FUN2008 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...71-80 ~ Page...8
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LOT 71

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown or Peanut Ear: Classic Above Average 13P II VF

Final Price: ___$319___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: The subject is wearing a nice hat with unusual hatband. He has nicely punched hair, nice unusual ear, an altered nose, a smoothened neck, and a simple collar. All combine to form a nice hobo nickel. The field behind the hat and neck was nicely dressed.

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LOT 72

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average (L) 36D G

Final Price: ___$126.50 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: All the hair is roughly punched. The large derby is the nicest feature. The derby has a hatband and bow. The profile is unaltered. The ear is not well formed and goes up under the hat brim. Two lines represent the collar.

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LOT 73

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average ND-P VF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: The field around the subject has been dressed to offer the appearance of a cameo carving. The subject is wearing a very plain hat with no hatband and two lines carved for the brim. The beard, hair, moustache and eyebrow were created by semi circular cuts. He has a plain neck and no visible ear.

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LOT 74

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average 13P I VF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: The small plain hat greatly reduces the size of the head. This work appears to be totally knife carved and punched (hair, beard, moustache). The left field was dressed. The nose and eye were altered. Simple lines were used for the collar and bow tie. The small ear is located toward the back of the head.

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LOT 75

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Above Average (L) 13P I EF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: The subject has a 搕extured hat. The hair was punched with a small circular punch. He has a large C-like ear with details and a crude collar. The profile was altered. The eye is weak (present but not visible in the photograph lighting).

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LOT 76

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average (H) ND II VF

Final Price: ___$82.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Wilson: This work is totally knife carved. The point of the knife was used to create the stubble beard. The field behind the head was carved and scraped. The subject is wearing a wing-tip collar and bow tie. The profile is unaltered. This is a nice work for a totally carved piece.

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LOT 77

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Peanut Ear: Classic Above Average 13P I AU

Final Price: ___$632.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is a nice example of a hobo nickel by 揚eanut Ear. The hair and beard are a bit dark and contrast nicely with the rest of the design. A single small punch was used to enlarge the nostril.

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LOT 78

Beardless, Hatless Mustachioed Man

Unknown: Classic Above Average (L) 15P EF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is a carved, very finely punched representation of what is probably a European man, sans hat and collar. The upward curved moustache, eyebrow and hair were done with a very fine-pointed punch. The subject has a large well-formed ear. A broad-tipped chisel was used for much of the work. The diagonal streaking on both sides of the coin may be from slight planchet laminations.

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LOT 79

Man with Cane and Backpack

Unknown: Classic Above Average 16D VF

Final Price: ___$605___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Farnsworth: This is a nice reverse carving of a short legged man wearing a pocketed coat with three buttons. He has large shoes and is standing in the grass. The top of the line above FIVE CENTS was removed, creating a cane which the man is holding. The hump of the bison was used as the man抯 backpack.

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LOT 80

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Above Average 13P I VF

Final Price: ___$440___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is an early hobo nickel with all the features nicely done. The hat has a 3-D wrap around brim, with the ear overlaps the brim. The nose and eye were altered. Accent lines are on the collar, which has a jeweled stickpin, and on the hat. The coin has received some slight wear after the alterations.

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