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#579077 - Sat Nov 08 2014 04:35 PM Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
Someone stole an enclosed trailer full of signs from my yard today.

Anyone in the Southeast be on the lookout for a huge load of signs, toys, pedal cars.

Signs to take note of
48" embossed Phillips 65 in rough condition
6ft Cities service
6ft Fina
36" Coca cola buttons painted as moonshine signs.

1950's Atomic Missle pedal car?
1950's aqua/white 55 chevy
Repop Firetruck pedal car.
Various condtions Coca cola and 7up coolers, toys and all types of smalls.


http://greenville.craigslist.org/atd/4752500338.html
http://columbia.craigslist.org/atd/4752548388.html
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/atd/4752529209.html
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#579079 - Sat Nov 08 2014 04:44 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
hri_2008 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Dec 30 2012
Loc: .
Your doing a good job getting the word out with those craigslist postings. I hope it helps with the return of your stolen items.

I am helping with a situation like yours closer to home.
A neighbors garage was broken into this week. We have video footage of the vehicle used.

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#579084 - Sat Nov 08 2014 05:26 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: hri_2008]
Neil Gerrard Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 09 2003
Loc: Canby, Oregon
thieves really should have more of a consequence than they do, might stop this kind of stuff, hope you get your stuff back

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#579086 - Sat Nov 08 2014 05:36 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: hri_2008]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
Its even happening in rural farming areas as well . My brother in law has this k model rush ,I posted pic of a while back that has been on there century old dairy farm well over 60+ years and someone tried to pry the orginal fire cheif curved pump plate off it he told me. I hope you recover all your stuff . Terrible feeling when something like this happens.


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#579092 - Sat Nov 08 2014 06:03 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: 47reo-travis]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Slap on the hands, and listen to their stories of woe and drug problems. When your stuff is taken it does not matter the stories people have as to why, it is just gone.
Good luck with it, and years ago a group of stuff was taken out of a trailer. Lucky for all about 6 months later some found by just getting the word out. People listen and look.
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#579094 - Sat Nov 08 2014 06:20 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Craig Osbeck]
Rabbitman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Missouri,USA
Hope you get it back. I had a break in a few years ago before I had any petro in my new garage. They took all my welders, torches, tools and a race kart. Believe it or not the sheriffs dept recovered almost everything about three months later. I'm sure you've reported it but be sure the authorities have as much detail as you can give them. Some sheriff departments are better than others, hope you have a good one. It just sucks!

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#579097 - Sat Nov 08 2014 06:34 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Rabbitman]
gaspumpfrank Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Dec 01 2007
Loc: Stella, NC
Paul, will keep a look out in Eastern N.C. Good Luck Frank

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#579099 - Sat Nov 08 2014 06:39 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: gaspumpfrank]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
I've done about all I can think of tonite. Keeping my prayers said for quick results!

Some of the bigger/unique items include:

Cities Service sign, Fina sign, Sunoco sign, Sieberling Tires sign, Atomic Missle pedal car, firetruck pedal car, hotrod pedal car, aqua/white 1955 chevy pedal car, pink jeep surrey, 36 plastic Coca Cola buttons, 36 Coca Cola Moonshine buttons marked as done by Keith Emory, 48 OK plastic sign rough cut, 48 GM plastic sign, 30 round Texaco plastic sign. Coca Cola cooler, 7up coolers, large selection of various small eclectic toys and advertising items stored in 7up and Pepsi picnic coolers.

Please let any of your local collectors and fellow auctioneers know about this theft! I have placed ads in Craigslist in the major cities around the region that has many pictures of the bigger items but there are so many that whoever stole this trailer will find most of the items very unique and only marketable to collectors.

If these thieves try to move them in the area I should know pretty quick, but if they try to move them in your areas hopefully the grapevine will nip their hopes in the bud!

Pray for my sanity!
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#579101 - Sat Nov 08 2014 06:47 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
Darn theives, I hope you recover it quickly. I will keep my eye open around here for them, great idea with the craigslist ad.
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#579103 - Sat Nov 08 2014 06:51 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: philmccauley]
texacokie Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 19 2011
Loc: Oklahoma
I will keep an eye out if they come down this way.
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#579104 - Sat Nov 08 2014 07:00 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Rabbitman]
Dr Dave Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jul 28 2011
Loc: Georgia
Paul , I am sick reading this post! I WILL keep and eye out, look at postings, etc and will get in touch with you should I see anything.
I'm wondering if you had insurance on the trailer and if that also covers the contents. Can you tell me the make and model and color of the trailer? That too might show up for sale someplace.
How about the license plate on the trailer?
Being fairly close by in Atlanta, you never know what might pop up.
So sorry this happened to you buddy!
Dave

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#579105 - Sat Nov 08 2014 07:05 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: texacokie]
60wayne Offline
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Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Loc: Lynchburg, Va.
Paul, Sorry this happened. I'll keep a watch in this area.

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#579106 - Sat Nov 08 2014 07:15 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: 60wayne]
poleman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jan 24 2014
Loc: jonesborough tn
Will check the area flea markets here tomorrow Will be praying for you that the thieves will be caught.

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#579109 - Sat Nov 08 2014 07:22 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: poleman]
Bbburke Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Oct 08 2013
Loc: LaGrange, Kentucky
What kind of trailer is it? Color? Size? Make?
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#579110 - Sat Nov 08 2014 07:26 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Bbburke]
Bbburke Offline
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Registered: Tue Oct 08 2013
Loc: LaGrange, Kentucky
Have you posted something on facebook? If not, I can help you out with that.
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#579114 - Sat Nov 08 2014 07:46 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Bbburke]
ABCTrip Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Aug 05 2013
Loc: Eastern TN (Jonesborough)
That takes some real brass to steal a trailer in broad daylight. Either real brave or real stupid. Makes you question leaving anything outside nowadays. Hope the local police are helpful in finding your trailer and collection.

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#579117 - Sat Nov 08 2014 07:59 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Bbburke]
JUNK KING Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 14 2013
Loc: Oklahoma
My greatest fear. I hope they get caught and you get your stuff back.


Edited by JUNK KING (Sat Nov 08 2014 08:00 PM)
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#579121 - Sat Nov 08 2014 08:33 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Bbburke]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
I've posted in the following CL areas Upstate SC, Atlanta, Greensboro, Charlotte, Asheville NC, Columbia SC, Knoxville Tn.

I've posted in a couple local swap meet groups on FB and my own Pauls Picks page. But feel free to link to that or any of the CL ads.

The trailer is a white Pace 6x10' enclosed, a 1990's model. I had a spare mounted vertical to the front of the trailer, has a single swing wide door. Rear light bezels are heavy reinforced steel unlike original trailers that had the lights exposed but had been having lighting issues so was using a set of magnetic lights until I got the issue traced. The trailer has a fold back double tire jack like used on boat trailers. If they haven't scraped it off there is a green sticker on the right front from Charlotte Autofair and my name and number is written above it.

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#579123 - Sat Nov 08 2014 09:15 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
Bbburke Offline
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Registered: Tue Oct 08 2013
Loc: LaGrange, Kentucky
I put the link on a couple facebook pages for you Paul.
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#579132 - Sat Nov 08 2014 10:36 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Bbburke]
Gas Pump Rob Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 10 2002
Loc: California
Paul,

We will keep an eye out on the West Coast also. You never know they might figure it would be safer to sell off stuff far away.

Hope you recover your stuff.

Rob

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#579134 - Sat Nov 08 2014 10:46 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Gas Pump Rob]
Gasman84470 Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 13 2013
Loc: Calgary AB
Yes stolen stuff seems to have long legs. One of the Utah boys had his ATV on the trailer stolen from a "secured" storage lot. It was found some months later in Tx. This is the 6th or so stolen item post I have seen on OG in the last 2 years and includes the Phillips 66 sign from Spokane. One can't be careful enough it seems. Paul I hope the authorities get the stuff back to you and that there will be some meaningful consequence for the actions of these criminals.

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#579141 - Sun Nov 09 2014 02:01 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Gasman84470]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
Good news, have recovered about 90% of my signs. The thief still has much of the contents of the trailer and the trailer itself, but he is currently local in this area. The fellow who had the signs has been cooperating and I brought home several of the signs tonite. Will get the rest of the 90% tomorrow.

Hoping to recover the trailer, pedal cars and other contents within a day or two.

God is great and gracious!
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#579142 - Sun Nov 09 2014 05:45 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
2 Gallon Luke Offline
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Registered: Sat May 24 2014
Loc: New York
VERY GOOD TO HEAR!!
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#579145 - Sun Nov 09 2014 06:13 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: 2 Gallon Luke]
poleman Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 24 2014
Loc: jonesborough tn
GOD IS FAITHFUL

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#579146 - Sun Nov 09 2014 06:32 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: poleman]
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
God is patient and all knowing, thieves, not so much.

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#579147 - Sun Nov 09 2014 07:04 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: JimT]
Tunk-Z28 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Dec 19 2012
Loc: Hancock County Maine
Awesome News! This case should remind us all to take detailed photos of our collection. because with out a photo, you have no proof what so ever. That is what i am doing today!

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#579153 - Sun Nov 09 2014 08:11 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Tunk-Z28]
Lastgas15 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
That's good news Paul. I hope you can recover the rest of your stuff!

I read about thefts like this every week on the racing, hot rod and tractor forums. A recent theft I read about was someone stole a 55 F100, removed the front fenders, ran the truck off a cliff into a tree and then burned it.
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#579154 - Sun Nov 09 2014 08:18 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Tunk-Z28]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Stolen trailers are pretty common here in TN. It's not a must that you tag them. Without a title and tag I don't think police put much effort in to finding them. My son has lost three over the years, last one loaded with Hardy Board to the tune of 8 grand and some change.

Glad you know who has yours. Better get your hands on it because its for sale and its cheap!
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#579173 - Sun Nov 09 2014 10:07 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: carolinaskies
The thief still has much of the contents of the trailer and the trailer itself, but he is currently local in this area.


...so you know who the thief is?
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#579176 - Sun Nov 09 2014 10:23 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: gulfiend!]
Dr Dave Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jul 28 2011
Loc: Georgia
Thank you God!
This story began with the evil actions of someone. The support and offers of assistance from so many people and the good outcome is the REAL real story here!

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#579181 - Sun Nov 09 2014 10:57 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Dr Dave]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Just read this now, glad you got your signs back. Hope you get the rest of items and trailer back...soon.
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Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#579212 - Sun Nov 09 2014 01:35 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Dave's Garage]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
The guy gave a first name, but did give a valid phone number. The issue is whether he and his cohort(s) will return for money from the junk dealer.

I just got back from picking my stuff up that was left there and think we came up with a plan to catch the thieves trailer and rest of contents. Tell them someone bought most everything but paid with a check and it will take a few days to clear. But tell the thief too that the guy wants more like mentioned pedal cars and such. If he takes bait he might return with everything! Hope we can make this work! Keep on praying for further speedy recovery.
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#579224 - Sun Nov 09 2014 02:19 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
redindianguy Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 28 2012
Loc: Ontario, Canada
glad to hear you got it back
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#579318 - Sun Nov 09 2014 08:49 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: redindianguy]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
Got another lead and confirmation on location of some pedal cars and bicycle. Guy is cooperating and gave location where some of these people are working out of.
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#579338 - Sun Nov 09 2014 10:48 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
You would think the police could come up with a billing address for the phone number?
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#579343 - Sun Nov 09 2014 11:01 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Loyd Pierce]
bsplichal95 Offline
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Good to hear you have gotten most of it back! That's pretty sad what some people will do....
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#579381 - Mon Nov 10 2014 09:18 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
gjz30075 Offline
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Registered: Sat May 24 2014
Loc: Roswell, Ga
Originally Posted By: carolinaskies


I just got back from picking my stuff up that was left there and think we came up with a plan to catch the thieves trailer and rest of contents.


I hope you mean YOUR trailer and contents?

Ah,just realized there should be a comma between "thieves" and "trailer". Sorry.


Edited by gjz30075 (Mon Nov 10 2014 09:19 AM)
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#579557 - Mon Nov 10 2014 10:44 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: gjz30075]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
Update.

Retrieved so far about 75% or so of what was stolen. Trailer, few pedal cars, custom Moonshine signs, and some smalls still missing. Latest location had good video, names, phone numbers.

What sucks is Police have tomorrow off for Vetrans Day so they won't be working it til Wednesday.

My best luck has been having more eyes watching Facebook for local bartering sites. 2 leads from there returned about 30%.

I would suggest if you use Facebook that you join any local bartering/swap sites on Facebook now. Most are closed groups so you'll never see the ads for merchandise unless you are a member or a friend happens to see the ads.

Quick work has paid off dividends so far for me... and God watching out for me of course!

smile
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#579565 - Mon Nov 10 2014 11:12 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
keithia Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 14 2001
Loc: USA
Since when do the police have holidays off? Hope you get the rest of your stuff back. Sounds pretty positive.
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#579588 - Tue Nov 11 2014 07:09 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: keithia]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
Property Crimes division and other "non-essential" departments.... it use to be they didn't get it off, instead they would get a floating holiday.
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#579608 - Tue Nov 11 2014 08:56 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
BryceG Online   content
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
Paul... just curious, did your trailer have a lock on the hitch receiver? If so, what type?
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#579650 - Tue Nov 11 2014 12:45 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: BryceG]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
I only had a pass through lock through the hitch top. Probably gonna invest in the full tongue lock that covers the hitch.
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#579653 - Tue Nov 11 2014 12:52 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
was there a gap in the pass through lock? allowing room for cutters?... curious to how the lock was removed.
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#579669 - Tue Nov 11 2014 03:02 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
tynric Offline
Member

Registered: Sun Sep 07 2014
Loc: South Carolina
I am so sorry to here that. I will take a ride around the Florence area shops and see if I spot anything.

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#579678 - Tue Nov 11 2014 03:48 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: tynric]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
Most of the trailer locks that are just pass through's tend to be longer because they are made to fit different sizes of hitches. I have considered a boot type wheel lock too.
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#579679 - Tue Nov 11 2014 03:49 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
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#579695 - Tue Nov 11 2014 05:38 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
gasmansgp Online   content
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Registered: Mon Feb 24 2003
Loc: Severn, Maryland USA
Paul, I use a similar tire lock. More like a Denver Boot. I have parked the trailer at some shady areas and with the wheel lock, along with the hitch cover, have had no trouble......hope I haven't jinxed myself? Paul www.severngaspumps.com

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#579702 - Tue Nov 11 2014 06:15 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: gasmansgp]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
I like the idea that it also doubles as a chock... just have to remember to place it on the right downhill side.. smile
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#579706 - Tue Nov 11 2014 06:56 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
JeffS Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Aug 20 2012
Loc: Manassas, VA
Originally Posted By: carolinaskies


BTW - not sure if you're considering buying from that website, but Amazon has it for $27 cheaper.

Amazon - Trimax TCL65

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#579717 - Tue Nov 11 2014 07:39 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: JeffS]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
Just used the link... rest assured I'll find the cheaper price. RIght now I need another trailer if they don't recover the one stolen.
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#579727 - Tue Nov 11 2014 08:26 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
texacokie Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 19 2011
Loc: Oklahoma
You cannot trust those locks I know a guy that had one and they just took the wheel off and put another one on it.
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#579756 - Wed Nov 12 2014 12:00 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: texacokie]
Scott Baselt Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
Locks only work to keep honest people from taking your property. Crooks just get slowed down a little.

Good to hear you're recovering your property.
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#579799 - Wed Nov 12 2014 09:34 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Scott Baselt]
Terry Flannery Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Jun 20 2001
Loc: Goodman WI USA
Locks/padlocks keep your friends honest.

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#579812 - Wed Nov 12 2014 11:44 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Terry Flannery]
Ryan Underthun Online   content
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Originally Posted By: Terry Flannery
Locks/padlocks keep your friends honest.


If you need locks for your friends, they are not friends..LOL

Glad to hear you are getting your belongings back. You are one of the lucky ones.



Edited by Ryan Underthun (Wed Nov 12 2014 11:44 AM)
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#579820 - Wed Nov 12 2014 12:43 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Hope you get everything back.
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#579847 - Wed Nov 12 2014 03:34 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Oldgas]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
Waiting on a sting to go down now. They said they will call. Looks like a fellow was duped into helping the real thieves and hopefully he'll be singing like a canary. Suppose to know where the trailer is from what I heard... so here it is my birthday and hopefully it will be one of the best in many years if that trailer and more stuff gets returned!
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#579850 - Wed Nov 12 2014 03:50 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: texacokie]
JeffS Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 20 2012
Loc: Manassas, VA
Originally Posted By: texacokie
You cannot trust those locks I know a guy that had one and they just took the wheel off and put another one on it.


You need to use a locking lug nut in addition to the wheel lock. The key is to do enough things to make it take longer to steal the trailer and therefore deter a crook.


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#579851 - Wed Nov 12 2014 03:51 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
JeffS Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 20 2012
Loc: Manassas, VA
Originally Posted By: carolinaskies
Waiting on a sting to go down now. They said they will call. Looks like a fellow was duped into helping the real thieves and hopefully he'll be singing like a canary. Suppose to know where the trailer is from what I heard... so here it is my birthday and hopefully it will be one of the best in many years if that trailer and more stuff gets returned!


Happy Birthday and hopefully the sting goes as planned!

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#579855 - Wed Nov 12 2014 03:58 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: JeffS]
VEEDOL_AL1 Offline
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good luck to you on your Birthday,maybe that`s a good sign for good things to come!!!!!!!
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#579862 - Wed Nov 12 2014 04:23 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
Alex Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
Anyone seen Redford or Newman??? Best of luck


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#579922 - Wed Nov 12 2014 09:40 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Alex]
Dr Dave Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 28 2011
Loc: Georgia
Happy birthday Paul!!
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#579931 - Wed Nov 12 2014 10:12 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Dr Dave]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Originally Posted By: Dr Dave
Happy birthday Paul!!
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#579947 - Thu Nov 13 2014 02:21 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Loyd Pierce]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
Thanks for the B'day wishes.

No call yesterday so I'm guessing guy chickened out on the sting... frown

On the road today so crossing my finger the investigators will get the guys today.
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#580225 - Fri Nov 14 2014 06:13 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Bbburke]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
Craigslist ad with photos

Update as of tonite. I have the names of the thieves. They had a 3rd party duped into helping them and he gave up their info when he found out how deep the cesspool was he stepped in. They(investigators) feel like he knew nothing about the stuff being stolen.(I leave that to God and prosecutors.) He gave an address for the people but my trailer was not found there. frown

Nothing further has been recovered but since I put the name of the guy out on my FB page I got a lead to possible residence, but don't know if that's the same as above. Sadly Investigators won't be back to work on it until Monday, so unless I generate more info for some officer to check out I'll have to probably borrow a friends trailer for a few weeks.

The lesson I have learned so far is to be as proactive as possible and be your own investigator recognizing the police don't have the resources or necessarily hot iron keeping them on your case. The more leads you can develop the faster investigators will work and stay focussed on the case.
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#580335 - Sat Nov 15 2014 10:15 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
Dr Dave Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 28 2011
Loc: Georgia
Maybe even use a Dremel to engrave your trailer in some inconspicuous places for identification Paul. Take pictures of everything as it appears you already do.
I am happy that you have recovered at least some of your things.

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#580350 - Sat Nov 15 2014 11:11 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Dr Dave]
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My best thoughts and wishes are being sent your way, Paul. I hope you recover it all and it's all in the same shape as you last saw it!!
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#580363 - Sat Nov 15 2014 12:40 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave]
ctownson Offline
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Registered: Sun Sep 21 2014
Loc: SC
good luck Paul. I have my eyes open over in the Spartanburg area!

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#580426 - Sat Nov 15 2014 07:36 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Dr Dave]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
Originally Posted By: Dr Dave
Maybe even use a Dremel to engrave your trailer in some inconspicuous places for identification Paul. Take pictures of everything as it appears you already do.
I am happy that you have recovered at least some of your things.
That is a really good idea. Hope you find it soon.
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#580435 - Sat Nov 15 2014 07:50 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: 47reo-travis]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
I like the idea of marking the trailer. Too easy for criminals to drill out most trailer tags.
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#580450 - Sat Nov 15 2014 09:04 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
Bbburke Offline
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Registered: Tue Oct 08 2013
Loc: LaGrange, Kentucky
Install some type of gps tracking device on it. You can get something similar to the chip they put in a pet that will allow you to track the location of your trailor anywhere in the world from your cell phone. You can buy something very affordable and easily concealed that is as simple as hitting a couple buttons to use.
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#581536 - Fri Nov 21 2014 05:14 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Bbburke]
Paul Bell Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 08 2012
Loc: Northern CA
I looked into the gps tracking about a year ago. There are different kinds out there. You would need real time tracking, not the kind you download later from the unit (forget the name of that type). You need a gps tracker that transmits. I found there was a monthly fee involved. LoJack is cool but you need the cops to make it work. If you are willing to spend money on a monthly fee (I think it's like $10 a month) could work. They have a feature called geo-fencing too. If your item that is tracked moves out of a certain area you are notified, then you go on the Gps company website and see where it is. It uses cellular coverage to work, and the unit needs 12v source to work.

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#585189 - Mon Dec 08 2014 02:02 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Alex]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
OK, update time.

One of the thieves was caught last week. She passed out in a McDonalds and police were called. They found drugs on her and she was hauled in. Got a call for her bond hearing which ended up being 46K. 26K for the drugs and 20K for the Grand Larceny and Conspiracy charge for my stolen items.

The investigator wasn't told the night the girl got arrested and only found out when I left him a message. He checked her out of detention and proceeded to find my trailer plus a few more of the contents, but still not everything. She didn't want to give up her husband as he is "watching the kids" but I doubt she will bond out as I was the only person to show up at her bond hearing!

I got the trailer back this afternoon. The thieves had broken the trailer jack, removed the rear tail lights, painted the wheels, all in an attempt to disguise the trailer. I'll have some work to do to it, but at least I have it back.

The whereabouts of the rest of the missing items is an unknown, hopefully the husband will get nabbed and more info will be forthcoming. Also, it appears the fellow who was cooperating may know more, as some items were supposedly taken to the next county to sell... but don't know as of yet.

Anyway.... I'm hopeful that I'll have more returned before too long.
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#585207 - Mon Dec 08 2014 03:57 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
Mike M. Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 31 2012
Loc: Western, WI.
Well the thing is Paul when all is said and done you'll be the expert for all of us on what to do to prevent this and how to handle all the BS if it happens! Glad you got the trailer back.
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#585214 - Mon Dec 08 2014 04:36 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Mike M.]
Tunk-Z28 Offline
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Registered: Wed Dec 19 2012
Loc: Hancock County Maine
Good Job Paul!!

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#585229 - Mon Dec 08 2014 05:51 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Tunk-Z28]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
One thing for those of you with trailers. If you live in a populated area consider putting a keyed alarm on enclosed trailers that will activate a motion sensor alarm. If you live in a rural area consider some variation of the LoJac system that will locate your trailer's position. Place the unit securely inside your trailer or attached to a non-removable box on open trailers. Mark a trailer in both conspicuous and non-conspicuous places for identification.

Always document everything you buy photographically. Consider using alternative marking methods (UV visible paints etc) for high value items.

Some of these things I will be implementing on my trailer!
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#585239 - Mon Dec 08 2014 06:37 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
Shotzy13 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Aug 13 2010
Loc: North Carolina
Great to hear that all your persistence is paying off. Hope you find more of the stuff that is still missing.

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#585269 - Mon Dec 08 2014 08:53 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Shotzy13]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Thanks for the update. Lately, everytime I read one of your posts. I found myself wondering if you had gotten your trailer back.
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#585505 - Wed Dec 10 2014 12:31 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Dave's Garage]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Good news. Passed out under the golden archs-thats funny.
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#585650 - Thu Dec 11 2014 12:48 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Loyd Pierce]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
It was on the news tonight two enclosed trailers stolen last night from small bakery. Had the lock system that ball goes in with locking u bolt over top. Said they didn't bust the lock just chained them up someway and drove away.
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#585655 - Thu Dec 11 2014 04:31 AM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Loyd Pierce]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
Any covers/locks over the ball hitch only prevent the use of a standard ball. Those willing to steal often are also willing to attempt unsafe means of hitching. That's why chock-locking the wheels is a better idea.

Any method that is used is never a 100% deterrent, however if you can make it plainly apparent the trailer isn't going anywhere easy thieves (if time constrained) will leave the trailer alone. I would say that having a motion-sensor triggered surveillance with notification alarms to your computer and phone will help.
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#586097 - Sat Dec 13 2014 05:24 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Bbburke]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
Update. The last thief was caught today. Hopefully when the investigators talk to him I'll know where my remaining stuff is located.
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#586106 - Sat Dec 13 2014 05:57 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: carolinaskies]
Dr Dave Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 28 2011
Loc: Georgia
If he does he will implicate himself in their theft.
I hope things continue to go your way!
Dave


Edited by Dr Dave (Sat Dec 13 2014 05:59 PM)

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#586114 - Sat Dec 13 2014 06:57 PM Re: Stolen... vintage signs, toys, pace trailer [Re: Dr Dave]
VEEDOL_AL1 Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 04 2006
Loc: AURORA COLO-80014
awesome to hear you`ve made some headway in your case.hope you get most of your stuff back...Alan
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