Trade Me have announced a ban on the sale of ivory and other items related to endangered animals (this excludes pianos with ivory keys). Effective from September 17th, the ban follows on from a tightening up of the law around the world to stem the trade of illegal items. After the recent talk of the Royals threatening to destroy antique items from their historic collections, the discussion has extended to incorporate old items. The United Kingdom has banned the auction of bird's eggs for a few years and certain items of taxidermy must be licensed to sell. The Antiques Road Show has recently said it will give ivory items less time on screen.
Image: Auckland Museum collection 1956.177.13
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