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152: Sailor's Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth

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Description

Whale's tooth scrimshawed in the traditional nautical manner. Vintage tooth dating from 1950's - 1960's era. Depicts spouting whale in oval medallion and Whaler Roscoe out of New Bedford on opposite side. Scrimmed and carved by tattoo artist A Gibbs. Includes old paper label on interior stating tooth came from P T Barnum collection. 5 1/4" in length x 3" wide.

Condition

Very good condition.
Buyer's Premium

18%

Estimate $400 – $600
Starting Bid $250
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7:00 AM - Jan 05, 2013
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Auctioneer
Gerald W. Bell, Jr.

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124 Gray Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105
United States


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