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Rare Whaleman's Logbook Whale Stamp

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2659  Logbook Sperm Whale Stamp
2659 Whale stamps were used to illustrate passages in whalemen’s journals. They are among the scarcest artifacts of the whaling business. This is a carved wooden stamp which would be used to identify the capture of a sperm whale. It is 1 3/4 in. x 1 3/4 in. x 1/4 in. Ca. 1830-60. The number of barrels of oil which the whale yielded would frequently be entered in the open space in the body of the whale. Ca. 1830 - 1860

2659 Logbook Sperm Whale Stamp
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