Volume 9, No. 3/4

March/April 1988

Spiral Brooch by Calder Comes Full Circle
— Constance Lowenthal
Rightful owner Belinda Rathbone rapidly recovers brass pin that was stolen in burglary and later sold on Manhattan street

The Set Up
— Elizabeth Hayt-Atkins
Italian diamond appraiser Caligero Migliore arrested after offering to sell stolen Old Masters to undercover police Louis Carducci and Thomas Moscardini

Update on the Sword Swiper
— Elizabeth Hayt-Atkins
Most valuable sword in Willis Hawley collection, Nao Tani, returned by Texas collector.

New Art Theft Archive Director
Margaret I. O'Brien succeeds Elizabeth Hayt-Atkins.

Missing Since '84: Gordon Smith abstract found in Vancouver. Reward Works: Peter Colasanto recovers Edward Moran Squally Day at Newport after Night-time exchange in parking lot. Interpol Recoveries two of six paintings stolen from a Florence house in 1981 found, one attributed to Mariotto di Nardo, one by Filippo Lippi; six prints, by Norrisseau and Noel, of 14 stolen from Canada House, Banff, Alberta, Canada recovered.

Paintings, Pastels, Mixed Media Works, Watercolors: European 17th century; Flemish 17th century; Lauro; Italian 17th and 18th century.

Florence, Italy: Three unknown oils seized on Florence-Rome Autostrada. Turin, Italy: Two granite statues. Madrid, Spain: Violin labeled Stradivarius.

Stolen Art Alert
Barcelona, Madrid: Six paintings by Miró stolen from Centre d'Estudis d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona. New York, New York: Over-door paintings by Alexandre-François Desportes and other work taken from Kips Bay Boys' Club Decorator Show House. Kingston, New York: Ammi Phillips portraits and other works from Bevier House of Ulster County Historical Society. Houston, Texas: 1732 Nicolo Gagliano violin taken from car trunk. New York, New York: Fra Angelicos and other works still missing.