Many 19th-century sailors passed time at sea by making gifts for loved ones. Collectors of maritime antiques look for sailor-made objects that are unusual and artistic. Pieces associated with a famous region or boat gets high prices. Sail over to page 16 to find out why this piece of scrimshaw sold for over $200,000.
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