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    Elephant tusks

    Question, my boss has asked if there is anything he can do with elephant tusks, (i think he is looking to sell them if it is legal to do so) they belonged to his father who died a year or so ago.

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    I believe they need to be of a certain age to be legal in the real world, better if he has provenance for them, and as per the last post from john speak to the Chinese they love whole carveable tusks, pay 'top dollar'.

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    They need to be pre 1947 or need to be worked. ie.carved. The Chinese are more interested in Rhino horn.
    Take a look at Taxidermy Law
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    The Chinese are equally interested in both, but command very different prices, the rhino horn is medicinal the ivory is especially for religious/talisman carvings only

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick6point5 View Post
    I believe they need to be of a certain age to be legal in the real world, better if he has provenance for them, and as per the last post from john speak to the Chinese they love whole carveable tusks, pay 'top dollar'.
    Throw in sister for one more!
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    Hunters were allowed to import trophy tusks with a Cites certificate but not sell or trade them don't know if this still stands

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    Should be able to find what you need here, they are very helpful for a goverment organisation!!
    http://www.defra.gov.uk/ahvla-en/imports-exports/cites/

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    Highland bagpipe makers would certainly be interested - if they are legal - they are highly sought after in pipe mounts. I wouldn't sell to Chinese as they are driving rhino etc extinction.

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    Ivory is not allowed to be sold as it is covered by CITIES.

    However you may get an exemption permit if it was collected prior to a certain date which I believe has been mentioned in a previous post. But this would be prior to the last war I believe. Any ivory collected after this date is covered under law, and you are not allowed to barter, exchange or sell or offer for sale any CITIES 1 animal.
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