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    'Matt Ticulous' Hobo Nickel Classic
    Traditional Subject, Superior Quality

    1913 Type Two Host Nickel, Partial Cameo. Carvings by the long-established OHNS artist nicknamed "Matt Ticulous" are known in both traditional and unusual formats. The traditional hoboes depicted by this talented, early artist feature neat hair, eyebrow, moustache, and beard, with a distinctive ear that displays inner details. Hats are nicely textured in an assortment of shapes and styles. All examples known are carved on 1913 Type One or Type Two nickels. This is a particularly outstanding Matt Ticulous carving, pictured on the OHNS website and meticulous in its attention to detail.
    From The Chris Dempsey Collection of Hobo Nickels, Part II.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2021
    13th-15th Tuesday-Thursday
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