Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

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Howard Staunton
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Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Post by Howard Staunton » 28 Oct 2019 21:30

Local man leaves 310 year old violin on train at Penge East last Tuesday evening.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-50195591

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Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Post by chrisj1948 » 29 Oct 2019 09:34

The loss made it onto the BBC1 ' News were you are' last night as a brief item.

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Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Post by mosy » 29 Oct 2019 16:37

Given it wasn't a mugging or theft, I imagine an insurance company would deem it negligence thus excluded. We all have bad days, but... Maybe good Karma will emerge in some unforeseeable way and maybe in a totally different direction. Can only think positive.

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Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Post by monkeyarms » 30 Oct 2019 09:41

I know this is a deeply uncharitable thing to say but... I can't understand why he was taking it on the train anyway without, say, handcuffing himself to it.

I mean, I don't take my treasured mahogany acoustic guitar (which "only" cost me £350) outside much as it is very easily marked; I have a £100 knockabout cheapo guitar for pub gigs where it doesn't matter if anyone were to drunkenly step on it or anything.

I guess said violinist does have the possible consolation that it will be near impossible for anyone to sell that guitar without it being noticed.


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Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Post by Howard Staunton » 30 Oct 2019 16:24

monkeyarms wrote:
30 Oct 2019 09:41
I know this is a deeply uncharitable thing to say but... I can't understand why he was taking it on the train anyway without, say, handcuffing himself to it.

I mean, I don't take my treasured mahogany acoustic guitar (which "only" cost me £350) outside much as it is very easily marked; I have a £100 knockabout cheapo guitar for pub gigs where it doesn't matter if anyone were to drunkenly step on it or anything.

I guess said violinist does have the possible consolation that it will be near impossible for anyone to sell that guitar without it being noticed.
I suppose handcuffing the case to his wrist might draw unwanted attention.

At least the updated BBC story shows it was actually left on the train and then stolen. Now the insurance company know he's not on the fiddle. :lol:

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Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Post by Parker1970 » 30 Oct 2019 17:00

Howard Staunton wrote:
30 Oct 2019 16:24
Now the insurance company know he's not on the fiddle. :lol:
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Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Post by Syd_Stone » 2 Nov 2019 18:56

Good news!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-50275613

Love to know more about the 'secret negotiations'...

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Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Post by Parker1970 » 2 Nov 2019 23:03

Syd_Stone wrote:
2 Nov 2019 18:56
Good news!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-50275613

Love to know more about the 'secret negotiations'...
I just came to post a link to the BBC thread. Secret Negotiations indeed.... and a waitrose carpark of all places! :)

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Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Post by alywin » 3 Nov 2019 00:39

I'm very relieved for him. But yes, Beckenham Waitrose is a rather odd place to select! No alternative exit, for a start.

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Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Post by maestro » 3 Nov 2019 13:25

alywin wrote:
3 Nov 2019 00:39
But yes, Beckenham Waitrose is a rather odd place to select!
Considering the value of the violin, an Aldi would hardly have been appropriate.

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