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Stolen Items

Most of you don't know everything on this site. Under community there is one for  numismatic theifs. I went over the first few pages. Priority mail is up there in items stolen. Dealers robbed after shows..Someone tell me what is the safest way to mail something. Its Not Registered .mail. That has a big target on it. I will tell you the delivery personnel who ever they work for do not lock there truck when they leave it to make a delivery.Fed Ex was just robbed . They found packages opened in the woods. My mailman told me that those who work inside  sorting know the N.G.C. Logo. What happens is it falls on The floor. Never to be seen again. They know  A.N.A.C.S. And P.C.G.S.also. The answer is there is no safe way. They leave your package on your front step. We're I live before you get close to the building there are cameras inside all over the place. There was a thrift about a year and a half ago. The postal police came and took the tape. A day later the woman in the first floor she was arrested and sentenced to federal jail. She has passed.away. I have a good working relationship with my mail person. He brings my packages to my door. I track the package and tell him were it is. He gets it and brings it to me. That doesn't solve the problem when it's in transit. I have no answer for that.I don't think anyone does. Always track your package. When it gets to your post office let the mail man know. That's all I can suggest. 








1 year ago

This is great info to know. I had never really thought about it except at the holidays. Thanks for shedding light on this situation Mike !

1 year ago

I, nor my family, has ever gotten a package stolen. One of the reasons is probably that we have a metal mailbox that you need a key to open.

11 months ago

Very helpful topic, and one that has likely effected many ANA members. Thanks for sharing, as well as the advice. 

11 months ago

I have found that left N.G.C. I have been tracking it. So far no updates. Tell me this is not so.

11 months ago

I bought a 1971 Eisenhower dollar and received only a torn open normal letter envelope. Absolutely theft for certain, not caused by packaging/sorting equipment. Physically torn open.  Even though I'm only out something like four dollars, it's the principal. I hate and have no need for a thief.

11 months ago

Mike, are you sure it is theft? The UPS (sadly) opens envelopes whenever there is something that look suspicious on their x-ray machine (i.e. coins) and just leaves a hole. As a collector in LEGOs, I sometimes have pieces shipped to me in envelopes, and tend to lose them that way. Sorry you lost your coin. 

11 months ago

What if your package is to big for the mailbox? It gets left in the floor! And there is Always a first time!

11 months ago

That coin guy. Yes. I suggest that if your package didn't arrive at the right time call the General post office in Washington. One time they had lost my package. I called. They gave me a complaint number. For ten days they searched . They told me were sorry but we can't find it. On the 11th day someone in the P.O. found it by the door of the loading dock. That was registered mail. How does that sit in a cornner and no one see it? I was lucky that time. Update! My package just showed up in the mailbox.! There was no tracking. It did not say item delivered. It was just out there. That was two weeks ago!.



11 months ago

I always track my packages like a hawk! I guess I get obsessed with it at times by checking it several times a day... especially if I have a high dollar coin coming. My mailman is notorious at leaving my packages at a neighbor's house about a mile down the road...our address numbers are almost the same..... complaining does no good to the local postmaster....they say they'll do something like reprimand the driver but I doubt if it's ever done. That's my experience anyway....thanks for this blog Mike! 

11 months ago
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