FUN2008 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...61-70 ~ Page...7
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LOT 61

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average 13P I VG

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

     Fivaz/Wilson: Wilson: 揑t appears to be totally knife carved. Fivaz: 揑t is lightly carved and the beard and moustache were punched. There is no visible hair, a hint of an ear behind the sideburn. The nose was ethnically altered. Fine lines were used for the plain hat and collar. The coin had been circulated after being carved.

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LOT 62

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Peanut Ear: Classic Above Average 13P II VF

Final Price: ___$522.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Wilson: This is a classic example of the unknown artist we refer to as 揚eanut Ear. The ear shape, beard technique, hair on brow under hat, hat style and 揤 collar easily identify this as a work by this artist.

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LOT 63

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Above Average 26P VG

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

     Fivaz/Wilson: This is a very nicely done piece with a good deal of carving (hat, collar, ear, and eye). The ear is a punched hole surrounded by a half circle punch. The subject has a fine, curly punched beard. The crown on the hat has an interesting and attractive stippled effect. The field is dressed with LIBERTY and the date remaining.

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LOT 64

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average (H) 13P II VG

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

     Fivaz/Wilson: This carving has an unusual treatment to the neck area the long stringy hair. He is wearing a very high, angular collar. Accent lines are in the otherwise plain hat. It appears to be totally knife carved which is more difficult than using punches or chisels. The coin circulated after being carved.

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LOT 65

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average (H) 13P I F

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

     Fivaz/Wilson: This carving has an unusual cloth textured field dressing. The jaw line has been redone and the eye carved. The nose has been rounded and the hat has a curved brim. The subject is wearing a round collar and has a long neck. Other lines were made by knife point.

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LOT 66

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average (H) 13P I F

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

     Fivaz/Wilson: The subject is wearing a hat with a raised hat brim (a sign of extra work). His ear is mostly hidden under the hat brim. His curly beard is punched, his nose is ethnically altered, and his collar was carved with simple lines. The field is entirely dressed.

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LOT 67

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Peanut Ear: Classic Above Average (L) 13P I F

Final Price: ___$550___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is a typical hobo nickel by 揚eanut Ear with all his usual features (including the notch in the border of the hat at top). The neck appears to have been dressed with a small chisel. The profile is unaltered. The coin received some wear after it was made into a hobo nickel.

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LOT 68

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Above Average 13P I AU

Final Price: ___$990___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: Nice workmanship. It is totally carved by a proficient hobo artist. The cheek and eye are enhanced. The ear is well back on the head. The entire field is dressed. The Hebrew characters add to this nice piece. According to the consigner, the Hebrew translates as 揗oses.

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LOT 69

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average (H) 13P II VF

Final Price: ___$90.75___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: The large swirls that denote curly hair, beard and moustache were probably formed with a thin circular punch held at an angle. The hat and collar have nice details, but their overall shape is a bit rough. The profile is unaltered and no ear is visible.

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LOT 70

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Peanut Ear: Classic Above Average13P II VF

Final Price: ___$660___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is a typical 揚eanut Ear hobo nickel, but without a moustache. The hat was boldly carved and the hair nicely punched. There are heavy but accurate chisel cuts in the hatband. The beard was probably punched and the nose was slightly altered (straightened). The nostril was punched.

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