'BEARDED MAN WITH HAT' HOBO NICKEL ~ J.DORUSA P-48-2

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 04, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

'BEARDED MAN W/ BOW HAT'

HOBO NICKEL BY JOHN DORUSA

A WORK OF ART ON A BUFFALO NICKEL!

THIS HANDSOME BEARDED MAN HAS A NEAT STRAIGHT BOWED TOP HAT; NICELY PLACED & CARVED INVERTED PEAR-SHAPE EAR; HAND CARVED, MOSTLY STRAIGHT, SHORT NEAT HAIR, BEARD, MUSTACHE; SLANTED COLLAR W/ 'J D' CARVED IN COLLAR FOR AUTHENTICITY. MARKED P-48-2 ON CARD.

THIS PARTICULIAR HOBO NICKEL WAS CRAFTED BY JOHN DORUSA BETWEEN 1950 AND 1985 IN THE JENNERSTOWN, PA. AREA. MR. DORUSA HAD BEEN TAUGHT THE ART BY EARLY HOBO NICKEL ARTISANS. HOBO NICKELS WERE CRAFTED OUT OF BUFFALO NICKELS IN THE DEPRESSION/WWII ERA AND TRADED FOR VARIOUS GOODS. GREAT AMERICANA ART. SOME OF JOHN DORUSA'S HOBOS HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN THE AUCTIONS OF THE ORIGINAL HOBO NICKEL SOCIETY AND THROUGH BOWERS AND MERENA AND ALSO HERITAGE AUCTIONS AND MANY HAVE SOLD ON MANY OCCASIONS. THIS HOBO WAS PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM HIS WIFE AND WAS A PART OF HIS OWN COLLECTION..

***SIMILIAR CARVES BY DORUSA HAVE SOLD IN THE $50-$100+ RANGE AT SEVERAL FINE AUCTION HOUSES INCLUDING HERITAGE AUCTIONS, BOWERS AND MERENA AND OHNS AUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST .

***BID STARTS at ONLY $9.99. NO RESERVE! FOR THIS WONDERFUL CARVE BY JOHN DORUSA! DO NOT MISS OUT.

///WINNER ADDS: $3.50 FIRST CLASS SHIPPING.

BUY 2-3 & SHIPS = $5.00; BUY
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