8″ Ivory carving collected in the
All of the Items were Legally Obtained in the late Fifties and Sixty’s by Lewis Zimmerman of Traverse City Mich. All of the Items here are still in the possession of the original owners family. The Zimmerman’s have consigned their inheritance on this site to sale. U can make the owner Fair offer for Multiple items.
U can make the owner offer for Multiple item Discounts
What does “legally acquired prior to February 26, 1976” mean?
February 26, 1976, is the date the African elephant was first listed under CITES (the pre-Convention date). An item that contains African elephant ivory that was removed from the wild prior to February 26, 1976, is considered to be a pre-Convention specimen. This does not mean that the current owner must have purchased or acquired it prior to 1976, but that the item was manufactured from ivory that was taken from the wild prior to 1976. For example, a musical instrument that was manufactured in 1965 using African elephant ivory would be considered a pre-Convention specimen. Likewise, an instrument manufactured in 1985 using ivory acquired by the manufacturer in 1975 would also be considered a pre-Convention specimen. Since it is unlawful to possess specimens that have been traded contrary to CITES or taken in violation of the ESA, the ivory must have been legally acquired.