You can’t sell that on Ebay??????

Did you know that you cant sell Ivory on Ebay but you can sell fur coats? Is there any sense in that? What is the reasoning?

Small Ivory music box in the form of a piano.

Small Ivory music box in the form of a piano. Circa 1790

There are several other things the online giant forbids that also don’t make sense.
German WW2 items specifically Nazi.

Ok Maybe I get that. Well no I don’t. I think its part of history and we need to remember, both the good and bad, especially the bad. That way I hope we don’t repeat those horrible episodes.

I fully respect that Ebay can use its own judgment to allow or not, but I think there should be one rule for everything. Don’t sell Nazi things and don’t sell Christian things. The Christians have killed and persecuted more than most. Partially the Catholics, add to the list of no’s, Roman things, I seem to remember the Romans killed a lot of Christians. The Spanish weren’t very nice to the Inca and then there are the New Englanders, killing all those witches. (Most as it turned out were not witches but that’s another Blog.) Modern history is full of horrific episodes and the list could go on and on.

I say all of this with a smile on my face, as a bit of a joke. or just food for thought.
I don’t condone the bad things that our ancestors did but rather learn from them and educate people to be more tolerant and understanding. I also don’t like being told you cant by big government or big business.

I don’t deal in war relics or fur coats, but I would not trash them ether. One man’s trash can be another’s treasure.

I have several pieces of antique Ivory for sale in my shop. All well over 100 years old and I had no part in harvesting the Ivory. The carving and workmanship is quite amazing showing a tremendous amount of skill.

I don’t condone hunting and I am glad the governments have outlawed the trade of any new Ivory. I would never purchase a new piece of Ivory and I also wound buy a fur coat.  If you don’t like them I understand I won’t force you to buy them. Please don’t tell me not to sell them.

French 18th Century Ivory modal cannon

French 18th Century Ivory modal cannon

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