FUN2012 Auction Addendum ~ OHNS Auction Annotations
Letter from the Auction Manager ~ OHNS Auction #20 Rules ~ List of Donations

Greetings from the Auction Manager

牋牋 Our 20th auction features something for everyone. Featured are some 揃o Hughes carvings, one by Bert Wiegand, many nice old classic hobo nickels including several by OHNS nicknamed carvers as well as many Superior modern carvings; plus hobo tokens, hobo postcards, and back issues of BoTales. Twenty-six consignments were received to make up this sale.

牋牋 You can view all the lots on our website and see all the offerings in color. Those attending FUN can view the lots on Friday at the OHNS bourse table, and Saturday morning just before the auction, in the OHNS meeting and auction room. After the 10AM General Meeting, there will be a break, and then the auction will begin.

牋牋 Our auctioneer will again be OHNS Honorary Life member Allen Cowart, son of OHNS member Kimzie “Spike” Cowart and owner of Cowart Auction Company in Cocoa, Florida.

牋牋 I need to receive your bids by postal mail, or email, no later than Monday, JANUARY 2nd. No phone bids accepted, but you can phone or email me with any questions. PLEASE BID EARLY! Faxes have become almost obsolete; if you need to bid by fax, phone me first.

Mail Bid Sheet
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Stephen P. Alpert, Auction Manager ... Click to EMail this person.
Voice & FAX: 702-473-9071
P.O.Box 335441
North Las Vegas, NV   89033-5441

Artist Index
Old Artists are in boldface letters.   [*]-Consigned by the Artist.
The lot number(s) of the hobo nickels of each artist is given after the name.

J. Allen: 4, 5
“Bo” Hughes: 26-28
Alan Chernomashentsev: 100-101
Frank Brazzell: 69
Dave Boulay: 39-42*
Ray Castro: 124-128
Owen Covert: 67-68, 97-99*, 122-123
Steve Cox: 54, 116-121
John Dorusa: 4, 17, 35
Howard Hughes: 53
Arthur Hutchinson: 65
Bill Jameson: 3*, 66, 69
“Needle Ear”: 111
Joe Paonessa: 135-137*
“Peanut Ear”: 112
Keith Pedersen: 129-134
Matthew Petitdemange: 84*
J. Press: 4, 5
“Rough Beard”: 57, 76
“Smoothie”: 70
“Spiffy”: 21
James Stewart: 16
Archie Taylor: 2*, 77
“Tufty”: 48, 78
Elmer Villarin: 85-87, 91-96
Bert Wiegand: 46
Subject Index
buffalo vehicle: 101
cameo: 65
Charlie The Tuna: 119
clown: 5, 117, 127
cowboy: 118
crusader: 128
dragon: 96
fez hat: 58
fisherman: 120
frogs: 85
frontiersman: 4, 26
Hebrew legend: 44
hiking hobo: 82, 123
hobo dime: 52
hobo liberty head nickel: 52
hobo penny: 30
hobo postcards: 6, 81
hobo quarter: 30
hobo tokens: 30, 36-37
Indian chief: 42, 91-93
Indian squaw: 54
Irishman: 10
Izzy: 114
Joe Camel: 121
Kaiser: 33, 103
knight: 128
locomotive: 86, 94
OHNS Auction Catalogs: 90
OHNS BoTales: 89
rabbi: 67
reverse carving: 69, 82, 101, 123
rhino: 4. 100
silver bar: 85
standard design (modern): 2, 16, 66, 68,
standard design (old): 1, 7-9, 11-15,
    18-25, 34, 38, 43, 45, 47, 49-51,
    55-56, 59-61, 63, 71-76, 79, 83,
    88, 102, 104-105, 107-110, 113-115
turtle: 65
wart hog: 95
George Washington: 53
woman: 3, 124, 126, 137

OHNS Auction #20 Rules

Welcome to the twentieth OHNS Hobo Nickel Auction! We hope you are successful in obtaining the lot(s) you bid on and that you enjoy the fun and fellowship of one of the fastest growing numismatic clubs in the country! Bid liberally and with confidence that each lot is described completely and accurately. We ask that you review the Auction Rules below and adhere to them closely which will make it a fun auction for everyone. GOOD LUCK. . .

1. All lots are guaranteed as described. Any typos or other errors will be called to your attention at the beginning of the auction.

2. Bidding is open to all paid up members of OHNS, and will be conducted on both a Mail Bid and Floor Bid basis.

3 ALL Mail bids and Fax bid must be sent to Steve P. Alpert, PO Box 335441, North Las Vegas, NV 89033-5441 and received by January 2, 2012. NO phone bids will be accepted. Fax bids are acceptable (702-473-9071), as are emailed bids (to Click to EMail this person.). Please call above number before faxing so Steve can turn on fax.

4. The certification or quality designation papers for lots examined by OHNS will accompany each lot unless otherwise indicated. No OHNS QD paperwork for hobo tokens, hobo postcards, and multi-coin bulk lots (unless noted).

5. There will be a 10% buyer's fee and a 5% seller's fee.

6. Owners may submit one (1) mail bid on each of their coins. This will serve as a “minimum bid” if the owner desires. NO floor bids will be accepted from an owner on his/her coins.

7. NO unlimited bids will be accepted.

The Bidder's OHNS number must be included on all Mail Bids. This number will also be your floor bidding number.

8. ALL payments must be made by check or cash only, with checks being made out to Stephen P. Alpert. PLEASE include your OHNS number on all checks. Have any questions about this sale? Telephone Steve at 702-473-9071 or EMail at: Click to EMail this person..

9. Postage and insurance will be added to the invoice for all successful Mail Bidders.

10. All sales are final, and payments must be made promptly.

11. A list of prices realized will appear in the next BoTales and will also be posted on our website: following the auction.

NOTE: Some lots in this sale were donated, with all or a portion of the proceeds going to OHNS as noted in the catalogue.

List of Donations

Lot 2: Archie Taylor
Lot 3: Bill Jameson
Lot 40: Dave Boulay
Lot 137: Joe Paonessa
Auction information is provided here as a courtesy only!
The "offical" auction catalog is the printed version and will have all the final editing shown in it. 
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