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Certificates of age and origin for antiques
LAPADA is the principal UK supplier of Certificates of Age and Country of Origin for customs purposes for art and antiques. There are many countries where antique objects over 100 years old can be imported free of all or most duty. Customs authorities in these countries will accept a Certificate of Age issued by LAPADA in the UK as proof that an item is more than 100 years old. To obtain a Certificate you or your shipper should contact LAPADA (535 Kings Road, London SW10 0SZ, telephone 0207 823 3511, fax 0207 823 3522, email - firstname.lastname@example.org) who will arrange inspection of the goods before packing and shipping. If the goods are 100 years old or more, LAPADA will supply a Certificate which must be provided to the Customs authorities at the port of entry.