News traveled through collecting circles in early as the California Department of Fish and Game began cracking down on the trade of ivory. The raid of flea markets, auctions, and the stock of antique dealers has reportedly continued in California since then, and that includes busting Craigslist and eBay sellers, according to an article by appraiser Wayne Jordan in an article for Worthpoint. A year later, President Obama expanded this action to the federal level by instituting a what amounted to very near a complete ban on selling African elephant ivory in the United States. This was primarily prompted by new goods being imported and sold. Elephant poaching in Africa had reached a critical point threatening the extinction of these animals. Selling ivory, whether as a business, individual or as part of estate liquidation, is where things get tricky.
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An easy to use chronological list of Wedgwood marks to help the Wedgwood collector, who is faced with many imitators, to date genuine Wedgwood antiques. Fortunately for the collector, Josiah Wedgwood was the first potter of note to mark his goods with his own name. Unlike the easily copied potters marks used by other manufacturers, for example the crossed swords mark used by Meissen ; the Sevres double L mark , or the Chelsea anchor mark. Early Wedgwood works may be unmarked, but the presence of the correct mark is an indication that the piece is genuine and should allow you to determine its true age. The first impressed mark on earthenware.
This article will offer some tips on how to analyze and date antique jewelry. Zoe, CC-BY Jewelry mirrors time, culture, and societal values. It reflects the taste and attitude of every period in history. Luckily, there are definitely clues that can be used in deciphering how old your jewelry is.
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