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    Classic World War I German Soldier
    Superior Quality, Unknown Artist

    1913 Type One Nickel, Intricately Carved With Engraved Lettering. The spiked World War I German helmet and handlebar moustache helped make an interesting subject for early hobo nickel artists. Some were carved as a form of "trench art," while others were simply depictions of the same subject by numerous artists. This example is particularly well done, rated as Superior quality for its detail and workmanship. A message encircles the subject soldier, "GOTT STRAFE ENGLANDS ARMY." No artist has been identified as the source of this classic hobo nickel.
    From The Chris Dempsey Collection of Hobo Nickels, Part II.


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    July, 2021
    13th-15th Tuesday-Thursday
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