Nice keris Detlef. congrats with this bargain.
In the Netherlands I haven't had any problems with import either. (knock on wood
Although I hardly collect nor buy ivory object.
But mandaus that came from abroad where never stopped with questions about the hilt material.
Best thing here is to let the shipper describe it onthe parcel as antiques.
In that case I pay 5 or 6 % VAT.
Sirek, you write :
So I ask the CITES.org: can I buy antique ivory in another country?
and they answered me:
Amazing, they answered
In the past I have tried to contact them about new made hornbill ivory (buceros vigil) objects that where offered on ebay, and I received no reply whatsoever.