|This website is a group effort, by collectors, for collectors.
This site will provide a platform for collectors to share images of antique, vintage, & contemporary
SCRIMSHAW on old WHALE TEETH, walrus tusks, mastodon, mammoth, & elephant ivories, for all to enjoy and learn.
We will continually add articles to educate the novice and the expert, to assist in discerning between the qualities of ivory, scrimwork styles, ivory age, etc., as well as various "How To" articles. This website offers collectors of scrimshaw & whaling artifacts, a way to inter-act and share their mutual interests. Novice collectors will find great examples of antique, vintage, contemporary, and commissioned scrimshaws belonging to experienced collectors.
For our Scrimshaw Galleries section, we solicit photographs and scans from ALL collectors, of scrimshawed:
whale teeth; walrus tusks; mammoth, elephant, & mastodon ivories; bodkins; fids; etc. Good quality JPEG images
are needed, Please review Submitting Photos for helpful guidelines.
We will also add regularly to our Artist Profiles section, which is based on collections & personal experiences of contributing collectors.
We will continue to offer listings in our Classified Ads section, geared toward collectors & scrimshanders, with scrimshaw-related items for sale by fellow collectors, tool makers, display-stand makers, etc.
Your input of photos, articles, questions &/or comments, will be greatly appreciated, and will contribute to the success of this website. Please contact the site administrator, Douglass Moody, for assistance: ScrimCollector@aol.com
|Scrimshaw Collectors Weekend 2009
How to Prepare Raw Whale
Teeth for Scrimshaw
by Robert Weiss
How to Re-Ink Faded or
Missing Scrimshaw on Ivory
How to Form Sculpey
Oven Bake Clay
for mounting teeth onto vertical stands
How to Custom Heat-Modify
Clear Acrylic Display Stands
What articles would you like to see?
Whaling & Scrimshaw: synopsis of text & images
Glossary of Ivory Terms
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Ivory Identification Guide
Scrimshaw in the News!
Common Terms & Colloquialisms
with Whaling Origins
Soviet Scrimshaw Article
Discerning Authentic Whale Tooth Scrimshaw from Resin Fakeshaw
Bodkins & Fids
Ivory Polishing & Preping
Service offer by an Experinced Collector
Spindle Display Stands for sale:
Custom Scrimshaw Scribes
Q&As, Requests, Help, etc.
Links to Whaling Image Websites
Links to Historical Scrimshanders & Scrimshaw Websites
Links: Whaling Museum Websites
Links to Antique Scrimshaw Websites
Links to Commercial Scrimshaw
& Contemporary Scrimshander Websites
C.I.T.E.S. Regulations & Endangered Species Act of 1973
|Stolen David Smith
Scrimshawed Ivory Slab
|Tina White Scrimshaws Stolen
December 26, 2006
Click here to see photos
|Stolen Marquesas Island Ear Ornament, made of Sperm whale tooth pieces.|
|Stolen Gerry DuPont Scrimshawed Whale Tooth|