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Click to read all historical dossiers De Zwerver Dossier #65 [ stukken en brokken ] WORK IN PROCESS −by V-Dubya ... 3/12 
882
  A Tribute to a Friend −by “Hobo” Joe Goode ... 3/12 
881
  “Cinco the Jeweler” Continues the Hunt! ... 3/12 
880
  “Engrave-In” Donation Auction −by “MrTHE” ... 3/12 
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  Spring 2012 “BoTales” Feature Articles ... 2/12  
878
Everyone knows that Bully and Sir! put the Bull in Yard Bull! −by V-Dubya ... 2/12 
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Click to read all historical dossiers 883  31 March 2012
De Zwerver Dossier #65  [ stukken en brokken ]  −by V-Dubya
Classic... $32 eBay
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Classic... Offered on eBay
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Classic... $580 eBay
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Aleksey Saburov... Private Sales
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“Braidy”... $200 eBay
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Classic... Coin Shop Purchase
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John Schipp... $406 eBay
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Bob Shamey... $497 eBay
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Classic... $103 eBay
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“Schnozz”... $750 eBay
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Howard Thomas... $432 and $510 eBay
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Classic... $314 eBay
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“Flat Nose”... $510 eBay
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Classic... $638 eBay
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Ron Landis... “Repoussé Hobo” Private Sale
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Translation... “The Hobo File #65 [ bits and pieces ]”
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882 
  26 March 2012
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A Tribute to a Friend
By “Hobo” Joe Goode, RM991
  Article about Nickel Carver James Stewart  
upcoming in the Summer 2012 “BoTales”.
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881 
24 March 2012
Cinco the Jeweler* Continues the Hunt!
Classic... $130 Private Purchase
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Classic... $140 eBay
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Classic... $23 eBay
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* A.K.A.:  Art “Cinco de Arturo” DelFavero
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880 
18 March 2012
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    “Engrave-In” Donation Auction     −by “MrTHE”
    “The Fisherman”
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  Sold Sunday afternoon, March the 25th, for $150.
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879 
18 February 2012
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Spring 2012 “BoTales” Feature Articles
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Record Price Paid for Hobo Nickel at F.U.N. 2012 ... 1
2011 OHNS Literary Token Winners ... 1
20th Anniversary
      Choo-Choo Train Award Winners ... 1
BoTales Banner Banter ... 2
2012 Dues Reminder ... 2
BoTales Publishing Schedule ... 2
Inside This Issue ... 2
OHNS Board Members ... 3
2012 Hobo Tokens Available ... 3
President's Message ... 4
Money Talks ... 4
Board & Annual Meeting Highlights ... 5
2012 Gold Tokens Available ... 5
2012 Auction Summary ... 6
Prices Realized − OHNS Auction 20 ... 7
Membership & Quality Designation Form ... 8
20th Anniversary Dinner ... 9
Looking for a Copy of Book One? ... 9
2012 Elongated Nickel and Cent ... 9
Spikes from “Spike” ... 9
Encyclopedia of Classic Carvings ... 9
Former teacher introduced
      students to hobo nickels ... 10-11
New OHNS Members ... 11
Great Response to Hobo Nickel Census ... 11
Introducing “Peerless” ... 12
Introducing “Scraggly” ... 12-13
Introducing “Mason City” ... 13
“ It'ss My Preciousss, Yess! ” ... 14-16
Three's A Match ... 17
The “Tramp Chair” ... 18
More Tramp Chair ... 19
ANA Summer Seminar Scholarship ... 19
Taylor the “Trailer” ... 19
Some Recent eBay Sales of Hobo Nickels ... 20-22
American's Foreign Legion ... 23
2012 F.U.N. Show in Pictures ... 24
Introducing “Peerless”, “Scraggly”, and “Mason City”
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−by Verne Walrafen HLM620, Fred Avan RM908, Tony Lewis RM1201 and Don Wolfe RM981
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878  7 February 2012
Everyone knows that “Bully” and “Sir!” put the “Bull” in “Yard Bull!
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As far as Sir! was concerned nothing happened on or around his train that he didn't approve of! As for Bully, that went
double for him { whatever Sir! said was what was gonna happen } and nobody argued with Bully more than once. The
best thing was that Sir! didn't have to worry about watching his back because everyone knew { THAT was Bully's job! }
Of course, those were different days, when every adult male's name was “Sir!” I can hear my Dad now; “Dang fool kid shoulda known better
than to be messing with that dog. Good lesson for him! He'll think twice before trying that again.” ~ The ghost on my shoulder. ~ V-Dubya
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··· Appendix ···   “Alpert's Artist Galleries” ...too useful as a reference to permanently relegate to our ScrapBook!   ··· Appendix ···
 Alpert's Artist Galleries
−by  Stephen P.BigOne” Alpert, OHNS-LM10
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Chapter 4   from
The OHNS Hobo Nickel Guidebook
By Stephen P. Alpert
For The Original Hobo Nickel Society
2001
Photographs by Bill Fivaz,
Stephen P. Alpert, and Coin World
( Not included on this webpage. )
Published by the
Original Hobo Nickel Society
www.hobonickels.org

We know the actual names of very few of the artists who made the old original hobo nickels. Bo and Bert are by far the best known of the original hobo nickel makers, and their lives are chronicled in detail in the two books by Del Romines. Other early makers of hobo nickels, who were prolific carvers and made pieces of a distinctive style, have been nicknamed (with their nickname put in quotes.) There are other early makers who signed their hobo nickels with their name or initials, but only one or two specimens are known by these artists.
 Old Artists Whose Names We Know 
 Old Nicknamed Artists 
 Early Modern Artists (1980s to mid 1990s) 
 Later Modern Artists (mid 1990s to present) 

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