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We have a pre-ban carved ivory tusk. Not sure of it's value.

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We have a pre-ban carved ivory tusk. Not sure of it's value. I could send a picture if you like.

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My mothers and probably from my grandmother. Can I send a picture in here? It is carved, has fish on both sides. Probably japanese About 3" high. Carved both sides. about 3 1/2 wide. and is on a cute ebony stand.

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Thanks for the question! Ivory is tricky because of the various restrictions involved in selling it, see: https://www.fws.gov/international/travel-and-trade/ivory-ban-questions-and-answers.html and depending on the quality of the carving, I'm not sure yours is 3 inches high or 3 feet high. If the former and it is small, these small carved Ivory tusks sell for $75 to $150 these days in legal markets depending on the quality and larger 3 foot carved tusks, mounted, sell at the $400 to $800 level. I'd reach out to a local auctioneer in your area for further guidance on the local options to sell ivory as the rules are state-specific. Matt Quinn at Quinn's auctions is also a great resource, see also: http://www.quinnsauction.com/

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