The instruments listed below have been reported stolen.
Please contact the individuals listed with each instrument if you find it, either at the phone number (if given), or using the e-mail link (if given).
Please let me know when an instrument is found, so I may remove it from this page, to avoid embarrassing accusations later.
"Last week someone broke into my boat, which was moored under cover at Seattle Yacht Club. The boat was recovered a few days later, having been stripped of everything pawnable, and MY CONCERTINA! It is my Morse, which was not covered by insurance. It was purchased in 2005, serial # 346. It is a bit unusual, being black, while most of his Anglos are natural. Also, the first two buttons in the R-hand accidental row are C#/C#, and C#/D#." Please list me as the contact point (firstname.lastname@example.org).==================================================
Hi, I wonder if you could help me. I have just been burgled and my precious and distinctive 32key Jefferies anglo in F/Bflat (slightly sharp of concert pitch, in a handmade rectangular oak box with a leather case handle, key on a leather lace and dark grey felt lining) has been stolen - along with a Honer polkadot G/D melodeon and an old C/C sharp four stop melodeon. Is there any way in which this information could be circulated through the SAD network in the hope that these instruments, particularly my anglo, can be located and returned. I, or Wiltshire police would be grateful for any information. Richard Harris. email@example.com================================================== From concertina.net via the ICA mailing list. Presumably you would have to go to www.concertina.net to discover the actual name of the owner of the instrument, as that was not copied into the e-mail.
I don't know if this is the appropriate place to post this and would readily accept anyone's advice on suitable links for this topic, but here goes: a few years ago my Wheatstone English 48 treble concertina was lost in Hong Kong (a long story), and I would very much like to be re-united with it. If anyone comes across this concertina or has any idea where it may be, I would be eternally grateful if you could pass on the info. It is a Wheatstone Aeola, serial number 25142, with raised metal ends and gilt buttons.The reason I haven't posted this info earlier is that I thought I had lost the documentation including the serial no.,for work I had done some years earlier, and happily I only rediscovered this yesterday.==================================================
My Wheatstone English concertina (serial number 27550), chrome ends, chrome buttons, black bellows, 6-sided, was stolen from my car in Yew Tree Lane in Northenden, south Manchester ( M23), on the evening of Friday October 19th. It was in a distinctive wooden box, light coloured wood, inlaid, with two women's symbols entwined on one face and some quavers on another face. I don't believe that the concertina was the aim of the thieves - two laptops were also stolen. But I hope that there might be a possibility that the thieves didn't throw it in a bin or in the canal, and that it might emerge for sale somewhere sometime. Marion Oughton, storyteller tel: 07796 950 281 (messages only until December 3rd (2007) - I am currently in Mexico telling stories)
> >> Stolen from a house in Bray, Co. Wicklow, 31st. January 2006 ,a > >> Jeffries 30 key anglo concertina stamped C. Jeffries 23 Praed St . > >> London.Wornbbellows, different wrist straps. Any info to Johnny at > >> firstname.lastname@example.org thanks > >Any way to identify it other than proximity to your location? A > >serial number would help, and I would prefer to have that for the > >description before I post it in the list. At least some details as to > >how the wrist straps are different, as your description could apply to > >a lot of instruments over time. > no serial number but the metal ends are raised slightly where the > Jeffries stamp is. Different leathers used on straps, slightly > different thicknesses, hope thats a bit more help Not really much, as I don't know how many other Jeffries match your description. But -- I'll post it anyway. More information from the owner: > Just thought, it might be of help, on the right side there is a C > sharp on the push and pull on the same button, where the normal C > sharp is, also on the button above it there is an E flat on the push > and pull. There are two springs on the G left hand middle row.
19 August 2005
Lachenal Duet -- SN 43522 -- in hexagonal wooden case.
Stolen from Hobgoblin Music, the Newport Pagnell branch probably Monday or Tuesday 15th/16th August 2005.
If you are offered this concertina, please contact Dave Soulsby on: 01908-217217 (UK phone number -- you may need the appropriate country codes to complete the call) Or via e-mail at email@example.com
8 August 2005
Alan Bell has had his Wheatstone Concertina serial No. 28904 stolen while at Sidmouth [ a concertina festival in England ].
24 March 2004
Stolen on thursday 11th march, from a van outside the Whitmore Arms public house, Orsett, Essex, UK. Wheatstone Tenor Treble with raised ebony ends, serial no. 29103. If you have any information please contact Roy Nicholls on +44 (0)1621 859446.
25 July 2003
Two of Richard Morse's "Albion" English concertinas have been stolen in the UK. To date, the serial numbers have not been released, but there is now a "Stolen" poster available for download. It is in PDF format. I've now linked to the one on the concertina.org site, because the original 2.5MB one was a bit of a load on my limited bandwidth.
There are contact phone numbers (UK) on the poster for checking whether an instrument is one of the stolen ones. If you are offered one of these instruments at what seems like an unbelievably good price, call to check the serial number -- especially if you are in the UK.
Finally! Somone has released the serial numbers. They are 137 and 138.
I hope that I can convince them to let me post the serial numbers, to simplify checking. In the meanwhile, just get the poster, and if you are in a position to get it seen by players, print it out and post it.
Sat, 7 Dec 2002
Mike O'Connor and Taffy Thomas' car was broken into in Liverpool City Centre last night. All the contents of the car have been stolen including a LACHENAL 30 button C/G concertina NUMBER 133139.
If anyone hears of these instruments being offered for sale or hears anything, please contact Liverpool Police immediately.
And the Liverpool police or rather Merseyside Police: 0151 709 6010
hello, i left my concertina with my roommates in ennis, clare while i left on what i thought would be a short trip, but what turned into 6 months. i am currently having trouble contacting them and i am afraid they may have sold it. the concertina is a suttner jeffries copy, black with metal ends and the serial number is #128. i have not abandoned it and i have every intention of making arrangements to reclaim it. but it may also be a case of my former roommates simply not checking their mail for a few weeks. if it has been sold, its most likely location is somewhere in Ireland. in any case, i would appreciate it if you could list this instrument as not to be sold. anyone who has been offered this instrument for sale can contact me at the following number:
+1 360 863 8089
or send me e-mail at
There appear to be two instruments with the same serial number (21680), and I'm not quite sure what happened here. Is it two reports of the same instrument, or did I scramble the data somehow? (DoN.)
Currently being offered for sale on eBay -- auction #546945106. Seller denies Ricard's rights. Richard is pursuing legal action. Do *not* buy this instrument.
Wed Feb 7 13:42:03 EST 2001
Owner: Richard Carlin Senior Music Editor Routledge/Garland 917-351-7123 (phone) 212-563-2269 (fax) 29 W 35th St. New York, NY 10001 RCARLIN@TAYLORANDFRANCIS.COM (email)==================================================
A few years ago I had a Wheatstone English Concertina stolen. It went complete with its box. The Number was 6787. Carrying handle was missing from the box, but the instrument itself was in perfect condition. Any information as to its whereabouts gratefully received.
110 Robin Hood Road,
Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2LU
tel: 01483-475506 fax: 01483-475184
Castagnari BC Lily Melodeon in hard case. Postcoded
Stolen from a house in Oxfordshire 30 April 1997.
Pete Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You could also ring me on 01233 637705
Her web page is: here should the contact e-mail prove no longer valid when you find the instrument.Wendy Grossman (email@example.com)
My Black Pearl Dino Baffetti D/G melodeon was stolen last night in Sheffield.
It seems likely that it will turn up somewhere, as there are very few of them around and they are distinctive. It is black and white with a big diamond on the bellows, and white buttons. It has Oakwood straps and a white plastic plug replacing the metal screw on the top right.
For those of you that understand these things , the thirds have been removed with silver plumbers tape.
It also had a sticker on with a flamingo on it.
Obviously I am really upset, and want it back......
Please keep an eye open, and pass the word around. I can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0114 2810870 or this e-mail or 07947 780805
Note that I am not the only Solen instruments site on the web. One other (with a wider focus than mine) is: http://www.mugwumps.com/Stolen.html
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