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...141-150 ~ Page...15

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LOT 141

Superior/Superior

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $385 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Einstein

Probable Artist: Robert Shamey

Coin: No Date-S (VF)

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Great carving of a unique subject. An incredible likeness (full frontal view) of Albert Einstein, whose theory of relativity formula (E=MC squared) appears in the left field. Work has beautiful hair and mustache technique, a furrowed brow and magnificent attention to detail. This should be a highlight in any collection.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Modern carving. This is a superb high-relief full-face portrait of Albert Einstein. Bowl-shaped recessed field, with formula engraved at left side. Impressive work; has great eye appeal.

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LOT 142

Superior/Superior

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $385 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Obverse: Arab

Reverse: Arab on Camel

Probable Artist: Robert Shamey

Coin: 1937-P

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: This is a two-sided carving. This is a representation of an Arab on the obverse wearing customary Arab headdress. Field was stippled. Reverse depicts an Arab astride a camel (very nicely done). The field was lightly stippled. Coin was lightly polished after the carving. “UNITE AMERICA” over the figure at the rim. This is a contemporary subject and nicely done.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: This is a two-sided modern carving. This is a Middle-Eastern themed carving, with a bust of a lightly-bearded Arab on the obverse, and a superb depiction of an Arab riding a camel on the reverse. It has great eye appeal. It was signed, numbered and dated on the edge.

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LOT 143

Donation to OHNS

From Joe Paonessa

Superior/Superior

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $330 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Mustachioed Man Wearing Derby

 

Probable Artist: Joe Paonessa

Coin: 1937-P (VG)

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: “The Driver”. Signed and numbered (390) on reverse. Excellent carving by Joe Paonessa of a subject he has dubbed “The Driver”. Subject has a checkered hatband on a plain crowned derby, a recessed forehead, a rather large nose, and a nicely done ear and jaw line. Well groomed hair and handlebar moustache. Well done shirt (with necktie) and coat. Well dressed field.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Modern carving. An excellent high-relief carving of a character with a drastically altered profile (recessed forehead, long nose, etc.). Nice eye appeal.

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LOT 144

Superior/Superior

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $137.50 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

The General

Probable Artist: Joe Paonessa

Coin: 1934-P (F)

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Left facing figure. Signed and numbered (42) on reverse. This is a short-haired subject, possibly representing a Civil War general (one star on collar). Figure faces left, which is counter to the Indian’s position, which is unusual. Ear was expertly done in intricate detail. Mustache and hair were very finely done. Field was nicely dressed with Liberty remaining. Coin “antiqued”.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Modern carving. This is a very nice, creative, left-facing portrait of a General. Nice hair, ear, face and profile, and uniform. Date nicely left superimposed on the carving. Nice eye appeal.

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LOT 145

Donation to OHNS and GMM

From Dick Sheehan

Superior/Superior

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $467.50 Mail _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Fisherman

Probable Artist: Dick Sheehan

Coin: 1937-P (AU)

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Wonderful carving. Coin “antiqued” after carving. Signed and numbered (20) on reverse. This is an incredible carving by modern engraver Dick Sheehan of VA. The subject, named by the carver, is “The ol’ Fisherman”, and shows a bearded man, smoking a pipe and wearing a floppy fisherman’s hat with a hatband. Entire face altered; ear expertly done. Subject has a delicate hair-beard detail and an ornate scroll over the date.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Modern carving.

This is a very nice carving of “The ol’ Fisherman”. Subject has floppy hat, carved hair, sideburns, mustache, and eyebrow. Profile was altered; pipe in mouth. Field was nicely dressed.

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LOT 146

Superior/Superior

 

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

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Bert

Probable Artist: Mike Cirelli

Coin: No Date-P (F)/(VG)

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Copy of a classic by Bo. It was signed, numbered (20) and dated (04) on the reverse. Mike has used the cover coin from the OHNS Auction #6 catalog, a carving of Bert by Bo, for this offering. This is extremely identical to the original classic piece in every respect except that it is not signed (by Bo) at the truncation of the neck. Cameo carving. Signed and numbered (#20) on reverse.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Modern carving.

This is an exact copy of Bo’s early 1950’s cameo carving of Bert. It could easily pass as a work of “Bo” if coin wasn’t signed, dated and numbered on the reverse under the buffalo.

LOT 147

 

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

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Lot of twelve different old hobo postcards. (Minimum bid $50).

LOT 148

 

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

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Lot of twelve different old hobo postcards, different from the above lot. (Minimum bid $50).

LOT 149

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $77 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Lot of nine different old hobo postcards (only one is a duplicate of the above two lots). (Minimum bid $30).

 

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LOT 150(Two Coins)

Superior/Superior

 

Hammer plus 10% Buyer's Fee... Final Price: _____ $1,155 _____

Bidder Number: ___________

 

Uncle Sam

2002 Silver Hobo Token

 

Probable Artist: Ron Landis

Coins: Buffalo nickel and struck silver copy.

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Two coin lot – original model and struck token from 2002. This is an original carving that was used as a model to create the dies for the 2002 Gallery Mint Museum Hobo Token. In essence, they are hubs. Uncle Sam is the subject on this one and the reverse is engraved: “Model for 2002 Hobo Token. It was signed RL 02 #194”. This is a wonderful opportunity for the serious collector.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Original 2002 carving used for a hobo token.  It is accompanied by the silver token. Uncle Sam’s head is reduced in size to make room for the tall patriotic hat. The coin is toned somewhat dark.

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