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 Post subject: Gibson F-4 Mandolins
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:31 am 
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Two stolen Gibson mandolins. Both F-4s. One is in rough shape, one is in excellent condition. Both in original hard case. Stolen from my house in New Hampshire and probably sold in Vermont or NY state, about 20-25 years ago. Serial numbers are: 41016 and 74671.
I realize the chances are slim, but they've been in the family and it would be great to have them back.
Reward offered, of course. No charges pressed. I just want them back.
Thanks.

Edited: the thief's name was Wayne (aka "Slim" also "Butch") Baker. I understand he's dead now and good riddance. But if he isn't, be very careful.

Thanks for the support.

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Sorry to hear about this, cocus. You may want to post something on the Mandolin Cafe as well:
http://mandolincafe.com/cgi-bin/classif ... ifieds.cgi

Click on "Instrument Lost or Stolen" and post your notice there; Scott Tichenor often posts stolen instrument notices on the front page as well.

Best of luck with this.

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After 20 years, the odds are that they're in the hands of someone who has every reason to believe they're the legal owner. I own a few vintage instruments, and I certainly couldn't tell you who owned them 20 years before me, or how that person aquired them.

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Yes- well, you never know. Things turn up.

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With the understanding that the recovery of a stolen instrument could be unlikely at best, let me make a suggestion. Go to this site, http://www.flutenet.com/stolen.htm , and see the heading, "HAVE YOU HAD A THEFT or LOSS??" It's a matter of establishing a legal claim, getting the facts on record, and here, because theft could be a violation of state law, perhaps getting the facts recorded on a state police record could be more enduring than that of a local police department. It doesn't really matter that your claim could be twenty years after the fact (although I am certain that the time is long past any legal action), but it is important to have such a claim on record BEFORE your missing instrument(s) could be discovered. Possession may be 9/10ths of the law, but without a legal claim, your chances of any recovery are even worse, frankly. For what it could be worth, your heirs could also benefit from such a claim, but I am not trying to be overly optomistic, here.

I am sorry to learn of your loss.


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