FUN2008 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...91-101 ~ Page...10
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LOT 91
Beardless Man with Hat and Glasses


Bo Hughes: Classic Above Average (L) 37P

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: According to Del Romines, he feels this original carving by Bo is of the doctor who treated him after his 1957 hand injury. The ear, etc. is typical Bo, and the coin was acid treated after being carved. A couple of carving 揼oofs as Del refers to them are noticed, but are not serious.

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LOT 92

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average ND-P G

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: This carving is somewhat unusual in that the subject doe not have a beard or hair. The profile was altered so that the nose looks broken, the nostril enlarged, and the jaw line enhanced. The ear is small and well done. He is wearing a high collar and a derby with a hatband. There is a square nail hole at the top.

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LOT 93

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Above Average (L) 13P I EF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: The beard, hair and moustache on the subject are very light, probably due to some post-carving wear. He is wearing a textured high-domed hat with a hatband and bow. He has a small ear in negative relief and an altered profile, including nostril, eye and mouth. He has a nice collar and coat lapel. The fields were chisel-dressed with LIBERTY remaining.

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LOT 94

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average ND VF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: Heavy cut lines were utilized for the hat brim and collar. Interestingly, the hat has a bow, but no hatband. The subject has a very small ear, scraggly hair, beard, and a punch for the eyeball. The field is dressed LIBERTY almost gone from wear.

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LOT 95

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Average (L) 2xP EF

Final Price: ___$77___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: Several different techniques were used by this artist large circular punch below the neck, knife point for the hair and beard, and heavier, broader implements for a good deal of the rest of the work. The ear is well done and the profile is unaltered. Recent light horizontal scratches are across the cheek. The field was crudely dressed.

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LOT 96

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Peanut Ear: Classic Average (H) 13P I VF

Final Price: ___$412.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This carving exhibits all the characteristics of the artist nicknamed 揚eanut Ear, A very popular artist and quite collectible. According to Alpert, it is of lower quality when compared to Peanut Ear抯 other carvings. It was quickly done. The dome of the hat is not dressed; the feather is poorly dressed; and the hat band is not sharp.

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LOT 97

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Above Average (L) 20P VF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: This carving is different from the vast majority seen in that the technique used is almost surrealistic, especially the hair and the beard. However, the design elements do not fit well together the hat is too big for the head, sparse curved lines for the hair and beard, and no band behind the bow. The carving has low eye-appeal (it looks better in the photo than in the hand).

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LOT 98

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Unknown: Classic Above Average 15P EF

Final Price: ___$221.10___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: The hat on this carving is particularly well done. The subject has a nice wrap-around collar, no hatband or bow on his hat, and his ear relatively well done. Semi circular cuts were used for his hair and beard (no mustache). His profile is unaltered and he has a plain neck. The field is nicely dressed.

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LOT 99

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Bert Wiegand: Classic Average (H) 13P I F

Final Price: ___$9,020___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

     Fivaz/Alpert: This appears to be an early carving by Bo's mentor, Bert Wiegand. The nose, hat and ear are classic Bert style. The coin is signed “BERT” by removing the LI and Y from LIBERTY. The profile is slightly altered. This coin is illustrated on page 38 of Del Romines' second book.

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LOT 100

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

John Dorusa: Modern Average 35S G

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: This carving was done by the now deceased John Dorusa. He attempted to replicate Bo抯 and Bert抯 style with wavy hair and beard and with the ear and the hat. It is signed on the lapel 揓HD.

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LOT 101

Bearded Man Wearing Cap and Glasses

Lee Griffiths: Modern Superior 36P EF

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

     Fivaz/Alpert: There is no indication of who the subject is, but it looks like a turn-of-the-century motor car driver or, possibly, an artist. The glasses and line from them are gold inlaid. It is a nice character study. The coin is lightly polished. It is signed 揕G and 30 at the base of the carving.

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