Tribal Artery Alerts Members about Stolen Tribal Art As members of Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association, Aboriginals Gallery forwards alerts when stolen art has been reported, such as news about a major theft of art in transit.
News-Antique.com - Jun 07,2009 - Art thieves seem never to learn. When high value art, unique and highly identifiable, is stolen, it becomes almost impossible to sell it - as long as news about the theft is widely disseminated.
When tribal art and collectibles are reported stolen to the Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association (ATADA), a theft alert is issued to members such as Aboriginals: Art of the First Person Gallery. We, in turn, forward this information to other sources through our blog, Tribal Artery, with the intention to hinder sales of stolen goods.
ATADA has issued an alert about art stolen from a shipment going from New York to San Francisco. Details of the alert and photos of the missing objects are available at the ATADA.org theft pages. A link to that page has been included in our Tribal Artery blog notice today.
Collectors and dealers in antiques and collectible art are encouraged to visit Tribal Artery to obtain information about this major theft and be prepared to notify authorities if any of the items are offered for sale to them.
It is important to note that possession of stolen goods is a crime itself, with certainty that the goods will be confiscated and returned to the original owner. There is no statute of limitations as regards stolen goods in the USA.