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Respect and Ethics
At BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Tours, respect and ethics are and always have been very important. I have always looked to acquire ancient legally obtained Fur trade items & Gold Rush artifacts from BC and California. I would acquire single items or entire collections. I was also acquiring pioneer and early well documented Great Basin, Columbia River, California, Northwest Coast, Alaska, Rocky Mountain Artifact collections containing arrowheads, projectile points, darts, knives, ground stone, and literature and sometimes fine individual Artifact examples. I purchased these collections to use in my Mobile Museum Tours and in part to preserve and document them so they could be published and made available for reference. These were given as a book and gifted to the collector/finder as well as being made available online for the pubic through Blurb books. These pioneer collections, in my opinion, are a non-renewable resource that should be recorded. That being said, I do not want any collections or sell any collections that have been collected in or on National Parks, Provincial parks, State parks, Federal parks or BLM lands. At this time I am no longer buying collections for resale and am concentrating on my presentations in local BC schools.
Please be aware that I have never purchased any Midwest or eastern relics, reproductions, fakes, exotics, ’ceremonial’ objects, spurious material, human remains or items fashioned from thereof, looted or stolen objects.
I have a zero tolerance attitude towards theft, fencing of stolen goods, looting, and pot hunting. They give ethical collecting and collectors a bad name.