Inside the mind of a professional jewelry thief


   A Midtown Jewelry Score

April 14, 2015 1 Comment
Fairs and Events
Los Angeles – A rare Demetre Chiparus sculpture entitled "Thaïs" is headed to the auction block in Bonhams' 20th Century Decorative Arts sale on April 29 in Los Angeles, with an estimate of  US$150,000 - 200,000 - £100,000 - 140,000. Image Courtesy :: Bonhams The elegantly posed figure, circa 1925, [...]
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April 14, 2015
News ::
  Image Courtesy :: The Metropolitan Police   Officers investigating the theft of items from a number of safety deposit boxes at a business in Hatton Garden have released CCTV stills from the robbery to trace the suspects involved. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Johnson, the officer in charge of the [...]
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April 12, 2015
Elliot Lee
  Bang! smash, the clatter of alarms, hundreds of police descend on Hatton Garden, within 5 minutes of the alarm being tripped…Well, that was what should have happened. Instead, we get a single copper looking through a window, and deciding not to bother? It seems to me, Sir Bernhard Hogan-Howe, [...]
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April 10, 2015 3 Comments
Dr. Fungi
  De les dossiers de criminalité organisée :   Most of the jewelers in the Diamond Center (47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue) are all Hasidic Jews, or Hasidem.  I personally respect all religions; however, although I deeply respect Judaism, I find the garb or dress code of the [...]
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April 9, 2015
Elliot Lee
    Recent news headlines included a brazen Hollywood style caper to hit London’s jewellry district, however, a much bigger heist just happened in Moldova, this one likely in cahoots with Moscow. One billion dollars worth of faux loans courtesy Russian thugs likely looting Moldova's financial system via rigged "loans" [...]
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April 8, 2015 4 Comments
Dr. Fungi
  De les dossiers de criminalité organisée :   My forte is stealing jewelry, although I put my fingers in almost every illegal enterprise I came across.  You will notice however throughout this book that only a few jewelry scores are mentioned.  There is a very good reason for that [...]
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April 7, 2015
Laura Harding Stewart
  BOSTON’S BRITCHES FALLING DOWN, FALLING DOWN... MY FAIR CITY AAD’s Laura Stewart Finds Brahmins Skipping Across Beacon Hill As America’s Most Straight-Laced City Finally Loosens Up -   A brain teaser for art world cognescenti. What location connects Harvard University and artist Mark Rothko? (Hint: Harvard is located in [...]
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April 7, 2015
Robert Alexander Boyle
Lockheed A-12 Oxcart, Mach Three Spyplane, Built in 1967 Deck of the USS Intrepid, West 46th Street, New York, NY   A week before Easter, on a cold blustery Friday afternoon this writer was privileged to play host to the newest member of the AAD team, Rauli Mard, when he visited [...]
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April 3, 2015
Graham W. J. Beal
  When architect Paul Cret, with input from soon-to-be director William Valentiner, designed the DIA, the central features were a great hall and a garden court; the latter adorned with a sprawling fountain and a wide array of potted plants. It was always the intention that murals would occupy the [...]
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April 3, 2015
Fairs and Events
  Editor's note: In light of the forthcoming Easter weekend, we thought it apt to re-publish the most incredible egg story of the past year, if not the past decade. Happy Easter, from all of us at, and on, Art-Antiques-Design (AAD).        THE LOST THIRD IMPERIAL FABERGÉ EASTER [...]
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