Actually, in that last bit, he is utterly wrong; a conviction for handling dodgy goods seems (as we have seen) to do NO damage in the collecting world to a dealer's reputation. It confirms that the artefacts handled by this guy are indeed genuine, authentic. That is what run-of-the-mill collectors want confirmed, not that they are of licit origins; most of them - unfortunately - do not give a tinkers about that. So let us not worry about such a 'market' being damaged by new legislation, let us see about cleaning up that market and changing the attitudes of its denizens by removing social approval for the dodgy activities.
and already a lobbyist for the no-questions-asked market promotes the non-argument:
Peter Tompa and as alwways, HE is welcome HERE to get HIS point across (he blocks me from his own scandal-mongering and snipey blogette).
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Peter Tompa podał/a dalej Ivan MacquistenConcerns raised about new UK legislation.