FUN2011 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...101-110 ~ Page...11
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Work Is Hard Here LOT 101 Work Is Hard Here
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: AboveAve(L)/Ave(L) ND VG/F


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

      Alpert/Fivaz: Strongest feature is the deeply recessed field, excavated with a mechanical tool, so recessed it broke through reverse in three places. Small hat.. Crude eye and ear. Lots of facial hair. Simple collar. Bold design but lack of artistic quality.

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Water LOT 102 Water
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: Superior/Above Ave(H) 1925-P Lincoln 1¢ G/VG


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

      Alpert/Fivaz: One of the nicest hobo cents ever seen. Nice hat with wide brim. Great altered profile and features, with pointy nose and smile. Nice crosshatched and spotted coat and tie. “2” of date left in field along with “GO” and “RUST” of motto. Nicely used accent lines throughout. Crosshatched border. Great eye appeal.

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There Are Dogs LOT 103 There Are Dogs
J Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: Average 1918-P VG


Final Price: ___$165___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: The most noticeable feature about this carving is that the field has been deeply dressed creating a cameo figure. The very low derby has a vertically lined hatband. The hair, beard and mustache are created by a maze-like array of curved lines. Simple collar. Unaltered profile.

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Man With Firearms LOT 104 Man With Firearms
Spike-helmeted Soldier
Unknown Classic: Superior 1870 French 20 Franc Gold Piece


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This classic carving of a spiked-helmeted soldier is found on a 20 Franc gold coin. Commonly referred to as a “Satirical Token,” these are rarely ever found on gold coins. Expertly done with great attention paid to the details on the helmet, strap and collar. Nice eye appeal.

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 105 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Hobo Nickels Montage
Bill Fivaz - Photographer


Final Price: ___$44 Mail___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      This lot is photo montage is 10" x 13", in a custom 18" x 22" frame, and is comprised of all original photos of “Bo's Best” carvings. The center image is the famous “Boxcar Carving,” showing six hoboes sitting in/on the boxcar (only three are visible, as the other three are on the inside of the car).

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 106 Here Lives A Gentleman
Indian Chief Gall
Elmer Villarin Modern: Superior 1937-P XF/VF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This is the first in a series of three modern carvings of Indian Chiefs who were the primary players in the “Battle of Little Big Horn.” The subject here is Chief Gall, a Lakota Sioux. The full frontal view is wonderfully done in every detail. Nice ornate border and recessed field. Engraved on the edge is “CHIEF GALL − HUNKPAPA LAKOTA SIOUX EV 2010-7.”

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 107 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Indian Chief Sitting Bull
Elmer Villarin Modern: Superior ND-D AU/XF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: The second in the series “Battle of Little Big Horn” carvings by Elmer Villarin is a full frontal view of Chief Sitting Bull. Again, exquisite detail on this modern carving. Very nice ornate border around the figure, leaving the word “LIBERTY.” The top two feathers are inlaid in gold. Engraved on the edge is, “CHIEF SITTING BULL HUNKPAPA LAKOTA SIOUX EV 2010-10.”

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Work Is Hard Here LOT 108 Work Is Hard Here
Indian Chief Crazy Horse
Elmer Villarin Modern: Superior ND-P XF/VF


Final Price: ___$209___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: The third and final “Battle of the Little Big Horn” trilogy carvings is an eye appealing piece featuring a 3/4 profile of Chief Crazy Horse. Again, there is an ornate border surrounding the subject. An interesting feature is that the carving did not utilize any of the original Indian抯 features as it is carved upside down in relation to the reverse. Mountains in background above shoulder. Engraved on the edge is, “CRAZY HORSE OGLALA SIOUX CHIEF EV 2010-11.”

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Water LOT 109 Water
Brooks Locomotive
Elmer Villarin Modern: Superior 1915-P XF


Final Price: ___$297___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: This modern carving by Elmer Villarin shows an incredibly detailed locomotive the artist has identified a the “Brooks Locomotive Works 8 Wheeler.” The reverse carving is facing left with smoke billowing from the stack. Clouds overhead. Vegetation in foreground. Nice eye appeal. Identified on edge and numbered “2010-13.”

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There Are Dogs LOT 110 There Are Dogs
Baldwin 1860's Locomotive
Elmer Villarin Modern: Superior 1928-P XF


Final Price: ___$308___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: A nice reverse carving of an 1860's Baldwin 8 Wheeler locomotive facing right. Nice details. Sun rays in sky; smoke trailing. Signed “EV,” identified and dated “2010-15” on edge. Eye appealing carving.

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