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30 % of seized property returned
1/1/2003 is pleased to report that of the thousands of seized items held by Sussex Police, 30 % of the antiques have successfullly been returned to their original owners, many of whom recognised their belongings after searching the FindStolenArt online database.

FindStolenArt had featured the recovered items on this Website for over two years after close liason with the Sussex Police Force, everybody involved in this project is extremely proud of this success story.

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Silver stolen from King of Sweden
Museum Security Network
6/4/2001 3:37:00 PM

On the night between the 17th and 18th of May 2001 one of the King of Sweden's palaces was burgled.

The thieves broke in by breaking a window at Ulriksdals palace. They then carried on in to the Silver room were they broke several exhibition cases and plundered them of the objects.

Ten objects are now missing from the late King Gustaf V's private collection. The objects are several hundred year old and dates between 1575 and 1796.

Even though the alarm went of the thieves got away. The objects are irreplaceable and invaluable but will be very hard to sell for the thieves.

Among the stolen objects is a goblet from S:t Petersburg with a medal from Katharine II's coronation, urn made in England 1675, cup of gilded silver from Moscow 1744, an Italian box with the Swedish Queen Kristina's picture and a oval sugar bowl signed Andreas Röymand, Köpenhamn 1785.

The Swedish court encourage the public and dealers to be alert.

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