PxPixel

42

RARE CASED ALPHABET SET Second Half of the 19th Century
Complete set of whalebone tiles, with six tiles for each letter and additional vowel tiles and blanks. Tiles with scrimshaw uppercase letters on one face and lower case letters on other face. Grained hardwood case. Interior of case with engraved whalebone panels to identify compartments for each letter. Case 5.5" x 8". Tiles .75" x .5".
Provenance:
Purchased from Paul Madden Antiques, 1991.

From a Private Collection from Falmouth, Massachusetts.


This item will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer.

Complete set of whalebone tiles, with six tiles for each letter and additional vowel tiles and blanks. Tiles with scrimshaw uppercase letters on one face and lower case letters on other face. Grained hardwood case. Interior of case with engraved whalebone panels to identify compartments for each letter. Case 5.5" x 8". Tiles .75" x .5".
Provenance:
Purchased from Paul Madden Antiques, 1991.

From a Private Collection from Falmouth, Massachusetts.


This item will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer.

  • Condition: Please contact Eldred''s 48 hours prior to the auction start time with condition report requests. Please do not bid on any item without reading the condition report. The absence of a condition report does NOT imply that an an object is free of defects or restoration. Please contact Eldred''s before bidding with any questions as to condition. Condition reports are provided as a complimentary service and only reflect the opinion of Eldred''s and should not be taken as a statement of fact. Condition reports only detail flaws or restorations and do not take into account wear, fading, or other issues consistent with an object''s age.

Accepted Forms of Payment

MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

We require prompt payment and removal of your purchases as stated in Paragraph 12 of the Conditions of Sale. If you plan to pick up your purchases, please call ahead and we'll make every effort to have your items ready. Our physical address is 1483 Route 6A, East Dennis, MA. Pick up of smaller items at our Mystic, CT location is also available with advance notice.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide shipping quotes until the invoice had been paid in full.
In house shipping is offered exclusively though UPS. All items are shipped with UPS insurance (max. $50,000). UPS insurance is billed at $2.70 for the first $100 and at $0.90 per hundred afterwards. Eldred's charges a minium $15 handling fee per package plus actual UPS shipping charges.
COLLECTION OF PURCHASES: Delivery or shipping arrangements must be made within seven (7) days from the close of the auction for all purchases. All items must be removed from Eldred's facilities within fourteen (14) days of the end of the auction. All items remaining after fourteen days may be subject to a $5/per item/per day storage fee. No items will be released unless storage fees are paid in full. Items remaining over thirty (30) days from the close of the auction may be sold for the buyer's account minus auction and storage fees.

November 15, 2018 10:00 AM EST

East Dennis, MA, US

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 25.0% and any applicable taxes and shipping

View full terms and conditions

From: To: Increments:
$0 $49 $5
$50 $199 $10
$200 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,999 $100
$3,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $29,999 $1,000
$30,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 + $10,000