Lot 266: Rare 19C. Scrimshaw Wood & Bone Whaling Log Stamp
October 29, 2016
Cranston, RI, USALive Auction
Description: UNITED STATES, 19TH CENTURY A very rare scrimshaw wood and bone whaling log book stamp of a coffin. This was used to denote the death at sea of a crew member. It is of simple block form carved casket on underside, the side with whale bone dot inlay with a simple turned post handle terminating in whale bone button.
Condition Report: Very good condition.
Dimensions: Measures 1 13/16" long by 7/8" deep by 1 7/8".