There are a strict rules surrounding the sale of rhino horn but it is still legal to sell ‘worked’ items acquired or prepared prior to 1947 providing they have the correct ‘pre-sale approval’ documentation.

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The talk by Kim McDonald focused upon the European guidance issued quietly in May that promises to have a major impact on the trade in works of art that include the parts of endanged species - and elephant ivory in particular.

A handy guide to what is and isn't permitted under the new rules can be downloaded here.