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Scrimshaw Novelties
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American or Englsh, 19th century. A large group of scrimshaw items including a back scratcher in the form of a hand, pin with pair of pointing hands, miniature rolling pin, crochet hook with elaborately carved handle, three spoons, a pendant featuring a compass and rule, a ring engraved with a whale, two sailor's needles and two stamps, one marked Truth/Love and featuring a heart in an open hand; back scratcher lg. 16 in.

Provenance:  
From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan
Sold: $360.00
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