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JOHANNESBURG — One of the bronze sculptures stolen from the Johannesburg Art Gallery is worth about $16,000. Curators fear thieves sold it to a scrap dealer for a mere $250. Prices for metals with industrial uses like copper — the main component in bronze — have been booming. And as the stolen bronzes fail to [...]

Thieves target scrap merchant

Posted on October 21st, 2011 by Erica

STAFF at Toowoomba scrap metal merchants Busby EJ and Busby are fed up with constant break-ins which are starting to hurt the business’ viability. A staff member, who did not wish to be named, said thieves went to great lengths to steal discarded batteries from the Barrabool Ct yard about 10.30 on Thursday night. He [...]

Tyrannosaurus-Scrap

Posted on October 21st, 2011 by Erica

You might be familiar with some of his artwork; the lungfish sculpture that sits on the shores of the Burnett River in Bundaberg is one of John’s creations. But there is more in store as you step into his yard. I was welcomed into his home with the offer of a cup of tea, before [...]