Made a trip up to see Grandpa recently and he remembered that he had these picks for a long time and thought they might be Tortoise shell. Thought maybe you guys may be able to tell.
From what little I’ve read about 'em, they do appear to be 3-D looking when you hold them up to light and look at them with a magnifying glass. The colors almost stand up from the pick. Think I’ve read that you should be able to see some sort of growth rings in the pick. All I can see is what appears to be thousands of tiny scratches in the pick. I’m pretty sure the big triangle pick is not tortoise because the markings seem too blended, they kind of look man made.
Very warm sounding pick, good tone I think. Even though they haven’t been shaped yet. Which will be my next obstacle if I find they are real.