FUN2011 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...51-60 ~ Page...6
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Water LOT 51 Water
“Mona Cathleen”
Cinco de Arturo Modern: AboveAve 1936-P F


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This modern carving is a fairly early work (year 2000) by contemporary artist Cinco de Arturo. This carving of a long haired woman is titled “Mona Cathleen.” Profile altered. Smooth concave field with LIBERTY removed. Coin has been polished after carving.

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There Are Dogs LOT 52 There Are Dogs
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Bo” Hughes Classic: Average/AboveAve 1916 VG


Final Price: ___$2,310___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Farnsworth/Kraljevich: A very nice classic carving by George Washington “Bo” Hughes. Raised metal ear. Nose flattened. Entire portrait carved. Hat band with ribbon. Field smoothed with LIBERTY removed.

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Man With Firearms LOT 53 Man With Firearms
Bearded Jewish Man
Bo” Hughes Classic: AboveAve/Average 1916-S G


Final Price: ___$2,420___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Farnsworth/Kraljevich: Another completely carved classic carving by George Washington “Bo” Hughes. Ear created by pushed metal. Tongue visible in mouth. Mouth, eye and nose modified. Field has been smoothed. A Jewish man, possibly a rabbi, was a popular subject of Bo.

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 54 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Mule and Shanty
Bo” Hughes Classic: Above Average 1926-P F


Final Price: ___$1,210___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: This nice totally carved classic piece is one of Bo's favorite subjects, a mule with head lowered with a shanty over its shoulder, possibly a remembrance of his early life in Mississippi. A very nice reverse carving. Area below mule's neck is somewhat rough. Signed (dated) “51” by Bo, probably the year the piece was carved. Dated reverse carvings by Bo are rare.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 55 Here Lives A Gentleman
Bearded Man With Wavy Hair
Bo” Hughes Classic: Superior(L) ND VF


Final Price: ___$7,700___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: A nice classic portrait by “Bo” of his friend and mentor Bert. Hair and ear beautifully done. The instrument used to create the long hair and beard appears to have left some very small raised bumps in the recessed areas. Straight pointed nose. Simple collar. Lightly toned, but with some small dark red-brown spots. Field smoothed. “LI” and “Y” removed to leave “BERT.”

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 56 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Bo” Self-Portrait Reproduction
Bill Jameson Modern: Superior ND-P VF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: An expertly carved (engraved) replica of one of the self-portraits by George Washington “Bo” Hughes in his later (balding) years. Cameo effect with LIBERTY remaining. Characteristic ski nose and well-formed ear. The coin has been “age” to a gray-brown color. Signed on reverse “72 Z”.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 57 Work Is Hard Here
“Bert” Reproduction
Mike Cirelli Modern: Superior ND-P F/VG


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: Virtually an exact copy of Bo's early 1950s cameo carving of Bert. Could easily pass as a work of “Bo” if coin wasn't signed, dated and numbered on the reverse under the buffalo. Modern Artist Mike Cirelli used the cover coin on OHNS Auction #6 as his model.

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Water LOT 58 Water
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
John Dorusa Modern: AboveAve 1936-P


Final Price: ___$93.50 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Romines: This appears to be an early work (1982-84) by the late John Dorusa. Carved hat and collar and punched beard. A very good copy of many of the works by Bo and Bert. Just the “LI” removed in the field leaving “BERTY.”

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There Are Dogs LOT 59 There Are Dogs
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: AboveAve 1913-P TypeII


Final Price: ___$742.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Romines: An above average totally carved classic piece with the band of the hat showing an unusual zigzag pattern. The ear is well done and the hair, beard and mustache are carved, not punched. A scar appears on the cheek. Toning on obverse possibly altered. Tone and texture of obverse/reverse not compatible.

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Man With Firearms LOT 60 Man With Firearms
Ten Hobo Postcards
Various Artists: Some Postmarked, Some Unused.

Final Price: ___$66 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

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

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