Tag Archives: theft

Ken's Korner: 1967 Austin Healy Car stolen in 1970 is found – on eBay

Ken’s Korner: 1967 Austin Healy Car stolen in 1970 is found – on eBay – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Even 40-plus years after his 1967 Austin Healy was stolen from his Philadelphia home in 1970, California resident Robert Russell never gave up hope he’d one day be reunited with the […]

Ken's Korner: Historical document thief gets seven years

Ken’s Korner: Historical document thief gets seven years – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Barry Landau, 64, of New York (shown), has admitted to stealing thousands of rare and valuable documents from historical societies and archives over a ten-year period and has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his […]

Ken's Korner: $200 million gift to NYU stirs debate

Ken’s Korner: $200 million gift to NYU stirs debate – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Any school would be happy to receive a $200 million donation, but such a gift has turned into a hot potato for New York University, the recipient. The donor was noted art collector Shelby White, whose […]

Ken's Korner: Italy says two vases at Princeton were swiped

Ken’s Korner: Italy says two vases at Princeton were swiped – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Italian authorities say a pair of ancient vases on display at the Princeton University art museum were obtained illegally. The two Greek painted ceramic vases are more than 2,300 years old. University officials said they […]

Ken's Korner: Six men are on trial, but where’s “Scream?”

Ken’s Korner: Six men are on trial, but where’s “Scream?” – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 On the morning of August 22, 2004, two men wearing hooded disguises burst into the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, and made off with a pair of works by Edvard Munch: “Madonna” (a lush, erotic […]

Ken's Korner: Brits are flabbergasted over theft of sculpture

Ken’s Korner: Brits are flabbergasted over theft of sculpture – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 Britain is still buzzing over the incredible theft (in broad daylight, and captured on video surveillance cameras) of a 2-ton sculpture. The bronze work, titled “Reclining Figure,” by the late Henry Moore, one of England’s most famous artists, is […]