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Posted 12/08/2021   8:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add thecollectorman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
If you have your stamps stolen what would you do?
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Posted 12/08/2021   8:52 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Blame COVID.

Sorry, could not help myself. I assume that the standard steps would be; call the law, call the insurance agent, and pour a large single malt Scotch.
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Posted 12/08/2021   8:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
File a police report if I had a detailed inventory. You need a PR to make an insurance claim.

Why do you ask?
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Posted 12/08/2021   8:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Posted 12/08/2021   9:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gibby01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In my case I'd have to clean up for them first. They'd walk into my office and see boxes, binders, envelopes, glassines everywhere and probably go find something else to steal. Disarray may be the best security.
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Posted 12/08/2021   10:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Disarray may be the best security."

True, it would take them too much time to find the valuable ones, especially amatures.
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Posted 12/09/2021   01:02 am  Show Profile Check ray.mac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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call the insurance agent, and pour a large single malt Scotch.


Don, I pour a small one in a Glencairn glass often while sitting at my stamp desk....I'm an "Islay" guy....what's your preferred malt?

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Posted 12/09/2021   04:18 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Ray,
Highland Park, a bit pricey for me but when you can only drink a total of 30 fluid ounces per day (due to dialysis/renal diet) I have to make each ounce count.
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Posted 12/09/2021   10:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Could not happen , unless they had a dual axel truck . My wife would make them lunch while they packed up 60 to 80 boxes.
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Posted 12/09/2021   10:57 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Come on - she'd be helping them pack, then taking them out for a slap-up meal.
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Posted 12/09/2021   11:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Floortrader - There is one stamp missing from one album.
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Posted 12/10/2021   06:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder why the OP asked the question. Were they looking for serious or less serious responses?
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Posted 12/10/2021   09:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pcerio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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51studebaker pour a large single malt Scotch


Something we agree on! Although some blends are good too.
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Posted 12/10/2021   09:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canyoneer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If mine were stolen I'd take the insurance payout and use it for a vacation to help ease the pain. My serious collecting phase started 25 years ago so I can't imagine starting over. Maybe take up collecting something different like marbles!
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Posted 12/10/2021   3:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First determine what was taken and the format (stock book, album, display cards). Think if there is anything identifying on the format or material. Some unique trait would be helpful, such as all binders had pink hello kitty stickers or had a company name on them that was not stamp related. Notify the APS, even if you are not a member. I am assuming you are in the USA**. Here is link to their theft information page: https://classic.stamps.org/Stamp-Thefts

Next call every near by stamp, coin and pawn shop to give a description. Nearby means the closest ones to you regardless of distance away if you are located in a non-densely populated area.

Then call your local police and make a report.

If you have specific stamp insurance make a quick call to them as they too may have an email network to spread the word. If you have just regular homeowner's or renter's insurance they tend to limit coverage to $100.00 without paying for a specific rider on your policy.

I am sorry for your loss and hope it is found and returned. When you contact the APS (American Philatelic Association) they may be able to provide you with more information how to report.

Now while the US White House has been blaming the pandemic on crime and the comments above are a rather good joke, I think such should come after providing real direction and an answer to your question. For that, I will apologize on behalf of SCF members.


**If you are not in the USA, if there is a national philatelic organization in your country, contact them.


The thieves will peddle the items usually as a whole with the inherited or won a storage locker auction story both hard to countermand at the time.
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Edited by Parcelpostguy - 12/10/2021 3:46 pm
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Posted 12/10/2021   4:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add thecollectorman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Incredible ! Never spoke this theme here in all forum !!!! This is very SERIOUS theme.
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