FUN2008 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...51-60 ~ Page...6
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LOT 51

Lighthouse

Owen Covert: Modern Above Average (H) 37P F

Final Price: ___$110___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is a nice representation of a lighthouse with light rays emanating from both sides. It has a tiled roof, brick structure, two windows and ground at the base. The field is completely and neatly dressed. It is signed by the artist on the bison抯 body.

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LOT 52

Knight

Owen Covert: Modern Superior 37P VG

Final Price: ___$71.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is a very well done carving of a knight, complete with an ornately decorated visor helmet. Thee subject has a small beard, a very delicately carved moustache, and a slightly altered profile at the top of his nose. His eye is nicely restructured. The field is smoothly dressed with the date remaining. It was signed by the artist on the reverse.
This work bears a strong similarity to Steven G. Adam's previously carved “Knight” shown here:    Click on photo for enlargement! Click to view SUPER SIZED original scan version.
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LOT 53

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Owen Covert: Modern Superior 36P F

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is a nice representation of a typical hobo nickel artist subject, with large ear, curved hat brim, and hat with hatband and bow. The hair-beard-moustache were nicely done and outlined. His nose was slightly altered and his eye nicely changed. He is wearing a checkered coat and a large bow tie. The field is dressed. It was signed by the artist on the reverse.

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LOT 54

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Ray Castro: Modern Superior (L) 35P VG

Final Price: ___$71.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: Many of Bo抯 techniques seem to have been used, especially on the hair, bear, etc. The ear is quite similar to Bo抯 style. The collar is single-lined. There is a hatband and small bow on the hat. The field is nicely dressed with LIBERTY and date remaining. It is signed 揜C on the reverse.

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LOT 55

Hiking Hobo

Ray Castro: Modern Above Average 37P F

Final Price: ___$71.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is a nice reverse carving of a hiker with 揃o-style hair and beard. His hands and fingers are visible on the walking stick. His clothing is nicely carved. It is signed 揜C on the obverse behind the neck.

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LOT 56

Dog

Ray Castro: Modern Above Average (L) 37P VG

Final Price: ___$88___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is an unusual reverse carving of the head of what appears to be a bloodhound with large, floppy ears, soulful expression and large nose. The unaltered bison抯 beard probably represents the dog抯 tongue. It is signed 揜C.

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LOT 57

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown/Tufty: Classic Above Average 13P I EF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: Alpert 揟his coin was carved by the early unknown artist that has been nicknamed 慣ufty based on the tuft of hair at the front of the forehead. The subject has a notch at the top of his nose, a thick ear, a plain hatband, and a simple collar done by a chisel.

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LOT 58

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Above Average (H) 13P II VF

Final Price: ___$577.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: Fivaz: 揥hile the beard and hair have similarities to some of the works by Bert, this examiner does not believe it was carved by Bert. The hat style and nose are not typical Bert, although very well done. Alpert: 揟his specimen is illustrated in the summer 2007 Bo Tales, but is only slightly similar to the carvings attributed by Romaines as Bert prisoner nickels (see lot 17 in this auction).

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LOT 59

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Spiffy: Classic Average (H) 13P II VF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: This coin appeared in volume 16, issue 2, page 10 of Bo Tales, and was nicknamed 揝piffy by Owen Covert. It has circular cuts for the beard, hair, etc. The subject is wearing a plain hat with hatband and bow. The profile is unaltered and the ear was punched. There is a large ragged hole in the coin at 7 o抍lock.

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LOT 60

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Above Average 1942 Canadian Half Dollar F

Final Price: ___$88___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is a very well done carving on an unusual host coin, a Canadian half dollar. There are two large holes in the coin, which detract from the quality of the carving: at 12 o抍lock and at 6 o抍lock. The hat, hatband, nose and ear were very expertly carved. One of the nicest anatomically correct carving this examiner (Fivaz) has seen.

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