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Re: NOT ALL WAS GOOD/SOME GOOD SUGGESTIONS


Hi Y'all; I'm happy to report that the 3 ring binder of Deadwood chips and tokens that was reported "stolen" by Bob Matthews was returned. Seems like a customer placed his binders on top of the binder in question while looking at other chips Bob had for sale and mistakenly walked off with the bottom binder as well. Fortunately, he was honest enough to return the binder to Bob after he realized what had happened. I also heard that another chip that was reported "stolen" was found in a bag behind the dealer's table who reported it missing. Evidently it had fallen off the table or out of the binder it was housed in and landed in the open bag on the floor behind the table. I did hear of a $100 Ceasars chip that was valued at more than $2000 was also "missing". I hope that chip turns up as well. I would suggest to all dealers and traders that they take a suggestion from Jerry Wall and staple their 2x2 holders containing valuable chips into their binder pages. When the chip is sold, the staples can be removed. Vince & Bettye Mowery had a video camera set up on their back up table and a VCR tape running underneath their table. They learned from last year's unfortunate experience. Other dealers should do likewise. Another well-known west coast dealer pointed out a rather tall young suspect who was thought to have lifted a chip from the dealers binder and slipped it into his sockless brown mocassin type shoe. (I hope he's reading this post) Security was alerted as were several club officers and the suspect was closely monitored very discreetly by three or four persons for an hour or more, hoping that he woud repeat his dumb move. He didn't... and the dealer chose not to press the issue as he had no conclusive proof. Saw another dealer who had thin steel cables running through their binders and attached to the table leg. Membership Officer James Steffner had his laptop computer secured with a steel cable to the leg of the club table throughout the show. Dealers must consider these effective deterents when setting up at these type shows around the country. There is something that can be done about these type potential thefts. What's the old saying about an ounce of prevention.....??

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