FUN2011 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...81-90 ~ Page...9
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  Lot 81   Lot 82   Lot 83   Lot 84 (1st half)
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  Lot 84 (2nd half)   Lot 85   Lot 86   Lot 87
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  Lot 88   Lot 89 (1 of 30)   Lot 90 (1 of 4)
Editor's Note: Lots 73-84 were for many years part of ANA's Traveling Exhibit of Hobo Nickels.
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Man With Firearms LOT 81 Man With Firearms
Abraham Lincoln
Ron Landis Modern: Superior 1938-D (Removed) BU


Final Price: ___$1,045___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: An absolutely fantastic 3/4 bust representation of Abraham Lincoln by master carver Ron Landis. Attention to detail is paramount for Ron and this carving exemplifies his incredible talent. The field is proof like and concave. LIBERTY and date removed. The coin can be dated by the D/S mint mark on the reverse (variety unique to 1938). This coin was carved in 1994 and was the 44th one he carved. It is signed “RL 94 044.”

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 82 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Ron Landis Modern: Superior ND XF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: Another masterpiece by talented modern carver Ron Landis. Ron has created a cameo effect by smoothly dressing the field all around the figure. Raised stippled beard and mustache. Deeply carved ear and curved brim on the plain carved fedora hat. Signed “RL” on bust and numbered “#175 2000” on edge.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 83 Here Lives A Gentleman
WWI Soldier
Ron Landis Modern: Superior 1919-P XF/VF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: Ron has depicted a helmeted WWI soldier in this very nice modern carving. Plain helmet with chin strap; small punches for beard and wavy hair. Altered nose (similar to “Bo” or his brother); plain collar. Very nicely formed ear. Smooth concave field with LIBERTY removed. Signed “RL,” dated “00” and numbered “173” on reverse.

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 84 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Four Modern Carvings
J. Allen Modern


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

      Four hobo nickels by modern carver J. Allen: 1936 jockey; 1930 woman; 1935 BUM; and 1937 Santa. Each is signed with a “J. Allen” punch on the body of the buffalo on the reverse. There are no QD papers with this auction lot.

End of ANA's Traveling Exhibit Hobo Nickels.
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Work Is Hard Here LOT 85 Work Is Hard Here
Ron Landis Self-Portrait
Ron Landis Modern: Superior ND XF


Final Price: ___$797.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: This is the first hobo nickel carved by Ron Landis. Signed “RL 93” under the bust and numbered “001” on the reverse. A nice cameo with concave fields. Ron stated in an accompanying note that this coin was carved using gravers, files and burnisher. No power tools were used.

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Water LOT 86 Water
Jesus
Ron Landis Modern: Superior 1992 OHNS Hobo Token


Final Price: ___$495___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: This is an engraved depiction of Jesus Christ on 22mm copper 1992 OHNS hobo token. Signed on reverse “102 RL 95.” Exquisite detail accentuates this piece with a crown of thorns on Christ's head.

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There Are Dogs LOT 87 There Are Dogs
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Ron Landis Modern: Superior 2000 Sacagawea $1


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: A handsome modern carving by Ron Landis on the first year (2000) Sacagawea dollar. The hobo subject is looking over his shoulder and has a smile on his face. Facial details are outstanding as are those on the hat and backpack. Signed, dated and numbered on the reverse “R.L.” “00” “168.” Nice semi-cameo with a deep flat recessed field. High relief.

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Man With Firearms LOT 88 Man With Firearms
DONATION − BoTales 1st Issue Master
Gail Kraljevich (Baker) Editor


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

      This lot consists of the camera-ready paste up master sheets for the very first issue of BoTales, Volume 1, Number 1, December, 1992. This issue has ten pages (last page for addressing; it has the OHNS return address only).

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 89 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Thirty Hobo Postcards
Various Artists: Some Postmarked, Some Unused.

Final Price: ___$187___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      This is a lot of thirty postcards total. There are nineteen different cards. Twelve of the thirty are of the last card shown above, created in 2003 by Kimzie Cowart as OHNS Annual Meeting gift. Three of the thirty are shown in the Auction Catalog. If you wish to see color photos of all nineteen postcards, you can EMail BoTales editor Ralph Winter at Click to EMail this person...

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 90 Here Lives A Gentleman
Four Hobo Nickels and Token
Unknown, J. Allen & Frank Brazzell Modern

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

      A miscellaneous group four hobo nickels and a pawn broker token. On the first nickel only the hat is finished. The clown is by J. Allen. The horse head and hiking hobo are by Frank Brazzell. There are no QD papers with this auction lot.

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