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Natural History Specimen, Sailfish Bill, Mounted Fishing Souvenir, c. 1968
American: c. 1968-69
Souvenir sailfish jaw in chromed metal mount
19.25 x 2.75 x 2 inches, overall
Fisherman’s souvenir “spear” — a preserved upper bill or jaw of an Atlantic sailfish. This natural history specimen is capped in an engraved chromed metal mount inscribed that it was from a 32 pound sailfish caught in 1968 off the coast of the island of Grenada in the Caribbean. The back has a metal loop for hanging.