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Lot 266: Rare 19C. Scrimshaw Wood & Bone Whaling Log Stamp

Autumn Outstanding Antiques & Fine Art Auction

by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

October 29, 2016

Cranston, RI, USA

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  • Rare 19C. Scrimshaw Wood & Bone Whaling Log Stamp
  • Rare 19C. Scrimshaw Wood & Bone Whaling Log Stamp
  • Rare 19C. Scrimshaw Wood & Bone Whaling Log Stamp
  • Rare 19C. Scrimshaw Wood & Bone Whaling Log Stamp
  • Rare 19C. Scrimshaw Wood & Bone Whaling Log Stamp
   
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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".

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