FUN2011 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...61-70 ~ Page...7
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  Lot 61 (1 of 10)   Lot 62 (1 of 11)   Lot 63   Lot 64   Lot 65
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  Lot 66   Lot 67   Lot 68   Lot 69   Lot 70
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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 61 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Ten Hobo Postcards
Various Artists: Some Postmarked, Some Unused.

Final Price: ___$22___ ...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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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 62 Here Lives A Gentleman
Eleven Hobo Postcards
Various Artists: Some Postmarked, Some Unused.

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

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

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 63 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Alex Ptak Modern: Superior 1937-P G/VG


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

      DelFavero/Fivaz: An attractive modern carving by Alex Ptak. Alex has used fine, delicate lines for hair/beard/mustache and eyebrow. Nicely formed ear and hat. Altered profile. Toothy bearded man wearing a derby hat. Finely stippled field with surrounding flat border creating a nice cameo effect. Coin polished after carving. Piece is signed with Alex's overlapping “A” and “P” on the reverse.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 64 Work Is Hard Here
Caboose
Elmer Villarin Modern: Superior 1923-P XF


Final Price: ___$231___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      DelFavero/Fivaz: A really impressive carving by modern artist Elmer Villarin, who has totally changed the bison into a lovely detailed depiction of a railroad caboose, complete with tracks, slats on the side and a railroad man standing alongside. “Hocking Valley” on the side of the caboose. Signed on the edge “Hocking Valley railroad circa 1909 Columbus Ohio EV 2010-16.”

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Water LOT 65 Water
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Owen Covert Modern: AboveAve(H)/AboveAve ND G


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

      DelFavero/Fivaz: Standard design hobo nickel by modern artist Owen Covert. Use of a rotary tool is evident. The hair/beard on the subject are very finely done and the darkness denotes a heavy growth. Hat has two “air holes” in it and the profile has been altered. Nicely formed ear; punch for eye. No collar and thin neck. Signed “OC” in the middle of the buffalo's body.

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There Are Dogs LOT 66 There Are Dogs
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Owen Covert Modern: AboveAve(H) ND-S G


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

      DelFavero/Fivaz: This modern carving by Owen Covert (signed “OC” on reverse) is of a typical hobo nickel artist's subject but has been encased in a copper Omaha Coin Club token (2009). Motto “Getting Your Hand On Owen's” is engraved on token. Nice work on carving with heavily accented nose and nostril; brow furrows; well formed ear low on head. Heavy hair/beard.

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Man With Firearms LOT 67 Man With Firearms
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Owen Covert Modern: AboveAve 1916-P VG/G


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

      DelFavero/Fivaz: A nice eye appealing modern carving by Owen Covert. Straight brimmed hat with pawn broker “3 cherries” on the crown. Large, well formed ear. Hair nicely done with a faint hint of a beard. Outward radiating lines from subject to rim all around. Minor amendment to profile and simple line collar. Signed “OC” on the reverse.

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 68 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Ray Castro Modern: AboveAve(H) 1936-P XF


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

      DelFavero/Fivaz: The workmanship on this carving is extremely nice and it could be easily mistaken for a classic carving save for Ray Castro's signature (“RC”) on the reverse. Lovely formed ear; nice clean hat and hatband and delicate punching for the hair and beard. Unaltered profile. Simple collar.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 69 Here Lives A Gentleman
Clown
Bo” Hughes Classic: Average 1927-D G


Final Price: ___$357.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      DelFavero/Fivaz: This carving by George Washington “Bo” Hughes was undoubtedly done after his 1957 hand injury. The subject was one of Bo's favorites. Bo uses a combination of graving skills along with a punching technique he developed after his hand injury.

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 70 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Unknown Classic: AboveAve(L)/AboveAve 1914-P XF


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

      DelFavero/Fivaz: Very attractive, nicely carved classic piece. Altered profile and nostril, eye and mouth. Ear, although rather rough, is pushed metal. Plain hat crown with narrow hatband. Small “Y”(?) punch used for hair and beard. Single line for collar. A total transformation of the Indian.

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