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FUN2006 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...101-110 ~ Page...11
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LOT 101
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $66.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Elmer Fudd
Artist: Joe Paonessa
Coin: 1919-P (F)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This is a neat humorous carving of the cartoon character Elmer Fudd, wearing a (smooth) Viking helmet with horns. It is very attractive. The coin has been 揳ntiqued after it was carved. The field was smoothly dressed (LIBERTY remains). The monogram of the artist is on the reverse and is numbered 67.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is a simple cartoon carving nicely done of a view of Elmer Fudd wearing a Viking helmet. It has a nice relief and a sandblasted finish on the obverse.

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LOT 102
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $82.50 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Bearded Cowboy
Artist: Joe Paonessa
Coin: 1936-P (VF)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This carving was given the title 揟he Gazer by the artist. It has a superbly (and delicately) carved hair and beard. The subject is unusual as he is in profile. His hair is under the (cowboy?) hat. He has a very intense and well done eyes (similar to the eyes of a deer in the headlights), and all the other features (ear, mouth, etc.) were expertly done. The coin was antiqued after it was carved. The artist抯 monogram and 68 are on the reverse.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is a very unusual pose (3/4 view to the left) for a portrait of a bearded man wearing a hat. It has a very nicely-carved facial features and a nicely dressed field with LIBERTY removed. The obverse was sandblasted.

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LOT 103
Bracelet
AboveAve
Final Price: _____ $385.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Bracelet of Cast Carvings
Artist: Bob Shamey

Donation to OHNS

Examiners: Fivaz and Alpert
     Fivaz and Alpert This is an eight inch sterling silver bracelet containing nice cast copies of seven of Shamey抯 carvings of Indians. The bracelet was made by the lost wax cast process 5% smaller than the original carvings.

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LOT 104
Modern Carvings
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $385.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Three Space Scenes
Artist: Bob Shamey
Coin: -----

Examiners: Fivaz and Alpert
     Observations provided by the artist: These three carvings celebrate our return to space. Top: The shuttle launch lifting off the pad amid clouds of exhaust. Middle: Space walking astronaut floating above the Gulf of Mexico; Florida is on right complete with Lake Okeechobee and the Keys. A 14kt gold face mask was inlaid on the helmet. Bottom: Astronaut standing on the moon with the earth floating in space above his head.

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LOT 105
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $220.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

The Frog Prince
Artist: Bob Shamey
Coin: 1937-P (XF)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This is Bob Shamey抯 rendition of a crowned frog. This is a very nice deep relief cameo of a silly looking frog wearing an elaborately carved crown set with two faceted diamonds and a faceted Burmese ruby.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is a goofy-looking frog head wearing a jeweled crown. The concave field was nicely dressed. It was signed on the plastic holder.

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LOT 106
Modern Reverse Carving
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $115.50 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Man with Monkey
Artist: Bob Shamey
Coin: 1916-P (XF)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This is an interesting and unusual modern carving of a hobo holding a walking stick with a monkey on his back. The hobo has an unusually large head (well detailed, incidentally) and small shoes. The field around the figure was dressed, but FIVE CENTS, US of A, and E. P. U. remain.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is a creative reverse carving a monkey on a hiking hobo抯 back. It was very well done. It was signed, numbered, and dated on the plastic holder.

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LOT 107
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $154.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Hobo on Hobo
Artist: Bob Shamey
Coin: 1936-P (XF)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This unique and superb carving is a 揹ouble header. The prime carving is of the typical hobo nickel artist抯 subject with another hobo facing the viewer. It is a very creative and well executed work with great detail and a very unique perspective.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is a standard design hobo nickel with a smaller hobo carved facing the viewer, superimposed. It is creative and very well carved.

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LOT 108
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $231.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Joe Rust
Artist: Mike Cirelli
Coin: 1936-P (F)

50/50 Donation to OHNS and GMM

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This is modern carver Mike Cirelli抯 rendition of our late friend, Joe Rust of the Gallery Mint. It is a wonderful tribute to this fine gentleman, with a stippled field around the effigy and LIBERTY highlighted. It should attract a great deal of interest because of the subject. It was signed on the reverse 揗JC 05 #32.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is a nice portrait of Joe Rust, with a stippled field, and LIBERTY on a scroll. It was signed with the MJC monogram, dated 05, and #32. The bison抯 horn (on the reverse) was enhanced.

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LOT 109
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $357.50 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

John Lennon
Artist: Mike Cirelli
Coin: 1930-P (F)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This is an outstanding carving of someone Mike has named Circuit Judge Lennon. The work is very detailed with fine hair lines, a well formed ear, and an impressive gold inlaid scrolled hatband and glasses (24 kt). The mutton chops were well carved. The profile was drastically altered. The field was stippled (LIBERTY remains). It was signed on the reverse 揗JC 05 #31.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     The subject appears to be John Lennon of the Beatles. The carving has a gold hatband and gold glasses.

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LOT 110
Modern Carving
AboveAve(L)/Average(H)
Final Price: _____ $46.20 Mail _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Beardless Man Wearing Feathered Hat
Artist: Michael A. Cirelli (Mike's Son)
Coin: 1929-P (G)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This is a carving by Mike抯 16 year old son, and a wonderful piece by someone so young. The subject is in a cameo background and is a man with a short brimmed hat with a feather in the hatband. The ear was well formed. The profile was altered (mouth and nose). It was signed on the reverse 揗AC 15.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is a modern work that resembles an old (classic) hobo nickel. The profile was altered. The subject has stringy hair, bold features, and no collar. The field was recessed.

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