Been There – Missouri 2

Dash is another very popular “fix” for the BT series mugs. Starbucks Been There – Missouri v2 replaces “SHOW ME STATE” with “SHOW-ME STATE” right on the front of the mug. And I can clearly understand the designers because I was able to find both readings from the official sources. Just look at this “welcome” sign that can be seen as you enter the state by road, then two license plates. It is indeed confusing.

There are multiple versions where this nickname is originating from.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Missouri

A big portion of the front of Starbucks Been There Ornament Missouri mug is occupied by train. My guess this is related to Missouri Pacific Railroad, which was one of the first railroads in the United States west of the Mississippi River. Also:
– Stamp with a horseshoe – I think that’s for the Pony Express, which was a mail service delivering messages, newspapers, and mail between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California.
– Ship’s wheel – marks the legendary steamboat era on the Missouri River
– White Hawthorn Blossom – state’s official flower… Read more

Been There – Kansas City

Starbucks Been There Kansas City mug aroused suspicion when collectors noticed that the street sign on the front of the mug should say “E 18th St” and not just “18th ST”. I don’t think this is a big issue and I really doubt Starbucks will replace the mug. Anyway, let’s see how it goes. … Read more

Been There – Missouri

Here is a pleasant surprise from Matt, one of my readers – a crisp, detailed picture of Starbucks Been There Missouri mug. Thank you Matt for the share! I definitely like this one a lot, something I expected though, real pictures look so much better than renders. Can’t wait to hold one with my hands!
See the thread here.… Read more