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Terms of Use


Return Policy
All sales at Antiques & Uncommon Treasure have a 3-day no questions asked return policy, you must let us know of your intent within those three days please. In the unlikely event that you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return the item within three days after the delivery date for a full refund less shipping fees. The item will be shipped back to us at your expense and must arrive in the same condition as when it was purchased. In the event that we made an error in the item or listing description, we will refund postage fees also and provide a return shipping label.
Payment
Payments online can be made using all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover via PayPal (our preference) or through the other methods shown at checkout. The total payment on your invoice includes shipping charges and any applicable sales tax. If you prefer to pay via personal/business check, or wire transfer, please contact us directly.
All orders delivered within the state of Utah will include a 6.35% sales tax and, in some instances, California will include 8.75% sales tax, unless we are provided with a current sales tax resale certificate. 
Receipt of Item(s)
We offer one-of-a-kind antique and vintage pieces. Please make sure you have reviewed the description and conditions of the item(s) before placing your order. If you have any doubt or need additional information about an item's condition, please contact us.  We want to make sure you are thrilled with your shopping experience with us at Antiques & Uncommon Treasure.
Upon arrival, please inspect everything immediately to confirm that the condition corresponds to the condition as it was described when you purchased it. If it is apparent that the item has been damaged during transport, please let the shipper on site know immediately and contact us as soon as possible. In such an unfortunate case, please retain all shipping materials (box, packing material, etc.) in the case that an insurance claim is required.
Final Notes
The vast majority of worked and antique object tortoise shell material comes from the shells of two species of sea turtles: the hawksbill (Eretmo-chelys imbricata) and, more rarely, the green turtle (see box A). The shells of these turtles exhibit attractive patterns that normally consist of light to dark brown patches, though a homogeneous “cream”-colored variety called blond tortoise shell also exists. We (and all but DNA test experts) are unable to distinguish between Asian and African elephant ivory, and c.1400-1800s trade routes bringing same into Europe sourced both.

IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world. We do hold a USDFW import/export license, as well.

Our limited offerings all exceed the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and are well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.