Psst! Hey, dwhiz!

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by lordmarcovan, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    @dwhiz- this one made me think of you, for some reason. ;)

    It's being auctioned by a seller I believe is the artist himself. I have not done business with him, but have admired his work in the past.

    This is a nice one and will not go cheap.

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  3. TONYBRONX

    TONYBRONX Well-Known Member

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART!
     
  4. TONYBRONX

    TONYBRONX Well-Known Member

    WHERE IS IS BEING SOLD?
     
  5. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    @lordmarcovan Thanks, that's a beauty. Just a little to rich for me:wacky:
     
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    There's a link right there in the OP. It's on eBay. At $162.50 as of this post, with 1 day and 17 hours left. I would be surprised if it closed for less than $250-ish.

    Yeah, the really good hobo creations nowadays do not go cheap, as mentioned. Competition for the more prominent and talented artists' work is always strong. But that is as it should be.

    I have noticed that modern hobo engravings are more expensive than the 19th century love token engravings, usually, but they are more elaborate.
     
  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

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  10. Coinlover67

    Coinlover67 Well-Known Member

    That is a beautiful coin. I agree with @Hommer he needs to be on the artist infusion program and design some new coins for us.
     
  11. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Some serious talent in those works
     
  12. asheland

    asheland The Silver Lion

  13. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Creativity like that amazes me. Any guesses on a winning bid?
     
  14. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

    Dude is quite talented. I like this cent.

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  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I'll guess $265.00.

    In late 2016 I bid on modern hobo carvings for the first time and almost always lost. Only once did I win on a more intricate piece: this one called "The Helmsman" by David HJ He ("HJH"), done in 2016 on a 1900 dime, which I won for $67.61.

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    I was an underbidder on this one called "Fisherman" done by the same artist on a 1915 quarter. It closed for $202.55 on eBay in July, 2016.

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  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Oh, yeah- I owned this great little owl done on a 2015 quarter, too, until somebody "made me an offer I couldn't refuse" and I sold it.

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  17. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    To bad it's not "Full Bell Lines"
     
  18. asheland

    asheland The Silver Lion

    Not mine, but VERY cool:
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  19. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Yes, I remember seeing that one on CU, though I can't remember whose it was.

    I loathe the "skull" fad in the modern carvings- that theme been done to death (and often clumsily), as bad as clowns on the vintage hobo nickels were. Skulls and skeletons are a dime a dozen nowadays.

    But I'd make an exception for that piece. That shows not only fine workmanship but imagination, like a hobo carving should.
     
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  20. thebeav

    thebeav Lifer

    177.oo with a half hour left.......
     
  21. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Bet it jumps at the end, when snipertime rolls around.
     
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