Certificate of authenticity came with purchase of new scrimshawBy

"Certificate of Authenticity"
came with purchase of new scrimshaw

Hilda H. of New York received this "Certificate of Authenticity, lot #790" with some scrimshaw. All the scrimshaw turned out to be new. When the seller was confronted with the facts, he became abusive and disclaimed the certificate. These certificates are not guarantees.

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Fig. 1 "Certificate of Authenticity" issued for new scrimshaw is impressive
looking but is not a guarantee. Actual size 8X10".

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Fig. 2 One of the new scrimshaw pieces sold with the "Certificate". It is cast in a modern poly-resin material.