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VINTAGE/PRE-BAN ELEPHANT IVORY
WE NO LONGER SHIP ELEPHANT IVORY TO NEW JERSEY,
NEW YORK AND HAVE LIMITED SELECTION TO CALIFORNIA!

FOR SALE IN US ONLY!

African Elephant Ivory PROPOSED

Regulation Changes!
Making it no longer possible (ILLEGAL) to ship
PreBan Elephant Ivory Interstate. Read up and ORDER NOW!
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Legal pre-ban African elephant ivory tusks, sections, slabs, blocks and cross cuts. The material of choice for gun grips, knife handles, musical instruments, cue sticks, pens, inlays, duck calls and carving. We have been supplying artists and collectors for over 35 years with legal pre-ban ivory. If you need a special cut you don’t see below, please inquire and we will do our best to get you what you need. The great beauty of elephant ivory is due to its warm creamy color and rich grain patterns. The grain changes with the lighting angle, a phenomenon exhibited in opal and tiger's eye and known as chatoyancy. Elephant ivory crosscut or end grain reveals an outer ring of bark or cementum surrounding the inner ivory, which exhibits growth rings and a fascinating moire pattern known as “Schreger lines.” To these qualities add the fact that it is the choicest of carving materials and that it takes a natural shine as lustrous as rubbed lacquer. The natural beauty found in elephant ivory is quite simply enchanting. All of the elephant ivory we offer for sale was imported before the ban and is purchased from estates. No permits are required for sales, shipping or ownership of this ivory within the U.S.
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Elephant ivory is excellent for scrimshaw, carving, knife handles, pistol grips, jewelry, musical instruments,
cue sticks, inlay, pens, duck calls, crafts and repairs. For working with ivory and bone instructions click here.

One of a Kind/Ivory Items Page Elephant Ivory Netsuke Page - Sale Priced

ELEPHANT IVORY POWDER
We have a limited quantity of pure very fine preban african elephant ivory powder. This is not saw dust, it is as fine as flour, good for making bonded ivory or put it in your garden or your pet food as an exotic calcium supplement for stronger, longer bones, tusks and teeth - $15.00 per pound or five pounds for $60.00

ELEPHANT IVORY BLOCKS
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

UNPOLISHED ELEPHANT TUSK CROSS CUT SLICES

Just as a tree reveals its life story in the cross cut view of its trunk, an elephant's life history is recorded in its tusks. Just as stones emit energy, ivory too has energy. The story of each elephant is recorded on the growth rings and Schreger lines, each as unique as fingerprints. Feel the energy, see the story, get these talismans while you can. We have a selection of pieces already cut in various sizes with the thickness ranging from 1/8" to 1/4". Many of these pieces have the black age cracks that form near the tip of a tusk. They will not get worse; they were in the tusk as it grew and add character. The small cross cuts can be used as pendants, brooches, or bolos or for carrying as unique touchstones. Larger slices are good for scrimshaw belt buckles or display pieces. The hoop slices are cut from the hollow and make unique “jungle jewelry” center pieces.

Mostly 1/8" to 3/16' thick - some are slightly polished and others unpolished.
Crosscut Lot (1) $70.00
Crosscut Lot (2) $65.00
Crosscut Lot (3) SOLD

ELEPHANT TUSK HOLLOWS
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RE03-H ELEPHANT TUSK HOLLOWS - Cut from the big end of the tusk that is hollow. Hollows are used for making boxes, pen holders, letter openers and jewelry. The thinnest part can be cut into jewelry or scrimshawed and put on a base. One end of a hollow will have a thicker wall than the other, some of the most beautiful ivory grain comes from the hollow ends. ictured are a range of what may be available, please call for current selection.

(A) 4-1/2" to 5-3/8" dia. x 1-1/4" tall SOLD
(B) 4-3/4" to 5-1/4" dia. x 5-1/2" tall SOLD
(C) 4" to 4-3/4" dia. x 3"+ tall $180.00
(D) 1-3/4" to 2-1/4" dia. x 7/8"+ tall SOLD
(E) 2-1/4" to 2-5/8" dia. x 1-3/8" tall SOLD
(F) 2-1/4" to 2-3/4" dia. x 3" tall SOLD
(G) 2-3/8" to 2-3/4" dia. x 1" tall SOLD
(H) 2-1/4" to 2-5/8" dia. x 1-1/8" tall SOLD
(I) 1-3/4" to 2-1/8" dia. x 1-3/8" tall w/crack SOLD
(J) 2-1/2" to 2-3/4" dia. x 1/2" tall w/crack SOLD  
(K) 2-1/2" to 2-3/4" dia. x 3/4" tall SOLD  
(L) 1-5/8" to 2" dia. x 1-1/4" tall SOLD  

PREBAN ELEPHANT TUSKS FOR SALE

These are fine for cutting or display, they all have vegetation staining that will sand off, all are in fine condition with no cracks.  All elephant tusks are hollow at the open end then taper into solid about 1/3 way up. These tusks are legal to buy and own in the United States, they cannot be resold in New York, New Jersey or California due to state laws.  There is a good chance that by the end of the year we will no longer be able to ship African elephant ivory interstate regardless that it was legally imported. They cannot be shipped out of the U.S.


Elephant Tusk (A) Vintage Pre Ban African Elephant tusk 51" long 5" base diameter, polished with nice yellowed patina, will stand horizontal for display, this tusk weighs 18 pounds and 14 ounces and is priced at - $3,785.00
Provinence: This tusk was purchased from R. Messnick of Colorado, Ron's uncle returned with it after WW2 and eventually gave it to Ron's father who eventually left it to Ron who sold it to us in Nov. 2014 Details on file.


MISC. ELEPHANT PREBAN IVORY LOTS

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Lot #1 - 11oz. of Longer thin pieces
1/16th and thinner - $75.00

Lot #2 - 9oz. of Shorter thin pieces
1/16th and thinner - $50.00


Lot #3 - 1 lb. of Long Chunky Piece -
$125.00
Lot #4 -1 lb. of Long Chunky Piece -
$125.00


Lot #10 - 1 lb. 8oz. Smaller Chunky
Scrap Pieces - $75.00
Lot #6 - 1lb. 6 0z. of Small Chunky
Scrap Pieces - $70.00

ELEPHANT PREBAN TUSK TIPS

ELEPHANT TUSK TIP 3

2-3/4" to 3-3/8" diameter x 5-1/4" tall with beautiful crazing lines and battle scars. Great for display, not for cutting - $475.00

ELEPHANT TUSK TIP 5

2" to 2-1/2" dia. by 5-3/8" tall tusk tip - SOLD

ELEPHANT IVORY SECTIONS
The sections below were from a tusk that was purchased from J. Mickanis from Maryland in 2014,
he purchased a tusk cull lot in the mid 1980's, details on file.


(ETS 2) 1-3/4" to 2-1/4" in diameter by 4-1/2" long - $360.00

(ETS 3) 2" to 2-3/4" in diameter by 4-1/2" long - $385.00

(ETS 4) 2-3/8" to 2-5/8" in diameter by 4-3/8" long - $150.00

ELEPHANT IVORY SLABS/BLANKS

SORRY WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT CUTTING SLAB OR BLANK ORDERS.
The slab and bark pieces below are still available, and we will be adding a few!
By mid January we should have a status update on slabs and blanks.

RE07 SLABS - ELEPHANT IVORY for knife handles, scrimshaw or jewelry, cut with the grain. Our slabs are smooth and flat, and true to size; just let us know your finished size so you don’t pay for more than you really need. Prices may vary a bit as slabs may be thicker or slightly oversize—we pick them out as close to ordered size as possible. Because some slabs taper in width, you may save money if you give us your width requirements for both ends (or smallest end anyway). We can cut slabs to the thickness you require but generally only in 3" length or 4-1/2" length. At times we do not have slabs over 2-1/2" wide, so to avoid delays, please order the narrowest slabs you require, i.e., if you need a pair of 1-1/4" wide slabs, please don't order a 2-1/2" wide slab, order a pair of 1-1/4" wide slabs.

These are the last of our available stock.
Currently available SINGLE slabs
1 1/16" thick x 1" wide x 2-3/4" long $11.00
1 1/16" thick x 1-1/4" wide x 2-1/2" long $12.50
1 1/16" thick x 1" wide x 3-3/8" long $14.00
1 1/16" thick x 1-1/4" wide x 3-1/2" long $17.50
1 1/8" thick x 1" wide x 2-1/2" long $12.50
1 1/8" thick x 1-1/4" wide x 2-1/2" long $16.00
1 1/8" thick x 5/8" wide x 5" long $22.50
1 3/16" thick x 1" wide x 4-1/2" long $33.75
1 1/4" thick x 1" wide x 4-1/2" long $45.00
1 1/4" thick x 1" wide x 3-3/4" long $37.50

PRESENTATION ELEPHANT SLABS POLISHED
(A) 2-1/4" wide x 5-1/2" long - SOLD (B) 2-1/4" wide x 4-3/4" long - $100.00
These polished outer bark pieces have spectacular grain! They have been selected over 30 years as the best of the best, for display or scrimshaw, varying from 1/8" to 3/16" thick.

PRESENTATION ELEPHANT BARK & SLAB PIECES UNPOLISHED
(1.) 3/16" at thickest x 1-3/4" wide x 5-1/4" long - SOLD (2.) 1/8" at thickest x 2-1/4" x 7" long - $110.00

(3.) 3/8+" at thickest x 2-1/4" x 4-3/8" long - $90.00 (5.) SOLD
(4.) SOLD (6.) SOLD
  (7.) 1/4" at thickest x 1-7/8" x 4-5/8" long - $48.00

OUTER ELEPHANT IVORY BARK/SCALE PAIRS

(Pr-1.) Outer bark PAIR 3/16" to 1/4" at center x 1-1/2" x 3-1/4" - $125.00

(Pr-2.) Outer slab PAIR 1/8" x 3/4" to 1-1/4" x 4-1/2" - $100.00


   

(Pr-3.) Outer bark PAIR 1/16" to 3/16" thick by 5-3/8" - $85.00

 


A few pics of tusks from our shop and showroom.
Jim and Shorty Resident Artist & Shop
Manager - Jim Lansberry
Jim in the Shop
     
"The Boss" David Boone Tina, Mariann, David, Sandy, Jim and Shorty

Please Note: Orders for merchandise totaling less
than $50.00 are charged a $5.00 processing fee.
BOONE TRADING COMPANY 1-800-423-1945
Page last updated: January 27, 2015