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 Post subject: CITES regulation
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:10 pm 
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I have a flute for sale that is either blackwwod or boxwood. It was made by David Quinn in the 1980's. I have a potential buyer for it in the UK.

I would have to ship the flute from NYC to England.

It is difficult to decipher the CITES rules. Seems one can ship and/or carry up to 10 kilos of these woods. So is it ok to ship without declaring? I do not have proof of when I purchased the flute and cannot find contact information for David Quinn.

Any information would be helpful.

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 Post subject: Re: CITES regulation
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:49 pm 
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artsygirl wrote:
I have a flute for sale that is either blackwwod or boxwood. It was made by David Quinn in the 1980's. .

If it's this one it definitely isn't boxwood. Most probably blackwood.

I'll let those more knowledgeable than me discuss the CITES issues for a flute of that vintage.

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If the one in the eBay listing in New York, than it looks like blackwood, in which case a CITES certificate would be needed for import & export & unlikely to be obtained. David Quinn also made chanters from ebony, so that is possible in this instrument. I'm not sure of the status of ebony as a restricted wood. The hand carry rule for musicians is not applicable for shipped items.

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Thank you everyone for your responses.

Is there any way to contact David Quinn?


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From a 2004 thread:
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