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STOLEN: HUGE MASCOT & MOTOMETER COLLECTION

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Kent, WA Collector had a large amount of very expensive old car radiator ornaments stolen. He had one of the largest collection of mascots and motometers on the west coast. Also taken was a real neat one of a kind hand made antique steam tractor, about 3 foot long if I remember it correctly. Also a lot of art and very nice wood carvings. The bad guys tore the door frame off the wall and backed the truck right up and cleaned him out. So if you hear about some cool old car stuff going cheap please call Kent Police Department (253) 852-2121 let them know, he is 80 and pretty upset about all of this, most of the stuff is one of a kind, irreplaceable. The wood carvings (not old) are very high quality,  women, animals and birds in exotic hardwoods, the finest I've ever seen. Please help. Thank you.
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Eric,

 

It would be wise to post the phone number of the police department handling this crime. If someone sees something it may be time sensitive.

 

Also any photos of the items would sure help members to be on the look out.

 

I hope they catch the culprits,

Andy

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Sorry to hear of this.  I will keep a lookout...

Thanks

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bet it was someone who was close to the fella..................................

 

relative?

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Bumping this up to the top....

Hope your friend finds peace in this time of turmoil.

Best of luck.

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Agree pics or descriptive inventory of some key items would be very helpful.  There will be a lot of lookers on the internet for offerings of these items for sale. Either they knew what they were doing and stole the items to order for someone, or they simply took a chance and will be trying to fence them without knowing what they really have.  In either case, there are a lot of smart collectors out there willing to provide some extra eyes in the search to nab the scum-bags involved and hopefully return some of the items.  Ebay is flooded with mascots and motometers but without knowing more specifics it'll be hard to assist.  Please provide as many details as you can.

Terry

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Sad thing is my feelings with insurance companies is not good. If his collection is not found and at his advanced age they may also take advantage in some way.

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Portland swap meet people....keep your eyes peeled.

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I hate stories like this.. I haven`t had anything disappear after running off all my so called friends and the friends they`d bring by. I keep my Python close also..

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1 hour ago, keiser31 said:

Portland swap meet people....keep your eyes peeled.

 

Will do.

Most likely the race track area, that seems to be where the spur of the moment guys hang out.

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Eric, Perhaps you should put up a "old mascot" "old radiator cap" wanted sign at the Portland swap meet and see if anything interesting comes to the surface. If you get a promising lead a detective could go posing as the buyer. Happy Hunting, Andy

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3 hours ago, Brass is Best said:

Eric, Perhaps you should put up a "old mascot" "old radiator cap" wanted sign at the Portland swap meet and see if anything interesting comes to the surface. If you get a promising lead a detective could go posing as the buyer. Happy Hunting, Andy

 

That is a good idea, I would not think the crook would be stupid enough to set up a booth with the items but he might jump at the chance to sell it quickly and quietly thru a private sale.

 

Say what you want about those of us who don't use their real names, but I've bragged about my emblem collection too many times and I don't want it to wind up needing a thread like this one!

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Have him watch E Bay, Back Page, Craig's List etc.

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Wife of collector here.. yes, I am scanning websites regularly as we compile list and pics for police and revamp security.  Insurance is useless - can't document details of a lifetime of collecting.  Here's one pic I have handy, because it was a Christmas present from me...will upload more soon.  Interesting comment from Mercer09 about it being someone "close to the fella" -- we've thought of that, but not likely just one fella - more like a crew of scumbags... 

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We do not have complete inventory photos, so I am compiling photos of missing pieces from our mascot books.  Here are several more of the prime pieces taken from our building last week (probably Wed night, March 1).

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I have added this theft report to my Facebook page. My friends are sharing it.

 

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This is a sad incident indeed. It also serves as a reminder that we should all document our collections for insurance purposes. The quickest and easiest way is to photograph everything with a digital camera. So you can prove to your insurance company that you had it. You do not have to be a professional photographer. Just walk around your home and garage with a camera and take photos of what you see. If you have a wall with shelves stand back and take one photo of the whole wall. Then at the time of a loss you can enlarge the image and see everything.

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It is difficult to cruise with the fellas when you have a crew of scumbags.

I have found the best way to weed them out is to loan them a few bucks.

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UPDATED POLICE CONTACT INFO 

If anyone comes upon info that might help recover any items, direct Kent police contact is Officer Wilson, voice mail #253-856-4831.

 

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On ‎3‎/‎8‎/‎2017 at 9:30 PM, TheMoneyPit said:

 

That is a good idea, I would not think the crook would be stupid enough to set up a booth with the items but he might jump at the chance to sell it quickly and quietly thru a private sale.

 

Say what you want about those of us who don't use their real names, but I've bragged about my emblem collection too many times and I don't want it to wind up needing a thread like this one!

 

I just do not put what I have and where it is on the internet, anywhere.  Just a list of the cars on my signature and they are spread like peanut butter all over the place in different locations. 

 

And I do not put pictures of my garages etc... out for viewing.  Just common sense in a world where nothing is private.

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