Private and Sale Prices Realized - 2007 and Prior


5 August 2007442
De Zwerver Dossier #1

 [ stukken en brokken ] −by V-Dubya

English Engraver
Marcus Hunt

L¸neburg Lion
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Monk's (of Engraver's Cafe fame) first carved nickel
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English Engraver Marcus Hunt's Illustrious Father Master Engraver Ken Hunt
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John Schipp's Most Recent Carvings
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Dick Sheehan's FIRST Engraved Rifle
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Classic carved nickel offered by "Hobo Bob"
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Lee Griffiths' $50
One Ounce 24K Gold Buffalo
carving in process
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Ron Landis Hobo Token
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Translation... "The Hobo File #442 [ bits and pieces ]"
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31 August 2007451
De Zwerver Dossier #2

 [ stukken en brokken ] −by V-Dubya

The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Music Chisels!
Click to view Bill's “Cyrano de Bergerac”. Click to view Bill's “La Pucelle”. $283 8/31/2007 Click to view Degs' “Mr. Edward Teach”. Click to view Degs' “The Caped Crusader”.
A Hot Midsummer Weekend's Gleanings of Recent Nickel Carvings
Click to view Degs' “Edward Stubblefield”. $207.50 8/14/2007 $309.60 8/19/2007 $197.73 8/19/2007 Click to view an enlargement of this photograph.
the ONION America's Finest News Source • June 4, 2003 • Issue 39•21
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U.S. Mint Employee Disciplined
For Putting Own Face On Nickels
This desk calendar's page caught my eye while I was visiting my friend in Anchorage a year ago. It has been floating around in my journal ever since then so I thought it was past time to share it with all y'all.
I found the color picture on the ONION's website. - V-Dubya
An aggregation of scans of carvings by Unknown Nickel Carver "The Missing Link" amassed during Cinco de Arturo's recent research.
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Check out Introducing "Sam Francisco" (a.k.a. "The Missing Link")
Bill Jameson's Most Recent Carvings
Click to view Bill's “Salade Salvatore”. Click to view Bill's “Pallaton”. Click to view Bill's “MCT Spike”.
Translation... "The Hobo File #451 [ bits and pieces ]"
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11 September 2007457
De Zwerver Dossier #3

 [ stukken en brokken ] −by V-Dubya

It is amazing how much a carving can change in the last few hours
in the hands of a superior engraver like James Olivencia!
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Rare Coins of Raleigh's "Hobo Nickel Gallery"
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offers a wide variety of carved nickels.
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An intriguing cross-section of items gleaned from various nooks and crannies
during this trip through hyperspace.
$301.64 9/11/2007 $335 9/14/2007 $163.06 9/7/2007 Click to view an enlargement of this photograph. Click to view an enlargement of this photograph.
The classic carving on the left was found in 1979
by a clerk in a five and dime change drawer in the state of New York!
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Recently Quiescence Carvers... Sam Alfano, Ray Castro, and Cliff Kraft
Display Their Elephantine Engraving Talents
Click to view Sam's “Abul-Abbas”. Click to view an enlargement of Ray Castro's carved 5¢. Click to view an enlargement of Ray Castro's carved 5¢. Click to view an enlargement of Ray Castro's carved 5¢. Click to view Cliff's “Odobenus 'Ode' Rosmarus”.
Translation... "The Hobo File #457 [ bits and pieces ]"
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27 September 2007461
De Zwerver Dossier #4

 [ stukken en brokken ] −by V-Dubya

The idea for this carving came to me from the scene in the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" when the "Soggy Bottom Boys" were singing on the stage, had the long beards and were tipping their hat to the crowd. ~ Bill Jameson
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Take note that "Soggy Bottom Pete's" nose points directly to the "Y" of "LIBERTY"
considerably higher than the normal carved nickel. -vrw

"O Brother, Where Art Thou?"... Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey", set in the deep south during the 1930's. In it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
~ The Internet Movie Database

"The Evolution of Pig" - by Amy Armstrong
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Lee Griffiths' website, www.lgartistry.comClick to visit Lee's website, receives some much needed attention.
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Recent creations from the bench of engraver Stephen Cox... the Byrd Knife sold on eBay... the carved nickels are headed for OHNS's FUN2008 Auction.
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Hobo Nickel Carver Joe Paonessa Creations Lee Griffiths carvings ready for display
at GRS Masters Weekend
in Emporia, Kansas in mid-October.
T¸rkÁe Hali Satici
Click to view Joe's “T¸rkÁe Hali Satici”.
Klima Kranos Polemistis
Click to view Joe's “Klima Kranos Polemistis”.
L¯sarbejder Filosof
Click to view Lee's “L¯sarbejder Filosof”.
Gylden Hvalros-SkÊg
Click to view Lee's “Gylden Hvalros-SkÊg”.
Auction Houses normally take superb photographs which we all benefit from
since they document many classic carvings.
$132 9/23/2007 $335.90 9/28/2007
Translation... "The Hobo File #461 [ bits and pieces ]"
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7 October 2007466
De Zwerver Dossier #5

 [ stukken en brokken ] −by V-Dubya

Steve
Ellsworth
Strikes
Again!
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As you can tell from these COOL pictures it has been a very interesting week on eBay.
Click to view an enlargement of Steve Cox's carved 5¢. Steve Cox's engraved knife $126.27 10/3/2007. Click to view an enlargement of Steve Cox's carved 5¢. Click to view an enlargement of Cliff Kraft's carved 5¢.
Click to view an enlargement of Bob Shamey's carved 5¢. $313.01 10/1/2007 Click to view an enlargement of Jon Dake's carved 5¢. Click to view an enlargement of Jon Dake's carved 5¢.
Another discriminating numismatist becomes a Bill Jameson enthusiast with just cause
check out his recent Billzach carved nickel acquisitions.
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Translation... "The Hobo File #466 [ bits and pieces ]"
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4 November 2007474
De Zwerver Dossier #6

 [ stukken en brokken ] −by V-Dubya

Antiques and Collectables Galleria” offerings Shirley Temple
1913-D
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1014-P
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1915-D
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1923-S Big Nose
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by Amy Armstrong
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Tampered with Nickel $2
Redrawn Buffalo Nickle $5
Unique Hand Carved Coin Art Buffalo Nickle $20

It is interesting to note the change in attitude reflected by what this carved nickel was called over the generations. ~ V-Dubya

From the collection of
Art "Cinco de Arturo" DelFavero, RM552
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Two recent carvings
by Artist and Friend Steve Cox.
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Cinco is in search of a third example
by this classic carver. Click to view this “OHNS Member ONLY Quest”
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"For Dave"
by Marcus Hunt
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Sad Times Nickels
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From the collection of Art "Cinco de Arturo" DelFavero, RM552
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A gentleman by the name of Charlie Sarkiss contacted OHNS via our website with the goal of learning about these three carved nickels that had been stored in a safe with a large collection of other coins for the past 38 years. Eventually Cinco purchased the pieces from Charlie and has learned several interesting facts thus far.

Charlie's Dad purchased these for $1 each in the late 1950's to early 1960's and was hoping to sell them for the prices you see on the coin flip inserts shown above on the right.

Charlie's Mom remembers these being called "Sad Times Nickels" which is a reference to the "Great Depression" of the 1930's. We hope to learn more about carved nickels prior to the publishing of Del Romines' book.

Translation... "The Hobo File #474 [ bits and pieces ]"
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30 November 2007479
De Zwerver Dossier #7

 [ stukken en brokken ] −by V-Dubya

Something Old, Something New
from SGA's Personal Archive
Steve Cox couldn't carve a bad nickel
at gunpoint!
Obverse
by Steve Adams
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Reverse
by Steve Adams
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Jackie (obv)
by Bill Jameson
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Puff (rev)
by Steve Cox
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by Steve Cox
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A sampling of the postcards to be sold in January 2008 at the FUN show OHNS auction.
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Carved nickels recently sold on eBay
This carved nickel sold for $308 This carved nickel sold for $187.50 This carved nickel sold for $261.50 This carved nickel sold for $356.95 This carved nickel sold for $360
The color of the photos from eBay for these carvings was so weird that I had to convert them to grayscale which still doesn't look all that good... Sorry!
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Translation... "The Hobo File #479 [ bits and pieces ]"
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