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FUN2006 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...111-115 ~ Page...12
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LOT 111
Classic Carving
AboveAve/AboveAve(L)
Final Price: _____ $275.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Artist: Unknown
Coin: ND-P T-2 (XF)

First Examiner: Farnsworth
     This classic carving has a nice eye-appeal. The field was completely dressed except for BERTY. The eye (punched), nose, and mouth were pleasingly altered. The subject is wearing a simple collar and lapel with what looks like a jewel in front. The hat has a plain brim and a narrow hatband with a bow. A liner tool was used to create fine straight lines in the hat dome; also, 搘iggle carving was used there.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is an old (classic) hobo nickel. It has a strongly altered nose and a small altered eye. The hair-beard-mustache was punched. The braid is still discernible. The outer ear is recessed.

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LOT 112
Classic Reverse Carving
AboveAve/AboveAve
Final Price: _____ $759.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Donkey
Artist: Bo Hughes
Coin: 1918-P (VG)

First Examiner: Farnsworth
     This is a reverse classic carving of a donkey, one of Bo抯 favorite subjects. The eye, ear, nose, and mouth of the donkey were very well carved. The house in the background was also well done. The roof line was created via raised metal; whereas, the windows and the door were created using incuse lines good effect. The donkey is swinging his tail. The rear legs of the bison were unaltered while creating the donkey.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is a classic (old) carving. This is one of Bo's favorite reverse designs Behind the donkey is a more substantial house than the usual shanty. The head and ear were nicely carved.

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LOT 113
Indian Cent Reverse Carving
Superior/AboveAve(H)
Final Price: _____ $77.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

The Bird and the Buck
Artist: Unknown
Coin: 1901 Indian Cent (AU-Brown)

First Examiner: Farnsworth
     This classic carving is the most beautiful carving that I have ever seen (to date) on an Indian cent. This carving is loaded with lots of detailed work. The carving displays a very happy scene of a flower, a bird, and a buck. The lettering of 揌. D. YERKES possibly the artist was extremely well done. Fine vertical lines enhance the buck. The background was very well done probably with two different tools a picking tool and a punch tool.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is an old love-token-like carving. It is an elaborate pictorial reverse carving with a person's name. It was very nicely done, with a nicely textured field. No use was made of the original coin design.

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LOT 114
Classic Carving
Superior/AboveAve
Final Price: _____ $605.00 Mail _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Artist: Bo Hughes
Coin: 1913-P T-1 (XF)

First Examiner: Farnsworth
     This beautiful classic carving by Bo is also a plate coin, pictured on page 38 of Del Romines second book. This is a cameo carving against an attractive background created by many small punches. The profile was unaltered. Except for the background and the dimpling of the hat dome, it was completely carved.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is an old (classic) carving. It is probably an early carving by Bo (illustrated by Romines, book 2, page 38, as an early Bert). The profile was unaltered. The carving has a simple collar, an oval ear, and a knife-carved hair. It has a nice gouge-textured field with LIBERTY removed (but not a cameo).

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LOT 115
Classic Carving
Superior/-----
Final Price: _____ $1,650.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Artist: Bert Wiegand
Coin: 1917-P (VF)

First Examiner: Farnsworth
     This classic carving is also a plate coin displayed on page 39 of Del Romines second book. After a very careful study of this carving and the material written by Del on pages 38 42 of his second book, I believe that this carving was done by Bo抯 mentor, Bert Wiegand. Most of Bert抯 works did not have his sign 揃ERT from 揕IBERTY. Also, the shape of the nose is typical of Bert but not of Bo. This is a nice cameo carving with great eye-appeal!
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is a classic old carving. It is a nice carving by Bert, with LIBERTY removed and the entire field well dressed. The hat has a thin raised brim, and no band. It is a typical Bert-style hair-beard-mustache, ear, and nose.

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