On a metal detecting forum near you, member "Frogeye" announces (Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:25 pm) that he's just made a 'Frameless display for the landowner' in which he's mounted some finds which he's taken from his fields over the years to thank him for the loot.Several members congratulate him. "Alfaowner" is more candid (Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:05 pm):
That's a very nice gesture mate .. that looks very good .... I know a few detectorists that do the same sort of thing for their farmers / landowners but only ever put in the display case the finds they are happy to give away, the farmer never get to see the good stuff. Nice one mate.Instead of "give away" he should of course have said "give back" and taking "the good stuff" away without getting transfer of ownership confirmed is laying oneself open to accusations of theft.
What a surprise, the post by "Alfaowner" quoted above has now been removed from the metal detecting forum by the moderators intent on showing the hobby not how it is, but how they want people to believe it is. They are promoting a lie.