Introducing Spiffy


By Robert Owen 'SepticTankHank' Covert RM-686

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Spiffy has the following characteristics:

  1. Wide brim domed hat
  2. Ear is deeply punched and looks like an upside down J
  3. Punched beard
  4. Hat band carved with two lines and is set to subject's back collar
  5. Bow tie in the hat band
  6. Top of ear overlaps or touches bottom of hat

All of the carvings of “Spiffy” thus far, have been on the early date 1913−15 buffalo nickels. The first two carvings are from my own collection; whereas, the third carving is from the Ralph Winter collection. The fourth one is from OHNS Auction 11, lot 66.