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Thread: Royal Navy Sword circa 1790

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    Royal Navy Sword circa 1790

    Royal Navy officer's type sword circa 1790-1800.
    Blade is pitted, but the hilt is very good, lots of gilt left and all the ivory.
    These are not common swords now days
    Happy to sell for £100 +p&p

    UK only please
    Last edited by David Critchley; 11-13-2010 at 08:01 AM.

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    Dang, you are giving some good prices on these items!
    Tom Donoho

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    hello

    do u still have it ??? its nice

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    Any markings? Will you ship to Canada?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin A. B. View Post
    Any markings? Will you ship to Canada?
    Sorry the ivory prevents me doing this

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    Very Nice!

    Those ivory grips are special.
    "...and he who has no sword let him sell his garment and get one"

    Luke 22:36

    Blessings
    Woody

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Critchley View Post
    Sorry the ivory prevents me doing this

    Does that also exlclude the US?

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    Yes Randy that includes the US -which I am reliably informed is no longer British - shocking as that is.

    The reason is that a CITES licence to prove the ivory is antique would cost more than the sword is worth. If you try to import or export ivory without one it is a criminal offence. Importing /exporting ivory without the necessary permits in the UK can carry a jail term of up to 7 years and unlimited fines.

    As a result I am not prepared to sell to anyone living outside UK national boundaries.

    So if anyone else is in doubt, imagine yourself walking to England - if it involves getting your feet wet you are, I'm afraid, out of luck.

    I will probably put the sword through an auction house in the spring if you want to buy it from abroad - but if successful the auction house will require you to arrange for a CITES report drawn up by a recognised authority on ivory before they ship.

    David
    Last edited by David Critchley; 12-16-2010 at 06:20 AM.

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    I'm amazed someone hasn't snapped this up.. seems like a real bargain to me! (just outside the parameters of my collection)

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Critchley View Post
    Yes Randy that includes the US -which I am reliably informed is no longer British - shocking as that is.

    The reason is that a CITES licence to prove the ivory is antique would cost more than the sword is worth. If you try to import or export ivory without one it is a criminal offence. Importing /exporting ivory without the necessary permits in the UK can carry a jail term of up to 7 years and unlimited fines.

    As a result I am not prepared to sell to anyone living outside UK national boundaries.

    So if anyone else is in doubt, imagine yourself walking to England - if it involves getting your feet wet you are, I'm afraid, out of luck.

    I will probably put the sword through an auction house in the spring if you want to buy it from abroad - but if successful the auction house will require you to arrange for a CITES report drawn up by a recognised authority on ivory before they ship.

    David
    David,

    Thanks for the English Law lesson, I didn't realize it was an export law, I thought it may have been an import law for Canada ... live and learn

    And I agree, it amazes me this is still available at that price ...
    Randy

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    For Canada, Ivory falls under www.cites.ca for Environment Canada.
    In Canada call: 1-800-668-6767 or email enviroinfo@ec.gc.ca

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    still available? im within the uk

    pm sent

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    on hold

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    A CITES licence will cost you £80 now. Any reputable auction house will do the paperwork and get it for you. Also it is not required within the European Union - one of the few advantages of being in the E.U !

    Chris

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