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Stolen collectors knives


#1

I am posting this to alert the vast membership of Orchid of a theft
of over $750,000 of high end collectors knives that was taken while
in transit back from the East Coast knife show. This case carried a
large number of very distinctive and high end collectors knives, and
was picked up in the baggage claim area of RDU airport while the
owner’s flight was delayed due toweather cancellations. I am
providing a link to an article with pictures of the missing knives.
If anyone sees or hears anything, please contact local police. These
will be very difficult to fence due to the distinctive nature of the
work. $750,000 Worth of Custom Knives Stolen -

Thanks! Melissa Veres, Engraver


#2

Strongly suggest you keep track on ebay and other auctions We saw our
stolen goods being sold on ebay from our cutting in Peru on ebay
while the police unfortunately refused to do anything and ebay
security did nothing about it despite our proof of memo goods signed
for by such person.

Lee Horowitz
perublueopal.com


#3

Further on knife theft

There is further regarding the theft of over $750,000 of
high end collectors knives from the Raleigh-Durham Airport. The bag
was sent ahead when flights were cancelled after an east coast knife
show, and was taken from the baggage claim area. These pieces are
very distinctive and readily recognizable. Images of the missing
knives are at the link below. If you see or hear of these, please
notify the authorities. http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep815c

Thank you!
Melissa Veres, engraver


#4

Hi

this knife Custom Knife by: Jack Levin ~ Engraved by: Chris Meyer if
sold is an illegal weapon in Australia. It is a stilletto 'flick’
knife. A very superb piece but legalities in this country, Australia,
would get you into trouble for selling such a knife. You can’t sell a
knife to people under 18 but they can buy a screwdriver. You can’t
actually carry a knife with out being able to demonstrate good
intent, such as going fishing or carrying chef’s knives in a locked
case. But you can buy a machete from the local hardware store without
a problem regardless of age. Oh the ‘nanny state’.

Richard


#5

Hi

I hope you get these back, but I am thinking that they may well go
on the black market as collectors items like stolen art. Hopefully the
person who stole them was an opportunist and not a professional and
will expose himself to the police.

Very sorry for your loss. But why did you not use a secure courier?

Richard


#6

Hi

ebay security did nothing about it despite our proof of memo goods
signed for by such person. 

What do you expect from a company that sells fake sterling silver
and has been told so? There are moves by law enforcement world wide to
bring this company to account. One day it will happen, but don’t hold
your breath.

Also noticed that jewellers are having goods paid for buy direct
bank deposit a business deposit account and funds are withdraw
immediately in cash or cheque rather than electronic means. When the
money is there the goods are sent. Electronic money fraud is much
bigger than the banks would admit. As Kerry Packer’s (a billionaire)
son James (a billionaire) said “The day I put my account details on
the internet, hell will have frozen over.”

Also web pages are being replaced by Facebook. Get a like on
Facebook all their “friends” are notified. Also Facebook can be
updated by the user not a web master. Facebook is free, but care
needs to be taken as it is not a business site.

Richard


#7
What do you expect from a company that sells fake sterling silver
and has been told so? There are moves by law enforcement world
wide to bring this company to account. One day it will happen, but
don't hold your breath. 

Waiting for mommy (government) to make everything fair and all
better isn’t the way to fix eBay.

Stop using eBay and the “problems” will go away.

Paf Dvorak


#8

Why was three quarters of a million dollars worth of collector
knives (some of the most beautiful blades I’ve ever seen, I might
add) transported in checked baggage? This is why there are companies
like Brinks and why jewelry manufacturers use them to transport
jewelry to trade shows…

I understand, that knives can’t be carried as carry-on luggage and
must be checked if they are to be transported by passenger air
service, but three quarters of a million dollars worth? In checked
baggage? Really? What thinking person would even put a $500 camera in
their checked suitcase? Please don’t tell me this guy was surprised
that the airline wouldn’t let him board the plane with a hundred
knives in his carry-on and had no other choice.

I’m sorry, but something about this doesn’t pass the smell test. I’m
sensing a scam of one kind or another, probably aimed at an
insurance company, or possibly even the artists that created the
knives. Either that, or the person that allowed this to happen is
somebody that shouldn’t be trusted with any kind of valuable
property, let alone anything sharp.

Dave Phelps


#9

The gentleman transporting the knives was a seller, coming from an
important knife show. There were weather delays and numerous
cancellations which caused his flights to be delayed after his
baggage had gone on ahead. I agree, a courier or specialty insured
shipment would have been the way to go here. I am only reporting
this theft to publicize it, and hope some Good Samaritan will see
something that will bringthe knives and/or perpetrators to justice.
It does seem that this was accomplished with the help of someone who
had some kind of inside orknowledge, but there is little
oversight in most baggage claims areas of airports and fewer that
have someone checking claims tickets.

Melissa Veres, engraver


#10

Hi

been thinking about this I'm sorry, but something about this
doesn't pass the smell test. I'm sensing a scam of one kind or
another, probably aimed at an insurance company, or possibly even
the artists that created the knives. Either that, or the person
that allowed this to happen is somebody that shouldn't be trusted
with any kind of valuable property, let alone anything sharp. 

the person who sent this amount of value in such an insecure way is
the prime suspect or a total moron.

Would any jeweller send this dollar value in an unsecured way?
Never!!!

Hard to sell, you must be kidding! There are collectors of
everything, who want to keep stolen goods to themselves. The items
would never appear in public.

If this is a professional job, then the person who picked up the
case will be far far away and the knives will be have already been
sold to already known buyers. Who will keep them out of sight.

If it was an opportunist then eventually they will come undone.

Only time will tell, which case is the real one.

Let’s hope it was an crime of opportunity and will work out in the
end. But what ever the lesson has been learnt by all of us RE
security.

liability is with the person in charge of the goods. “Yes I left
thousands of dollars worth of goods un-attended where anyone could
steal them.” LOL The insurance company will pay out on this, NEVER.

feeling very sorry for the makers who have lost out.

Richard


#11

Hi all

but there is little oversight in most baggage claims areas of
airports that sure is true. When being picked up at Sydney airport
post Sept 11 I was waiting for my case and noticed an un-attended
case going round and round the carousel. Friend turned up and we
left quickly. Told first security officer I saw there was an
unclaimed bag. Don't know what happened, nothing tragic, was not
waiting to get blown up. 

Security is a joke in this country. At a festival I stood next to
the security guard and had a chat. He was the minder for a senior
politician. No one was scanned or checked on entry. If I had been a
bad guy could have caused havoc and easily got away.

In another life I worked point duty for the principal no one would
have got as close as I did to the politician. Without being
intercepted by a friendly looking guy or girl armed to the teeth and
ready to kill. They just assessed the approaching person’s body
language. Then acted carefully and appropriately.

If you are in a place and feel un-easy leave, it could save your
life.

Richard