Oceanic Fish Hooks

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Oceanic Fish Hooks
200.00USD+ (40.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Mar 12 @ 11:08UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
Lot: 4100
Title: Oceanic Fish Hooks
Description: In Guadalcanal, and Marshall and Ellis Islands, fish hooks were made from pearl shells as late as 1933. Per Opitz, p. 145, these two-piece shell hooks were used as currency. This example is made of wood and shell (illustrated in Opitz, p. 146). Solomon Islands fish hooks were of varied construction; though valuable, their use as currency has not been established. These three shell fish hooks are illustrated in the NNP edition, https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/541824?page=228, left, second from top.
Low Estimate: 500
High Estimate: 800
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