We regret to report that Mario Carrandi, one of the most respected dealers of rare and antiquarian magic, reports the loss of his collection of The Great Raymond lapel stick pins, last seen on display at his dealer booth last week at our 43rd Magic Collectors Weekend in Chicago.
What makes this particularly upsetting is not only that it took place at a conference of peers and in a room in where the security and access were controlled, but also that these objects were of great sentimental value to Mr. Carrandi.
Needless to say, we have contacted the hotel security and are interviewing key people about what took place and what can be done to recover this missing property.
Mr. Carrandi has offered a reward of the return of the objects and we would be pleased to accept the return of the objects to us, with no questions asked.
Anyone with information …
Please help. We would appreciate it if you, too, keep an eye out in your travels – be it searching for collectibles in local shops, at fairs of collectibles, or (heaven forbid) at other collectors – for these missing objects, and to alert us immediately so we may return them to their rightful owner.
Anyone with information is asked to contact us at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org or at this telephone number: 416-913-9034.