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Published on Monday, October 3, 2016

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scrimshaw

Hey Guys

I do other things besides write and sing. I also have a hobby that turned into a good business. I make and sell FOSSIL REPRODUCTIONS. among the things that I reproduce are scrimshaw teeth and tusks. 

 

They are made from resin and the job is quite messy. Believe it or not, there is a huge market out there for these items. The real ivory is not available anymore and if it was, it would be very  expensive. I make these for a fraction of the cost of the originals. and sell on EBay. Here is a picture of one held by my lovely wife, Carole. It is a reproduction of a walrus tusk that is scrimshawed with art depicting the famous whaling ship "Charles W. Morgan".This ship was the longest serving whaler in history and is in the whaling museum in Mistic Seaport. 

 

You can visit my EBay store if you like these kind of things. My EBay user name is: brodav2.

 

Happy searching!

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