FUN2011 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...41-50 ~ Page...5
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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 41 Here Lives A Gentleman
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Unknown Classic: Ave/AboveAve(L) 1914-D XF


Final Price: ___$467.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      DelFavero/Fivaz: A nice original carving by an unknown artist on a semi-key date nickel. Long sweeping, bold strokes used for hair and beard. Hat well done with hatband and bow. Hat brim is wraparound style. Ethnically altered profile. Good overall eye appeal.

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 42 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Unknown Classic: Average/Ave(H) 1925-S VG/F


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

      DelFavero/Fivaz: A nicely cleaned field is the back drop for this standard hobo nickel by an unknown craver. All details are hand engraved. Hat has wide hatband and bow. Long hat brim. Unaltered profile. Rather light hair, beard and mustache. Ear is somewhat rounded like a cauliflower ear. “V” lapel collar. A very eye appealing carving. Nickel is lightly toned.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 43 Work Is Hard Here
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Unknown Classic: AboveAve(H)/AboveAve ND-P F/XF


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

      DelFavero/Fivaz: A great deal of chisel work was done on this original carving by an unknown artist. Fine lines in the hat crown (a very thin hatband with bow) and wrap around hat brim. Altered profile, eye and mouth. Hat has low crown. Mostly straight line cuts for hair and beard. Field completely dressed.

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Water LOT 44 Water
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Unknown Classic: Ave(L)/BelowAve 1913-P TypeII XF


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

      DelFavero/Fivaz: A charming original work by an unknown carver depicting a man with a long, pointed beard. Punching is choppy. Engraving is used to create a hat, ear, beard, mustache and collar. Feathers and braid partially visible through pounded metal technique.

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There Are Dogs LOT 45 There Are Dogs
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: Average 1913-P TypeII AU/XF


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

      DelFavero/Fivaz: A carving by an unknown artist but several extraneous marks on the surface detract from the eye appeal. A very simple curved brim hat sits atop a head with a highly altered profile; only a semblance of an ear. A deep notch in front of eye, nose, and lips are standouts. Very high collar. Medium to dark toning. Coin has seen some wear since being carved.

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Man With Firearms LOT 46 Man With Firearms
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Unknown Classic: Average 1913-P TypeI F/VF


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

      DelFavero/Fivaz: A very light classic carving, but still has some eye appeal. Coin probably endured substantial wear after being carved. Shallow cuts for the hat (with straight brim); delicate ear and very light beard and hair(fine stippling and fine graver lines). Field completely dressed.

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 47 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Group of Six Modern Carvings
Various Modern Carvers


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

      A lot of six hobo nickels by modern carvers. The upper left is by J. Allen. The Indian in the upper right is by Frank Brazzell. The WWI doughboy at the bottom left is by Wabon Eddings. The carving next to it in the 2nd row is by Mike Pezak. The remaining two artists are unknown. There are no QD papers with this auction lot.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 48 Here Lives A Gentleman
Complete Set of BoTales (1992-2010)
Various Editors

Final Price: ___$55___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      BoTales issues beginning with December 1992 (Vol. 1 #1) through Winter 2010 (Vol. 19 #4). This lot includes all regular issues as well as auction catalogs with hammer prices.

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 49 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Bearded Man Wearing Civil War Type Hat
Bo” Hughes Classic: Average 1937-D VF/F


Final Price: ___$2,860___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: This is a carved/punched work by George Washington “Bo” Hughes after his 1957 hand accident. All features are typical “Bo” − the ski nose, the hair/beard (crescent punched). The collar and the turtle shell hat. It is signed “GH” (George Hughes) in back of the neck. This is a plate coin pictured on page 100 of HOBO NICKELS by Delma K. Romines.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 50 Work Is Hard Here
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Unknown Classic: AboveAve(L)/Ave(H) 1926-P G


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This classic carving by an unknown artist is of the typical subject. The hat has a very wide hatband with a large bow. The nose, eye and mouth appear to be slightly altered and the hair/beard is very heavy (dark). C-punched ear. Simple collar. The subject is smoking a cigarette. Field is completely dressed with LIBERTY removed.

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