British antiquities on eBay

Netted: agreement to control sale of antiquities on eBay

Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts news |
Maev Kennedy
Tuesday October 3, 2006

“Fine find… late 14th century silver brooch from Suffolk sold on eBay.

After months of negotiation, agreement was reached yesterday between the online auction site eBay, the British Museum, and the government’s Museums, Libraries and Archives council, to control the booming trade in British antiquities on the site.

Shoals of archaeological objects, an average of 600 a day when volunteers monitored the site, appear on the site.”

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