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SkyMan1958
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posted 02-15-2014 01:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My house was broken into on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 in the middle of the day. I returned before the burglars got everything, but they did get a few small pieces from my collection. Please send me a heads up if you see either of these items.

The first piece is a Gemini 9 Fliteline medallion. The letter of authenticity was in the bank, but the piece was next to my computer, and when they stole my computer they picked up the piece. The medallion had been turned into a pin (before I owned it).

The second piece to get stolen was a Gemini-Agena tieclip:

Please let me know if you see the Gemini 9 Fliteline pin or Gemini-Agena tieclip anywhere on eBay etc. Thank you!

tnperri
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posted 02-15-2014 08:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man that stinks... I will keep an eye out for them.

Greggy_D
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posted 02-15-2014 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sy, sorry to hear about that. Hopefully it all shows back up one day.

328KF
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posted 02-15-2014 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll bet they don't even know what it is they grabbed. Very sorry to hear about this, but glad they were scared off without causing you any harm.

Will keep an eye out.

randy
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posted 02-15-2014 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That really stinks. I know how you feel- I had a medallion stolen from my collection. I was fortunate and it was recovered, but it was damaged. I'll keep my eyes open.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 02-15-2014 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check local jewelry to cash stores. At least here, they're supposed to get a copy of a person's ID and keep that on file for a certain period of time. Maybe the person thinks it's like a half dollar they can get $20 for, based on the silver content.

SkyMan1958
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posted 02-17-2014 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In cleaning up my office, I found the Gemini 9 Fliteline amongst a mess that the burglars left.

Unfortunately there is no question the GeminiAgena tie clip (and some Mercury capsule shaped cufflinks) were stolen. Still, it's nice to find something that I thought was ripped off, and has a flown history from the Gemini era (it also has a Schirra LoA in the safe deposit box).

Greggy_D
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posted 02-17-2014 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Something to think about Sy... do you suspect anyone that may know you are a space and numismatic collector?

SkyMan1958
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posted 02-17-2014 10:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No.

Spacepsycho
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posted 02-19-2014 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacepsycho   Click Here to Email Spacepsycho     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There have been a rash of burglaries from Seal Beach to Newport Beach by three crews of young men who prowl nicer neighborhoods. They drop off their crews who then knock on doors to see if anyone is home and then return to "easy" targets. After kicking in front doors or hopping fences and breaking in back doors, they spend a few minutes ransacking your home.

A buddy of mine who's a detective said the best way to keep the thieves out of your house is to have a dog that barks when someone knocks. Next, put a sign on your door reading "Day Sleeper... Do Not Disturb" so they think someone is home and finally an alarm sign.

These thieves are looking for easy targets and if you make it too difficult for them or if they think they'll get hurt or caught, they'll move to an easy target.

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