Discussion in 'World Coins' started by mkivtt, Dec 24, 2012.
Ah, the multi-tit dragon, is that how they scared kids back in 1791? Awesome medal in any case!
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Patrick Shanahan, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/hobonickelsbypatrickshanahan
He is currently working on 2 custom orders for me right now. :thumb:
Here is a creepy one that came in the mail today. It was carved by Carrie Ann Benson, she started carving hobo nickels in early 2011. Her signatures have changed a little since she started; from “CAB”, to “B12”, to “B13”. This one is titled “The Doctor is Out”, theme: Black Plague Mask.
(Just figured out why my photos were uploading so small )
These masks were worn by doctors (so called) during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The “beak” part was filled with different concoctions of scented materials, because they believed the putrid air carried the plague. It also served to keep patients at a distance from their face. Some people actually collect authentic and replica Black Plague Masks!
I really like Benson’s art, and have another Zombie themed hobo from her on the way!
Face on Mars......
Imitation of a "Masonic Penny"
XANGTI CHAPTER / NO 666 / COWANS, U.S.A.
PROCUL O PROCUL ESTE PROFANI / INSTITUTED APR 27TH 1741
Is that supposed to be an actual likeness to General Elliot?
I do find it to be kinda freaky though.
super freak, super freak, he's super freakyy!
Was that Eliot part elephant seal?
Here is the other Carrie Ann Benson hobo I was waiting for (USPS:thumb. She titled this one “Undead Boyfriend Bob”, theme: Zombie Skeleton /Pendant of the Dead. This is her last carving of 2012, signed B12.
Here is one by Susan Elizabeth Heidelberger who has only been carving Hobo's since spring 2012. This nickel is called "SKULL WARRIOR". She has some other pieces with a lot more detail, and I see Susan’s work only getting better. :thumb:
I will post some Hobo nickels soon that are very creepy, and one that has so much detail it will blow your mind! Stay tuned! :hail:
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