FUN2010 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...71-80 ~ Page...8
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Work Is Hard Here LOT 71 Work Is Hard Here
DONATION − Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Mike Branham Modern: Superior(L) 1940-S 5¢ F


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This modern carving by Mike Braham is carved upside down on a 1940-S Jefferson nickel and has a darkened dressed background. The subject hat has a low crown, hatband and bow. Long hair covers the ear. Long, broad moustache. Altered profile, eye and mouth. Signed on reverse. Nice eye appeal. Zigzag reeding on edge.

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Water LOT 72 Water
Lady Wearing Hat
Mike Branham Modern: AboveAve(H)/Superior(L) 1958-D Jefferson 5¢ F/VG


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This modern carving, also on a Jefferson nickel, depicts a woman, facing left with long curly hair and a wide brimmed hat with a flower on it and another below the jaw. Altered profile. Field dressed to create a cameo effect. Signed on reverse. Zigzag reeding on edge.

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There Are Dogs LOT 73 There Are Dogs
Hummingbird and Flower
Mike Branham Modern: Superior 1948 5¢ F/VG


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: Again, a modern carving on a Jefferson nickel, this one an intricate cut-out, depicting a hummingbird and floral scene. High relief. Zigzag reeding on edge. Signed on reverse. Suitable for a necklace.

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Man With Firearms LOT 74 Man With Firearms
Bearded Man with Nude Woman on Head
Mike Branham Modern: Superior(L)/AboveAve(H) 1936-S Buffalo 5¢ F/VG


Final Price: ___$60.50 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: Copy of an old hobo design pictured on page 4 of the Hobo Nickel Guidebook by Stephen P. Alpert. Subject is a bearded man (no hat, large ear) with a nude figure creating a portion of the profile. Deep concave field. Zigzag reeded edge. Signed on Buffalo.

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 75 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Five Faces/Four Faces
Bob Shamey Modern: AboveAve/AboveAve(H) 1936-P VF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: Creativity is the name of the game on this modern two-sided carving by Bob Shamey with five faces carved onto the head of the Indian on the obverse and four faces carved onto the Buffalo reverse. A very interesting and novel carving. Signed “Shamey 211 9-09” on edge.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 76 Here Lives A Gentleman
Alien
Bob Shamey Modern: Superior(L)/Superior 1928-P XF


Final Price: ___$330___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: Modern carver (and miniaturist) Bob Shamey of Pennsylvania saw this creature in a dream one night and immediately carved the coin the next morning. It depicts the triangular head of an alien with two shooting stars to the left and a landing spacecraft to the right. Signed on the edge “Shamey #117 12-05.” Smooth concave field.

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 77 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Three Faces
Bob Shamey Modern: Superior 1913-P Type 1 AU


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: A very interesting and unique carving by Bob Shamey, this showing three faces on the Indian obverse with the center character sticking his tongue out. Very nice detail on all 3 faces (2 in profile) with a gold inlaid headband on the head on the left. Concave smooth field. Signed “Shamey #193 6-08” on edge.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 78 Work Is Hard Here
Eskimo
Bob Shamey Modern: Superior 1936-P F/VF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: A handsome carving of an Eskimo (full frontal view), wrapped in a fur-lined parka. Exceptional detail and use of space. Date remains as does “LIBERTY.” Field nicely dressed. Nice smooth concave field. Signed “Shamey #165 12-06” on edge. Great eye appeal on this high-relief carving.

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Water LOT 79 Water
Curly-Haired Woman
“G.W. 'Bo' Hughes” Classic: Average/Ave(H) NoDate VG


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This classic carving, both carved (profile杄ye, nose, mouth) and punched (hair) was done by George Washington “Bo” Hughes after his 1957 hand injury. Heavy crescent punches from the hair. Bowtie in hair (above and behind the simple oval ear). Profile altered to woman. Eye altered with fine eyelashes. Coin is dark.

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There Are Dogs LOT 80 There Are Dogs
Bearded Man Wearing Cap
“G.W. 'Bo' Hughes” Classic: Ave(L)/Average 1936-S VG


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: An original (post 1957) work by George Washington “Bo” Hughes is probably of a lumberjack wearing a knit cap. Heavy curly beard/hair punched. Hat detail, ear, and collar done with a mechanical implement. Altered profile. Oval ear. Coin toned a bit dark. Signed to the right of date “GH.”

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