Wednesday 14 December 2011

Who Said That?

Who wrote this on Tim Haines' Yahoo "Ancient Artifacts" discussion list, ostensibly for responsible collectors? Three guesses:
Edgar, You see clearly, and very far ahead. I am entirely in agreement with your remarks below. I would urge every listmember to study them carefully, because the archaeologists really and truly do want to end private collecting of antiquities, and if collectors continue to delude themselves about this they will follow in the footsteps of those German Jews who after 1935 kept saying "It can't happen here." Well it did happen to them, and it will happen to antiquities collectors also unless they finally wake up and start to fight back -- as coin collectors are now doing.
Note how, once again in the ACCG rhetoric, the opponents of the no-questions-asked trade in antiquities are likened to Nazis, and the collector of such items are by extension depicted as God's Chosen People. Frankly I think such trivialisation by this coiney rabble-rouser of the European Jewish Holocaust most distasteful, and un-American. Likening the CCPIA on documentation of lawful export of antiquities to the 1935 Nuremburg Laws is simply the symptom of a person with a sick mind who simply does not know when to stop.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like the recipient of the ACCG Meritorious Service Award, chair of it's International Affairs Committee, and your favorite California dealer.

Paul Barford said...

EVERYBODY's favourite surely you meant to say? US coineys just love him, he represents them so well...

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