Hobo Nickel "the Cat And The Fiddle" By Howard Thomas 10% To Rikki's Refuge For Sale
Description 10% of this sales total goes to Rikki's Refuge, an all species, no kill animal sanctuary, that is home to over 1200 animals. We love Rikki's Refuge, in Orange Co. VA!
Thehobo nickelis asculpturalartform involving the creative modification of small-denominationcoins, essentially resulting in miniaturebas reliefs. Thenickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose. However, the term "hobo nickel" is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations.
Due to its low cost and portability, this medium was particularly popular amonghobos, hence the name.
This is a 1937 carved hobo nickel. This one is the infamous, "Cat and the Fiddle"! There are several pictures of this one, at different angles to show the depth of the carving. By turning the nickel, different aspects of the depth and shading are shown, and may look slightly in each photo. It is signed on the back. Take a look! Please look closely at the pictures.We try to take the best photos possible and allow big enlargements so you can see exactly what you are getting! All carvings are signed by Howard. Any and all comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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Please visit our website to see what else is style="margin-top: 2.65pt;">Howard Thomas has beendoing scrimshawsince the early 1980's, though only as a full time profession since 2002. If you would like to see a full explanation of what scrimshaw is, more about what Howard does, and see some of his other work, please go to our about mepage for a link to the website (not allowed on the sale page) or write to us for a link. see recent UPDATES and view other scrimshaw Howard has done, please see our about me page.And follow our link to the new website!WHICH IS NOW UP AND
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Hobo Nickel "the Cat And The Fiddle" By Howard Thomas 10% To Rikki's Refuge: $306