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Marine Lantern

Lot 41: Marine Lantern

by Piers Motley Auctions

February 2, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Exmouth, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £50 - £70

Description: Marine Lantern

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French Colonies.  New Caledonia.  25 (Centimes)

Lot 238: French Colonies. New Caledonia. 25 (Centimes) "Société Anonyme" 1881.

by International Coin Exchange

February 20, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

Dublin 2, Ireland

Estimated Price: €200 - €400

Description: French Colonies. New Caledonia. 25 (Centimes) "Société Anonyme" 1881.

Condition Report: About Uncirculated.

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Natural Petrified Peanut Wood Polished Specimen

Lot 2: Natural Petrified Peanut Wood Polished Specimen

by Prescott Valley Consignment Auction

January 30, 2015, 5:00 PM MST

Prescott Valley , AZ, USA

Description: Wood that had marine life living in it then petrified. 3" x 3" x 3/4".

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John Lennon 1996 By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  -  Acrylic on Paper

Lot 15: John Lennon 1996 By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Acrylic on Paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $10,000

Description: Original Painting (for stamp sheetlet of 9) Acrylic on Paper 12 x 9 in | 30 x 23 cm. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

Condition Report: New

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The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie, Hard Travellin' September 1996, Cleveland, signed by Bruce Springsteen &

Lot 72: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie, Hard Travellin' September 1996, Cleveland, signed by Bruce Springsteen &

by Ewbank's

February 5, 2015, 12:00 PM GMT

Woking, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £120

Description: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie, Hard Travellin' September 1996, Cleveland, signed by Bruce Springsteen & Billy Bragg, framed h:32 w: 24 in.

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U.S.M.C. BOMB-DISPOSAL GROUP PHOTO GROUPING

Lot 446: U.S.M.C. BOMB-DISPOSAL GROUP PHOTO GROUPING

by Alexander Historical Auctions | Alexander Autographs

February 10, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Chesapeake City, MD, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: U.S.M.C. BOMB-DISPOSAL GROUP PHOTO GROUPING Enormous collection of photographs and negatives taken by a member of a Marine Corps bomb disposal group which served in the South Pacific from mid-1944 until the end of the war. Included are about 200 4" x 5" original photos taken at Quantico, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Okinawa, Guam, Dahu, and Bougainville showing the group training, inspecting captured heavy munitions and bunkers, in transports, using heavy equipment, in the field, and so on. The photographer continued his army career into the Fifties, building an airstrip at Vieques and serving in Korea, all of which he also documented. Of great interest is 17 rolls of 35mm. film negatives and several packets of larger negatives. Although not examined by us, the negatives bear labels which indicate that the photos were taken at Pearl Harbor, "Hell's Point Ammo Dump", New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Sydney, and aboard various transport vessels. Total images including negatives likely exceeds 600-700. Certainly worthy of research, and undoubtedly containing many unseen excellent images.

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Lighter / U.S. Marines #11386v2

Lot 1023: Lighter / U.S. Marines #11386v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 2, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $35 - $55

Description: Lighter / U.S. Marines **|**|** Lighter / U.S. Marines #11386v2

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Flag - U.S. Marine Corps #11401v2

Lot 1298: Flag - U.S. Marine Corps #11401v2

by 21st Century Auctions

January 31, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $40 - $60

Description: Flag - U.S. Marine Corps **|**|** Flag - U.S. Marine Corps #11401v2

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Dugald Cameron

Lot 5385E: Dugald Cameron "Green Knights" Signed Plane Print

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

January 29, 2015, 11:00 AM MST

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: A matted and framed behind glass print depicting a F/A-18D Hornet signed by VMFA(AW)-121 Marine Aircraft Group 11 "Green Knights" out of Miramar, California for Joe Foss with a "Get Well Soon" dedications. Circa 1996 print by a listed artist. Sight area measures approximately 11" x 16.75" and frame 17" x 22.75" x 0.75". Total weight 4 lbs.

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US Marines Core Titanium Coated Knife #18028v2

Lot 1019: US Marines Core Titanium Coated Knife #18028v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 1, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $195 - $260

Description: US Marines Core Titanium Coated Knife **|**|** US Marines Core Titanium Coated Knife #18028v2

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GENUINE ZIPPO THE MARINES LIGHTER #14049v2

Lot 1180: GENUINE ZIPPO THE MARINES LIGHTER #14049v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 4, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $60 - $90

Description: GENUINE ZIPPO THE MARINES LIGHTER **|**|** GENUINE ZIPPO THE MARINES LIGHTER MADE IN U.S.A #14049v2

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Bumper Sticker - U.S. Marine Corps #11424v2

Lot 1546: Bumper Sticker - U.S. Marine Corps #11424v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 2, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $25 - $45

Description: Bumper Sticker - U.S. Marine Corps **|**|** Bumper Sticker - U.S. Marine Corps #11424v2

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AZIMUTE, FRANCE A FINE, LARGE-SCALE MODEL OF A RIVA AQUARAMA,

Lot 1098: AZIMUTE, FRANCE A FINE, LARGE-SCALE MODEL OF A RIVA AQUARAMA,

by Holt's Auctioneers

March 19, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £4,000 - £6,000

Description: AZIMUTE, FRANCE A FINE, LARGE-SCALE MODEL OF A RIVA AQUARAMA, 59in. overall and 17in. in the beam, of individual mahogany planks on hardwood frames and floors, correctly laid deck and slipper transom (again individually planked), correct cockpit instrumentation, upholstered in cream and aquamarine leather, cockpit with maker's nameplate, fittings in chromed metal and plastic, perspex windshield (slight crazing), varnished above the waterline with cream 'anti-fouling' and blue boot-top, non-functioning twin brass screws and rudders, mounted on a mahogany sled-type stand Provenance: The vendor informs us that this model was reputedly given to Carlo Riva's nephew. The Aquarama has become arguably, the most famous and iconic of Carlo Riva's designs and was certainly the undisputed flagship of the Riva range of fast motor yachts. Launched in 1962, the yacht took many styling cues from the swinging age that it was born in to; one of these being the wide, curved windscreen that Riva had intended to resemble the widescreen Cinerama movie format that was popular in the early 1960s. The Aquarama is a direct descendant of the Riva Tritone, the hull forms being very similar and of twin engine design, although the Aquarama was considerably more powerful; it being possible to specify units of 350hp each thus making the yacht one of the fastest craft of its type on the water. The Aquarama had a long production life and the last one wasn't launched until 1996 by which time it had already become a design classic. Other Notes: Azimute were a highly-respected French model-making company specialising in limited, high quality production runs of classic marine craft. The maker's products were always coveted by collectors, but became more-so when the company ceased trading.

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1996 Proof Set #95258v1

Lot 1193: 1996 Proof Set #95258v1

by 21st Century Auctions

January 29, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $40 - $55

Description: 1996 Proof Set **|**|** 1996 Proof Set #95258v1

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1996 Proof Set #13855v2

Lot 1250: 1996 Proof Set #13855v2

by 21st Century Auctions

January 28, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $45 - $50

Description: 1996 Proof Set **|**|** 1996 Proof Set #13855v2

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1996 Proof Set #71611v1

Lot 1881: 1996 Proof Set #71611v1

by 21st Century Auctions

February 2, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $75

Description: 1996 Proof Set **|**|** 1996 Proof Set #71611v1

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Sea Turtle Reef By Wyland

Lot 366: Sea Turtle Reef By Wyland

by Seized Assets Auctioneers

January 30, 2015, 5:00 AM PST

Westlake Villiage, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $675 - $880

Description: Wyland's passion for marine life and aquatically-inspired artwork is evident in everything he creates. "Sea Turtle Reef" is a limited edition lithograph on paper, numbered and hand signed by Wyland! Measures approx. 25.5" x 28.5" (with border), 18.5" x 20" (image).

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Sea Otters By Wyland

Lot 270: Sea Otters By Wyland

by Longfellow Auctions

February 2, 2015, 7:30 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $950 - $1,255

Description: Wyland's passion for marine life and aquatically-inspired artwork is evident in everything he creates. "Sea Otters" is a limited edition lithograph on paper, numbered and hand signed by Wyland! Measures approx. 25.5" x 28.5" (with border), 24" (round image).

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Innocent Age/Dolphin Serenity By Wyland

Lot 439: Innocent Age/Dolphin Serenity By Wyland

by Longfellow Auctions

February 2, 2015, 7:30 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,650 - $2,185

Description: Wyland's interest in and passion for marine life and aquatically-inspired artwork is evident in everything he creates. "Innocent Age / Dolphin Serenity" is a limited edition lithograph on paper, numbered and hand signed by Wyland! Measures approx. 38" x 25" (with border), 37" x 18" (2 round images).

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Innocent Age/Dolphin Serenity By Wyland

Lot 218: Innocent Age/Dolphin Serenity By Wyland

by Longfellow Auctions

January 31, 2015, 7:30 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,650 - $2,185

Description: Wyland's passion for marine life is evident in the aquatic artwork he creates. "Innocent Age / Dolphin Serenity" is a limited edition lithograph on paper, numbered and hand signed by Wyland! Measures approx. 38" x 25" (with border), 37" x 18" (image).

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Visol US Marines Stainless Steel Flask - 8 oz #16896v2

Lot 1109: Visol US Marines Stainless Steel Flask - 8 oz #16896v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 3, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $90 - $120

Description: Visol US Marines Stainless Steel Flask - 8 oz **|**|** Visol US Marines Stainless Steel Flask - 8 oz #16896v2

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GENUINE ZIPPO THE MARINE CORPS LIGHTER ARMORED #12984v2

Lot 1011: GENUINE ZIPPO THE MARINE CORPS LIGHTER ARMORED #12984v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 4, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $90 - $110

Description: GENUINE ZIPPO THE MARINE CORPS LIGHTER ARMORED **|**|** GENUINE ZIPPO THE MARINE CORPS LIGHTER ARMORED #12984v2

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GENUINE ZIPPO LIGHTER THE FEW. THE PROUD. MARINES #12901v2

Lot 1189: GENUINE ZIPPO LIGHTER THE FEW. THE PROUD. MARINES #12901v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 4, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $45 - $60

Description: GENUINE ZIPPO LIGHTER THE FEW. THE PROUD. MARINES **|**|** GENUINE ZIPPO LIGHTER THE FEW. THE PROUD. MARINES #12901v2

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U.S. Marines Adjustable Dog Collar & Leash - Red #11375v2

Lot 1565: U.S. Marines Adjustable Dog Collar & Leash - Red #11375v2

by 21st Century Auctions

February 2, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $55 - $75

Description: U.S. Marines Adjustable Dog Collar & Leash - Red **|**|** U.S. Marines Adjustable Dog Collar & Leash - Red #11375v2

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US Marine Corps Insignia

Lot 3035: US Marine Corps Insignia

by Alderfer Auction & Appraisal

January 29, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Hatfield, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $30 - $50

Description: US Marine Corps Insignia Grouping by Gemsco of US Marine Eagle, Globe & Anchor (EGA) insignia cased. 3pcs.

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US Proof Set 1996 Silver #95305v1

Lot 1181: US Proof Set 1996 Silver #95305v1

by 21st Century Auctions

January 29, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $90

Description: US Proof Set 1996 Silver **|**|** US Proof Set 1996 Silver #95305v1

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1996 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra #83925v1

Lot 1664: 1996 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra #83925v1

by 21st Century Auctions

February 2, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $80 - $90

Description: 1996 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra **|**|** 1996 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra #83925v1

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1996 2 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra #83943v1

Lot 1746: 1996 2 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra #83943v1

by 21st Century Auctions

February 2, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

SAUGUS, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $170 - $180

Description: 1996 2 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra **|**|** 1996 2 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra #83943v1

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1996 American Silver Eagle - UNC

Lot 184: 1996 American Silver Eagle - UNC

by DAF Auction, Inc.

January 31, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Lancaster, OH, USA

Description: Better Date!

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1996 American Silver Eagle - UNC

Lot 234: 1996 American Silver Eagle - UNC

by DAF Auction, Inc.

January 31, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Lancaster, OH, USA

Description: Better Date!

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vintage concord mariner sg two tone ultra thin mens watch

Lot 241: vintage concord mariner sg two tone ultra thin mens watch

by Miami Auction Gallery

January 29, 2015, 7:30 PM EST

Miami, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: vintage concord mariner sg two tone ultra thin mens watch

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12 bouteilles MEURSAULT «Perrières», Bouzereau 1996

Lot 144: 12 bouteilles MEURSAULT «Perrières», Bouzereau 1996

by Tajan

February 5, 2015, 2:00 PM CET

Paris, France

Estimated Price: €540 - €600

Description: 12 bouteilles MEURSAULT «Perrières», Bouzereau 1996

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Lot 8758: 1996 Platinum Edition "The Hess Toy Collector"

by K D Smith Auctions

January 31, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Allentown, PA, USA

Description: 1996 Platinum Edition "The Hess Toy Collector" Book

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Lot 52: 12 bouteilles BLASON D'ISSAN 1996 Margaux

by Artcurial - Briest - Poulain - F. Tajan

February 9, 2015, 2:00 PM CET

Paris, France

Estimated Price: €150 - €160

Description: 12 bouteilles BLASON D'ISSAN 1996 Margaux

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Vending Machine Musical Bank 1996, MIB

Lot 1015: Vending Machine Musical Bank 1996, MIB

by Homestead Auctions

January 31, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

Norton, OH, USA

Description: Vending Machine Musical Bank 1996, MIB

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1996 Tabletop Juke Box Musical Bank, MIB

Lot 1025: 1996 Tabletop Juke Box Musical Bank, MIB

by Homestead Auctions

January 31, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

Norton, OH, USA

Description: 1996 Tabletop Juke Box Musical Bank, MIB

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4th CENTURY B.C. SHIPWRECKED GREEK AMPHORA

Lot 186: 4th CENTURY B.C. SHIPWRECKED GREEK AMPHORA

by B.C.A.D. Art Gallery

January 31, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Bronx, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $9,500 - $12,000

Description: Ca. 4th Century B.C. sea salvaged greek amphora. A large Greek sea encrusted amphora. The vessel has a tapered bottom, bulbous mid section, tapering up to the neck with 2 handles and a folded collar. The amphora has a hairline running horizontally around the widest part of the body. The handles, collar, neck, and base are all in good condition and it has obvious evidence of being submerged. Over time a beautiful "sea-sculpture" has formed on the porous surface of the amphora, consisting of shells, calcified sea worms and other marine life.ÿ It is approx. 29" tall, and comes with a rustic custom made wooden base. From a private New York collection.

Condition Report: Hairline running horizontally around the widest part of the body. Sea encrustation has formed on the porous surface of the amphora, consisting of shells, calcified sea worms and other marine life

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Goethe By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Pencil and aquarelle on board

Lot 1: Goethe By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Pencil and aquarelle on board

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Pencil and aquarelle on board 20x 30 for stamp sheetlet for Antigua and Barbuda Postal Service. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Apes By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Color pencil and aquarelle on board

Lot 2: Apes By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Color pencil and aquarelle on board

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $1,000

Description: color pencil and aquarelle on board 20x30 for stamp sheetlet of 9 stamps. (Country unknown). Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Chow Yun Fat By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Acrylic on board

Lot 3: Chow Yun Fat By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Acrylic on board

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $3,000

Description: Acrylic on board, 20x30 for Stamp sheetlet of 6 stamps Guyana Postal Service. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Bob Dylan By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Acrylic on board

Lot 4: Bob Dylan By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Acrylic on board

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $7,000

Description: Acrylic on board, 20x30 for Souvenir sheet. Country of issue unknown at this time. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Eleanor Roosevelt By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Pencil on paper

Lot 5: Eleanor Roosevelt By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Pencil on paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $5,000

Description: Pencil on paper 8x11. U.S.First Ladies stamp series for the Gambia. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Queen Elizabeth In Various Views By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Color pencil on paper

Lot 6: Queen Elizabeth In Various Views By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Color pencil on paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Color pencil on paper, 8 x 11 Stamp series. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Kofi Annan By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Acrylic on board

Lot 7: Kofi Annan By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Acrylic on board

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $1,500

Description: Acrylic on board,14x17, for Ghana Postal Service. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Pope John Paul II By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz   - Color pencil on paper

Lot 8: Pope John Paul II By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Color pencil on paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $8,000

Description: color pencil on paper, 8x 11 For Stamp sheetlet, Government of Tuvalu. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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No Way Ballet By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Oil on Canvas

Lot 9: No Way Ballet By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Oil on Canvas

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: Oil on Canvas ,18 x 24(stretched) Book cover for Troll Publications. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Universal Postal Union By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Color pencil and aquarelle on board

Lot 10: Universal Postal Union By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Color pencil and aquarelle on board

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $3,000

Description: Color pencil and Aquarelle on board, 14x 14 Stamp Omnibus issue for many nations postal services. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Uncle Val Gin By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - 9 Inch Round

Lot 11: Uncle Val Gin By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - 9 Inch Round

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $3,000

Description: Portrait for a Gin bottle label. 9 round. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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The Frenchman's Mistress By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz  - Oil on canvass board

Lot 12: The Frenchman's Mistress By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Oil on canvass board

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: Historical (Candlelight) Romance, 1818 Oil on canvass board cover painting for Dell Publications. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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Inspiration of the Lincoln Cent By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz   - Pencil on paper

Lot 13: Inspiration of the Lincoln Cent By Original Artist Joel Iskowitz - Pencil on paper

by Tangible Investments

February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $10,000

Description: Drawing Pencil Drawing on Paper 31 x 26 in | 79 x 67 cm. Joel Iskowitz Born August 15, 1946 (age 68) The Bronx, New York Known for Illustration: philatelic, numismatic Joel Iskowitz is an American designer, book illustrator, print artist and stamp, coin and medal designer. From an initial interest in medical illustration, this graphic artist has branched to other fields. He specializes in highly realistic art resulting from extensive research to make his designs as accurate as possible. His philatelic (stamp) designs, he once said, "must be super accurate and well documented, for if you get so much as an animal's tuft of fur out of place on a philatelic design you will hear from someone critical of your design." Among his coin designs are the reverse of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial penny (3rd of 4: Professional Life in Illinois), 2008 Arizona State Quarter and 2009 District of Columbia Quarter. Iskowitz graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hunter College in 1968, and attended a summer session on a scholarship at Yale his junior year. He enrolled in several other fine arts courses, but found the instructors were more interested in abstract art rather than the traditional, realistic art he wanted to pursue. He eventually took a teaching course, allowing him to teach in New York City schools as a substitute teacher in math and art from 1970 to 1977. After a year on the West Coast as a portrait artist in San Francisco, he returned to New York City to work in the music industry designing album covers. He found illustration work submitting freelance line drawings which were visual reviews of new albums to the rock music publication, Changes. This led to book and cover illustrations for young adult and romance books; though highly realistic, he called these historical romances "glorified Hollywood clinch scenes." The research necessary to create believable period pieces helped prepare him for the exacting reference needed for his future philatelic and numismatic (coins and medals) works. He was exposed to etching and engraving while enrolled at Hunter College in 1964-1968, studying under Richard Claude Ziemann for whom he later served as an apprentice. This experience in printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he has used in many of his stamp and coin designs. Each of these required that extra research effort, frequenting the New York Public Library as well as the scientific and historical archives. A bibliophile, Iskowitz also claims "Many hours were happily spent searching through the miles of books at Strand book store in lower Manhattan." In 2005 he applied for the United States Mint Artist Infusion Program, applying on the last day, and won immediate acceptance, with which he is still associated. While working with the U.S. Mint, his 18 designs have been accepted for new coins and medals. Iskowitz's work has been featured in many international journals; including profiles of his numismatic and philatelic art in COINage Magazine; Watercolor Magazine American, American Artist Magazine, Smithsonian Profiles; and his murals have been featured in Exhibit Builder Magazine. He has been awarded both bronze and silver medals for his corporate illustrations and grand-scale public art in Portfolios.com international competitions. Most recently his design for the American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Award won the 2008 silver medal in corporate illustration in the International Creative Shake competition. Iskowitz also creates artwork commemorating significant historical events. His most recent effort, published in lithograph by Signature Art Medals, depicts the 1908 sitting of Theodore Roosevelt for his obverse portrait on the Panama Canal Service Medal. Medalist Victor David Brenner is shown sketching the president in preparation for his models. It is widely believed that while sitting for Brenner, Roosevelt saw one of Brenner's Lincoln plaques and was inspired to have Brenner design the new Lincoln Cent, first released in 1909. Iskowitz has created over 2000 stamps for 40 separate nations. He has also received the National Oceanic and Philatelic Society citation for his contributions to Space Philately. His experience at Hunter College with Ziemann and printmaking was formative in developing his "gravure" style which he employed in many of his stamp designs. His first philatelic (stamp) commission was to create a stamp series depicting endangered species sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Sierra Leone that featured a family of chimps. Since that first stamp issue in 1977 his philatelic work continues to the present day, covering a wide variety of subject matter from flora and fauna to notable personages from heads of state to film stars. He has been noted for his work depicting the British Royal Family in commemorations, jubilees and festive occasions. As an active United States Air Force (USAF) artist, a number of his oils are in the USAF permanent collection. His painting documenting D-Day events is represented in the permanent collection of the Historical Association of Carentan in Normandy, France. A recently completed mural which chronicles the history of aviation technology has been installed at Wright–Patterson AFB. Iskowitz's most recent D-Day painting completed is "Filthy Thirteen", an oil painting depicting a paratroop unit called the Filthy Thirteen, part of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. Inclusion is this elite team meant parachuting behind enemy lines during the Allied retaking of Europe in 1944 in order to attack key targets. It has been suggested that this unit was the inspiration for "The Dirty Dozen", a movie depicting a similar military unit in World War II. The movie differs in many respects however; in the movie the team is selected from convicts. Iskowitz has been invited twice to document Space Shuttle missions and his artwork is on permanent display at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Museum. 2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse, design by Joel Iskowitz. The reverse design for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was created by Iskowitz and was displayed in the East Room of the White House for the release ceremony which Iskowitz attended. His design for the District of Columbia quarter dollar reverse was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In September 2010 the U.S. Mint announced the designs for a series of commemorative coins to be issued in 2011 to honor the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor; the reverse side of the Gold coin was designed by Iskowitz. Four new Lincoln pennies were released to honor the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Iskowitz's design for the reverse of the "Professional Life in Illinois" 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Cent is displayed in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln home National Historic Site. Iskowitz was invited to speak there at the ceremony for the debut of the "Illinois" Lincoln Cent. His original design called for Lincoln to be "holding a rolled up piece of paper... as I imagined he might have held onto his words", but perhaps for "coinability" reasons - potential production difficulties - he was asked to remove the paper and the minted coin has Lincoln standing and gesticulating with one hand behind his back. Iskowitz said having his Lincoln penny design chosen is the "biggest honor" of his career. 2008 US Mint Platinum Eagle (Judicial Branch), design by Joel Iskowitz which won COTY for Most Artistic from Krause Publications. Design portfolio 2011 American Eagle Platinum reverse. 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin reverse 2010 First Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln reverse 2010 WASP Congressional Medal 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent reverse, "Professional Life in Illinois" (3rd aspect) 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler reverse 2009 First Spouse Julia Tyler obverse 2009 District of Columbia Quarter reverse 2009 Louis Braille Commemorative Silver obverse 2008 American Eagle Platinum reverse (Judicial Branch) 2008 Presidential $1 Andrew Jackson obverse 2008 Presidential $1 Martin Van Buren obverse 2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe obverse 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse 2008 Arizona Quarter reverse 2007 First Spouse Dolley Madison reverse 2007 Presidential $1 John Adams obverse 2007 Presidential $1 James Madison obverse 2006 American Eagle Platinum (Legislative Branch) reverse Affiliations The Abraham Lincoln Association (honorary) The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) The American Numismatic Association (ANA) The American Numismatic Society (ANS) Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Illustrators Partnership of America New York Numismatic Club Society of Illustrators Awards Portfolios.com Award New York Festivals NOAA Space Philately Award 17 winning (minted) United States coin designs 8 USAF citations COTY awards: The United States nominee for 2008, Most Artistic Design NEA Designated Master Designer,US MINT UK's Stamp of the Month

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