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Desk accessory with 3 pieces of scrimshaw affixed to a wooden base. First, the whale tooth scrimshaw is engraved with a scene of a sperm whale upending a long boat and five sailors overboard, inscribed "A dead whale or a stove boat." Second, a section of whale tooth scrimshaw is engraved with the meeting of the Amagiri and the PT 109 before collisi...
The coconut John F. Kennedy used to send a message following the destruction of PT-109 during World War II sits on the HMS Resolute desk in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington, D.C.
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