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FUN2006 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...1-10 ~ Page...1
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LOT 1
Classic Carving
AboveAve(H)/Superior(L)
Final Price: _____ $2,090.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Irishman Smoking a Pipe
Artist: Unknown
Coin: 1914-D (VF-XF)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     The 1914-D is a semi key date, but it doesn抰 affect the value of this carving that much. The quality of the work (High Above Average) is the key factor. It is a well done carving of an Irishman wearing a cap and smoking a pipe is featured. Subject has straggly hair and a stubble moustache. Ear was nicely done and the profile was drastically altered. This is a very attractive piece.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is an attractive totally-carved carving of a monkey-faced Irishman by an early unknown artist whose work we have seen before (Guidebook, page 6). The carving has a nice cap, ear, hair, and field. The profile was strongly altered, with a pipe in mouth and a simple line for the collar. This carving has nice eye-appeal.

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LOT 2
Postcards
Final Price: _____ $101.20 Mail _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

26 Hobo Postcards

23 different plus 3 duplicate old hobo postcards from around 1908 to around 1946. Five of them have a stamp on. 18 of them have never been used.

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LOT 3
Modern Carving
AboveAve/AboveAve
Final Price: _____ $88.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Abraham Lincoln
Artist: Howard Hughes
Coin: 1937-S (F-VF)

First Examiner: Alpert
     This appears to be a portrait of a young Abraham Lincoln (hatless and beardless). Hair and profile were nicely carved. Carving also has a raised metal ear, no collar, and a decently-dressed wavy field. The coin is toned a bit dark and is shiny.
Second Examiner: Farnsworth
     This is a carving of the young Abraham Lincoln by a skilled artist, Howard Hughes, whose initials appear on the reverse below the mouth of the bison. The coin was nicely toned by the artist to a dark and shiny grey color. The carving is easily an Above Average carving. The carving has a raised metal ear and a nicely dressed field with no evidence of the Indian remaining. The attention given to detail gives this carving a nice eye-appeal.

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LOT 4
Modern Carving
Superior(L)/Superior(L)
Final Price: _____ $412.50 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Indian Brave
Artist: Ron Landis
Coin: Jefferson Nickel (XF)

First Examiner: Alpert
     The hair, a braid, a headband, and feathers have been engraved on the bust of Jefferson, altering him into an Indian brave. An early work by Ron Landis. Signed 揜L, dated 93 and numbered 011 on the reverse. This is a plate coin, which was illustrated on page 8 of Romines second book.
Second Examiner: Farnsworth
     This is an early carving by Ron Landis. The Jefferson profile was unaltered. It is a very neat carving with good eye-appeal. It was carved with fine detail in the hair, braid, and the feathers. The braid appears to be raised because of extra metal shaved off the neck. This also makes the jaw line more prominent, thus, giving a 3D effect to the carving.

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LOT 5
Bust Dime Carving
AboveAve/Average(H)
Final Price: _____ $82.50 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Woman Wearing a Shawl
Artist: Unknown
Coin: 1831 Bust Dime (VG)

First Examiner: Alpert
     This is a very unusual altered coin. It is a nice alteration on an early type coin. The capped bust of Liberty was changed to a woman wearing a patterned shawl or scarf over her head. The carving has nicely engraved facial features and profile with hair at back of neck. 1801 was engraved over the 1831 date on the coin. The coin is toned a bit dark.
Second Examiner: Farnsworth
     This is an old carving by an unknown artist. The nose, mouth, and eye of Miss Liberty were altered. Detail work was done on the shawl. One of the oldest carvings done on an American coin that I have seen. The toning appears to be natural and took place after the carving.

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LOT 6
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior(H)
Final Price: _____ $220.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Abraham Lincoln
Artist: Ron Landis
Coin: 1938-D/S (BU-ChoiceBU)

First Examiner: Alpert
     This is a beautiful, high relief, view bust of Abraham Lincoln, carved by Ron Landis in 1994, his 44th carved nickel (initialed, dated, and numbered on the reverse below the bison). The concave field is proof-like and highly polished. This is a masterpiece!
Second Examiner: Farnsworth
     This is a beautiful, high eye-appeal carving with a strong 3D effect due to a highly polished concave field carved by the artist. The carving is loaded with much detail including the pupils of Lincoln抯 eyes. To paraphrase the first examiner: a masterpiece!

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LOT 7
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $495.00 Mail _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Eagle
Artist: Ron Landis
Coin: 1936-S (F-VF)

First Examiner: Alpert
     This is an impressive carving by Ron Landis, of an eagle perched atop the date mound on the obverse. It is his 77th work, done in 1994 (initialed, dated, and numbered on the reverse beneath the bison). The carving is high relief against a concave field and has nice features on the eagle.
Second Examiner: Farnsworth
     This is a high relief carving by Ron Landis. A concave field carved by the artist helps to give the carving a high relief. There is lots of detail on the carving, especially on the neck, legs, and breast of the eagle. The carving has a high level of eye-appeal.

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LOT 8
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $605.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Uncle Sam
Artist: Ron Landis
Coin: 1916-P (VF-XF)

First Examiner: Alpert
     This is a nice portrait of Uncle Sam. It is the 170th carving done by Ron Landis, and carved in 2000 (initialed, dated, and numbered on the reverse below the bison). It has a nice patriotic hat with a high relief brim, a nicely altered profile, and a smooth concave field.
Second Examiner: Farnsworth
     The profile was nicely altered into Uncle Sam with his high hat. Nice fine parallel lines make up half of the vertical strips on the hat. The hair, ear, and beard were expertly carved. This carving has a nice eye-appeal.

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LOT 9
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $660.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Minerva
Artist: Ron Landis
Coin: 1926-P (VF-ChoiceXF)

First Examiner: Alpert
     This is a nice portrait of Minerva, the Roman Goddess of wisdom. The large ornate helmet was nicely done, as was the face and profile. The carving has a smooth concave field with LIBERTY removed. It is the 172nd carving by Ron Landis, done in 2000 (initialed, dated, and numbered under the bison).
Second Examiner: Farnsworth
     The carving has a very nice eye appeal. The hair and the helmet were superbly done. Lots of attention was given to detail. The concave field enhances the portrait.

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LOT 10
Classic Reverse Carving
AboveAve/AboveAve(L)
Final Price: _____ $440.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Donkey
Artist: Bo Hughes
Coin: 1926-P (G-VG)

First Examiner: Alpert
     This is a reverse carving by 揃o of a donkey, one of his favorite reverse subjects. There is nothing in the background above the donkey. Carving has a neat comb-like mane and a nicely-shaped head. This is a plate coin on page 75 of Romaines first book. Bo抯 1957 crippling hand injury allegedly occurred while carving this hobo nickel.
Second Examiner: Farnsworth
     This is a nice reverse carving of a donkey done by George 揃o Washington Hughes. Part of the motto is still visible. Much of the work was done with a chisel. The carving has good eye-appeal.

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