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Policy overview

To comply with the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925, most British Titles can’t be sold on eBay. This act makes it a criminal offence to sell or buy, or to attempt to sell or buy certain British titles.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines? 


• Lordships of the Manor may be listed, as long as sellers do not suggest that these manorial lordships are aristocratic titles or that the buyer will be entitled to be addressed as "Lord", "Lady" or any disallowed titles. This is misleading and may also be in breach of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968.

Not allowed - the following titles are not permitted to be listed for sale on eBay:

• Duke and Duchess; Marquess and Marchioness; Earl and Countess; Viscount and Viscountess; Baron and Baroness (called Lord and Lady of Parliament in Scotland); Knighthoods or Baronets.

Why does eBay have this policy?

To comply with all laws and regulations, the sale of most British Titles is prohibited on eBay.

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