Museum Quality Antique Child Sailor Spelling Game Circa 1820 For SaleMUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE CHILD SAILOR SPELLING GAME CIRCA 1820
THIS ITEM IS FEATURED IN BOTH THE BIBLE OF SCRIMSHAW , "SCRIMSHAW AND SCRIMSHANDERS" BY FLAYDERMAN AND IN" A TREASURY OF AMERICAN SCRIMSHAW" BY McMANUS.
THE KENDALL WHALING MUSEUM FEATURES THIS ITEM AS SHOWN IN THE ILLUSTRATION. THE ILLUSTRATION STATES,"These letter were not meant just for children. Many seamen were illiterate and used these scrimshaw letters to learn the alphabet and spelling."
IN ALL MY YEARS OF SEARCHING, I HAVE ONLY HAVE THIS ONE AND ONE OTHER IN MY COLLECTION AND THIS IS THE NICER OF THE TWO.THIS ITEM IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITIONTHE WOODEN LID IS BEVELED WITH INLAY AND IS FILLED WITH TILES PROBABLY MUTTON BONETHE BOX IS ABOUT 4 "X 3 " AND THE TILES ABOUT 3/4" X 1/2"X 1/8"THERE ARE MORE THAN 80 TILESA VERY RARE AND AUTHENTIC ITEM FOR YOUR MARITIME OR FOLK ART COLLECTION!SHIPPING WILL INCLUDE INSURANCE
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