FUN2011 Online Catalogue ~ OHNS Auction Annotations
Letter from the Auction Manager ~ OHNS Auction #19 Rules ~ List of Donations

Greetings from the Auction Manager

牋牋 Our 19th auction features many nice old classic hobo nickels as well as many Superior modern carvings. Also featured are many of the hobo nickels that were part of the ANA Traveling Exhibit of Hobo Nickels. And there are some historic carvings in the sale, especially the last carved nickel by “Bo” (one of the last of the old classic carvers) and the first nickel carving of Ron Landis (the first of the modern master carvers). The tools “Bo” used for his carvings at the end of his career are also in this auction.

牋牋 Check out all the lots on our website www.hobonickels.org to see all the offerings in color. Those attending FUN can view the lots on Friday, and Saturday morning just before the auction, in the OHNS meeting and auction room. After the General Meeting, there will be a break, and then the auction will begin.

牋牋 Our auctioneer will again be OHNS Honorary Life member Allen Cowart, son of OHNS member Kimzie “Spike” Cowart and owner of Cowart Auction Company in Cocoa, Florida.

牋牋 I need to receive your bids by mail, email, or fax (phone first so I can turn on my fax machine), no later than JANUARY 3rd. No phone bids accepted, but you can phone or EMail me with any questions. PLEASE BID EARLY! Note my new address, email, and phone number below.

Mail Bid Sheet
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Stephen P. Alpert, Auction Manager ... Click to EMail this person.
Voice & FAX: 702-473-9071
P.O.Box 335441
North Las Vegas, NV   89033-5441

Artist Index
Old Artists are in boldface letters.   [*]-Consigned by the Artist.
The lot number(s) of the hobo nickels of each artist is given after the name.

J. Allen - 47, 84, 90
Amy ARMSTRONG - 116*
Bo” - 32, 35-38, 49, 52-55, 69
Dave BOULAY - 91-93*
Braidy” - 113
Mike BRANHAM - 96-99*
Frank Brazzell - 47, 79, 80, 90
Ray CASTRO - 13-17, 68
Cinco DE ARTURO - 51
Mike CIRELLI - 57
Owen COVERT - 8-12, 65-67
Steve COX - 18-27
John Dorusa - 58, 77-78
Wabon Eddings - 47
Bill JAMESON - 56
Ron LANDIS - 81-83, 85-87
Keith PEDERSEN - 3-6, 28, 75
Mike PEZAK - 47
J. Press - 72
Alex PTAK - 7, 28, 63
Schnozz” - 73-74
Twofer” - 117
Elmer VILLARIN - 64, 106-111

Subject Index
Bald man - 8, 27
Bearded Man Wearing Hat - 1-2, 5-6, 10, 12, 16-17, 23-26, 28, 32, 35-36, 39-46, 49-50, 52-53, 58-59, 63, 65-68, 70-71, 73-75, 87, 91-92, 100-103, 112-117
Bert - 55, 57
black man - 31
Bo - 8, 56
Bo's book - 34
BoTales - 48, 88
Bo's tools - 33
clown - 13, 69, 82
caboose - 64
cowboy - 97
encased hobo nickel - 66
fish - 19
Frankenstein's Monster - 21
Gallery Mint publications - 95
geisha - 18
gold coin carving - 104
hatless man - 4, 38, 55, 57, 85
hippo - 22
hiking hobo - 91-92, 117
hobo nickel montage photo - 105
hobo nickel stamp - 30
hobo postcards - 29, 60-62, 89
hobo tokens - 72, 76, 90, 94
Indian - 11, 28, 37, 98, 106-108, 111
Jesus - 86
“Jewnited States” - 100
Ron Landis - 85
Abraham Lincoln - 81
Lincoln cent carving - 102
locomotive - 109-110
moon - 19-20
mule - 54
Nativity scene - 99
old man with cane - 116
pawnbroker - 67
Peanut Ear - 75
Jewish man/rabbi - 53
soldier - 83, 104
Uncle Sam - 3
Viking - 93
winged buffalo - 9
woman - 7, 14-15, 18, 51, 96

OHNS Auction #19 Rules

Welcome to the nineteenth OHNS Hobo Nickel Auction! We hope you are successful in obtaining the lot(s) you bid on and that you enjoy the fun and fellowship of one of the fastest growing numismatic clubs in the country! Bid liberally and with confidence that each lot is described completely and accurately. We ask that you review the Auction Rules below and adhere to them closely which will make it a fun auction for everyone. GOOD LUCK. . .

1. All lots are guaranteed as described. Any typos or other errors will be called to your attention at the beginning of the auction.

2. Bidding is open to all paid up members of OHNS, and will be conducted on both a Mail Bid and Floor Bid basis.

3 ALL Mail bids and Fax bid must be sent to Steve P. Alpert, PO Box 335441, North Las Vegas, NV 89033-5441 and received by January 3, 2011. NO phone bids will be accepted. Fax bids are acceptable (702-473-9071), as are emailed bids (to Click to EMail this person.). Please call above number before faxing so Steve can turn on fax.

4. The certification or quality designation papers for lots examined by OHNS will accompany each lot unless otherwise indicated. No OHNS QD paperwork for hobo tokens, hobo postcards, and multi-coin bulk lots (unless noted).

5. There will be a 10% buyer's fee and a 5% seller's fee.

6. Owners may submit one (1) mail bid on each of their coins. This will serve as a “minimum bid” if the owner desires. NO floor bids will be accepted from an owner on his/her coins.

7. NO unlimited bids will be accepted.

The Bidder's OHNS number must be included on all Mail Bids. This number will also be your floor bidding number.

8. ALL payments must be made by check or cash only, with checks being made out to Stephen P. Alpert. PLEASE include your OHNS number on all checks. Have any questions about this sale? Telephone Steve at 702-473-9071 or EMail at: Click to EMail this person..

9. Postage and insurance will be added to the invoice for all successful Mail Bidders.

10. All sales are final, and payments must be made promptly.

11. A list of prices realized will appear in the next BoTales and will also be posted on our website: www.hobonickels.org following the auction.

NOTE: Some lots in this sale were donated, with all or a portion of the proceeds going to OHNS as noted in the catalogue.

List of Donations

Gail Baker - 88
Dave Boulay - 91
Michael Branham - 98
Amy Armstrong - 116
Auction information is provided here as a courtesy only!
The "offical" auction catalog is the printed version and will have all the final editing shown in it.
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