FUN2010 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...81-90 ~ Page...9
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Man With Firearms LOT 81 Man With Firearms
Curly Haired Man Wearing Cap
“G.W. 'Bo' Hughes” Classic: Average 1934-P VG


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: Another classic work by George Washington “Bo” Hughes. Hat may be meant to be a turtle shell as it is heavily segmented. Curly (punched) hair and sideburns. Altered profile. Ear is indistinct, between hair and sideburns. No beard. Coin lightly etched after carving. Made after Bo's 1957 injury.

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 82 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Bearded Man Wearing Cap
“G.W. 'Bo' Hughes” Classic: Average/Ave(L) 1935-P F/G/VG


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: A nice post-injury work by George Washington “Bo” Hughes. Punches used for the beard and hair and a mechanical implement for the hat and collar. No mustache Nice segmented hat appearing to be a turtle shell. Profile not altered. Surface of coin slightly etched after carving. Slight orange toning.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 83 Here Lives A Gentleman
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
“G.W. 'Bo' Hughes” Classic: AboveAve/AboveAve(L) 1925-P G


Final Price: ___$1,430___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: A pre-hand injury totally carved work by George Washington “Bo” Hughes. Subject was probably an Amish man as he has a beard but no moustache. Long hair/beard lines confirm that this is by “Bo.” Field nicely dressed. Raised straight hat brim; no hatband. Profile unaltered. Oval ear.

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 84 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Indian Chief
Larry Foster Modern: Superior(L) 1936-P XF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This modern carving by new artist Larry Foster of Kentucky is similar to several carved classics by “Bo,” an Indian chief with a feathered headdress. The artist advises that it has a 2.5mm, .05 point genuine diamond, SI2 clarity, G/H color and a red and green enamel headband with 24k gold accents. Signed “LF 09” in gold on edge.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 85 Work Is Hard Here
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Larry Foster Modern: Superior/Superior(L) 1936-P XF/VF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: A nicely detailed carving of a bearded (punched) man wearing a hat which has stippled crown, vertically-lined hatband and horizontally lined bow. Small ear. Altered profile to resemble a Bo-type nose. High winged collar. Profile and eye are altered. Nicely dressed field. Signed “LF” on reverse between two rear legs of buffalo.

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Water LOT 86 Water
DONATION − Stephen Hawking
Adam Leech Modern: Superior/Superior(L) 1942-P VF/XF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: Nice portrait of physicist Stephen Hawking seated in a wheelchair carved on a 1942-P Jefferson silver nickel. Artist has altered “IN GOD” to “HAWKING.” Signed on the reverse “LEECH 62.”

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There Are Dogs LOT 87 There Are Dogs
DONATION − “Lead Belly”
Adam Leech Modern: Superior/Superior(L) 1949-P VG/G


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: The subject of this coin carving by modern artist Adam Leech of Colorado is American folk and blues musician and songwriter Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Lead Belly. On his lap is his 12-string guitar. Great carving detail. “1888” and “LEAD BELLY” engraved in field. Lead Belly was born in 1888 and died in 1949 (date of host coin). Signed “56 LEECH” on reverse.

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Man With Firearms LOT 88 Man With Firearms
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Unknown Classic: Average(H) NoDate Buffalo 5¢ VF/F


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This classic carving has subject with a small ear, altered profile (dent for bridge of nose), and hair/beard/mustache created with what may have been a knurling tool. Same for zigzag wriggle cut field behind and over the head. Small punch for eye under eyebrow. Lined hat with plain band. Lined collar and coat (braid still visible).

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 89 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Unknown Classic: Average 1913-P T-2 VF/F


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: Classic carving of typical hobo nickel subject, a bearded man wearing a hat by an unknown artist. Punched beard, moustache and eyebrow. Profile unaltered. Broadly chiseled field and neck; creates a small head effect with the small hat. Faint small ear. No hatband or collar.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 90 Here Lives A Gentleman
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: Ave(H)/Average 1936-D VG/G


Final Price: ___$159.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: The subject has a minimally altered profile with a “V” cut at bridge of nose. Very lightly defined ear amid punched hair, beard and moustache. Hat has hatband and bow. Winged collar. Field dressed all around subject, possibly with a knife. LIBERTY removed. Obverse has an errant thin scratch, diagonally from upper lip, through ear, to rear of hat dome.

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