FUN2010 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...61-70 ~ Page...7
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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 61 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Clown
“G.W. 'Bo' Hughes” Classic: Average/Ave(L) 1923-P XF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This is a classic carving by George Washington “Bo” Hughes. The clown is wearing a derby and has the typical clown face paint. Most likely carved after Bo's hand injury in 1957. The coin was probably kept in a tobacco pouch to give it its orange toned color. Bulbous nose, large ear, straight hair and raised-line collar. Nice eye appeal.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 62 Here Lives A Gentleman
Indian Chief
“G.W. 'Bo' Hughes” Classic: Average/Ave(H) 1913-P T-1 XF/AU


Final Price: ___$2,310___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: Another classic carving by George Washington “Bo” Hughes, again probably done after his 1957 hand injury. The Indian has a nicely-carved feathered headdress which covers the entire left side of the coin. Again, probably a “tobacco pouch” coin. Brick-like head band on forehead. Profile unaltered.

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 63 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Bulk Lot of 11 Modern Hobo Nickels
John Dorusa and Frank Brazzell Modern Carvings
Final Price: ___$308 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Bulk Lot of 11 modern hobo nickels by two deceased carvers. The first two on the top left are by John Dorusa and the remaining nine are by Frank Brazzell. No OHNS QD papers.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 64 Work Is Hard Here
DONATION − Bearded Man Wearing Fedora
Don Wolfe Modern: Superior 1930-S VF/F


Final Price: ___$115.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: Avery nice modern carving, cameo-like; nicely-dressed filed with “LIBERTY” removed. Nice depth to carving, and all features excellently done. Well defined hair and beard; altered profile and eye. Double “V” collar. Signed on reverse “DW.” Great eye appeal.

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Water LOT 65 Water
John L. Sullivan
Billzach Modern: Superior NoDate-P VG


Final Price: ___$111.10___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: A nice cameo of boxer John L. Sullivan by modern artist Billzach (Bill Jameson). Signed Z12 on reverse. High neck truncation. Profile nicely altered. Punched short hair, long curled moustache, vertical lines for eyebrow. Nicely formed ear and field completely dressed.

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There Are Dogs LOT 66 There Are Dogs
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Arthur Hutchinson Modern: Superior 1936-D VG/G


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: Modern carving of a classic subject by Arthur Hutchinson who passed away in 2004. Expertly done with large ear, sweeping hair/beard. Nice hat with thin raised brim and narrow band with bow. Nicely altered profile and eye. Cameo effect created by smooth recessed field. Signed “AH” on each side of “FIVE CENTS” on reverse.

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Man With Firearms LOT 67 Man With Firearms
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Cinco De Arturo Modern: Superior 1936-P F/VF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: Very nicely executed carving by modern artist Cinco De Arturo (Art DelFavero). Vertical lines in crown of hat; hatband with no bow. Nice structured ear and (ethnic) nose. Punched hair/beard/moustache. Nice concave field, “LIBERTY” removed, creating a cameo effect. Enhanced lips. A high relief bust with nice eye appeal. Signed “CdA” on reverse.

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 68 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Bearded Man Wearing Hat/Walking Hobo
Owen Covert Modern: Superior 1936-P Buffalo 5¢


Final Price: ___$115.50 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: A nice two-sided piece signed on the edge “Owen Covert 2004.” Work is primarily accomplished using a Dremel tool rather than actual hand carving. Profile altered; pawnbroker balls behind neck. Buffalo altered to a short-legged hobo with walking stick and pawnbroker balls. Nice eye appeal.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 69 Here Lives A Gentleman
Lot of 6 Modern Hobo Nickels
John Dorusa and Frank Brazzell Modern Carvings

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

      Bulk Lot of 6 modern hobo nickels by two deceased carvers. The clown, owl, pheasant and okapi are by John Dorusa and the rabbi and man wearing hat are by Frank Brazzell. The Dorusa carvings are all signed “JD.” The rabbi is signed “FB.” No QD papers.

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 70 Fresh Water Safe Camping
DONATION − Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Mike Branham Modern: Superior/AboveAve(H) 1935-P F


Final Price: ___$104.50 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: A high relief carving with a deep concave field by contemporary artist Mike Branham. “LIBERTY” removed from field. Zigzag reeding on edge. The subject's hat has a very wide band with a bow. The ear is well formed and prominent. The profile and eye have been altered. Entire field has been dressed and the artist has signed it on the reverse.

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