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Item Details

Lot #87
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00
Last UpdatedMay 22, 2019

Description

* WHALE'S TOOTH CARVED IN THE FORM OF A RIGHT WHALE BY ALVIN WHITE Sandwich, Massachusetts, 20th Century
Mounted on a custom stand. Height 4.5. Length 6". * Per Federal Regulation, this item may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state.
Alvin "Al" White (1915-2006), who worked for decades as the master engraver for Colt, has an international reputation for his firearms engravings. He was also a noted gunsmith, scrimshander, sculptor and jewelry maker. He grew up in Attleboro, Massachusetts, and joined the Army Air Corps in 1942, serving in Africa and the Pacific. He began engraving firearms in the 1920s, and throughout his distinguished career he received commissions for presentation weapons for John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and other officials and celebrities. He retired to Sandwich, Massachusetts and died in 2006 at age 91."

Condition

Age cracks.

The description of the item above may not be the final version used in the catalog. The descriptions are as yet unedited and may contain mistakes. The description, estimates and photos could all be wrong. In rare cases they may not end up in this sale. Once the items have received their lot number the descriptions will have been changed if needed.

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