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messageStolen - 1920s to 40s records, letters, 1920s shoes, Cassandra book
Posted by yorksgirl April 22, 11:19AM

Reward offered for return / info re items stolen from me during Nunhead housemove. Black album with1920s, 30s 40s jazz blues etc. Billy Cotton and His Savannah Band,about 20 versions of Tiger Rag, complete oeuvre of Spike Jones and His City Slickers, some amazing blues records. Slipped inside the records were wartime letters.Also Cassandra (as in last century Daily Express) collection with unique flyleaf inscription,-'to (X) the craftsman's craftsman'. Thank you for reading.

messageRe: Stolen - 1920s to 40s records, letters, 1920s shoes, Cassandra book
Posted by yorksgirl May 08, 12:38AM

They're still out there somewhere. Pls pls get in touch if you can help. Reward offered, in confidence.

messageRe: Stolen - 1920s to 40s records, letters, 1920s shoes, Cassandra book
Posted by singalto May 08, 08:27AM

How did they get stolen? My removal men stole things from me when I moved many years ago.

messageRe: Stolen - 1920s to 40s records, letters, 1920s shoes, Cassandra book
Posted by natty01295 May 08, 04:22PM

This is Terrible, I hope you get them back
Try THIS BELOW- to see if any of it is on these sites
Best of luck;
* Ebay
* Gumtree
* LOOT.COM

messageRe: Stolen - 1920s to 40s records, letters, 1920s shoes, Cassandra book
Posted by yorksgirl June 09, 10:18PM

Yes stolen during move. Caught: a) a woman who had been paid to help move (not the actual moving firm) putting my property into a car of a friend who she said was there to give her a lift home; and b) a near neighbour was caught red handed by the removal co, trying to run into her flat with a 1930s chair. The removal guys were only out of sight of the van for about 20 secs at a time. Got several items back from that lovely lady - including an Ercol table, and another antique kitchen chair.
Can't really say anymore. Although will mention that she does boot sales in the area.
Although I had retrieved a few items from her, it seemed likely she had more that she was not admitting to but the police would not help - they refused to search her flat.

I suppose removal firms will always get blamed when things are stolen during a move even though it may actually be a light fingered neighbour. This woman was very fast on her feet and I would not have believed she would have had the bare faced cheek to be running up to the removal van in broad daylight and stealing large items. If she hadn't been caught doing it I would have presumed (logically) it was the removal company! Although they were partly responsible, I booked 3 people so there would specifically be one person just covering the door and the van while the others went in and out...but they turned up with just two guys.

Also stolen:
unique pair of black wedge heel satin and silk 1920s sandals, highly embroidered with flowers, colours still vivid. Size 4.
Small bucket chair, think it's sycamore wood - it's a blonde wood - was part of an Art Deco bedroom set (now no longer a set, of course...).
Very ornate Polish box, dark wood with highly decorative enamelling and metalwork.
x2 antigue dining chairs, oval tops, dark wood, blue Liberty fabric seats.

Various non unique non vintage items: Dremel set, large circular saw, which was brand new, a metal 5 arm chandelier.

I could go on. Reward still offered for any information leading to identification of the thief / thieves.
If you have been offered any of these items for sale I would be very grateful to hear from you and confidentiality definitely and entirely respected. Thank you for reading.

Natty - thanks for your message too. I have looked on ebay, didn't realise Loot was still going! But I think it is likely they may have tried to sell my stuff via boot sales or for some of the records, specialist sellers. Some of the blues records were apparently very rare, I never got round to making a list or taking pics as they had just sat on shelves for many years.


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