The Salvo Code
THE SALVO CODE
Not to buy any item if there is the slightest suspicion that it may be stolen.
Not to buy knowingly any item removed from listed or protected historical buildings or from sites of scheduled monuments without the appropriate legal consent.
To record the registration numbers of vehicles belonging to persons unknown to it who offer items for sale, and to ask for proof of identity.
Where possible to keep a record of the provenance of an item, including the date of manufacture, from where it came, and any previous owners.
To the best of its ability and knowledge, to sell materials free from toxic chemicals, excepting those natural to the material, traditional to its historical use, or resulting from atmospheric pollution.
Not to copy knowingly unique items made or commissioned by other Salvo Code dealers.
Where possible, and only within its ability and knowledge, to give customers the choice of buying fairly traded products.
To allow its business details to be held on a list of businesses who subscribe to the Salvo Code and to display a copy of the code and this Certificate in a public position within their business premises.