FUN2011 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...91-100 ~ Page...10
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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 91 Fresh Water Safe Camping
DONATION − Two Hobo Nickels
Dave Boulay Modern: AboveAve(H) 1937-D XF/VF
and AboveAve(H) 1930-P XF/VF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This is a two coin donation lot by modern artist Dave Boulay. These are the first two hobo nickels that he carved back in 2006. On the first (obv. carving) the subject has a curved hat brim, vertical lines for hair and beard and a nicely formed ear. Signed “DB 01” on reverse. The second is a reverse carving of a hiking hobo with backpack, walking stick shoes and buttons on coat. Signed “DB 02” on obverse. Nicely dressed field.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 92 Work Is Hard Here
Bearded Man Wearing Hat/Hiking Hobo
Dave Boulay Modern: Superior 1936-P


Final Price: ___$522.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: A very eye appealing 2-sided modern carving by Dave Boulay. The obverse subject is a man wearing a plain hat with a wide brim. Beautifully constructed ear and profile with eye and mouth expertly done. The reverse shows a hiking hobo with backpack, walking stick and a pocket on the coat. Very smooth concave field with LIBERTY removed. Reverse field excellently dressed as well. Signed “DB 40” under hobo's feet on reverse.

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Water LOT 93 Water
Viking Warrior
Dave Boulay Modern: Superior 1936-P VF/F

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

      Fivaz/Alpert: A very nice modern carving of a Viking warrior with metal domed hat. Beautifully carved hair, beard and mustache. Profile altered. Coin is signed “DB 54” on the edge. Field (concave) is nicely dressed.

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There Are Dogs LOT 94 There Are Dogs
Fourteen Hobo Tokens
Ron Landis Designer: Hobo Tokens 1992-1999

Final Price: ___$286 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      This lot consists of fourteen hobo tokens designed by Ron Landis. There are six OHNS tokens (1992-95, 1996, & 1998) and eight Galley Mint Museum hobo tokens (1996-1999).

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Man With Firearms LOT 95 Man With Firearms
Gallery Mint Publications
1995-2005

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

      From 1995 through 2005, the Gallery Mint published newsletters and collectors updates to allow GMM patrons to keep up with the goings on at the Mint. This lot consists of a complete collection of these publications.

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 96 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Woman with Flower in Hair
Michael Branham Modern: AboveAve/Ave(H) 1934-P VG

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

      Alpert/Fivaz: Modern portrait of a woman with wavy hair and flower over ear position. Profile (lips, eye and eyebrow) altered to feminine features. LIBERTY removed. Oval around date. Wriggle-cut zigzag reeding on edge. Signed on bison with “B” inside vertical ichthus.

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 97 Here Lives A Gentleman
Beardless Man Wearing Hat
Mike Branham Modern: AboveAve(H)/AboveAve 1926-P VG


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

      Alpert/Fivaz: An eye appealing carving by modern carver Michael Branham. The subject is a cowboy wearing a broad brimmed hat and smoking a cigarette. Large ear and well done collar. Nicely dressed field all around simulating a cameo effect. Signed on bison with “B” inside vertical ichthus.

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 98 Fresh Water Safe Camping
DONATION − Indian Squaw
Mike Branham Modern: AboveAve/Average 1959-D Jeff 5¢ F


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

      Alpert/Fivaz: Modern carver Michael Branham has altered Jefferson's bust on this 1959 nickel to an Indian squaw facing left, with a feather in her hair. Field recessed and stippled, date remaining. Profile totally altered. Wriggle-cut zigzag reeding on edge. Signed on Monticello on reverse side with “B” inside vertical ichthus.

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 99 Work Is Hard Here
Nativity Scene
Mike Branham Modern: Superior/AboveAve(H) 1882-P $1 VF


Final Price: ___$275___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Alpert/Fivaz: On this interesting modern carving, artist Michael Branham has used an 1882 Morgan dollar as his canvas. A very nice nativity scene with Joseph, Mary, baby Jesus and an angel with outstretched wings behind them. A shepherd with a crook kneels to the right. Circular punches on recessed field around top. Nice eye appeal. Signed with “B” inside vertical ichthus on the eagle's breast on the reverse.

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Water LOT 100 Water
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: Ave(H)/AboveAve(H) ND XF

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

      Fivaz/Alpert: Somewhat unusual in that the subject does not sport a mustache. Profile (eye, nostril, mouth) altered nicely. Possible scar behind the eye. Well formed ear; hat has short brim, hatband with bow. High collar; lined coat. Field dressed using small (round punch) beading tool. Hiding in the stippled field are the words “JEWNITED” (behind the head) and “STATES” (opposite the profile), an anti-Semitic comment rarely found on a hobo nickel. Totally carved piece.

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