Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 00:32:15 -0400
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From: Ellen Bulger <xenophora@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: shipping (common & beached) shells from England to Texas. Any
I'm looking for some info about shipping shells internationally. I've got a
friend in England who wishes to mail some shells to another friend in Texas.
These are dead beached shells and nothing, as far as she knows, rare or even
uncommon. But she is afraid that it is illegal or problematic to mail
shells. This, in a day and age where you can purchase plastic toilet seats
with dried seahorses set into the plastic, but hey, who said laws were
logical or sensible?
Obviously, this is a regional issue. I want to tell her, just mail the dang
things. But am I unrealistic? Anyway, I would be very grateful for any input
from folks who deal with postal and shipping issues in England.
Thanks in advance,