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BoTales  ~  Special FUN Show Issue  ~  January, 2006
Welcome to the Special Issue of BoTales

The purpose of this special issue (mailed to you in first class) is to inform you of several important timely issues. They are: (1) There will now be two OHNS auctions with the second one being planned for the ANA Summer Convention, (2) The list of prices realized at the OHNS FUN auction, (3) the OHNS scholarship announcement, and (4, very unexpectedly) - the report on the carvings stolen from Rollie Taylor, Keith Pederson, and Owen Covert. The regular spring issue will be in the mail before March 1st with a complete report of our activities at the FUN show and articles. 朣port-

Hundreds of Hobo Nickels Stolen at FUN Show

Saturday night, January 7th, between 7 and 8:30 pm, the automobile of Archie Taylor was broken into at the Chevys Fresh Mex Restaurant in Kissimmee, Florida and an entire collection of Hobo Nickels were taken. Also included in the heist were the 2 1/2 years worth of carvings by Keith Pedersen of New Jersey and the works of Owen Covert of California.

The culprits followed the car from the Orange County Convention Center and took only the coin cases while leaving all the personal belonging in the trunk. Access was gained by punching the driver抯 door lock and using the trunk release in the glove box.

The Orange County Sheriff's office is conducting the search for the coins which include over 800 original carvings by Pederson and Covert, up to 50 or more other Hobo Nickels, Gallery Mint museum and the 83 coin collection of Wabon Eddings.

Many coins taken were purchased at the OHNS auction that Saturday morning and will be easy to identify through pictures and the following carver initials: KP, OC, CdA, AA, GW, WE, and JAP. The majority of the modern coins were signed; the older (classic) coins were in a Dansco album.  [ Editor抯 note: The following lot numbers from the OHNS Auction 14 were among the stolen coins: 3, 25, 45, 58, 61, 91, 93, 94, 100, 101, 102, and 106. See: One dozen of the many hundreds of carved nickels stolen at FUN2006  ].

If you have information, please contact the Orange County Sheriff抯 Office, D/S Joe Warren at 407-737-2400 or Archie Taylor at 863-603-7514 or Archie's Click to EMail this person..

OHNS to Award Four Scholarships to the ANA Summer Sessions

Each scholarship is worth up to $1250. One is a donation to ANA to be awarded to a recipient of their choice and the other three are to go to lucky OHNS members.

All OHNS members (including OHNS YNs) who have paid their dues through 2006 are eligible to receive a full scholarship up to $1250 to attend one week of the ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs. If you are interested, please contact Gail Baker before March 31, 2006. Include your name, OHNS number, address, phone number, e-mail address and date-of-birth (if YN). Names will be placed in the proverbial hat and three names will be selected at random on April 14, 2006. Please note that those who have received the OHNS scholarship in the last two years (2005 and 2004) are not eligible.

Gail Baker can be contacted via Click to EMail this person. or by USPS at:

Gail Baker, Manager of Market and Brand Development
The American Numismatic Association
818 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs,CO 80903
Phone: 719-632-2646, ext. 153

OHNS Auction 14 (FUN 2006) Big Success

The total hammer prices of 121 lots came to $29,764
In the listing below: T stands for type (B means book or sold to a mail bidder.
BFee means buyer抯 fee (set at 10%; seller抯 fee was 5%).

Lot#

T

Hammer

BFee

Net

Lot#

T

Hammer

BFee

Net

1

1,900

190

2,090

61

60

6

66

2

B

92

9.20

101.20

62

90

9

99

3

80

8

88

63

100

10

110

4

375

37.50

412.50

64

150

15

165

5

75

7.50

82.50

65

125

12.50

137.50

6

200

20

220

66

235

23.50

258.50

7

B

450

45

495

67

200

20

220

8

550

55

605

68

100

10

110

9

600

60

660

69

70

7

77

10

400

40

440

70

110

11

121

11

B

225

22.50

247.50

71

270

27

297

12

350

35

385

72

575

57.50

632.50

13

75

7.50

82.50

73

275

27.50

302.50

14

60

6

66

74

80

8

88

15

45

4.50

49.50

75

80

8

88

16

B

700

70

770

76

925

92.50

1,017.50

17

130

13

143

77

210

21

231

18

0

0

0

78

110

11

121

19

50

5

55

79

80

8

88

20

175

17.50

192.50

80

170

17

187

21

275

27.50

302.50

81

130

13

143

22

225

22.50

247.50

82

25

2.50

27.50

23

175

17.50

192.50

83

130

13

143

24

175

17.50

192.50

84

60

6

66

25

1000

100

1,100

85

B

140

14

154

26

100

10

110

86

200

20

220

27

125

12.50

137.50

87

40

4

44

28

75

7.50

82.50

88

35

3.50

38.50

29

80

8

88

89

215

21.50

236.50

30

80

8

88

90

100

10

110

31

45

4.50

49.50

91

50

5

55

32

120

12

132

92

70

7

77

33

75

7.50

82.50

93

80

8

88

34

30

3

33

94

50

5

55

35

30

3

33

95

50

5

55

36

130

13

143

96

2600

260

2,860

37

150

15

165

97

B

2500

250

2,750

38

125

12.50

137.50

98

75

7.50

82.50

39

130

13

143

99

50

5

55

40

150

15

165

100

75

7.50

82.50

41

475

47.50

522.50

101

60

6

66

42

150

15

165

102

75

7.50

82.50

43

200

20

220

103

350

35

385

44

200

20

220

104

350

35

385

45

90

9

99

105

200

20

220

46

90

9

99

106

105

10.50

115.50

47

100

10

110

107

140

14

154

48

200

20

220

108

210

21

231

49

60

6

66

109

325

32.50

357.50

50

70

7

77

110

B

42

4.20

46.20

51

50

5

55

111

250

25

275

52

60

6

66

112

690

69

759

53

60

6

66

113

70

7

77

54

45

4.50

49.50

114

B

550

55

605

55

750

75

825

115

1500

150

1,650

56

230

23

253

D1

100

0

100

57

400

40

440

D2

100

0

100

58

90

9

99

D3

100

0

100

59

325

32.50

357.50

D4

100

0

100

60

125

12.50

137.50

D5

110

0

110

D6

50

0

50

Three New Members Elected to the Board

Three new members were elected to the board to replace the two outgoing board members, Gail Baker and the late Archie Taylor, Sr. The three new members are Candace Kagin, John Yancho, and Ralph Winter. Regular attendees to the FUN show will have no problem recognizing them. John spent a lot of time helping behind our table at the FUN show. Ralph has become our official photographer. It was his pictures that appeared on the front and back covers of the spring 2005 issue done in color. In the upcoming spring 2006 issue the pictures he took at FUN 2006 will again be displayed on both covers. Candace is an avid collector of hobo nickels and is a familiar sight at our table. They will bring a lot to the board. The remaining members of the board were reelected for another two year term.

Carol Decker Wins the 2005 Editor's Award

This is the second year that the annual Editor抯 Award was made. This award goes to the person who, in the editor抯 opinion, wrote the best article published in BoTales during the year. Carol抯 article was Potty Dollars, a Relative of Hobo Nickels.

OHNS will now Conduct Two Auctions per Year
(One at FUN and the Other at the ANA Summer Convention)

Material is now being accepted for both: the OHNS ANA auction (OHNS Auction 15) to take place probably on Saturday, August 19th in Denver, Colorado at the Colorado Convention Center and the OHNS FUN Show auction (OHNS Auction 16) in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center in January, 2007.

Cathy Taylor will be the auction manager for the Denver ANA convention, while Steve Alpert will remain as the auction manager for the FUN show.

If you are consigning material, be sure to specify which auction you are consigning to. All consigned carvings must be accompanied by QD or OHNS Authentication papers. Modern carvings must receive the grade of Above Average or higher to be accepted. Classic (old) carvings must receive the grade of Average or higher to be accepted. Carvings of lower grades may be grouped in multiple carving lots at the discretion of the auction manager. Modern carvers may consign up to five of their carvings for each auction. All consignees must be fully paid up members of OHNS and must be in good standing.

If your carvings do not have QD papers (or the older Authentication papers), then you must send the carving(s) to one of the two authenticators listed on the QD papers. QD papers are available from any recent past issue of BoTales or may be downloaded from our website www.hobonickels.org Be sure to specify which auction the carving is being consigned to. The cost for the QD service is $15 for each carving and if ten or more are consigned, $12.50 each. If a carving is valued at over $100, you must include an extra $5 per coin to cover added insurance. The value section must be filled in.

For Auction #15 (the ANA Denver Convention in August), send those carvings with papers to:

Cathy Taylor, Auction Manager
P.O.Box 489, Lakeland, FL 33802-0489

For Auction #16 (the FUN 2007 Show in Orlando in January), send those carvings with papers to:

Steve Alpert, Auction Manager
P.O.Box 66331, Los Angeles, CA 90066-0331

Membership Medal Update

Ron Landis reported that due to defective engraving done by the engraver hired to do the job, he had to reject a total of thirty engravings. He is currently working on them and they should be out soon. If you haven抰 yet received them, please wait until an announcement appears in BoTales that the medals have been sent out before you write to us.

Dues Reminder

If your address label has the year 2005 on it; then it is dues time again. Please send your renewal to Verne Walrafen. The renewal form may be found in any recent past issue of BoTales or may be downloaded from our website www.hobonickels.org

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