An early 19th century Scrimshaw cribbage peg board, possibly...

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An early 19th century Scrimshaw cribbage peg board, possibly whale bone together with some pegs. According to the scratched inscription and original museum labels of the 1940's it was originally used by Nelson & Admiral John Quilliam when Quilliam joined the Victory and steered her into the Battle of Trafalgar. An inked inscription on the piece reads "The cribbage board used by Victory Nelson, Admiral Quilliam". The 1940's museum tags read "Used by Nelson and Admiral Quilliam Manxman" together with smaller illegible text. The second 1940's museum label appears to read "Admiral Quilliam was Byron G.S.Penn's Grandmothers uncle on his fathers side. All this
information is born out by the National Archives records of Byron G. S. Penn and to the locality of
where it was found. We believe that the item was originally gifted by Byron Penn's family when he
died in the 40's.

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20th Oct 12 at 12pm BST
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