FUN2008 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...1-10 ~ Page...1
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LOT 1

Kaiser Wilhelm

Unknown: Classic Average (H) ND VF

Final Price: ___$41.25___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: Deeply-carved lines and zigzags form most of this carving along with finer parallel liner-tool lines. The subject has a curled moustache and a WWI helmet with a rather crude spike on top. The profile is unaltered and the field is dressed behind the figure and 揕IBERTY was removed.

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LOT 2

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Below Average (H) 15D F

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

     Fivaz/Alpert; Low crowned derby with accent lines and an interesting hatband formed from a zigzag wriggle cut. The subject has an unaltered profile and just a hint of an ear and a bowtie (?) at front of collar. He has a sparse stubble beard and hair. The carving is not too well done, but has a nice eye appeal.

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LOT 3

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Tall Ear: Classic Above Average 13P II VF

{ Carved by nicknamed carver “Tall Ear” ~ editor }


Final Price: ___$1,045___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: Fivaz: 揟his carving was done by an unknown artist nicknamed 揟all Ear for obvious reasons. The subject抯 ear is huge. The hair and Beard were well done with the beard coming to a point. He is wearing a plain crowned derby with a distinct hatband. This is a well-made hobo nickel with great eye appeal.

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LOT 4

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average (L) 13P I F

Final Price: ___$55___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: The hat and ear on this subject were done using very thin and superficial lines (no real depth). The top of the dome and the rear projection of the hat brim were unevenly done. The hair, beard and moustache were done with a small 揵eading tool. The field was roughly dressed with a chisel.

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LOT 5

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown/Tuffy: Classic Average (H) 13P I VF

Final Price: ___$275___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: Fivaz: unknown artist. Alpert: 揟his piece was carved by the artist nicknamed 慣ufty based on the tuft of hair on the forehead. The hat, ear, beard and collar are all characteristics of his work. Subject has a plain hat, a curved brim, a hatband, an ethnically altered nose, and a cauliflower ear like that of a boxer. It has a nice eye appeal.

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LOT 6

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Above Average 13P II EF

Final Price: ___$198___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: Although this coin is dark, the work is rather good, with a hatch mark design on the crown of the hat. Subject has a large well-formed ear and long, thin nearly vertical parallel lines for hair and beard. He has a nice hat with a thick bold carved rim. The braid is still partly visible on the neck.

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LOT 7

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average ND F

Final Price: ___$49.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This carving has well-carved features, but the artist did not dress the Indian抯 hair, feathers and braid, which are boldly visible. The hat, hatband and bow are rather well done with accent lines on each. The profile is unaltered, but outlined. Subject has a very small misplaced ear. He is wearing a jeweled stickpin on his neck.

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LOT 8

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average ND-P II EF

Final Price: ___$154___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Farnsworth: This plate coin in OHNS Guidebook, pg 38, a simple carving with nice eye appeal, is completely carved except for the punched scar. The field is completely dressed and the profile is altered. It is unusual in that the subject is beardless, hairless, and without a moustache. He has a small ear and an Adam抯 apple, a feature rarely seen.

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LOT 9

Beardless Hatless Man

Unknown: Classic Above Average ND-P II G

Final Price: ___$418___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Farnsworth: The carving has a very nice eye appeal. The initials 揓K is on the collar. The subject has a nicely carved very large ear and what appears to be knife-cut hair. He has an accented jaw line and no collar. The field is fully dressed.

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LOT 10

Bearded Man Wearing Derby Smoking

Unknown: Classic Average (L) ND-D II VF

Final Price: ___$247.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Farnsworth: Not much carving on this specimen as the hat crown, hat brim, coat, collar, portions of the beard were done with 搇inear and a knurling tool. This plate coin illustrated in the guidebook (pg 38, top right) was used as an example of a specimen with low eye appeal. It has a nicely carved wrap-around hat brim and a completely dressed field.

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