Monday, November 26, 2007
Hawkers and theives
This morning at 6:30 I went to the shard market to look at the fakes and the real McCoys. This market is supposedly Black Market goods since some are genuine antiques and some are genuine fakes. They have even perfected taking a bottom from a shard and cutting if off and adding a new top so that it looks real. Dipping it in some acid and a tub of dirt doesn't hurt rising the price a little either. There has to be over 500 vendors and one would wonder who the blazes buys these pieces of pottery. Business has been brisk each morning I have attended. A guy from the BBC had me do some dickering of price for him on a bowl that he liked. Check out the faces of the hawkers. There was our on Danny Crump with his own display of fakes antiques.