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Just seen the latest email from Novelli's mailing list: the shop has been robbed! :( This is terrible news, as Novelli is one of the most reputable shops in Italy, and always a pleasure to deal with.

 

The theft includes a large number of limited editions; the folks at Novelli have kept track of the limited editions' numbers, and they've listed them on their website: https://www.novelli.it/en/pens/robbedpens.aspx

 

If you stumble across an auction or website that sells pens with these serial numbers, alert Novelli immediately.

 

I just hope that with a bit of help they will manage to retrieve at least some pens. Judging by the list of the LEs alone, they must have lost tens (if not hundreds!) of thousands of Euros.

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The link wont work but sad to hear of another large theft. It seems like a lot of these in the last year, I wonder where these pens end up.

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Got the email as well today. This was a big pen heist. I feel bad for Marco. I hate people that resort to stealing from others. I hope he had it all insured.

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It is unfortunate and I hope they catch the thieves.

 

OTOH, someone will be getting a great deal as FP's are easy to shift even years later.

There must be a demand as this is the second major theft AFAIK. :angry: :angry:

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There must be some way of shifting the pens for good value and keeping them hidden - wonder if it's the same gang who robbed Stilograph Corsani earlier this year.

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The insurance agent got to be crying now ... look like organized crime to me .. usually in such cases, the theft loot had already be desalinated somewhere since its usually not easy to get rid of without getting noted, let see how Italian police would work theirs

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The insurance agent got to be crying now ... look like organized crime to me .. usually in such cases, the theft loot had already be desalinated somewhere since its usually not easy to get rid of without getting noted, let see how Italian police would work theirs

Desalinated? I'm confused...the only meaning I can find for that word is to remove salt from...

 

Such a shame. I'm a bit surprised to see large scale pen heists since pens, though valuable, don't exactly have a large market. Maybe that's not true in other countries.

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Thieves dont always know a lot about what theyre taking. Maybe they visited the shop and saw the high prices and thought they could quickly unload the merchandise.

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I believe the pens are no longer in Italy. They likely would have been shipped to a place with plenty of money, at least for a segment of the population in power, barriers to purchasing these pens at a fair price legally, a government that has corruption problems so prosecution is not likely and no extradition back to Italy. So, which place do you think has the most money and most lax government to prosecute the thieves? Oh, and the place needs to have a culture unconcerned with the theft of such things as pens, allong with a willingness to take risks for personal pleasure.

I have a place in mind, but I will not say.

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Why will you not say?

 

I suspect because politics are involved.... And of course political discussion will get a thread locked super quickly.

As to the theft, I hate seeing stuff like this happen. And am now even happier that I don't own any super-expensive pens. Over the weekend a friend of mine posted to Facebook that he had scored what appear to be NOS packages of PPS cartridges (and for a really great price at that) and was explaining to someone about how rare and expensive the ink is these days, and the person asked "If the ink is so expensive, how expensive are the pens?" So my friend told him that he'd seen a pen for sale at 16K US. And I said I'd seen pens for WAY more money than that, but very often they were tasteless bling and not remotely useful as a writing instrument.

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Desalinated? I'm confused...the only meaning I can find for that word is to remove salt from...

 

 

Salted away might be a better translation! :)

 

On the main topic, very sorry for the two fine Italian vendors who have been targeted recently.

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