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Nautical Canes sell well!

Huge prices for top Nautical canes at ELDRED’s auction today. However, they did not come close to matching the prices realized for whale teeth with scrimshaw—–one went for $320,000 and many went in the $40,000-50,000 range. A nautical cane with a snake in a fist brought $65,000 before premium. Many canes went for the $2,000-$5,000 range and several went in the $700-$1500 range. The two Narwhal cane in the auction sold ┬áin the auction sold for $2600[ cork screw shaft ] and $3250 [ funky handle ] , but the tusk sold for $11,00. The fist holding snake cane that sold for $65,000 was very similar to the one that went in the same range last year at Rafael Osona —-wonder what they will bring in Nantucket in August! However, please note that though there are some high end canes at Rafael Osona , there are many that could sell in the $1,000-1,500 range—nice selection.

Large whale tooth

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