FUN2010 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...41-50 ~ Page...5
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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 41 Here Lives A Gentleman
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
“Rough Beard”/Unknown Classic: Average 1913-P T-2 VG


Final Price: ___$176___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      DelFavero/Alpert: DelFavero believes this may be a hasty or early work by the craver nicknamed “Rough Beard.” There is indication of some wear after the fact. Alpert disagrees and believes it is by a different unknown classic artist. The beard and hair are circle-punched. Ear is different. No hat band and ends of brim are not pointed. Different profile to nose. Beard not rough and choppy.

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 42 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Old Woman Wearing Bonnet
Billzach Modern: Superior 1944-P 50¢ VF


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

      DelFavero/Alpert: This super carving of an elderly woman wearing a near vertical bonnet is rendered on a 1944 Walking Liberty Half Dollar by modern artist Billzach (Bill Jameson). Great details and surfaces. Wonderful eye appeal.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 43 Work Is Hard Here
Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: AboveAve(H)/AboveAve 1890 1¢ VG


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

      DelFavero/Alpert: This 1890 Indian head cent altered to a tiny bust of a man, facing left, wearing a derby. Date altered to 1990. A “J” punched before “United” possibly to imply “Jew-nited” states, with the man being a Jewish pawnbroker (note large ethnic nose). Pawn broker sign added to carving. Creative carving by a skilled unknown classic artist.

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Water LOT 44 Water
Beardless Man Wearing Hat
Unknown/“Weasel” Classic: Average NoDate Buffalo Nickel


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

      Fivaz/Romines: Dark coin. Representation of a thin necked beardless man who is smiling. Totally carved including eye. Ski-nose. According to Romines, “Tool marks & quality of work indicate this may be a carving by 'Weasel.'”

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There Are Dogs LOT 45 There Are Dogs
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: Ave(H)/Average NoDate-P AU


Final Price: ___$231 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Romines: The most noticeable characteristic about the subject is the large Adam's apple. Plain neck (no collar or coat), ear low on the head; stubble beard created by a “butterfly” type of punch, while the remainder was carved. Eye appealing piece that is a near “partial” cameo. Considerable metal removed by artist.

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Man With Firearms LOT 46 Man With Firearms
Bearded Man With Hat/Man With Pack
Unknown Classic: AboveAve(L) 1913-P T-2 F


Final Price: ___$418___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Farnsworth: The obverse and reverse of this 2-sided classic carving are totally carved. On the obverse, the heavy carving of beard, hair and ear stands out in pleasing contrast to the lightly carved hat and brim. No collar; unaltered profile. The reverse depicts a man carrying a pack over his shoulder (bison抯 hump). Man has coat and hat. Several scratch marks in field above “FIVE CENTS.” Reverse not as well done as obverse. Two sided classic carvings are relatively rare.

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 47 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Bearded Man Wearing Civil War Type Hat
Unknown Classic: Average NoDate Buffalo 5¢ G


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: The most noticeable thing about this carving is the hat style, different than the typical derby. This appears to be a Civil War cap with a band on it. This piece is probably knife-carved except for the carved ear. The field and neck are dressed. “LIBERTY” is removed. The profile is unaltered. No collar. Large earlobe. “RJ” is carved at the date, probably artist's initials.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 48 Here Lives A Gentleman
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: Average 1915-P VF/XF


Final Price: ___$231 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Alpert/Fivaz: The first feature the viewer notices on this carved and punched coin is the grossly altered (broken?) nose. The bridge and nostril have been accentuated as has the mouth. Punched hair, beard and moustache. Hat has hatband and bow. “9” shaped ear. Field mostly dressed, “LIBERTY” remaining. Simple two lined collar.

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Pictures of all eight postcards (in color) can be found on the OHNS online Auction 18 Catalog at:   www.hobonickels.org/fun2010/page05.htm
Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 49 Fresh Water Safe Camping
8 Different Hobo Postcards
Various Artists

Final Price: ___$44 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.
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Work Is Hard Here LOT 50 Work Is Hard Here
DONATION − Curly and Earl
Steve Cox & Eric Truitt Modern: 1937 5¢ Host Coins


Final Price: ___$341 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Alpert: Lot of two modern carvings by Steve Cox (protruding chin) and Eric Truitt (long nose, bald head). The Truitt carving inspired Steve Cox's carving and story found in the Fall 2009 issue of BoTales (Story reprinted on page 23 of this issue.). Both carvings depict characters with distinctive but different noses, chins, eyebrows, and haircuts. No QD papers with this lot but I (SA) consider Eric's coin a Superior (Low) and Steve's a Superior (High).

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