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I have inherited an antique Sperm Whale tooth from my

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Hello, I have inherited an antique Sperm Whale tooth from my paternal grandfather who was a Glouester fisherman and whales at the turn of late 1800's. These teeth of been my family for over 100 years. And they have the typical great patina and crack. They are quite large and heavy and I've seen them in other auction books selling for one to $2000 apiece. I'd like to get them appraised. How do I go about doing that?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Obviously, I can supply pictures with the measurements and weight if necessary.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


In order for me to properly assess what you have I will need to know the size and see images of the front, back and a clear, in-focus close-up of the 'root' end of the tooth.

Please send the photos at your convenience. There is not an extra charge to provide more pictures here.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I assumed as much. I'll send them tomorrow. OK?
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


Sure, anytime is fine.


Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


I am wondering if you are still interested in having your item assessed?

Please let me know and do you have requested images available?

I look forward to reading back from you.



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