FUN2011 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...71-80 ~ Page...8
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  Lot 71   Lot 72 (1 of 5)   Lot 73   Lot 74   Lot 75
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  Lot 76 (1 of 4)   Lot 77 (1 or 4)   Lot 78 (1 of 3)   Lot 79 (1 of 3)   Lot 80 (1 of 3)
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Work Is Hard Here LOT 71 Work Is Hard Here
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Unknown Classic: Superior/AboveAve ND-P XF


Final Price: ___$440___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      DelFavero/Fivaz: The unknown artist used very precise lines in carving this classic piece. Very fine punch used for hair and beard. Horizontal, interrupted lines in hat crown; hatband with large bow. Ear resembles backward question mark. Well done collar, shirt and tie. Nice smooth field with LIBERTY removed.

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Water LOT 72 Water
Four Hobo Nickels & Hobo Token
Various Artists

Final Price: ___$192.50 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      A bulk lot consisting of three crude/below average hobo nickels, a rabbi carved by John Press and signed “J PRESS” on reverse, and a 1981 Del Romines pewter hobo business token. There are no QD papers with this auction lot.

Editor's Note: Lots 73-84 were for many years part of ANA's Traveling Exhibit of Hobo Nickels.
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There Are Dogs LOT 73 There Are Dogs
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
“Schnozz” Classic: Superior 1917-S UNC/AU


Final Price: ___$3,300___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: This is one of the specimens used to nickname the artist “Schnozz”, due to the large nose. A tremendously eye-appealing classic carving showing the subject with a large ear and huge nose. The hair, beard, mustaches and eyebrow have been delicately punched and the remainder expertly carved.

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Man With Firearms LOT 74 Man With Firearms
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Probable “Schnozz” Classic: AboveAve(H)/Superior(L) 1920-P VF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: A very nice boldly carved classic hobo nickel. The hat, with it's wide brim, and the ear and nose capture one's attention. All other alterations are also well done − collars, Adam's apple, eye, forehead and enlarged lips. Very smooth concave field with LIBERTY removed.

Editor's note: Although not identified in the QD抯, further review indicates that this piece was also carved by “Schnozz.”

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 75 Here Lives A Kind Woman
“Peanut Ear” Reproduction
Keith Pedersen Modern: Superior(L)/AboveAve(H) 1913-P TypeI XF/VF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: A very good copy of the carver nicknamed “Peanut Ear”. Signed “KP” under the buffalo's head. So good a copy that this specimen was exhibited in the ANA's traveling exhibit of hobo nickels as an original carving. Width and depth of grooves around hat and collar bolder than those of “Peanut Ear”. Also concave field above hat/behind head different as well.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 76 Here Lives A Gentleman
Four Hobo Tokens
Del Romines and Ron Landis


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

      A bulk lot consisting of four hobo tokens. The first is a business token by Del Romines. The remaining three are uncirculated OHNS annual tokens from 1993, 1996 and 2000. There are no QD papers with this auction lot.

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 77 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Four Modern Carvings
John Dorusa Modern


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

      A group of four hobo nickels carved by modern artist John Dorusa: 1936 bearded man wearing hat signed “J.D” on collar; Teddy Roosevelt on 1925 D or S signed “J.D.” behind head; 1925 jockey (not signed); and 1936 jockey signed “GH” (faked signature of “Bo”). There are no QD papers with this auction lot.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 78 Work Is Hard Here
Three Modern Carvings
John Dorusa Modern


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

      A group of three hobo nickels carved by modern artist John Dorusa: Conquistador on 1925 signed “J.D.” at bottom; woman on 1936 nickel with no signature; and clown on 1936-D, also unsigned. The clown is a copy of one of Bo's works. There are no QD papers with this auction lot.

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Water LOT 79 Water
Three Modern Carvings
Frank Brazzell Modern


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

      A group of three hobo nickels carved by modern artist Frank Brazzell: The long flowing hair/beard lines are characteristic of this deceased carver from Indiana. All three subjects are of bearded men wearing hats. The first is on a 1936 nickel; the second is on a 1935 nickel; and the third is on a 1930 nickel. None are signed. There are no QD papers with this auction lot.

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There Are Dogs LOT 80 There Are Dogs
Three Modern Carvings
Frank Brazzell Modern


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

      Another group of three hobo nickels by modern carver Frank Brazzell. The first is of an Indian on a 1936 nickel; the second is of a WWI soldier on a 1918 nickel; the third is a hiking hobo reverse carving on a 1936 nickel. None are signed. There are no QD papers with this auction lot.

ANA's Traveling Exhibit Hobo Nickels continued on next page.
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