody at the time would have guessed the prices some mugs would fetch only a few years later, having become vintage collectibles.

What is the reason for the fast rise in value of Moomin mugs? Let’s take a moment to look at the graph below. This graph shows the development of Moomin mug production between 1990 and 2021.

As you can see, new mugs have appeared annually since 2004. Before 2004, new Moomin mugs were released irregularly. Since 2004, the number of published new mugs has gradually increased, and at the same time, the total number of Moomin mugs in production has also increased.

  • The total number of Moomin mugs doubled between 2010 and 2020.
  • In the 90s, only 18 new Moomin mugs were released.
  • Since 2004 at least 3 new mugs have been released annually.

More than 110 Moomin mugs

From 1990 to summer 2022 Arabia have published 119 Moomin mugs in total – all based on Teema design. That is quite a huge number! The Moomin mugs were produced only in Finland until around 2005. Around 2005 the production started in Thailand and was gradually increased until 2016 when the production ended in Finland. After 2016 all mugs have been manufactured in Thailand.

Altough less than twenty mugs were released in the 90s, and despite their popularity amongst collectors, they are not the most valuable Moomin mugs. The two rarest and most valuable mugs with a very limited amount of produced items, are Fazer (400 pcs produced) and Moomintroll Daydreaming (2005 pcs produced).

TOP10 most valuable Moomin mugs (Updated 8/2022)

You can always find up-to-date prices at Moomin mug list on Mukify.

1. Moomin mug Fazer

Price estimate: 9,000–12,000€
Production period: 2004
Special: Only 400 mugs were released. Each mugs bottom stamp is unique with an incremental number from 1 to 400 below the Arabia crown stamp.
See the price estimate on Mukify

2. Moomin mug Moomintroll Daydreaming

Price estimate: 2500–3000€ With Sticker/ 1800–2400€ Without sticker
Production period: 2005
Special: The mug was released in 2005 for Arabia Museum’s Moomin exhibition and only 2005 pieces were produced.
See the price estimate on Mukify
Read also our blog post: Moomintroll Daydreaming – One of the rarest Moomin mugs.

3. Moomin mug Mug Green (Green comic Strip)

Price estimate: 600–900€
Production period: 1990–1993
Special: These Moomin mugs never had stickers on them.
See the price estimate on Mukify

4. Moomin mug Mug Rose (Rose Comic Strip)

Price estimate: 550–850€
Production period: 1990–1993
Special: These Moomin mugs never had stickers on them.
See the price estimate on Mukify

5. Moomin mug Millennium

Price estimate: 600–900€ With sticker / 300–500€ Without sticker
Production period: 1999–2000
Special: The mug was only manufactured from 1999 to 2000.
See the price estimate on Mukify

6. Moomin mug Peace

Price estimate: 750–1000€ With sticker / 260–380€ Without sticker
Production period: 1996–2002
Special: The year 1996 is on the bottom stamp of the mugs produced in 1996.
See the price estimate on Mukify

7. Moomin mug Christmas Greetings

Price estimate: 700–1000€ With sticker / 250–350€ Without sticker
Production period: 1997–2002
Special: The year 1997 is on the bottom stamp of the mugs produced in 1997.
See the price estimate on Mukify

8. Moomin mug Office

Price estimate: 750–1000€ With sticker / 170–250€ Without sticker
Production period: 1996–2002
Special: The year 1996 is on the bottom stamp of the mugs produced in 1996.
See the price estimate on Mukify

9. Moomin mug Mug Yellow (Moominmamma)

Price estimate: 750–1000€ With sticker / 170–240€ Without sticker
Production period: 1990–1996
Special: –
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10. Moomin mug Drawing

Price estimate: 700–1000€ With sticker / 170–240€ Without sticker
Production period: 1996–2002
Special: The year 1996 is on the bottom stamp of the mugs produced in 1996.
See the price estimate on Mukify

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