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    Plated Cameo Nickel by 'Bo' Hughes
    Portrait of Bert, Signed GH52

    Bo's Memory of Bert, Carved in 1952. Full Cameo. More than 35 years had passed since Bert Wiegand taught Bo Hughes how to carve a nickel. Bert taught Bo the disciplines and skills, while Bo had an outstanding memory, natural intelligence, and the more active imagination. Their carving styles remained similar in many regards, to the point where it is often difficult to tell "who carved what." This portrait of Bert is clearly the Bo's work, done three years after Bo last saw Bert. The quality is such that it is a tribute to Bert, signed GH52 and labeled BERT on the neck truncation.

    This gold-toned nickel displays violet accents and is immaculately carved. The small, C-shaped ear sits high above the surrounding features, formed by pushed metal. The hair and beard are meticulously contoured. Done on a high-grade nickel, the fields are smoothly dressed with Bert's portrait well inside the raised rims. Much luster remains for exceptional eye appeal.
    From The Chris Dempsey Collection of Hobo Nickels, Part II.

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    July, 2021
    13th-15th Tuesday-Thursday
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