#44 Simply Ed
This carving is done on a 1936 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel. Carving is titled "Simply Ed." Ed has great features, nice expression, & a smooth field. SOLD
#43 Shirley Temple
This carving is done on a 1934 full horn Buffalo Nickel. Carving subject is child actor legend Shirley Temple. This is a 3/4 profile portrait featuring Shirley's wonderful curly hair & great smile including dimple. COMMISSIONED
#42 The Bull
This carving is done on a 1937 full horn Buffalo Nickel. Carving subject is of a railroad cop a.k.a. Bull. The Bull is wearing a traditional style hat and smoking a cigar. There is a 1 mm 24 karat yellow gold star inlaid into his coat. Left border is engraved with Hobo signs. They read north to south as follows . . . "Unsafe area, Keep away, Railroad police hostile, Get out fast." Right side border is engraved "BULL." Submitted to the 2008 FUN show auction. SOLD
This carving is done on a 1935 full horn Buffalo Nickel. Carving subject is a sailor. Sailor is featured wearing a traditional navy cap and smoking a pipe. There is a partial scroll style border. Submitted to the 2008 FUN show auction. SOLD
#40 Montville Stop
This is a reverse carving on a 1937 Buffalo Nickel. Carving is the front view of Engine #12. Engine is featured pulling out of The Montville Conn. Stop. (Home to nickel carver Amy Armstrong). SOLD
#39 Evolution Of Pig
This is a double sided carving on a 1937 Buffalo Nickel. Reverse features a typical barnyard pig. Obverse features a sophisticated Pig wearing top hat and tails. Yea . . . it's funny. SOLD
#38 Laura Ingalls
This carving is done on a 1913 full horn Buffalo Nickel. The subject is Laura Ingalls of Little House on the Prairie. She is featured with her hair in braids, wearing a period style dress. She is surrounded by a wheat border. COMMISSIONED
#37 Smokin' Slim
This is a reverse carving done on a 1937 Buffalo Nickel. Slim is an animated clean shaven Hobo. He is smoking a cigarette and carrying a bindle stick. Destination unknown ... Submitted to 2008 January FUN show Auction SOLD
#36 Mr. Traditional
This carving is done on a 1937 full horn Buffalo Nickel. This carving is a classic profile style carving. Carving is cut in deep relief. SOLD
#35 Triple X
This is a reverse carving on a 1937 Buffalo Nickel. Subject is an animated Hobo doing a little smoking and drinking.
XXX was a fella who needed a drink.
He sat on a rock and started to drink.
He puffed on his pipe while he pondered his life.
Time for another drink. SOLD