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Tramp art basketThis is a very nice tramp art basket in an unusual form. The bottom is a solid piece of wood, relief carved above and below. Individually carved and layered slats were attached around to form the sides of the basket. Each slat was decorated with a metal tack at the bottom and a small carved wood diamond in the middle. The slats look like they were made from cigar box wood, with subtle patterns in the various shades of the wood. It is in excellent condition, from the early 1900's, and measures 9" by 6 1/2" by 3 3/4" high. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: CHOT.   Tramp art basket ... Another angle ... The other side ... Another view ... End view ... The other end ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tramp art basket ... Another angle ... The other side ... Another view ... End view ... The other end ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved dogThis is a large carved dog with strong presence. It is painted black, which looks like an old overpaint over a reddish-brown. There are also some gold paint highlights, especially around the mouth and under the chin. It is 14" high by 20 1/4" long by about 7 1/2" wide. We don't know anything about the history of this, other than the fact that it had a note taped to the bottom saying it was Alaskan. There is some paint wear, a few gouges on the back, a couple of age cracks on the bottom, and a crack that runs most of the way around the neck. We're not sure if that last is damage or if the head was carved from a separate piece of wood. In either case it is very solid, without any movement. The age is unknown, but it is old. It's a striking piece. The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: CHOA.   Carved dog ... Side view ... Front view ... Another front view ... Third angle from front ... The other side ... Closeup of the head ... Another closeup of the head ... Closeup of the back feet ... Back view ... Closeup from back ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... Another view from below ... Closeup from below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved dog ... Side view ... Front view ... Another front view ... Third angle from front ... The other side ... Closeup of the head ... Another closeup of the head ... Closeup of the back feet ... Back view ... Closeup from back ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... Another view from below ... Closeup from below ... With a soda can for scale.

Stone carving of Abraham LincolnThis is a very well done bust of Abraham Lincoln carved from dense stone. It is flat on the bottom and back and will sit on a shelf, against a wall, or possibly as a bookend. The size is 8 3/4" high by 5 1/4" wide by 2" deep. It is in very good condition with some scratches on the back. The price is $395.00. Inventory Code: CHRS.   Stone carving of Abraham Lincoln ... Another angle ... Side views ... The other side ... From above ... From below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Stone carving of Abraham Lincoln ... Another angle ... Side views ... The other side ... From above ... From below ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Found object man with boatThis is a funky sculptural assemblage of a man wearing a boat. The head and arm are carved. His arm is hinged at the shoulder and can be moved. After the photos were taken we also noticed that the feet can swivel. The boat is metal, his hat is a rubber or plastic cap, the stripes on his pants and ring around his eye are strips of rubber, and there is a strategically placed key. There is a wire hanger on the back; it can be hung or stand on its own. It is signed in pencil "Wm Skrips 11/05 The Boat Costume". It is 20" high by 21 1/2" wide by about 4" deep, in excellent condition. The price is $185.00. Inventory Code: CHHT.   Found object man with boat ... Side views ... From above ... From below ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Found object man with boat ... Side views ... From above ... From below ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... With a soda can for scale.

PaintingThis is an expressive portrait. It appears to be painted in tempera. We can't make out the signature. It has been professionally framed with UV protective plexiglass. The frame measures 13" wide by 16 1/2" high by 2" deep. There are a few nicks and dents on the frame, and the backing paper is torn, but the overall condition is excellent. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CHPW.   Painting ... Side angle ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting ... Side angle ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.

Here is a collection of patriotic drawings done on stamp collector's first day covers. These are 6 3/4 size envelopes with a stamp cancelled on the first day it was issued. Each envelope measures 6 1/2" by 3 5/8", is unused except for the drawing and cancellation mark, and is in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. They are priced individually, with a discount for several.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeThis drawing is a patriotic theme with an eagle, flag, and shield marked "Liberty" in red and black ink. The envelope is cancelled June 8, 1963, "Stamporee Convention Station, Bradenton, FLA". The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACCH.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeInk and watercolor of a flag and the liberty bell. The stamp recognizes Indiana Territory Sesquicentennial, and is postmarked Freedom, Ind. Mar. 15, 1952. There is a typewritten address. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHH.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeThis envelope has a flag, anchor, and shield drawn in red and black ink. The West Virginia stamp is postmarked Aug. 24, 1963. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACCR.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeLady Liberty with a flag, rockets and fireworks, drawn in red and black ink. The flag stamp was cancelled in Washington, D.C. Jul. 4, 1957. There is an address sticker attached. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHO.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeThis envelope has an intensely colored sketch of Richard Nixon and the words "Richard M. Nixon Jan. 09, 1913" stamped where the address would go. It was selected because the postmark date was Nixon's birthday. The stamps honor NATO, SEATO, literacy, and voter registration. The cancellation date is Jan 09, 1982. It is in excellent condition. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHS.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeA flag and the words Flag Day in colored markers. It was cancelled at the Stamporee Convention Jun. 14, 1968. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHP-A.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeA furled or waving flag, drawn in red and black. The stamp honors Robert Fulton, and was cancelled May 14, 1966 at the Coffeyville Collectors Club Convention. There is a darker rectangular area on the address part of the envelope. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHP-B.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeThis is an abstract flag drawn in red, blue, and silver. It is signed B. Kraft. The printed postage honors White House Conference on Aging, and is cancelled Nov 15, 1971. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHP-C.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeA folky eagle, sunrise, flag, and shield with "Liberty" drawn in colored markers. The stamp illustrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and is postmarked on the Bicentennial: Philadelphia, Jul. 4, 1976. An address label was attached. There is a slight fold on the left hand side. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHA.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeA flag, pennants, leafy branches, and the word "Union", in red and black ink. The stamp is in honor of Charles Evans Hughes, and is cancelled Oklahoma Philatelic Society, Jun 2, 1962. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHW.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeSeveral pennants and leafy branches in red and black ink labeled "C.S.A." and "Jefferson Davis June 3, 1808". The Range Conservation stamp is postmarked Jun. 3, 1961, and has a typewritten address. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHT.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.

Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelopeAnchor, flag, and shield in red and black ink. The stamp honors Frederic Remington, and was cancelled Jan. 4, 1962, with a signature below the stamp. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ACHC.   Patriotic drawing on first day cover envelope.


 
Big Jack, by Alva Gene Dexhimer
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"Big Jack", by the late Missouri artist Alva Gene Dexhimer. Painted in acrylic on found cardboard, it is 22 3/4" by 20 1/2" as framed, from the 1970's or early 80's.

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Tramp art wall pocket with lovebirdsThis is a polychrome tramp art wall box with kissing lovebirds at the top. There is also a butterfly decoration on the open pocket above the drawer. It is built from crate wood with a hand carved drawer handle. It is painted dark pumpkin, red and black and accented with dark metal tacks. Probably from the 1920's or 30's, it is in excellent, near mint condition. The size is 17 3/4" high by 13 1/2" side by 4 1/2" deep. The price is $725.00. Inventory Code: CHCK.   Tramp art wall pocket with lovebirds ... Two more angles ... With drawer open ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tramp art wall pocket with lovebirds ... Two more angles ... With drawer open ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved painted alligatorThis is a fun and folky painted carving of an alligator. It is 14 1/2" long by about 2 1/4" wide by 2 1/4" high, in excellent condition. The age is unknown, but it is not very recent. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CHWH.   Carved and painted alligator ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Side views ... Front and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved and painted alligator ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Side views ... Front and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.

19th c. calligraphy birdHere are two 19th c. calligraphy art bird drawings. They have been mounted in period frames with matching wine red mats. They are priced individually with a discount for the pair.

The larger calligraphy piece is a bird carrying an elaborate branch in its beak. The paper it was drawn on had been folded before it was framed, and the fold lines are visible. There is also a partly visible embossed seal from the Missouri legislature. The overall size is 14 3/4" high by 16 3/4" wide by 2 1/4" deep. The visible area of the drawing is 7" by 9 1/4". The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CHWA.   19th c. calligraphy bird ... Closeup of the art ... Another angle ... Closeup showing fold lines ... Another closeup ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   19th c. calligraphy bird ... Closeup of the art ... Another angle ... Closeup showing fold lines ... Another closeup ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.

19th c. calligraphyThis somewhat smaller 19th c. calligraphy drawing is a beautiful bird in an elaborate nestlike design. The words "Your friend W. R. Dearborn" are worked in. The drawing is in excellent condition, there is minor loss to the period frame. Overall size is 11 3/4" high by 13 3/4" wide by 1 3/4" deep. The visible area of the drawing is 4 1/2" by 7". The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CHWP.   19th c. calligraphy ... Closeup of the art ... Closeup of the frame ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   19th c. calligraphy ... Closeup of the art ... Closeup of the frame ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved, layered wall artHere is a piece of more contemporary folk art. It is a set of three layered shadowboxes in an elaborate frame, built of painted wood and molding. Two contain robed figures and are labeled "One With The Spirit" and "One With The Universe". The third contains a pizza, and is labeled "One With Everything". It is signed "A Hummell", and is from the late 1900's or early 21st c. The size is 34" wide by 23 1/2" high by 3 1/2" deep, and the condition is excellent. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: CHHC.   "One With Everything" ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back view ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   "One With Everything" ... Side views ... From above and below ... Back view ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Carved dish with beaversThis is a rustic footed wooden dish with two beavers for handles, all carved from a single piece of wood. It measures 13" by 6 1/2" by 4 3/4" high, is finished in a medium-light brown stain, and appears to be from the first half of the 1900's. It is in good condition with some slight surface wear and a couple of age splits, one of which goes across one beaver's tail. It has a really nice folky look. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: CHWK.   Carved dish with beavers ... The other side ... Side views ... End views ... Closeup ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... Another overall view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved dish with beavers ... The other side ... Side views ... End views ... Closeup ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... Another overall view ... With a soda can for scale.

Stone carvingThis is a relief carving in stone of the portrait of an American Indian. It is well done, and initialled and dated "EW. 1942" on the back. The carving has been mounted on a custom made metal base. The stone itself measures 5 1/4" high by 3 1/2" wide by 3/8" thick. As mounted it is 6 1/2" high. The condition is excellent. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CHOK.   Stone carving ... On the stand ... Another angle ... Side and back views ... Back, off the stand, showing initials and date ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Stone carving ... On the stand ... Another angle ... Side and back views ... Back, off the stand, showing initials and date ... With a soda can for scale.

Baseball whirligigHere is a whirligig with two baseball players. One tries to tag the other out as the blade turns. It is from the last quarter of the 20th c., nicely painted and has been mounted on a new wood base. The size is 19" long by 15 1/2" high by 14 3/4" across the blade. It is in very good, slightly weathered condition, with the vanes of the blade having been replaced. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: CHSW.   Baseball whirligig ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... The blade ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.
Some much larger photos:   Baseball whirligig ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... The blade ... With a soda can for scale ... Video of the action.

CarvingThis is a man carved from a forked branch by Kentucky artist Lloyd "Hog" Mattingly (1923 - 2003). He has a cedar walking stick, and is mounted on a slab of log. The hands and feet were carved separately then attached. The eyes and buttons are beads and the hair and beard are foam insulation. The figure was coated with something like gesso and then painted. The condition is very good with some minor cracking and loss to the gesso surface. It is 27" high by about 10 1/2" wide by 12 1/2" deep, from the last quarter of the 20th c. We have more carvings by Mattingly here. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CTTK.   Carving by Lloyd "Hog" Mattingly ... Two more views ... More angles ... Side and back views ... Closeup of head ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of feet ... From above ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carving by Lloyd "Hog" Mattingly ... Two more views ... More angles ... Side and back views ... Closeup of head ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of feet ... From above ... With a soda can for scale.

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