FUN2010 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...51-60 ~ Page...6
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Water LOT 51 Water
DONATION − Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Steve Cox Modern: Superior 1937-D VF


Final Price: ___$236.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: A superb carving. Finely-textured hat with gold inlaid hatband. Neatly carved hair, beard, moustache, and eyebrow. Profile altered. Smooth concave field with “LIBERTY” removed. Nice shirt and coat collars. Nice eye appeal. The reverse has been altered to the 1937-D “3-leg” variety and the bison抯 horn has been enhanced. Tail has been broadened and “OHNS” inscribed on it. Signed “SDC” on edge.

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There Are Dogs LOT 52 There Are Dogs
Bearded Big-Nosed Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: AboveAve(H) 1913-P Type 2 VF/XF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This big-nosed carving is similar to, but not by, the carver nicknamed “Big Nose.” Large derby with curved brim. Tall ear. A small square punch used for the hair, beard and moustache. Peened field with “LIBERTY” removed. Nice contrast and great eye appeal.

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Man With Firearms LOT 53 Man With Firearms
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Unknown Classic: AboveAve/AboveAve(H) 1913 T-1 VF


Final Price: ___$429___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Romines/Farnsworth: A very eye appealing coin except for extraneous materials. The bow on the hatband is placed halfway between the ear and the back of the hat. Fine line carving makes the hat, hair, collar and shoulder quite ornate. The field has been partially dressed with a broad tipped chisel using the “squiggle” method. This is a plate coin found on the cover of The Hobo Nickel by Joyce Ann Romines.

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 54 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
“Tufty” Classic: Average 1913-P Type 1 XF


Final Price: ___$770___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Romines: A totally carved near above average piece by carver nicknamed “Tufty.” The hat has a curved (downward) brim and no box. Large ear, and one stroke, probably with a chisel, produced the collar and bridge of the nose.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 55 Here Lives A Gentleman
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
“Tall Ear” Classic: Average 1913-P T-1


Final Price: ___$825___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Romines: Totally carved piece including the beard by artist nicknamed “Tall Ear.” Appears to have been carved on well circulated coin, with graver, chisel and knife. Beard has some “pushed metal” effect. Fine vertical lines in hatband and tall ear on the subject. Beard rather scraggly. Scratch across bison's head on reverse. Reverse rotated about 15 degrees (common on this issue).

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 56 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Bo's Brother Wearing WWI Helmet
“G.W. 'Bo' Hughes” Classic: AboveAve 1919 Buffalo 5¢


Final Price: ___$2,750___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Romines/Fivaz: This classic carving by George Washington “Bo” Hughes is signed “GWH” on the neck. His brother, who was killed in WWI, was one of Bo's favorite carving subjects. Very nice pushed metal ear and helmet brim, and interestingly, 1919 was probably the year Bo's brother died from his wounds.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 57 Work Is Hard Here
Indian Chief
“'Bo' Washington” Classic: AboveAve NoDate-D F Buffalo 5¢


Final Price: ___$1,210___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Farnsworth/Kraljevich: The subject of his classic carving by George Washington “Bo” Hughes is another of his favorites. The original facial profile (eye, nose and mouth) is unaltered. Each individual feature on the chief's headdress was carved. Field is dressed with “LIBERTY” remaining.

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Water LOT 58 Water
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
“The Traveler” Classic: Average NoDate F Buffalo 5¢


Final Price: ___$825___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Farnsworth/Kraljevich: One of a series of coins by the artist nicknamed “The Traveler” (See BoTales 2005 #2) It is also a plate coin found on page 40 of Hobo Nickels by Delma K. Romines. Entire coin was carved except for the punched beard. Date “1933” carved on the coin below the neck.

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There Are Dogs LOT 59 There Are Dogs
10 Hobo the Bum Fortune Teller Cards

Final Price: ___$27.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.
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Man With Firearms LOT 60 Man With Firearms
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Unknown Classic: AboveAve/Ave(H) 1913-P T-2 VF/F


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: A nice eye appealing carving by an unknown artist. Subject has nicely carved hat, with raised brim and bow on hatband. Partial ear well back on head and unaltered profile. Neat beard, hair, moustache and hair on forehead. Field has been well dressed with “LIBERTY” remaining. Feathers and braid still faintly visible. No collar.

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