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FUN2006 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...61-70 ~ Page...7
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LOT 61
Modern Carving
AboveAve(L)/AboveAve
Final Price: _____ $66.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Bengal Soldier
Artist: Michael Branham
Coin: 1935-P (VG)

Donation to OHNS

First Examiner: Alpert
     This is a nice copy of the old (classic) 1916 hobo nickel of a Bengal Soldier that appears in the OHNS Guidebook on page 5, lower right. It has a similar helmet and moustache and a strippled field. It was signed 揃, #39, 2005 on the reverse on the bison.
Second Examiner: Fivaz
     This is a modern carving that has been 揳ntiqued to look old. The subject is a soldier with a helmet and long moustache. The field was stippled around the head. The mouth and eye were altered, but not so much the nose. There is a chin strap on the helmet. It was signed on the reverse as noted above.

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LOT 62
Modern Carving
AboveAve/AboveAve
Final Price: _____ $99.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Beardless Man Wearing Derby
Artist: Michael Branham
Coin: ND (G)

First Examiner: Alpert
     This is a nice cameo carving of a beardless man wearing a crosshatched derby. The entire profile and face (including eye and cheek) was nicely altered. The field was stippled. The subject has a simple collar and an ornate shoulder. It was signed 揃, #17, 2005 on the reverse on the bison.
Second Examiner: Fivaz
     This is a cameo carving, with a stippled field, of the typical hobo nickel subject, except no beard. Subject has a checkered hat crown; an altered nose, mouth, and eye; and a fancy design on his shoulder. It was signed on the reverse as noted above.

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LOT 63
Modern Carving
Superior(L)/Superior(L)
Final Price: _____ $110.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Portrait of Older Bo
Artist: Owen Covert
Coin: 1935-P (F)

First Examiner: Alpert
     This is a portrait of 揃o Hughes, bald on top, around middle age. It was very nicely carved, has an unusual collar, and a nicely dressed field with LIBERTY removed. It was signed 揙C on the bison.
Second Examiner: Fivaz
     A copy of a self portrait by Bo of himself in his later years. It was nicely carved by the modern artist, Covert, with good detail including furrows in brow, well formed ear and collar. It was signed on the reverse 揙C.

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LOT 64
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $165.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

King
Artist: Owen Covert
Coin: ND (G)

First Examiner: Alpert
     This is a very nice portrait of a bearded King wearing his crown and robe. It has a nicely carved crown, hair, beard, and ear. The eye was slightly altered. The field was nicely dressed with LIBERTY removed. This is a nice bold design with lots of eye appeal. It was signed 揙C on the bison.
Second Examiner: Fivaz
     This is a very nice carving with a definite delimitation between the hair, the beard, and the cheek. The ear was well formed; the profile was altered; and an eight-pointed crown was placed on the subject抯 head. The complete field was nicely dressed. It was signed 揙C on the reverse.

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LOT 65
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior(L)
Final Price: _____ $137.50 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Artist: Owen Covert
Coin: 1937-P (F)

First Examiner: Alpert
     Observations: This is a copy of the 1923 hobo nickel pictured in the Guidebook on page 14, center-right. The subject has a small hat, sloping forehead, small ear, light hair and beard, and a double collar all nicely done. The field was nicely dressed with LIBERTY removed. It was signed 揙C on the bison.
Second Examiner: Fivaz
     Covert used the hobo nickel on page 14 (center-right) of the OHNS Guidebook as his model for this carving. Subject has a very high brow, with his hat sitting toward the back of his head. The hat has a short brim. This is a nicely carved piece that could be mistaken as an original. It was signed 揙C on the bison on the reverse.

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LOT 66
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $258.50 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

The Scotsman
Artist: Dick Sheehan
Coin: 1913-P T-2 (XF-AU)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This outstanding carving depicts what appears to be a Scotsman, wearing a tam and smoking a cigarette. The subject has long, scraggly hair, a large nose, and a plaid coat (and tam). The figure is facing left. It was signed by the artist on the reverse 揜S 31. The artist named this carving The Cool Dude
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is an excellent portrait of a Scotsman, facing left. He is wearing a tam hat and a plaid shirt, and is smoking a cigarette with rising smoke. The subject has nice facial features and hair. The field was nicely dressed.

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LOT 67
Epoxy Copies
Final Price: _____ $220.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Four Epoxy Cast Copies
Artist: Dick Sheehan

Donation to OHNS

First Examiner: Fivaz
     These are epoxies of the original carvings.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is a lot of four uniface epoxy cast copies of modern carvings by Sheehan. It includes 揟he Cool Dude, plus a hippie or pirate, a walking hobo, and a hobo seated at a campfire. These are great designs and workmanship. All are signed 揇ick Sheehan on the back.

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LOT 68
Modern Carving
AboveAve/AboveAve
Final Price: _____ $110.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Portrait of Bo Hughes
Artist: -----
Coin: 1935-P (F)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This is a modern copy of an original carving by 揃o. New artist Mike Branham used an original self-portrait of an older 揃o by 揃o as his subject. The nose is similar, but there are distinct differences in the hair, eye, and ear. It was signed, numbered (#38), and dated (2005) on the reverse.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is a portrait of hobo nickel artist 揃o as a middle-aged man. The carving has a nice ear, profile, and facial features. This is not a copy of 揃o抯 artistic style Vertical cuts were used for the hair-beard-moustache. The field was nicely stippled.

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LOT 69
Modern Two-sided Carving
Superior/AboveAve(H)
Final Price: _____ $77.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Obv: Warrior
Rev: Man Slaying Dragon
Artist: Mike Branham
Coin: ND

First Examiner: Fivaz
     The obverse carving depicts a helmeted warrior with a nicely stippled field surrounding the figure. It was signed 揃 on the lower obverse. The reverse shows a warrior with a sword and shield repelling a dragon.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is a nice two-sided carving. A helmeted man is on the obverse, with a stippled field. On the reverse is a man slaying a dragon with his back to us. These are unusual subjects and were nicely done.

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LOT 70
Modern Carving
Superior(L)/AboveAve(H)
Final Price: _____ $121.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Bald Beardless Man
Artist: Jerry Pardubicky
Coin: ND (G)

Donation to OHNS

First Examiner: Alpert
     This is a nice cameo carving (with LIBERTY left on) of a bald, beardless man. The profile was strongly altered. The subject has a nicely detailed ear, an added eyebrow, and a simple raised collar. It was signed with a horned-circle signature on the bison.
Second Examiner: Fivaz
     This is a very nice modern carving with a well formed ear and very finely done hair behind the ear. The profile, eye, and mouth were altered. The field was smoothly dressed with LIBERTY remaining. The coin was lightly buffed after the work was done. It was 搒igned on the bison抯 body.

•  A d d i t i o n a l   I n f o r m a t i o n  •
This carving was a candidate for the 2005 OHNS Token design.
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