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May 27, 2013 7:18 PM

Swordfish snout?

Recently won this on Ebay, 52" long, was told it dates to 1901 & the Discovery Expedition 1901-1904, seller purchased it 16 years ago from a museum that was closing dedicated to Robert Falcon Scott.  Any ideas how I go about proving the "story" as I'm having difficulty finding a list of artifacts collected.  Any assistance would be much appreciated.

 


Is 52" small, medium, large for this type of fish?

 

Thanks.

 

 

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    May 27, 2013 8:49 PM (in response to fanthorpe)
    Re: Swordfish snout?

    Another name for a swordfish is a Marlin, a game fish, fished in many places in the world and perfectly legal to trade (unless it is the chinese variety). What you have here is a SAWFISH snout which is a type of shark and protected under international law via the CITES agreement appendix 1.

     

    http://www.cites.org/eng/disc/how.php

     

    Sometimes it is very difficult to know the legality of ebay trading!

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