Confusion on Ivory sales

Information and misinformation —-what is a dealer or auctioneer to do! Their does not seem to be a definitive interpretation as to what can or cannot be sold.

One auction house , Treadway Toomey , in the upcoming sale of Ms. Groot’sĀ erotic canes will only sell the sticks containing ivory to clients with valid Illinois ID’s[ taking place in Illinois ] to avoid interstate sales. Kimball Sterling does not have that limitation in his Feb cane sale, but lists his sticks with ivory with circa 19th century dates in their descriptions.

Anyone have other examples of how dealers are managing this enigma ?

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