FUN2008 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...81-90 ~ Page...9
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Lot 85
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LOT 81
Five Modern Hobo Nickels by J. Allen
Angel Reverse Carving • Rodeo Clown • Lady with 1800抯 Hat • Telegrapher • Judge

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

LOT 82
Five Modern Hobo Nickels by John Dorusa
Monique (JD) • Clown (JHD) • Indian Brave (JD) • Indian Brave (JD) • Bearded Man Wearing Tortoise Hat (JD)

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

LOT 83
Five More Modern Hobo Nickels by John Dorusa
Woman (JD) • Man with Headband (JD) • Indian Brave (JD) • Indian Brave (JD) • Indian Brave (JD)

Final Price: ___$187___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

LOT 84
Five Modern Hobo Nickels by Frank Brazzell
Clown • Engineer • Dick Tracy • Standard Design • Standard Design ~ (None Signed)

Final Price: ___$137.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

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LOT 85

Nine Different Hobo Postcards

They will be on display at the OHNS table Fri and Sat.

Final Price: ___$22___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.
One Photograph (1909, see picture above) and Eight Cartoon Hobo Postcards
Five with Stamps, Address, and Message (four circa 19071909, one 1944)
Three with Address and Message but no Stamp (circa 19051909)
One Unused Postcard
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LOT 86

Walking Hobo

Amy Armstrong: Modern Superior 37P AU

Final Price: ___$154___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is an outstanding reverse comical carving of a skinny, forlorn, striding hobo carrying a bindle stick with a bag of his possessions tied onto the end. He is smoking a 揻ag (cigarette). The background is neatly stippled. It has excellent facial and other details. It is a very attractive piece with tons of eye-appeal. It is signed 揂A and 37 on the edge.

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LOT 87 Donation by Armstrong

Sailor Smoking Pipe

Armstrong: Modern Superior 35P VF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is a wonderful carving depicts a sailor, complete with his white hat, smoking a pipe. Careful attention was given to details such as the ear, eyes, nose, etc., make this a classic piece by modern carver Amy Armstrong. The date and LIBERTY remain and delicate scroll work surrounds a stippled field. It is signed 揂A and 41 on the edge.

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LOT 88

Railroad Cop

Armstrong: Modern Superior 37P AU

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is a carving of a railroad cop (揃ull), a subject that Fivaz doesn抰 recall seeing before. The man has a derby, is smoking a cigar, and the furrowed brow offers a menacing look. This coin has been lightly buffed, enhancing its eye appeal. The field is stippled and has 揃ull engraved below LIBERTY and several hobo signs around the left rim. It is signed 揂A and 42 on the edge.

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LOT 89

Middle-Age Bo

Bo Hughes: Classic Above Average 24P G

Final Price: ___$2,420___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is a self portrait of Bo in his later years. It has the typical 揃o hair, beard, ski nose, and slight orange tobacco toning. This coin was sold to the current owner by Del Romines back in the early 1980抯. It is a nice example of Bo抯 work.

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LOT 90

Donkey with Shanty in Background

Bo Hughes: Classic Above Average 27P F

Final Price: ___$935___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This is one of the famous and favorite reverse carving designs by Bo a mule or donkey, head bent down, and a shanty in the background. This carving has nice eye appeal; it is not darkly toned.

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