[Ancientartifacts] Re: Making a contribution

Yes, ever stricter (yet basically un-enforceable) trading laws tend
to hurt those that obey them and assist those that don't. Hence the
need for widely-agreed guidelines which make sense to the end market,
in our case the collector, as they're the ones that dictate where
money is spent.

Glad you mentioned 20thC war sites being dug up. Different things are
emotive to different people: but the problem of illegal/unauthorised/
(un-necessary!) digging is the same regardless of location, age or
culture. With the exception of running the risk of finding unstable
live ammo, that is...

One can take the point of 20thC war sites a step further: I've heard
from militaria dealers that they've been offered stuff dug up from
war graves... I see no reason to doubt their statements as I was
neither buying or selling... but it highlights the problem of (for
the sake of argument call it:) "looting". A load of new laws won't
stop someone who is willing to dig up other people's parents and
grandparents but a change in the attitudes of collecting will.

Rolf Kiaer


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