FUN2008 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...31-40 ~ Page...4
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LOT 31

Hobo Stealing Pie

Cliff Kraft: Modern Superior 19P F

Final Price: ___$209___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Alpert/Fivaz: A great humorous action scene was carved on the obverse a hobo, who just stole a pie, is running for his life, with a galloping dog biting his posterior. The subject matter is greatly creative. The field is deeply recessed. The date and LIBERTY are all that remain of the original obverse.

This coin was carved for sale on eBay, does not represent Cliff's best work, and was not consigned by Cliff. ~ Steve Alpert

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LOT 32

Watson, Sherlock Holmes Associate

Cliff Kraft: Modern Superior 37P EF

Final Price: ___$132___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Alpert/Fivaz: This is a nice full face view of Sherlock Holmes associate, Watson, with the high-crowned derby, moustache and long sideburns. The field was nicely burnished as well as the figure. LIBERTY is left on a raised panel. It has a classic 揵ulldog look.

This coin was carved for sale on eBay, does not represent Cliff's best work, and was not consigned by Cliff. ~ Steve Alpert

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LOT 33

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Sam Alfano: Modern Superior 35P VF

Final Price: ___$330___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Alpert/Fivaz: This is a wonderful modern carving by the very talented Sam Alfano. The hair-beard-moustache is finely detailed, as are all of the other features (ear, hat, hatband, etc.). The profile was altered and the classic Alfano 搒croll work is around the date. It has a nice smooth field and is signed 揝A behind the neck.

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LOT 34

Hatless Man/Whimsical Animal

Bill Zach: Modern Superior 36P EF

Final Price: ___$297___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Alpert/Fivaz: The obverse is a hatless old man with a weathered face (squint lines by eye, brow furrows, etc.). He has very detailed hair, drooping mustache, and a nice ear. The field is very smooth. The reverse looks like a smiling armadillo that got caught in a time warp. It is signed 揨 and 279 by FIVE CENTS.

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LOT 35

Hobo Token



Final Price: ___$66___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     This is a depression-era token picturing a hobo. It is dime size and made of white metal.

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LOT 36

Hunter with Dog

Elmer Villarin: Modern Superior 13P I VF

Final Price: ___$232.10 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivax/Alpert: This is an expertly carved obverse of a hunter standing with a shotgun and a dog (pointing) beside him. LIBERTY is retained on a raised panel. The recessed field around the figure is dressed with parallel lines behind him. Very intricate work makes this an exceptional carving. It is signed 揈V 2006-31 and 揌unter on the edge.

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LOT 37

Walking Hobo/Walking Hobo

Elmer Villarin: Modern Superior ND Buffalo

Final Price: ___$143___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: The obverse depicts a very precise walking hobo with a cane and a backpack. The recessed background is dressed with horizontal parallel lines behind the figure. LIBERTY is retained on a raised panel. The reverse is a copy of a classic hobo nickel showing the hobo walking with a thick staff, backpack and a handkerchief. It is signed 揈V 2004-5 and 揃ritt Iowa on the edge.

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LOT 38

Caboose

Elmer Villarin: Modern Superior 37P F

Final Price: ___$385___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is a wonderful representation of a wood-slatted caboose, with all details very intricately carved. The diamond-shaped pattern below the caboose is probably shrubbery. The carving is attractively outlined below 揢S of A and down to each side of FIVE CENTS. It is signed 揈V 2006-9 and 揅ABOOSE on a polished edge.

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LOT 39

Mad Hatter

Elmer Villarin: Modern Superior 34P VF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: Full frontal view of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. Top hat, high collar, polka-dot bow tie and checkered shirt are all characteristics of this fictional character. The field around the figure is dressed and filled with parallel lines behind thee figure. It is signed 揗ad Hatter and 揈V-2004-16 . It is also signed 揈V below the bison抯 head.

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LOT 40

Old Greyhound Bus

Elmer Villarin: Modern Superior 16P EF

Final Price: ___$165___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is an image of an old time Greyhound bus with 揋reyhound Lines carved at the top of the bus抯 canopy. The wheels and the grill are exceptionally well done. The seats can be seen through the windows. The bus appears to be moving along a plank road. It is engraved 揈V 2006-6 and 揋reyhound on the polished edge.

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