FUN2008 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...41-50 ~ Page...5
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LOT 41

Madonna

Elmer Villarin: Modern Superior 13P I AU

Final Price: ___$121___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is a nice detailed carving of Madonna with her head covering and ornate designs around the figure. She has attractive, pleasant facial features. LIBERTY and 1913 remain. It is signed 揗adonna and 揈V 2006-22 on the edge.

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LOT 42

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average (H) 26P VG

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

     Alpert/Fivaz: The bold, smooth small hat, the nose-up altered profile, and the punched beard and hair give this work its character. The beard, hair and moustache were made with a 揵eading tool.. The hat brim has a bow on it. The carving has a single-punch eyeball and a nicely dressed field with LIBERTY removed. The owner found this coin in 1960 in a money exchange in Belgium.

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LOT 43

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Above Average ND EF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: The low brimmed derby is the first thing that catches the viewer抯 eye. It has a very nicely carved hatband, bow and ear. The hair, beard and moustache appear to be scratched in, but effectively. The profile is unaltered and the field is completely dressed. It is signed 揝EELY N. LEVY on the edge.

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LOT 44 Donation by Cox

Pirate

Steve Cox: Modern Superior 36P VF

Final Price: ___$357.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is an outstanding carving of a full face pirate, scowling, with an eye patch and a bandeau on his head, and a bird perched on his head. He has a wonderful hair, beard, eyebrow, etc. he has a 24K gold pipe and a 24K gold earring. The head is surrounded by a circular rope design. LIBERTY and the date remain.

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LOT 45 Donation by Cox

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Steve Cox: Modern Superior 29D VF/EF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: This carving has beautiful workmanship in all respects. The subject has a dark hat with leaf-design hatband. He has delicate hair-beard-moustache, squint marks at eye, well-formed nose, and scroll-leaf design collar. The field is well dressed. The work has nice overall eye appeal.

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LOT 46

Gladiator

Steve Cox: Modern Superior 1878 Trade Dollar P

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is an outstanding image of a mean looking gladiator or a Roman soldier, complete with helmet, moustache, beard and rounded nose. The subject is surrounded by a 24K gold ring and by a typical Roman-Greek design. Alpert observed that the coin is only 37mm in diameter possibly a fake Trade Dollar.

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LOT 47

Charlie Chaplin

Steve Cox: Modern Superior 1921 Peace Dollar EF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: This carving of Charlie Chaplin as 揟he Little Tramp is a wonderful representation of this popular motion picture character. His portrait is surrounded by a stippled background, a 24K gold ring and a spoke-like design around that. It is carved on a high circulated grade 1921 peace dollar!

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LOT 48

Happy Hobo

Steve Cox: Modern Superior 1799 Bust Dollar VF

Final Price: ___$880 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: An early (1799) Bust Dollar is the host coin for this modern carving of a 揾appy hobo. The figure has a crooked top hat, a bindle stick, a rope belt, and 24K gold cigar, hatband and watch chain. The field around the subject is stippled and this is surrounded by a spoke-like design. Great carving! Editor抯 note: The approximate retail value of a VF 1799 Bust Dollar is $2500 - $3500!

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LOT 49 Donation by Adams (50/50)

Hobo Nickel Embedded in Engraved Railroad Spike

Steve Adams: Modern Superior 193x Buffalo

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is about as unique a lot as we have had, an engraved real railroad spike (engraved on three sides), with a hobo nickel embedded in the top flange. The scroll work on the hard steel spike is extraordinary. It is very well executed in all respects and is signed 揝A on the shoulder by master carver Steve Adams.

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LOT 50

General George Custer

Jon Dake: Modern Superior 37P EF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is a handsome carving of General George A. Custer. He is wearing his identifiable large-brimmed hat. His uniform has five gold buttons and a gold star. His hair, mustache and ear are well done. The field is nicely dressed with LIBERTY and the date remaining.

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