There are many popular shows in the UK which value antiques , and sometimes sell them on behalf of the owner. They often feature items made from ivory and go to great lengths to say that because it was made before the C.I.T.E.S cut -off date of 1947 it is perfectly legal to sell, and clearly some of the often very beautiful items shown have been made many years ago so there is no suggestion thart any law is being broken
However I am asking the producers of shows like Flog It, The Antiques Roadtrip and Dickinsons Real Deal to rethink their policy on featuring ivory products , as I believe it fuels the interest in them, which could lead to people who are not experts ,unwittingly purchasing modern, and therefore illegal products,being passed off as antiques.
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