possession of the registration document.
The dealer was in possession of the car with consent and in his capacity as a mercantile agent, since the possession was with a view to an eventual sale, but he was not in possession of the registration document with the consent of the owner. As regards the registration document, it was not a case of obtaining consent by a trick; he had obtained the possession by a trick but he had obtained no consent at all to that possession. This case was followed in Stadium Finance v. Robbins where the owner left his car with a dealer with instructions to see what offers could be obtained for it. He retained the ignition key though he accidentally left the registration document locked in the glove compartment. The dealer supplied his own key, found the registration document and sold the car. It was held that the owner had not clothed the dealer with apparent authority since he had retained the ignition key and not consented to the dealer having possession of the registration document. In each of these cases, therefore, the innocent purchaser acquired