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Private and Sale Prices Realized - 2012 and Prior

883  31 March 2012
De Zwerver Dossier #65  [ stukken en brokken ]  −by V-Dubya
Classic... $32 eBay
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Classic... Offered on eBay
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Classic... $580 eBay
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Aleksey Saburov... Private Sales
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“Braidy”... $200 eBay
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Classic... Coin Shop Purchase
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John Schipp... $406 eBay
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Bob Shamey... $497 eBay
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Classic... $103 eBay
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“Schnozz”... $750 eBay
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Howard Thomas... $432 and $510 eBay
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Classic... $314 eBay
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“Flat Nose”... $510 eBay
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Classic... $638 eBay
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Ron Landis... “Repoussé Hobo” Private Sale
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Portraits of actual
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Lee Griffiths  
people are challenging!
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−by Brian Powley
Bob Classen's Daughter
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−by Bill Jameson
Imaginary subjects take tremendous creativity!
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“Henri's Bison Vinge Vejrhane” −by Bill Jameson
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Sold on eBay for $199
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1800 Spanish 8 Real (pronounced Ray-Al as in ray gun and Al Bundy) Silver Coin
Coin obverse has been re-carved into George Washington and reverse into Masonic Symbol
−by Amy Armstrong
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Sold on eBay for $276
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Rollie, Nathan and Ashlyn watching Dave carve
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A genuine “ArchBo”
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Dave Boulay and Rollie Taylor enjoying the Florida sunshine
Translation... “The Hobo File #10 [ bits and pieces ]”
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Recent NiCE collection acquisitions... a Hobo Art specimen, Derek Pegnall's "The Blond Bombshell" and two awsome Bill Jameson carvings.
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Sculptor John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum couldn't get funding for his original concept “Echos of the Sea.” −Bill Jameson
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31 January 2008
De Zwerver Dossier #9  [ stukken en brokken ]  −by V-Dubya
Traveling to Reno for the FEGA and ABS showsÖ I needed some pocket money to meet and greet other Engraverís CafÈ members! −Steve Cox
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−by Ray Castro
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−by Bill Jameson
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Captured at FUN2008
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Translation... “The Hobo File #9 [ bits and pieces ]”
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486 
1 January 2008
 
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2008 OHNS hobo token “Starvin Marvin” Click to visit OHNS Tokens webpage
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−by David Jones
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−by Steve Adams
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−by Steve Cox
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−by Amy Armstrong
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De Zwerver Dossier #8
[ stukken en brokken ]
  −by V-Dubya
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Found in change at a fast food restaurant 25 years ago.
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Nicknamed carver, “Spiffy”, carved nickel sold on eBay for $167.50
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Nickel Carver Cliff Kraft has been both creative and busy recently!
Joey Kaahpiihaatei                                The                                     President         
(Kickapoo for Brown)                             Wiz                               Andrew Jackson     
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Carved Morgan Dollar
($315 on eBay)
−by Coin Carver Steve Cox
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Carved Franklin Half Dollar
($375 on eBay)
−by Coin Carver Bill Jameson
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Translation... “The Hobo File #8 [ bits and pieces ]”
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De Zwerver Dossier1 #7 [ stukken en brokken ]   −by V-Dubya
479 
30 November 2007
“Something Old, Something New” −from SGA's Personal Archive                                                 “Steve Cox couldn't carve a bad nickel at gunpoint!”        
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Obverse −by Steve Adams
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Reverse −by Steve Adams
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Jackie (obv) −by Bill Jameson
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Puff (rev) −by Steve Cox
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−by Steve Cox
A sampling of the postcards to be sold in January 2008 at the FUN show OHNS auction.
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Carved nickels recently sold on eBay
This carved nickel sold for $308 This carved nickel sold for $187.50 This carved nickel sold for $261.50 This carved nickel sold for $356.95 This carved nickel sold for $360
The color of the photos from eBay for these carvings was so weird that I had to convert them to grayscale which still doesn't look all that good... Sorry!
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Translation... “The Hobo File #7 [ bits and pieces ]”
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De Zwerver Dossier1 #6 [ stukken en brokken ]   −by V-Dubya
474 
4 November 2007
“Antiques and Collectables Galleria” offerings
1913-D   ~   1914-P   ~   1915-D   ~   1923-S “Big Nose”
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“Shirley Temple”
−by Amy Armstrong
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(Ø`'ï.∏  (Ø`'ï.∏  (Ø`'ï.∏   Tampered with Nickel $2   ∏.ï'¥Ø)  ∏.ï'¥Ø)  ∏.ï'¥Ø)
(Ø`'ï.∏  (Ø`'ï.∏  (Ø`'ï.∏   Redrawn Buffalo Nickle $5   ∏.ï'¥Ø)  ∏.ï'¥Ø)  ∏.ï'¥Ø)
(Ø`'ï.∏  (Ø`'ï.∏  (Ø`'ï.∏   Unique Hand Carved Coin Art Buffalo Nickle $20   ∏.ï'¥Ø)  ∏.ï'¥Ø)  ∏.ï'¥Ø)
It is interesting to note the change in attitude reflected by what this carved nickel was called over the generations. ~ V-Dubya
From the collection of
Art “Cinco de Arturo” DelFavero, RM552
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Two recent carvings by Artist and Friend Steve Cox.
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“For Dave” −by Marcus Hunt
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Cinco is in search of a third example by this classic carver. Click to view this “OHNS Member ONLY Quest”
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(Ø`'ï.∏  (Ø`'ï.∏  (Ø`'ï.∏   Sad Times Nickels   ∏.ï'¥Ø)  ∏.ï'¥Ø)  ∏.ï'¥Ø)
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From the collection of Art “Cinco de Arturo” DelFavero, RM552
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   A gentleman by the name of Charlie Sarkiss contacted OHNS via our website with the goal of learning about these three carved nickels that had been stored in a safe with a large collection of other coins for the past 38 years. Eventually Cinco purchased the pieces from Charlie and has learned several interesting facts thus far.
   Charlie's Dad purchased these for $1 each in the late 1950's to early 1960's and was hoping to sell them for the prices you see on the coin flip inserts shown above on the right.
   Charlie's Mom remembers these being called “Sad Times Nickels” which is a reference to the “Great Depression” of the 1930's.
QuestClick to view this “OHNS Member ONLY Quest”
We hope to learn more about carved nickels prior to the publishing of Del Romines' book. If you have any references or recollections for our research please give us a shout!   delfaveros@twmi.rr.com   ~ V-Dubya
Translation... “The Hobo File #6 [ bits and pieces ]”
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De Zwerver Dossier1 #5 [ stukken en brokken ]   −by V-Dubya
466 
7 October 2007
Steve
Ellsworth
Strikes
Again!
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As you can tell from these COOL pictures it has been a very interesting week on eBay.
Click to view an enlargement of Steve Cox's carved 5¢.Steve Cox's engraved knife $126.27 10/3/2007.Click to view an enlargement of Steve Cox's carved 5¢.     Click to view an enlargement of Cliff Kraft's carved 5¢.
Click to view an enlargement of Bob Shamey's carved 5¢.     $313.01 10/1/2007     Click to view an enlargement of Jon Dake's carved 5¢.Click to view an enlargement of Jon Dake's carved 5¢.
Another discriminating numismatist becomes a Bill Jameson enthusiast with just cause... check out his recent Billzach carved nickel acquisitions.
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Translation... “The Hobo File #5 [ bits and pieces ]”
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De Zwerver Dossier1 #4 [ stukken en brokken ]   −by V-Dubya
461 
27 September 2007
The idea for this carving came to me from the scene in the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” when the “Soggy Bottom Boys”
were singing on the stage, had the long beards and were tipping their hat to the crowd. ~ Bill Jameson
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Take note that “Soggy Bottom Pete's” nose points directly to the “Y” of “LIBERTY”... considerably higher than the normal carved nickel. -vrw
“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”... Homer's epic poem “The Odyssey”, set in the deep south during the 1930's.
In it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. ~ The Internet Movie Database
“The Evolution of Pig” −by Amy Armstrong
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Lee Griffiths' website, www.lgartistry.comClick to visit Lee's website, receives some much needed attention.      
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Recent creations from the bench of engraver Stephen Cox... the Byrd Knife sold on eBay... the carved nickels are headed for OHNS's FUN2008 Auction.
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Hobo Nickel Carver Joe Paonessa Creations
      T¸rkÁe Hali Satici               Klima Kranos Polemistis
Click to view Joe's “T¸rkÁe Hali Satici”. Click to view Joe's “Klima Kranos Polemistis”.
Lee Griffiths carvings ready for display at GRS Masters Weekend in Emporia, Kansas in mid-October.
L¯sarbejder Filosof        
Click to view Lee's “L¯sarbejder Filosof”.
Gylden Hvalros-SkÊg
Click to view Lee's “Gylden Hvalros-SkÊg”.
$132 9/23/2007 $335.90 9/28/2007
Auction Houses normally take superb photographs which we all benefit from since they document many classic carvings.
Translation... “The Hobo File #4 [ bits and pieces ]”
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De Zwerver Dossier1 #3 [ stukken en brokken ]   −by V-Dubya
457 
11 September 2007
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It is amazing how much a carving can change in the last few hours in the hands of a superior engraver like James Olivencia!
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Rare Coins of Raleigh's “Hobo Nickel Gallery” Click to visit website offers a wide variety of carved nickels.
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An intriguing cross-section of items gleaned from various nooks and crannies during this trip through hyperspace.
$301.64 9/11/2007$335 9/14/2007$163.06 9/7/2007Click to view an enlargement of this photograph.Click to view an enlargement of this photograph.
The classic carving on the left was found in 1979 by a clerk in a five and dime change drawer in the state of New York!
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Recently Quiescence Carvers... Sam Alfano, Ray Castro, and Cliff Kraft ...Display Their Elephantine Engraving Talents
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Translation... “The Hobo File #3 [ bits and pieces ]”
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De Zwerver Dossier1 #2 [ stukken en brokken ]   −by V-Dubya
451 
31 August 2007
The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Music Chisels!
Click to view Bill's “Cyrano de Bergerac”.Click to view Bill's “La Pucelle”.$283 8/31/2007Click to view Degs' “Mr. Edward Teach”.Click to view Degs' “The Caped Crusader”.
A Hot Midsummer Weekend's Gleanings of Recent Nickel Carvings
Click to view Degs' “Edward Stubblefield”.$207.50 8/14/2007$309.60 8/19/2007$197.73 8/19/2007Click to view an enlargement of this photograph.
the ONION America's Finest News Source • June 4, 2003 • Issue 39•21
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IN GARY WE TRUST
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U.S. Mint Employee Disciplined For Putting Own Face On Nickels
This desk calendar's page caught my eye while I was visiting my friend in Anchorage a year ago. It has been floating around in my journal ever since then so I thought it was past time to share it with all y'all.
I found the color picture on the ONION's website. - V-Dubya
An aggregation of scans of carvings by Unknown Nickel Carver “The Missing Link” amassed during Cinco de Arturo's recent research.
Check out Introducing “Sam Francisco” (a.k.a. “The Missing Link”)
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Bill Jameson's Most Recent Carvings
Click to view Bill's “Salade Salvatore”. Click to view Bill's “Pallaton”. Click to view Bill's “MCT Spike”.
Translation... “The Hobo File #2 [ bits and pieces ]”
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De Zwerver Dossier1 #1 [ stukken en brokken ]   −by V-Dubya
442 
5 August 2007
English Engraver Marcus Hunt (on the left... not below)         L¸neburg Lion         Monk's (of Engraver's Cafe fame) first carved nickel
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English Engraver Marcus Hunt's Illustrious Father Master Engraver Ken Hunt
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John Schipp's Most Recent Carvings
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Dick Sheehan's FIRST Engraved Rifle
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Classic carved nickel offered by “Hobo Bob”         Lee Griffiths' $50 One Ounce 24K Gold Buffalo carving in process         Ron Landis Hobo Token
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Translation... “The Hobo File #1 [ bits and pieces ]”
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John Doursa "1914/13" Host Nickel... $168 on eBay
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Classic... $158 on eBay
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Notorious Classic Counterfeit... $93 on eBay
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Speaking of Bill Jameson... He just keeps raising the bar by creating an amazingly diverse selection of carvings!   1Rasheed Conseiller 2Gen. George Crook, Sr. 3Pvt. George Crook, Jr. 4Dry Hill Johnny 5“Woody” Houthakker 6Kapuaokalani (Heavenly Flower) 7Pa'anaakala (Sunshine) 8Butcher Berty 9Binks Stoltzfus 10Eli Henry Hughes
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“Before & After” −by W.V.Jameson, Craniomaxillofacial Surgeon
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“Rough Beard”... $36 on eBay
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Carving#29 −by Tom Mathews
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Original Nickel    
    −by Owen Covert
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2009 Annual OHNS Tokens Catch An Early Highball Run To Florida... ( ordering info )     ↓ Dies by Steve Campbell
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Original Nickel    
    −by Bob Finlay
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Translation... “The Hobo File #20 [ bits and pieces ]”
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582  31 August 2008
De Zwerver Dossier #19  [ stukken en brokken ]  −by V-Dubya
“Best Wishes to Gail Baker”   −by Steve Cox
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Meet The Raisins” Videos... “1 of 3” ... “2 of 3” ... “3 of 3”     Just for fun!
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Carving#28 −by Tom Mathews
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Classic... $81 on eBay
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Classic... $297 on eBay
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Classic... $43 on eBay
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Carving#274 −by Cliff Kraft
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Classic... $219 on eBay
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“Beady Eye”... $358 on eBay
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Classic... $146 on eBay
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THE HOBO” ~ From the Saturday Evening Post cover of October 18, 1924.
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Translation... “The Hobo File #19 [ bits and pieces ]”
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579  18 August 2008
De Zwerver Dossier #18  [ stukken en brokken ]  −by V-Dubya
Classic... $211 on eBay
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Classic... $69 on eBay
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Classic... $117 on eBay
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Classic... $90 on eBay
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Classic... $125 on eBay
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U.S. silver $1 sized IVORY token carved by John Carter
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Due Vagabondo “Wintering in Florida”  −by Joe Paonessa
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Steve's Train Calendar Photos
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‘Aka‘Aka…Keith Pedersen carving on Chinese spurious 5¢
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Nickel Carvers Art DelFavero & KP
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Gebroeders Diamond Jim & Jack Ruby  −by Dave Boulay
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A recent trio of gems in Steve Cox's expanding diadem!
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Lefty Kidd  −by John Carter
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Translation... “The Hobo File #18 [ bits and pieces ]”
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569  22 July 2008
De Zwerver Dossier #17  [ stukken en brokken ]  −by V-Dubya
Classic... $182 on eBay
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ANA2008  −by Joe PaonessaClick to view a super sized version of this photograph.
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Edgar Bottoms and Pâ‘anaakalâ(Sunshine)  −by Bill Jameson
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Suspected vandal photographed damaging Colorado College property while attending 2008 “Art of Engraving Course”, underwritten by the Gilroy and
Lillian P. Roberts Foundation, at ANA's 40th Annual Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo.   Nickel carver Joe Paonessa sought for questioning!
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Eithguy  −by Joe Paonessa ↓
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Yetiman  −by Cliff Kraft ↓
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Joker  −by Finn LaRue ↓
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Jimmy Carter & Childhood Friend  −by Ron White ↓
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Classic Style  −by Steve Cox ↓
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My first pistol!   −by Steve Cox
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Translation... “The Hobo File #17 [ bits and pieces ]”
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567  15 July 2008
De Zwerver Dossier #16  [ stukken en brokken ]  −by V-Dubya
Brigadier General James Gillpatrick Blunt, Campaign: Kansas Territory.
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Bill
 Jameson 
Click to read about Gen. Blunt
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Bose Ikard  −by Cliff Kraft
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Click to read about Gen. Blunt
Classic... $68 on eBay
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OHNS President Rollie Taylor spreading the word at coin shows in West Palm Beach and Clearwater, Florida!
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These castings are too crude to fool collectors!   We wonder what purpose they could have been intended to serve?
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Classic... $186 on eBay
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Translation... “The Hobo File #16 [ bits and pieces ]”
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562  30 June 2008
De Zwerver Dossier #15  [ stukken en brokken ]  −by V-Dubya
“Sharp Ear” $362 on eBay
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The answer to the question... “Where will my wife let me hang these?”  NOT in the house!
“Virtuoso” $387 on eBay
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$37.50 Well Spent On eBay By “GB”... a REAL Delight For The Discerning Collector!
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Bud Neill, creator of “Loby Dosser”Click to read this article
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An Excellent Start To Summer In Squaw Lake, Minnesota!             Rusty, Lobey Dosser, Nick L. O'Honis and Mozart   −by Clifford L. Kraft
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Linda Warren, wife of Craig OHNS RM#861, speculates that she has found pictures of Nick and his girlfriend when they were youngsters... COOL!
Gayla Scott informs us that these are of the “O'Honis” family... Mom, Penelope, Oswald, and Pop. So this is real headline making news. Thanks Gayla!
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Translation... “The Hobo File #15 [ bits and pieces ]”
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557  5 June 2008
De Zwerver Dossier #14  [ stukken en brokken ]  −by V-Dubya
Double-sided Classic Carving
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Bill (Jameson) Zach Hobo Carvings
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 ←  WARNING: Vulgar [sexually explicit] reverse carving...
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Dave Boulay Meisterstück
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Tom Mathews' 7th and 8th carved nickels
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Luci Griffiths' 2nd carved 5¢
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Purchased for $15.16 off eBay... Congratulations Keith!
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Donal Wolfe's 1st eBay 5¢
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Quiet Mike ~ Pennsburg 1999
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Bill Jameson's “Broken-backed Ben”
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“Yard Bull” −by Dean O'Shea
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“Najlepszy Kapelusz”
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Mike Pezak's
Najlepszy Kapelusz
Best Hat!
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Oczywiste
As plain as the nose on your face!
“Oczywiste”
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Goode, DelFavero, Paonessa, and Winter
Translation... “The Hobo File #14 [ bits and pieces ]”
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547  10 May 2008
De Zwerver Dossier #13  [ stukken en brokken ]  −by V-Dubya
A superlative classic carving
−by “Virtuoso”
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Unusual classic carving with curly facial hair... COOL!
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Tudy nabs a ANOTHER
classic carving off eBay!
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“Three Wise Hobos”
−by Steve Adams
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Being offered for sale on eBay from the collection of Steven D. Cox
−by Marcus Hunt
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−by Bill Jameson
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−by Derek Pegnall
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−by Cliff Kraft
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−by Bob Shamey
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−by James Olivencia
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“Hobos in the U.S.A.”Click to visit this website, a photo documentary on hobos by Stephan Vanfleteren, a Belgian photographer.
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One ounce pure gold $50 carved for Adam Taylor  −by James Olivencia
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Edmond Rostand's “Cyrano de Bergerac”  −by Steve Cox
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Translation... “The Hobo File #13 [ bits and pieces ]”
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539  6 April 2008
De Zwerver Dossier #12  [ stukken en brokken ]  −by V-Dubya
The Hobo Nickels
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The Hobo Nickels are a Denver-based folk band playing original Americana-style songs. Click to listen to samples of their music It's a foot stompin' mix of bluegrass, swing, folk, old-timey country, zydeco, polka, trucker tunes and more.
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Left to right: Tim McCanna on Accordion, Steve Combs on Upright Bass, Rob Silk on Ukulele and Andy Sherman on Guitar.
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Appliqué Nickel
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This superb “Flat Nose” classic carved nickel was recently found in
Ancon, Balboa, Panama and subsequently sold on eBay for $349.27.
The Seller pondered what it was doing there in Panama. Joyce Ann Romines acknowledged the assistance of Joaquin “Pacheco” Monserrat (1921−1996), a collector of Hobo nickels, who was a TV personality in Puerto Rico... one of the most known and loved hosts of children's programs since the 60's until the 90's.
Thus we know classic carved nickels were valued and exported beyond our U.S. borders well before the genesis of eBay marketing on the Internet. ~ V-Dubya
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$162.27 on eBay
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$212.51 on eBay
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$261.09 on eBay
Mickey's Clown
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−by Mike Pezak
Ron Landis nickels carved in '94, '95 and '96 for David “Banjo” Schenkman, OHNS-RM85
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Click to read this Log Log of Hobo Nickels Hand Engraved by Ron Landis Click to read this Log
Vicar “Potty” Pottle
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−by Derek Pegnall
Translation... “The Hobo File #12 [ bits and pieces ]”
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532  19 March 2008
De Zwerver Dossier #11  [ stukken en brokken ]  −by V-Dubya
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−by Amy Armstrong
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−by Steve Adams
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−by Ray Cover
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−by “Rough Beard”
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−by John DeMarco
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−by Finn La Rue
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−by Bill Jameson
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−by Owen Covert and Donal WolfeClick to view a super sized version of this photograph.
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−by David
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 Jones
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−by Jon Dake
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Plique-a-jour (open to light)
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 Enamel  −by Art DelFavero
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−by James Olivencia
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Reed Family Heirloom
Translation... “The Hobo File #11 [ bits and pieces ]”
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