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New York Amends Ivory Laws

The controversy over the sale of ivory continues.  The Antiques Trade Gazette is reporting that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the agency tasked with implementing New York's ivory laws, has amended its rules to allow for the sale of portrait miniatures; however, the new rules stipulate that in order for the object to be sold legally, it must be at least 100 years old and contain less than 20 per cent ivory.  The guidelines, which were issued by the DEC on December 4, 2014, suggest that other art and antique objects containing small amounts of ivory might be sold legally in New York.  Although we will continue to monitor developments on the sale of antique ivory, please be sure to read the entire story by visiting the Antiques Trade Gazette online at www.antiquestradegazette.com

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