Maritime Antiques

The Banknote Engraver

Description

A pair of elaborately engraved scrimshaw teeth by an anonymous 19th century artisan commonly refered to as "The Banknote Engraver". The teeth are displayed with hand-written banknote forgeries made by French prisoners-of-war while incarcerated at the Valleyfield Depot in Scotland. The notes are dated 1810 & 1812.

From the personal collection of John F. Rinaldi and currently not for sale.

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John F. Rinaldi

107 Ocean Avenue,
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046

Tel: 207-967-3218 - Cell: 561-789-6930 - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.