FUN2010 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...1-10 ~ Page...1
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Work Is Hard Here LOT 1 Work Is Hard Here
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Unknown Classic: BelowAve/Ave(H) 1913-P T-I XF/AU


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This artist extensively used wriggle-cut zigzags. Narrow wriggles outline the hat and thick brim. Larger wriggles form the texture of the brim, and the hair and beard with overlapped zigzags. A linear tool was used on the hat dome, neck, and to hint at a wrap-around hat brim. Small indistinct ear. Decent eye appeal.

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Water LOT 2 Water
Bearded Man Wearing Hat/Shepherd
“Twofer” Classic: Superior 1916-D


Final Price: ___$1,870___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert; This 2-sided carving by the artist nicknamed “Twofer” (see BoTales Summer 2009) has nice overall eye appeal. On the obverse is a well defined bearded man. The hat (curved brim) and large ear are particularly well done. Nicely carved collar, hair, hatband, etc. The reverse depicts a man who appears to be shepherd with a pack on his back and a crooked staff. Coin received some wear after being altered.

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There Are Dogs LOT 3 There Are Dogs
German Soldier with Spiked Helmet
Unknown Classic: Superior/AboveAve 1913-P T-1 F-VF/XF


Final Price: ___$495___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: A great eye appealing totally carved original piece by a talented unknown artist. Subject is a WW1 German soldier, complete with spiked helmet, curled moustache, chin strap and an Iron Cross medal at the neck. Ornate design on helmet and fine parallel lines on coat. Completely dressed field with “Gott Strafe (God Punish) Englands Army” inscribed around figure.

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Pictures of all fifteen postcards (in color) can be found on the OHNS online Auction 18 Catalog at:   www.hobonickels.org/fun2010/page01.htm
Man With Firearms LOT 4 Man With Firearms
15 Different Hobo Postcards
Various Artists
Final Price: ___$77___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.
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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 5 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Bearded Man (Vincent) Wearing Hat
Alex Ptak Modern: AboveAve/AboveAve(H) 1936-S VG


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This is a modern cameo-style carving of a full face bearded man wearing a raised brim hat. May be a portrait of Vincent Van Gogh. Thin mouth. Completely dressed, deeply recessed field with date and LIBERTY remaining. High relief. No ear. Nicely carved features. Unsigned by artist.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 6 Here Lives A Gentleman
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Alex Ptak Modern: AboveAve 1935-P F/VG


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: Nicely carved coin with darkened background which creates nice contrast to the bust. Subject has long hair, beard (nicely done) and moustache. Shallow hat has hatband and bow. High collar. Well done ear, eyebrow; unaltered profile. High collar. Unsigned by artist.

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 7 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Bearded Man and Dog Wearing Hats
Mike Branham Modern: AboveAve 1936-P


Final Price: ___$99 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: Nicely carved 2-sided carving. The obverse is a typical hobo subject, a bearded man wearing a hat and smoking a cigarette. Straight lines used for hair and beard. Hat crown is stippled; hat band has bow. Altered profile. Liberty removed. Reverse shows head of a dog wearing a hat. Signed on reverse. Edge has zigzag chisel-cut wriggle reeding

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 8 Work Is Hard Here
Indian Squaw/Female Warrior
Mike Branham Modern: AboveAve 1979 SBA $1


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: Obverse depicts head of warrior princess or Indian squaw with headband and a vertical knife on each side of figure. Reverse carving shows 3/4 rear view of same subject, holding sword, looking outward towards tower in the distance. Signed by carver at lower left of reverse.

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Water LOT 9 Water
Indian Chief
Steve Cox Modern: Superior 1936-S XF


Final Price: ___$220 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: An impressive modern carving of an Indian Chief by Steve Cox. Subject has full headdress with gold inlaid horns, jutting jaw and long feathers hanging down from headdress. Field is dressed with smooth circle from date up to top of headdress. Date and LIBERTY remained. Nice eye appeal. Unsigned.

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There Are Dogs LOT 10 There Are Dogs
Happy Hobo
Steve Cox Modern: Superior 1936-S AU


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: An outstanding modern carving of a pirate by Steve Cox. Typical pirate hat, gold inlaid earring. Finely carved hair (under bandana) and moustache. Altered profile and ornate ring around subject. Extremely nice work with attractive eye appeal by expert carver. Signed “SC” on edge of coin.

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