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Item Details

Lot #145
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 6, 2019

Description

STAMP CARVED FROM A WHALE'S TOOTH 19th Century
Stamps Asa S. Rose" above a spread-wing eagle, an anchor, stars and a laurel wreath. Tooth faintly engraved with similar laurel wreaths. Deep rich patina and green ink stains from usage. Length 4.25".
An Asa Rose (1742-1815) is listed by 1787 deed as a shipwright of Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts."

Condition

Scattered age lines/cracks.

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