ORIGINAL HOBO NICKEL SOCIETY, INC.
A Florida Not-For-Profit Corporation
FUN2005  Mail and Floor Bid Auction
to be held at the
Original Hobo Nickel Society Meeting
Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 10 a.m.
Florida United Numismatists, Inc.  ~  January 13-16, 2005
Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316



Mail Bid Sheet


FUN2005 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...91-100 ~ Page...10

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LOT 91

Above Ave/Above Ave

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $143 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: No Date 朠 (VF)

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Nice classic carving with nicely formed derby with hatband and bow. Brim tilts up at each end slightly. Subject has restructured profile, eye, nose and mouth and rather indistinct ear. Hair and beard punched and scratched. Two line collar. Field around subject completely dressed (Liberty gone).

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Classic old hobo nickel carving. The entire obverse is reworked on this nice old hobo nickel. Hat has unusual brim; thick band with bow. Profile and eye totally altered. Subject has a simple collar and a small ear. Hair-beard-mustache formed using a textured punch (?) plus short carved lines. Coarsely-punched dressed field. Nice overall eye appeal.

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LOT 92

Above Ave/Above Ave

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $495 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: 揘eedle Ear

Coin: 1913-P T2

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Known unknown artist. The stylistic ear on the subject has lead to our nickname of 揘eedle Ear for this artist. Other features are also commensurate with his line of work the hat/hatband style, the altered profile, the beading tool circular punch for the hair, bead, etc. and the hair below the front of the hat. Subject is also wearing a bow tie.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Classic old carved and punched hobo nickel. This may have been carved by 揘eedle Ear or a similar-styled artist (the ear is larger, and the collar and bowtie are different from 揘eedle Ear抯 usual work. Top of nose and nostril are altered. The hair was punched.

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LOT 93

Average/Average

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $132 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: 1913-P T2 (VF/XF)

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: High crowned derby with much of Indian抯 hair still visible. Curled, wrap-around hat, brim, and no hatband. Hair, beard, etc. done with bearding tool, and nose altered to resemble boxer抯 nose (broken). Ear is partially hidden under hat brim. Three Hebrew characters carved on crown of hat.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Old carved and punched hobo nickel. Derby is tall, low on head, with wavy brim and no hatband. Dome has three large Hebrew letters engraved on the Indian抯 hair. The heavily punched beard hides the mouth. Subject has a simple ear and undressed collar. Field behind the hat is chisel-dressed. Profile of nose was altered.

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LOT 94

Above Ave (L)/Above Ave

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $88 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Obverse:

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Reverse:

Humpbacked Man with Cane

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: Simulated 1913

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: 揚ut-together counterfeit piece. This is a counterfeit piece with the two sides stuck together (see obvious seam on edge). It is a die struck coin, not carved, as most of the lettering, design, etc. being very mushy and indistinct. Subject has rounded nose, high-crowned hat and on the reverse, a humpbacked man holding a cane.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: A fake two-sided hobo nickel. Two struck halves were joined along the edge; obv/rev out of proper alignment. Piece appears to be nickel plated over bronze. Nice design on obverse, and cute stout man on reverse. This fake has been seen before.

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LOT 95

Average/Above Ave (L)

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $247.50 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: 1913-P T1 (VF)

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Golden toned. Interesting techniques used on this carving circular cuts on dome of hat, a bearding tool used for the beard, hair, moustache and eyebrow. Single deep punch used for eye; altered profile and mouth. 揅 shaped ear. Entire coin gold plated after carving. Subject is wearing a checkered jacket and a straight hat brim with small bow.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Old carved and punched hobo nickel. Hat has a wide trapezoidal brim with bow or strap. There are punched arcs on the dome. Hair, beard, mustache, eye, eyebrow are punched. Top of nose was altered. Outer ear is incused. Subject has a long straight collar and a plaid coat. Field was nicely dressed. Coin was gold plated after being altered; most of plating remains. Nice eye appeal.

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LOT 96

Above Ave (H)/Above Ave

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $412.50 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: 揊lat Nose

Coin: 1913-P T2 (VF)

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Very nicely carved piece (a strong above average). Large punch used for nostril and center of ear. Altered profile for nose, mouth, and eye. Derby has plain crown and a hatband with bow. Subject has a nicely carved (neat) beard, hair and moustache. Two curved lines for collar.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Classic old hobo nickel. This appears to be the work of the old artist we nicknamed 揊lat Nose as it has most of his characteristic features; only the hatband is a bit different. Nice workmanship and eye appeal. Feathers and braid are still discernible.

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LOT 97

Average (H)/Average (H)

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $176 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby and Glasses

 

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: 1913-P T1 (XF)

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Unusual in the fact that the subject is wearing glasses (pierce-nez style). Linear tool used as accent lines in crown of hat and on shoulder. Altered profile, raised eye (ball), large ear a bit low on the head. Carving has finely detailed hair and beard. Several teeth show in mouth. Field chisel dressed.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Unusual old hobo nickel. Hat has curved brim, band; linear tool shading on dome. Oval ear, glasses, altered profile, ghastly teeth in mouth, simple collars, shading on shoulder. Hair-beard possibly made using a textured punch. Field is chisel dressed.

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LOT 98

Average (H)/Average (H)

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $121 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: No Date (G)

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Typical classic carving. Subject is wearing a derby with a stippled crown and a narrow brim. Hair, beard and mustache created with a (round) bearding tool. Small ear and well formed collar (with bow tie) and coat. Eye slightly altered. Field behind and over subject well dressed.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Old carved and punched hobo nickel. Bold hat brim-band. Stippled dome. Small simple ear. Punched hair-beard-mustache. Nose and eye slightly altered. Double collar. Field decently dressed. Decent overall eye appeal.

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LOT 99

Above Ave (L)/above Ave (L)

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $357.50 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: No Date (XF)

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: 揝mooth Style carving. Hair, beard and mustache very delicately carved with lines close together. Hair extends under the front rim of the hat. Subject has semi circular ear, plain hat with curved brim and no hatband. The profile is unaltered. Slightly raised metal collar is made of slightly raised metal and the front of neck is missing. Most of field nicely dressed.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Totally carved old hobo nickel. The hat has a plain brim, no band, and a nice smooth dome. Subject has a simple small ear and a very neatly carved hair-beard-mustache. The front of the neck is indistinct. The collar is bold and narrow and the shoulder is enhanced. The profile is unaltered. Field and neck are nicely dressed.

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LOT 100

Average/Average (H)

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $220 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: 揜ough Beard

Coin: 1913-P T2 (XF)

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: 揜ed toning. Subject has a high-crowned derby with a plain hatband and a nicely formed large ear. Profile (nose) drastically altered. Beard, hair and mustache all punched (curly) and three straight lines for collar. Field nicely dressed. Entire coin has red (rusty) color, which is rather attractive.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Classic old hobo nickel. A typical nice carving by the old artist nicknamed 揜ough Beard. Rough punched hair-beard, simple hat and collars, ear, altered nose. Field is nicely dressed. Coin is toned rusty red, possibly done by the artist, or the coin was buried.

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