FUN2010 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...31-40 ~ Page...4
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There Are Dogs LOT 31 There Are Dogs
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
“Peanut Ear” Classic: AboveAve 1913-P T-1 EF/AU


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

      DelFavero/Alpert: This is a very nice example of a typical carving by the prolific carver nicknamed “Peanut Ear.” Punched hair and beard are dark giving a nice contrast to the carving. Peened ear, engraved hat and collar and altered nostril.

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Man With Firearms LOT 32 Man With Firearms
Bearded Man Wearing a Derby Hat
Unknown Classic: Ave(H) NoDate VF


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

      DelFavero/Alpert: This coin has great eye appeal even though alterations are slightly crude. The shallow hat creates a small head. Ends of hat brim are spike-like. Small indistinct ear. Raised-stubble technique forms the hair, beard, and moustache. Top of nose profile is altered. Chisel-dressed field, with LIBERTY removed. Neatly engraved collars and bowtie.

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 33 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: Average 1934-P XF


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

      DelFavero/Alpert: This classic carving has nice eye appeal and displays many alterations. All features are engraved except for punched beard. Hat has a raised straight brim. Dome of hat and neck not well dressed. Decent ear. Profile altered at top of nose only. Field is roughly chisel-dressed.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 34 Here Lives A Gentleman
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: AboveAve(L) 1913-P T-2 XF/AU


Final Price: ___$363___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      DelFavero/Alpert: Nice light toning adorns this typical subject carving. Use of raised metal technique on hat brim and ends and on collar. Hair and beard appear to be carved. Hair runs down braid to collar. Field to right is decently dressed. Nicely detailed ear.

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 35 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Soldier or WWI Kaiser
Unknown Classic: AboveAve(H) 1914-P XF


Final Price: ___$632___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      DelFavero/Alpert: A very nice carving, with the helmet and field well-dressed. C-shaped ear. Slightly-altered profile, enlarged nostril; faint eyebrow. Sweeping carved mustache (perspective on his left side incorrect). Engraved collar with clever positioning to maintain date. Very nice overall eye appeal.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 36 Work Is Hard Here
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
“Flat Nose” Classic: AboveAve 1916-P XF


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

      DelFavero/Alpert: A very nice “Flat Nose“ carving with strong contrast and great eye appeal. So-nicknamed because the nose above the nostril is flattened down (as if made of clay and pushed down with a finger tip). Nose strongly altered. Punched eyeball and carved crows feet. Nice derby hat with engraved brim and bow and telltale double row collar. Overall great eye appeal.

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Water LOT 37 Water
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: AboveAve(L) 1929-S XF/VF


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

      DelFavero/Alpert: Unusual punched stippled field and unusual hair effect from criss-crossing liner tool lines. Right side of neck not well dressed. Simple groove for collar. Lined hat dome and band. Nice ear. Not many late 1920's hobo nickels are encountered.

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There Are Dogs LOT 38 There Are Dogs
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: AboveAve(H)/AboveAve 1913-P T-1 XF


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

      DelFavero/Alpert: A great example of a classic subject. This artist incorporated engraving, punching and peening to create a nice derby hat, a raised metal ear and nostril. A bold profile alteration (nose, mouth, nostril) and ear and curved collars. Punch for eyeball. Looks great both close-up and from a distance.

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Man With Firearms LOT 39 Man With Firearms
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
“Flat Nose” Classic: AboveAve/Ave(H) 1916-P VF/XF


Final Price: ___$467.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      DelFavero/Alpert: This classic carving doesn抰 resemble most works by “Flat Nose,” the differences being the rendering of the hatband and brim, the ear, not removing the feathers, and greater width of the hat. But most diagnostic features of “Flat Nose” are present: Flat toned nose, enlarged nostril, bow on band, beard shape, and double-lined collar.

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 40 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Unknown Classic: AboveAve(L)/Ave(H) NoDate F/VG


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

      DelFavero/Alpert: Good eye appeal even though the work is executed in a choppy manner. Piece is totally graved. Nice hat, with hint of wrap-around brim. Very light hair and beard. Thin neck. Field chisel-dressed, with LIBERTY removed. Unaltered profile.

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