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Sepik River Bride Price

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:0.00 - 0.00 USD
Sepik River Bride Price
Lot: 4017
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Title: (b)Sepik River Bride Price(/b)
Description: Bride price item: Two large conch shells, painted, with cassowary feather decoration (some feathers lost over the years). Listed as turbo shell (turbo marmoratus) in Odd & Curious Money: Descriptions and Values, Second ed., 1991, but these seem too large to qualify as turbo shells.
Low Estimate: 500
High Estimate: 1200
Pedigree Collection: Purchased on the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, in 1973.