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Scrimshaw Walrus Ivory/baleen Pendant

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by TaakurTabalut, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. TaakurTabalut

    TaakurTabalut New Member

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    I have for sale one pendant made from carved Walrus Ivory with a whale Baleen cap. Purchased entirely legally from an old Alaskan native. Asking $150 (shipping included) or best offer. PM me here or email me at [email protected].
    Thanks
    Sav

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  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    You may have bought them legally , but I don’t think you can resell . You might ck into the legal issues first . I hate seeing anyone get into trouble for being ignorant to said laws .

    If I’m wrong I apologize.
     

  3. TaakurTabalut

    TaakurTabalut New Member

    I'm pretty sure it's legal since it's old scrimshaw, but I will double check. Definitely don't want to get in trouble
     
  4. “Pacific walruses are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.)* and may only be harvested by coastal dwelling Alaska
    Natives. Walrus ivory offered for sale that
    was harvested after 1972 may only be carved by Alaska Natives. Once carved and sold, anyone may resell Alaska Native art and craftwork made of walrus ivory.”

    This came from the U.S. Department of the Interior; Indian Arts and Crafts Board. It’s completely legal to resell. Hope this helped!
     
  5. TaakurTabalut

    TaakurTabalut New Member

    Thanks!!!!
     
  6. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Yep great to hear , I learned something, thanks
     
  7. crablover

    crablover Well-Known Member

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    Animal Kingdom is correct. The picture you show is not Scrimshaw. It must have something carved on it to be called Scrimshaw. Cutting as you show without any carved scene or other kind of artwork will not meet the definition of Scrimshaw.
     
  8. TaakurTabalut

    TaakurTabalut New Member

    It is carved though...
     
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  9. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Your pendant is fine and feel free to sell it. It is a native made piece of art and it is fully legal to sell. If you can still have the native write you a small slip of paper with his name and that he sold it to you would be handy. Sometimes these pieces are also signed somewhere. The head section also appears to be either fossilized or partly mineralized ivory as well which is entirely exempt.
     
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  10. mislynx

    mislynx Active Member

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    What if it was made by a girl
     
  11. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    And your point? Just another Taxidermy Troll. Nothing of importance to see here. Moving on.
     
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  12. mislynx

    mislynx Active Member

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    Not a troll just kidding you said his and he
     
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  13. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Carvers in the NW Coast and Alaska are generally men. Women do not carve. It is not that it is a taboo, they are busy with many other things that they do.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2021
  14. TaakurTabalut

    TaakurTabalut New Member

    Ttt