They must be made of tougher stuff in Missouri. First, the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild was born there. Then, the Saint Louis Art Museum stood up to overreach by both the Egyptian and US Governments in successfully defending its title to the Ka Nefer Nefer Mask. And now, by voting to retain its current board, the Saint Louis Chapter of the AIA has rightly stood up against the ivory tower bullies of the national organization. That the fanatics that currently run the AIA made the deaccession of such well provenanced artifacts such an issue at all speaks volumes about how far archaeological elitists have distanced themselves from collectors and museums. Indeed, after all this, it remains unclear to CPO and other knowledgeable observers what exact AIA stricture the St. Louis Society supposedly violated when it put up well-provenanced artifacts for sale to benefit local programs designed to foster interest in archaeology.