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Following on from the fur coat dilema.....Ivory necklace?

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FlyMeToDunoon Sun 04-Oct-09 22:34:13

Years ago I worked with a girl from Kenya and she gave me an ivory necklace.
I have never worn it and would feel uncomfortable doing so now.
I have always been nervous about trying to sell it too. I doubt it's legal.
Best thing to do?

FlyMeToDunoon Mon 05-Oct-09 15:47:12


kreecherlivesupstairs Tue 06-Oct-09 12:28:39

Depending on where you are, offer it to a museum. I imagine somewhere like the Pitt Rivers or the African and Eastern may be interested.

kreecherlivesupstairs Tue 06-Oct-09 12:29:33

African and oriental (actually the school of A+O studies IIRC).

FlyMeToDunoon Tue 06-Oct-09 12:32:30

Thanks for your suggestion.
It's not a very exciting necklace and surely there must have been loads of them around at some point. Would museums be that interested?

kreecherlivesupstairs Tue 06-Oct-09 12:37:13

I don't know TBH, you can only find out if you ask. I only answered this question because I felt sorry for you. Mine may not even be a feasible solution. Now, back to my braille.

FlyMeToDunoon Tue 06-Oct-09 12:41:53

er fine.....Enjoy your braille.
<<slinks off feeling slightly dismissed >>

kreecherlivesupstairs Thu 08-Oct-09 08:46:12

Sorry, I didn't mean to sound dismissive. I really did have to sort of some braille for my brownies.

ChopsTheDuck Thu 08-Oct-09 08:52:38

Antique ivory is legal. Some african ivory is too, but not indian elephants which are endangered. I would sell it and give the money to an elephant charity!

ChopsTheDuck Thu 08-Oct-09 08:53:44

friend of mine was originally from Zimbabwe, and had an plant pot made from an Elephants foot, which made me shudder every time I saw it!

Gumbo Thu 08-Oct-09 09:12:09

I'm from SA, and have got loads of things made out of ivory (earings etc). As ChopsTheDuck says, it's legal there - in fact, they have to cull elephants in some parts, as if they're terribly destructive to the environment, and can destroy huge areas if left to breed unchecked.

I'm surprised to hear that museums etc would be interested in ivory - it would never have occured to me!

kreecherlivesupstairs Thu 08-Oct-09 10:23:37

I am beginning to wish I'd never replied. I think museums (certanly quirky ones like PR's) could possibly be interested.
This is not meant as a terse reply although it probably reads like one. [feeling really poorly sick emoticon]

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