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Group of Walrus Ivory and Whalebone Toothpick Holders
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American, 19th century. A group of three toothpick holders, one in walrus ivory in the form of a miniature chalice, one in whalebone with stepped base and reeded top band, and one in walrus ivory depicting the airship Norge, marked Teller Alaska 1926; ht. 3, wd. 2.75, dp. 2 in. (largest).

The Norge, the first aircraft to cross the North Pole from Europe to North America in 1926, detoured in Teller, Alaska en route to Nome due to bad weather.


Provenance:  
From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan
Sold: $584.25
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