A prized scrimshaw whale tooth which JFK displayed on his desk is for sale for £22,000.

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A prized scrimshaw whale tooth which JFK displayed on his desk at the Oval Office has emerged for sale for £22,000. ($30,000)<br />
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The 6.5ins rarity depicts a bark-rigged Yankee whaler boat with sails scanning the horizon for spouting whales.<br />
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President John Kennedy was a passionate scrimshaw collector and this example took pride of place in the White House until his assassination in 1963.<br />
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A year later, his widow Jackie Kennedy gave it to an admired US general as a token of appreciation for his 'devotion to country and President Kennedy'.<br />
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The sperm whale tooth, which is 4.25ins in diameter, is being offered for sale for the first time with RR Auction, of Boston, US.