FUN2011 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...111-117 ~ Page...12
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Work Is Hard Here LOT 111 Work Is Hard Here
American Indian
Elmer Villarin Modern: Superior 1913-P TypeI AU


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: Bust of an Indian facing 3/4 right, with radiating feathers on headdress. Deeply-recessed smooth field with no border. Great eye appeal. Again, great attention to detail. Signed “EV 2010-17” on the edge.

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Water LOT 112 Water
Man with Goatee Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: AboveAve(H) 1913-P TypeI AU/XF


Final Price: ___$577.50___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: This is a nice eye-appealing original carving by an unknown but talented artist. The hat, with a nice wrap-around brim, is very well done. The subject has a small goatee rather than a large beard. Altered profile (curved nose, rounded chin). The ear is low on the head. Simple collar. Field decently dressed. Nice eye appeal.

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There Are Dogs LOT 113 There Are Dogs
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Braidy” Classic: AboveAve/AboveAve(L) 1913-P TypeII EF/VF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: A very eye appealing carving by artist nicknamed “Braidy”. A small circular punch was used for the hair, beard and mustache, and chisel work is evident on the ear and in the field behind the subject. Beard running down the braid. Slightly altered profile and enlarged nostril. Simple double collar and simple hat.

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Man With Firearms LOT 114 Man With Firearms
Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Unknown Classic: Average(H) ND VF


Final Price: ___$242___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      DelFavero/Alpert: This coin has great eye appeal even though alterations are slightly crude. The shallow hat creates a small head. Ends of hat brim are spike-like. Small indistinct ear. Raised-stubble technique forms the hair, beard, and moustache. Top of nose profile is altered. Chisel-dressed field, with LIBERTY removed. Neatly engraved collars and bowtie.

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Here Lives A Kind Woman LOT 115 Here Lives A Kind Woman
Bearded Man Wearing Hat
Unknown Classic: Average(H) ND VF/F


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This classic carving has subject with a small ear, altered profile (dent for bridge of nose), and hair/beard/mustache created with what may have been a knurling tool. Same for zigzag wriggle cut field behind and over the head. Small punch for eye under eyebrow. Lined hat with plain band. Lined collar and coat (braid still visible).

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Here Lives A Gentleman LOT 116 Here Lives A Gentleman
DONATION − Old Man with Cane
Amy Armstrong Modern: Superior 1938-D XF


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

      Fivaz/Alpert: This wonderful and unusual obverse carving by modern artist Amy Armstrong is a caricature of a bent over old man walking to the left with the aid of a cane. Large head with hat; 3/4 view face, beard. Thin neck; pointed shoes and bowtie. The field is very nicely dressed (stippled). Signed and numbered on the edge “AA 88.”

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Fresh Water Safe Camping LOT 117 Fresh Water Safe Camping
Bearded Man with Hat/Hiking Hobo
Twofer” Classic: Superior 1916-P XF


Final Price: ___$3,410___ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

      Fivaz/Alpert: A very eye appealing specimen by the artist nicknamed “Twofer,” who carved old two-sided hobo nickels just like this one. Slightly raised metal hat, brim and ear. The brim wraps around and the subject has a large ear. Nicely done hair and beard. The reverse is equally well done of a man wearing a stocking cap, holding a staff and with a pack on his back. Long coat with six button holes. Nice eye appeal.

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