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 in 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.