195. Proof of property.

195.     Proof of property.

Subject to the provisions relating to mercantile agents1, mere possession by a pawnor2 is not sufficient proof of property in the thing pawned against the real owner3.

If the pawnor has no authority to make the pledge, the pawnee cannot hold the goods pledged against the real owner4, unless the owner has so acted as to clothe the pawnor with apparent authority to make the pledge5. An authority to an agent to sell does not extend by implication to a pledge so as to give the