Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Will Reason Prevail?

The efforts of the archaeological lobby in Washington in league with the Egyptian Military Dictatorship to create restrictions to US collectors having access to Egyptian antiquities are detailed in a long text by cultural property lawyer Peter K. Tompa 'CPAC Public Session on Egyptian MOU'. He represented the  International Association of Professional Numismatists and the Professional Numismatists Guild, while other dealers and collectors' representatives were there too to present out point of view. Mr Tompa's own excellent speech on behalf of coin collectors was given earlier ("Done Deal or No, Don’t Restrict Coins"). Mr Sayles of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild seems to think: "State Department MOU hearing leaves room for optimism" for collectors of coins, but what about those of us who collect other minor antiquities? 

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