FUN2011 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...21-30 ~ Page...3
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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 21 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Dr. Frankenstein's Monster
Steve Cox Modern: Superior 1937-P F/VG


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: A superb modern full-face carving of Dr. Frankenstein's monster by Steve Cox, complete with gold inlayed neck electrodes. Exquisite attention to detail in every respect. Stippled field and ornate border. A very eye appealing carving. Signed “SDC” on the edge of the coin.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 22 Work Is Hard Here
Hippo Head with Mouth Wide Open
Steve Cox Modern: Superior 1936-P VF


Final Price: ___$302.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: A very unique and creative modern carving by Steve Cox. It's a dramatic depiction of a hippopotamus head with mouth wide open and with tusks, teeth and tongue visible. The mouth is poised about to swallow a large (inlaid) gold nugget. Stippled field. Entire obverse altered except for date and LIBERTY. Circular ornate design around subject. Great eye appeal piece. Signed “SDC” on edge of nickel.

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Water LOT 23 Water
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Steve Cox Modern: Superior 1937-P XF/VG


Final Price: ___$198___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: Another very creative modern carving by Steve Cox, this one of a bearded man wearing a fedora pulled down over his eyes. Hat also covers most of nose and ear. Expertly carved in great detail; altered mouth. Delicately carved hair, beard and mustache. Tall collar. Rope-like accent design surrounds the figure. Entire obverse altered except for date and LIBERTY. Very eye appealing. Signed “SDC” on the edge.

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There Are Dogs LOT 24 There Are Dogs
Bearded Man with Soft Hat
Steve Cox Modern: Superior 1936-P XF/VF


Final Price: ___$198___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: This modern carving by Steve Cox is of a mountain man shown in 3/4 view to right. Very nicely carved hair and facial features. Entire obverse altered except for date and LIBERTY. Finely stippled background surrounded by an ornate ring border. Nice contrast and eye appeal. Signed “SDC” on edge.

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Man With Firearms LOT 25 Man With Firearms
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Steve Cox Modern: Superior 1936-P VG


Final Price: ___$220___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: A very eye appealing modern carving by Steve Cox of the typical hobo nickel subject, a bearded man wearing a hat. The derby hatband is a gold inlay and the hair/beard and mustache are all very delicately done. Nice ear. Altered profile, especially the nose and thick lower lip. Cheek and chin have 5 o抍lock shadow. Ornate ring border around subject. Signed “SDC” on the edge.

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 26 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Big-nosed Man Wearing Floppy Hat
Steve Cox Modern: Superior 1937-P G


Final Price: ___$220___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: An amusing and extremely well done modern carving (caricature) by Steve Cox of a large eared, big nosed hillbilly with floppy hat. Large ear. Thin neck with Adam's apple and bushy mustache. Entire obverse altered except for date and LIBERTY. Very eye appealing with ornate ring around the subject. Signed “SDC” on the edge of the nickel.

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HereLivesAGentleman LOT 27 HereLivesAGentleman
Balding Man with Long Nose
Steve Cox Modern: Superior 1937-S VF/F


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: A Steve Cox modern caricature of a man with a small cranium, oversized face and weak chin. Very long nose. Bushy eyebrow and mustache. Delicate long hair at back. Strong jaw line. Stippled field of rows of small dots. Entire obverse altered except for date and LIBERTY. Nice contrast and eye appeal. Accent ring around subject. Signed on edge “SDC.”

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 28 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Man Wearing Hat & Indian
Modern Carvers: Average 1935-P VF/F & 1937-P XF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This lot consists of two modern carvings. The first is by Alex Ptak and depicts a beardless man wearing a hat with a curved brim. Altered profile and eye. Obverse appears to have been acid etched creating a stippled texture. Signed “AP” on reverse. Second carving is by Keith Pedersen where he has accented and enhanced the details of the original Indian design. Gold band added as hair tie. Signed “KP” on reverse.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 29 Work Is Hard Here
13 Hobo Postcards
Various Artists: Some Postmarked, Some Unused.

Final Price: ___$49.50 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Three of the thirteen are shown in the Auction Catalog. If you wish to see color photos of all thirteen postcards, you can EMail BoTales editor Ralph Winter at Click to EMail this person..

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Water LOT 30 Water
Hobo Nickel Stamp
Charles Madden


Final Price: ___$49.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      This lot consists of a commemorative “Hobo Nickel Stamp” designed an executed by U.S. Bureau of Engraving designer Charles Madden who taught at the 2000 ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs. A very limited edition.

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