Daryl Davis comments on my post "Out of Place Antiquities on the British Market":
"I must admit that I am just such a "blind" collector"This sounds like Sam Hardy's correspondent. The problem is that while others labour on under the misapprehension that if things are explained to them in a way they'll understand, collectors will "come round" to doing what they do in a responsible manner, the sad truth is that there are those that are wilfully blind and really do not care.
"I care not a whit about antiquities or looting"
UPDATE 5th August 2015:
"I'd venture to say that "the overwhelming majority of people", in fact, who have the means and the desire to purchase antiquities, great or small, would prefer that no restrictions stood in their way, no matter the potential losses to the historical record".
Vignette: the self-centred approach to our heritage