Re: Damn- I lost my elephants foot!!
You can legally purchase a controlled item if it was in the country prior to the law going into effect and the documentation from the customs goes with the item. As an example, my camera bag and the film canisters are elephant skin, taken in asia during the war...legally....however....I legally took a tiger while on the Cambodian border (was not really intentional, but she was eyeing me for lunch from 6 feet away), I had the animal processed and received the papers....but...when I finally re-entered the U.S. it was a prohibited item.....customs ended up with my $1000 tiger skin rug....same with the ivory, it was brought in pre-ban but before I can sell, should I so desire, now I have to register every single piece. I do have a claw that they missed, right next to the jade buddha and my gold dawg tags.
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