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FRANKLIN SEARCH EXPEDITIONS

VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium
Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
FRANKLIN SEARCH EXPEDITIONS

An Inuit whalebone snow scraper

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FRANKLIN SEARCH EXPEDITIONS An Inuit whalebone snow scraper inscribed on a label 'Found by Mr Crichton Engineer on board the Enterprise during the Arctic Expedition in a deserted Esquimaux hut on the uninhabited Island of Prince Leopold. Presented by Miss Eaton Novber 1856' 10¼in. (26cm.) long
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VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium
Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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Please note that this lot will require a CITES licence for shipment
outside the UK.

Lot Essay

HMS Enterprise sailed in search of Sir John Franklin in 1848-49 (James Clark Ross) and 1850-54 (Richard Collinson), the latter (for the present lot) from the Pacific side.

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