Antique whaling scrimshaw over at Antique Auction Forum

Martin Willis of Antique Auction Forum
posted a valuable and fascinating article of his first-hand account of dealing in
antique whaling scrimshaw. His blog is an excellent counterpart to his
always expanding trove of 30-40 minute audio podcast interviews with the
top names in antiques and collectibles.

Martin writes: antique_whaling_scrimshaw.jpg

“For several years I assisted Chuck DeLuca from Maine with his maritime auctions. He would have such interesting pieces pass through his sales. From what I could see, there were a lot of collectors from far and wide that collect all kinds of historical maritime. The time spent helping Chuck was a great learning experience for me. On my own, I have been lucky enough to see some fabulous whale’s tooth scrimshaw work. Back in the 1980s I spent several days with Barbara Johnson in Princeton, NJ. I went over her entire collection, which was a premier selection of some of the finest pieces known. This collection was considered the foremost in the world and left a big impression on me.”

Read the full blog post over at Antique Auction Forum

P.S. While you’re there, check out some of the great podcasts Martin has created (including the one featuring me)! You can subscribe (even via iTunes) and get automatic downloads absolutely free.

-posted by Eric Bradley


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