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Johnny Sens
tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2003-10-27 05:23 am   Permalink

What is the general concensus on Johnny Sens mugs? What is the deal there? From what I gather from previous posts, back in the 60's he ripped off other more popular designs, then Kokomo found the molds and started selling repros. Right? I found a johnny Sens mug but it's not particularily attractive. However if it is valuable I would like to know.

 
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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 630
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2011-04-30 7:14 pm   Permalink

Here's a thread that seems to have died with the first post. How sad. I was searching for info on Johnny Sens and thought this would surly be the place to find something.

What is known of Johnny Sens? When and how did he get involved in Tiki/ceramics? Did/does he have an art background or was he just "there"? How did he get this "reputation" for forgeries? I haven't found any biographical info anywhere so far.
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1248
From: Calgary
Posted: 2011-04-30 10:08 pm   Permalink

When I saw this thread I thought "oh good, tikifish is posting again!" ...

Alas...



 
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ron-tiki
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Joined: Feb 24, 2007
Posts: 381
From: los angeles
Posted: 2011-04-30 10:13 pm   Permalink

i think johnny sens came from new orleans..

 
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Zinctiki
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Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 98
From: Walnut, CA
Posted: 2011-06-05 4:48 pm   Permalink

All I know is I like this particular design and glaze. I also liked 1965. So I bought this thing for probably way too much.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&rt=nc&nma=true&item=190540821597&si=2yrMitS9pg2Uu%252FNiWS8gDi1eUsM%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME%3AB%3ABOC%3AUS%3A1120
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SilverLine
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From: Kansas City
Posted: 2011-06-05 7:03 pm   Permalink

Now that's one I've not seen before. I wonder if he had a catalog of designs?

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Zinctiki
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From: Walnut, CA
Posted: 2011-06-05 7:45 pm   Permalink

At least one person has this guy on Mooga. I don't know anything about Sens, though.

http://www.temp.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=124&ind_mug_id=35656

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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 189
From: Michigan
Posted: 2013-10-13 12:29 pm   Permalink

Is this "our" Johnny Sens?

http://photos.nola.com/tpphotos/2013/03/john_sens_arrives_at_federal_c_2.html

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