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    Where Do You Sell Your Ivory Pieces?

    I picked up some ivory pieces over the weekend (as well as a few other vintage pieces) and we all know you can't sell it on eBay. So where do you sell your ivory? Local auction house maybe? Haven't even researched values yet to tell you the truth. One necklace appears older and in rough shape but the others are nice. Anyone had any experience with this?



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    Under Federal law, you can sell your African elephant ivory within your state (intrastate commerce) if you can demonstrate that your ivory was lawfully imported prior to the date that the African elephant was listed in CITES Appendix I (January 18, 1990). ... Some states have laws prohibiting or restricting sale of ivory....hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky6 View Post
    Under Federal law, you can sell your African elephant ivory within your state (intrastate commerce) if you can demonstrate that your ivory was lawfully imported prior to the date that the African elephant was listed in CITES Appendix I (January 18, 1990). ... Some states have laws prohibiting or restricting sale of ivory....hope this helps
    I wonder what constitutes proof? I did find the same exact necklace just now from a jewelry seller in Hawaii. Vintage Elephant Ivory Necklace Massive Graduated Disc Strand - Jewelry Kingdom

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    In my experience, it is so difficult to sell that it is not worth buying. In my area, antique malls are routinely busted and fined for small pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randazzo1 View Post
    In my experience, it is so difficult to sell that it is not worth buying. In my area, antique malls are routinely busted and fined for small pieces.
    I guess I'm glad I don't live in New York then. Besides I couldn't turn down a bag of Ivory jewelry with a cheap costume price on it.

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    In California, the sale of ivory, rhino horn or products that contain ivory is a misdemeanor, punishable by fines up to $50,000 and one year of incarceration.
    "Ivory" also includes those parts of elephants, walrus, mammoths, hippos, warthogs, whales and rhinos.
    Don......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    In California, the sale of ivory, rhino horn or products that contain ivory is a misdemeanor, punishable by fines up to $50,000 and one year of incarceration.
    "Ivory" also includes those parts of elephants, walrus, mammoths, hippos, warthogs, whales and rhinos.
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    cali laws usually give me a chuckle...not that new york laws are any better haha

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    Take away the market / stop Poaching . Wish it were that easy.

    With over 7 Billion people on Earth + others LOL , There will always be a demand.

    When did they stop making Piano Keys from Ivory?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davers View Post
    Take away the market / stop Poaching . Wish it were that easy.

    With over 7 Billion people on Earth + others LOL , There will always be a demand.

    When did they stop making Piano Keys from Ivory?
    you mean that hasn't worked with drugs or prostitution or alcohol or guns ..... should I go on?
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    Diggummup: Here's some info from the page you posted the
    link to. Hope it helps.

    "Isn't it illegal to sell ivory? There are two separate lists that govern the trade of elephant ivory.
    The CITES (Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species) List and the Federal
    Endangered Species List. CITES is an international agreement that controls the exportation of
    species identified by their home country as in need of special protection.

    The Federal Endangered Species List on the other hand is specific to the United States and controls
    the possession and interstate transportation of threatened and endangered species within the United States.
    Elephants are on the CITES List and not of the Federal Endangered Species List. Hence, elephant ivory
    (and any other elephant product) is illegal to export, but not illegal to possess or trade ivory products
    that are already legally in the United States. Our elephant ivory is pre-act or pre-ban, that is, it was
    imported into the country before CITES was implemented and therefore legal for trade within the United
    States. "
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    I lump ivory into the same category with items that are a pain to ship. Not worth the hassle of dealing with. Unless I know someone local that will buy and/or it has enough profit to let someone else sell for me on commission I pass.

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    Local auction house. Let them deal with the risk. Only buy it if you can steal it. Not very helpful, sorry...

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    Dig, if you have to ask this question, it is enough to confirm my previous thoughts that ivory just isn't worth the hassle......not unless it is a $1 or less find. I am not helpful either, but once again, you have provided a service to me.

    T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFW_THer View Post
    Local auction house. Let them deal with the risk. Only buy it if you can steal it. Not very helpful, sorry...
    No, it's helpful. Kind of what I had in mind to begin with. Just wondering if anyone else had actually done it before. For what it's worth, I would never pay more than a buck or two for anything Ivory. I only buy it when they are giving it away.
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    This is my Pre-1972, Walrus Tusk Ivory handled Buck knife, customized for me by Steve Wandt. I never even thought about selling it. Interesting thread!
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