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Collection of victorian Shell Art Sailor's Valentines Pin Cushions

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Collection of victorian Shell Art Sailor's Valentines Pin Cushions
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Description
A sailor's valentine is a form of shellcraft, a type of mostly antique souvenir, or sentimental gift made using large numbers of small seashells. These were originally made between 1830 and 1890, and they were designed to be brought home from a sailor's voyage at sea and given to the sailor's loved one or loved ones. See photos for details and measurements.
Condition
Show wear from age and use. See photos for best detail. Some shell loss is to be expected.
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Collection of victorian Shell Art Sailor's Valentines Pin Cushions

Estimate $100 - $200
Oct 08, 2022
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Starting Price $25
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0265: Collection of victorian Shell Art Sailor's Valentines Pin Cushions
Sold for $482 Bids
Est. $100 - $200Starting Price $25
Prominent Chicago Estate Auction
Oct 08, 2022 4:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0265 Details
Description
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A sailor's valentine is a form of shellcraft, a type of mostly antique souvenir, or sentimental gift made using large numbers of small seashells. These were originally made between 1830 and 1890, and they were designed to be brought home from a sailor's voyage at sea and given to the sailor's loved one or loved ones. See photos for details and measurements.
Condition
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Show wear from age and use. See photos for best detail. Some shell loss is to be expected.
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