Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tribal Art - Aboriginals granted full membership in the ATADA

Aboriginals : Art of the First Person, operators of web sites at,, and, has been admitted to full membership in the prestigious Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association (ATADA).

ATADA has a rigorous code of ethics concerning business practices and representations of items offered for sale. The organization, however, recognizes that the most effect program to prevent misleading representation and the sale of fakes is an educated public. ATADA supports efforts to provide potential buyers with information and awareness they need to make wise purchases.

The organization also sponsors a Theft Alert program which publicizes art and antique items that have been reported as stolen.
This program makes it almost impossible to sell stolen art to dealers and difficult to keep it where any knowledgable dealer or collector will see it. It has resulted in numerous stolen items being returned to their rightful owners.

Aboriginals and its allied web sites are proud to be members of ATADA and to be devoted to the principles and standards of the organization.

For more information about ATADA , visit their web site at

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