Whale Bone Grip Sappho Pistol? Info? Worth?
Take a look at this pistol I have came across. Obviously it could be worth whatever someone wanted to pay but Im curious of some comps or posibbly an idea of what I should pay for my collection?
"This pistol was made by Bond who worked in Birmingham,England in the first half of the 19th century. The grip is beautifully scimshawed and has the sailors intials "JHE" and the ships name"Sappho". Also,the grips have what I beleive to be some kind of pink shells or beads inlaid in gold on them. The whaling bark Sappho was launched in 1845 at the height of the whaling trade. She sailed the seven seas for 37 years until she was crushed in Artic ice on July,27th,1882.