FUN2011 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...1-10 ~ Page...1
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Work Is Hard Here LOT 1 Work Is Hard Here
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: AboveAve ND-P XF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: Nice classic carving by an unknown artist. Many fine parallel accent lines in hat and collar. Neatly carved hair, beard, mustache and eyebrow done with similar liner tool. Only a semblance of an ear. Minor alterations made to eye, nose and mouth. Nicely dressed field with LIBERTY removed.

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Water LOT 2 Water
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: AboveAve(H) ND-P VF


Final Price: ___$308___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: A nice carving with a deeply recessed field (LIBERTY removed). Profile altered at top of nose. The features are expertly done, with vertical lines in the hatband, a nicely formed ear and a hint of a downward turned mouth. Nicely punched hair, beard, moustache and eyebrow. High collar and “V” coat lapel. This specimen had been exchanged by a hobo for a meal at a grocery/deli in Blue Island, Illinois (near a hobo jungle) somewhere between late teens to early 1940s.

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There Are Dogs LOT 3 There Are Dogs
“Uncle Sam”
Keith Pedersen Modern: AboveAve 1936-P Fine


Final Price: ___$126.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: Nice bold carving of Uncle Sam. Deeply-carved grooves. Typical stars and stripes top hat, long beard, etc. Altered profile, nostril, eye and eyebrow. Field dressed behind figure. Nice oval ear. Nice eye appeal. Signed “KP” on reverse.

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Man With Firearms LOT 4 Man With Firearms
Hatless Man with Beard
Keith Pedersen Modern: AboveAve 1929-P F/VF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: The subject on this modern carving by Keith Pedersen has a nice (large) ear, low on the head. Delicately-carved hair, neat beard and mustache. Bold curved collar. Nicely dressed smooth field at left. Squint lines behind eye and furrows on the brow. Nose unaltered. Signed “KP” reverse.

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 5 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Keith Pedersen Modern: AboveAve ND-P G


Final Price: ___$137.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: Modern carving by Keith Pedersen (signed “KP” on reverse). Hair and beard formed by overlapping zigzag wriggle cut lines. Nice simple ear. Tall straight collar at chin level. Nose altered. Checkered coat with bead-punch button. Straight brim on hat. LIBERTY removed. Field decently dressed.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 6 Here Lives A Gentleman
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Keith Pedersen Modern: Ave/AboveAve 1937-P F/VG


Final Price: ___$88___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: Modern carver Keith Pedersen has used a very small circular punch for the hair/beard, etc. creating a very dark appearance. Era is small and low on the head. Eye, nose, mouth all altered. Mouth open with two teeth visible. Beaded top line on collar; field stippled all around figure. Only LIBERTY and date have not been reworked. Signed “KP” on reverse.

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 7 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Woman
Alex Ptak Modern: Average/AboveAve 1937-P XF/VF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This modern carving by Alex Ptak is of a lady with a “poof” hairdo. No ear visible. Completely and strongly altered profile with deep set eye. Delicate mouth and jaw. No collar. Small red disk with hole in center set into eye. Field completely dressed with LIBERTY remaining and highlighted. Very light signature (A & P joined as is one letter) visible near rim on reverse. Nice overall eye appeal.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 8 Work Is Hard Here
Bald Man (“Bo”)
Owen Covert Modern: Superior 1936-P VG/G


Final Price: ___$170.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: A modern carving, this one by Owen Covert, which is a copy of a self portrait by “Bo” as a n older man with bald head. Hair and beard are similar to the original as is the nose, but the ear is larger and Bo seldom used “squint lines” by the eye. All features nicely carved. Nice smooth dressed field behind and above the head. Signed “OC” on the reverse.

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Water LOT 9 Water
Winged Buffalo
Owen Covert Modern: AboveAve 1936-P XF/AU


Final Price: ___$132 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: This modern reverse carving is nicely done and depicts the buffalo with wings added on the buffalo抯 back. Head, neck and front leg have been accented. Signed “OC” on obverse under chin.

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There Are Dogs LOT 10 There Are Dogs
Bearded Man Wearing Cap
Owen Covert Modern: Superior/AboveAve(H) 1935-S F


Final Price: ___$99 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: The hair/beard style on this modern carving by Owen Carving is in the style of “Bo”, as is the ear, although a bit large. Eye altered but nose and mouth unaltered. Hat brim goes forward only, suggesting a ball cap. Simple zigzag carved collar. Nicely dressed concave field with LIBERTY removed. Signed on reverse “OC.”

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