STOLEN GUY BURWELL POSTERS

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electrachrome
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:39 pm

repost from Phish BONNAROO 09 Burwell thread:
guybur wrote:HERE is something I need to address and maybe this forum can help by virtue of it's very specific nature towards poster collecting. It's not going to be pretty.
(PLEASE don't write me emails of condolence, though I would appreciate it. I have a lot on my plate and head just now. You understand."

SO-Pardon the capital lettering:

FEEL FREE TO POST THIS IN IT'S OWN TOPIC SOMEWHERE IF YOU THINK IT WOULD HELP:

THE LAST NIGHT OF THE BONNAROO FESTIVAL, WHILE THE LAST BAND WAS PLAYING, A PERSON OR PERSONS BROKE INTO OUR CLOSED TENT AND STOLE A STACK OF
MY POSTERS, STACKED IN BAGS AS WE SAFELY HAVE DONE AT EVERY FESTIVAL WE HAVE EVER ATTENDED (we don't need editorializing at this point, thanks.)

THERE IS EVERY REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THIS PERSON IS AWARE OF THE NATURE OF POSTER COLLECTING BUT WERE AFTER MY PRINTS SPECIFICALLY AS NO OTHER
ARTISTS' MATERIALS WERE TOUCHED. I THINK THEY WERE AFTER A SPECIFIC POSTER (do you think?) BUT THEY DID NOT GET ANY OF THOSE PRINTS BUT THEY TOOK
AN MODERATE QUANTITY OF MY UNSOLD STOCK FROM THE WEEKEND. A VARIETY OF POSTERS THAT WOULD NORMALLY HANG ON DISPLAY FOR SALE FEATURING MANY
DIFFERENT TITLES BUT ONLY 1 OR 3 OF ANY ONE TITLE. EACH SET OF POSTERS IN IT'S OWN PLASTIC BAG.

THESE TITLES ARE ONLY OF MODERATE VALUE INDIVIDUALLY BUT TOGETHER THEY CERTAINLY CONSTITUTE FELONY BURGLARY.

-THE MAJOR ITEMS TO ESTABLISH A CLUE MIGHT BE
-8 OR SO FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS PRINTS
-EIGHT OR TEN MELVINS 25TH ANNIVERSARY PRINTS
-EIGHT OR SO JACKIE MARSHALL PRINTS
-EIGHT OR SO BUTCHERS AND BUILDERS
-BLACK KEYS NORTWEST MUSIC FEST PRINT 2006 #004 ( i had to look at his print a hundred times that weekend)
-2 or 3 BUILT TO SPILL
-SEVERAL OTHERS FROM MY CATALOGUE BUT NOTHING IN QUANTITY. NO PHISH, NO MMJ, NO CURE ETC...
-ENOUGH OF A VARIETY OF PRINTS THAT IT WOULD BE OBVIOUS THAT SOMEONE GOT THEM ALL AT ONE TIME IN ONE PLACE.
-Does your "pal" suddenly have 5 Nada Surf posters from their Paris show? I didn't even know he liked Nada Surf that much. Hmmmmmn.

THE LOSS IS NOT CONSEQUENTIAL. I AM NOT UPSET ABOUT THE LOSS OF THE POSTERS BUT THE THIEVERY CANNOT BE UNADDRESSED, AGREED?
I DON'T CARE IF THEY ARE ALL BURNED OR LOST FOREVER, BUT LET'S DISCOVER A CRIMINAL.

I HAVE A FEELING THAT THIS ONE PERSON HAS AT LEAST ONE OTHER PERSON WHO IS GOING TO KNOW ABOUT THIS EVENT. SOME OF THESE ITEMS ARE NOT AVAILABLE
TO THE PUBLIC YET IN ANY OTHER FORUM THAN FROM MYSELF, SO IF SOMEONE HAS MULTIPLE COPIES OF CERTAIN ITEMS THEN.....SELL OUT YOUR FRIEND. CUZ THEY AIN'T.

SO: UNLEASH YOURSELVES, YOU INTERNET DOGS OF WAR! THERE WILL BE A NICE NICE REWARD IN POSTER TERMS FOR THE PERSON WHO CAN IDENTIFY FOR CERTAIN
THE DASTARDLY DOUCHEBAG WHO HAS PERPETRATED THIS VIOLATION OF OUR GOODNATURED WORLD OF POSTER TRANSACTIONS (generally).

THERE IS EVERY REASON TO BELIEVE THAT DISCOVERING THAT THEY DID NOT GET WHAT THEY WANT, THAT THEY WILL DESTROY THE PRINTS WHICH IS FINE.

FIND THEM IF WE CAN. IDENTIFY THEM IF WE CAN. BUT BE CAREFUL, OF COURSE.

I am not upset over the loss but it makes me sick that we have to deal with this sort of issue over the passions of our shared interest in posters and art.

Thanks, kids. Pardon the crappy intrusion into your fun-loving forums.

xo
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:46 pm

so what's the strategy here folks? lay low and let the criminal expose themself? I feel like a manhunt will scare them off. Maybe we should all take note then get rid of these threads and posts?

Guy is too good a guy, let's not drymount up this investigation
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:55 pm

guybur wrote:THE THIEVERY CANNOT BE UNADDRESSED, AGREED?
Hope karma catches up with this arsehole in a big way.
this aggression will not stand, man.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:00 pm

unreal ... simply unreal ...

why so some people suck so much?
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Two links every EB member should read, please take a moment:

EB Wiki - How to Ship a Print in a Tube

Expressobeans For Sale Forum - Open Market Guidelines
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:18 pm

A rough guess on any of the numbers may help.
If some were single digits or something....



I hate people.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:20 pm

turnJBup wrote:A rough guess on any of the numbers may help.
If some were single digits or something....
guybur wrote:Yes they are all signed and numbered prints but i couldn't tell what numbers they would have been. There might be a couple Widespread Panics that are not numbered but only initialed. Who knows.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:14 pm

keep an eye on ebay, that's for sure.
mistersmith wrote: Yet another pair of prints that I freak over, plan to frame for my office, buy for too much money, then stash away in a flat file because framing is balls expensive. Can't wait.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:36 pm

just another reason i stay the hell away from massive festivals...
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:00 pm

That sucks. Thieves are the worst. They don't just take away a bunch of stuff. They're taking time, effort and energy. Good luck getting your prints back.
http://theomont.blogspot.com - check it if you get a chance.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:48 pm

utterly bogus. sorry you have to deal with this Guy. and at a festival like the roo. over the line.
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Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:51 am

Condolences - this is terrible. Hope the lost stuff is recovered and the offending thief shunned.
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Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:24 am

That sure does suck for Guy....

However, advising us to go after these thieve(s) is not a very smart move legally. Call the police and fill out a report and do what every other person has to do - move on and do not expect anything stolen to be returned. Offer a reward for any information leading to the prosecution of some loser(s) who took advantage of a good person like Guy. I can guarantee that Guy was not the only person who had something stolen at Roo.

You have to be careful how you word stuff anymore because the U.S. has turned into a nation of lawsuits.
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Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:19 am

I thought this was gonna be about those infamous 80 Phish posters. But really, someone saw this guy and knows who he is.
dangerboy wrote:i think he thinks we think more about what he thinks than we actually think of what he thinks
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Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:49 pm

lazk wrote:That sure does suck for Guy....

However, advising us to go after these thieve(s) is not a very smart move legally. Call the police and fill out a report and do what every other person has to do - move on and do not expect anything stolen to be returned. Offer a reward for any information leading to the prosecution of some loser(s) who took advantage of a good person like Guy. I can guarantee that Guy was not the only person who had something stolen at Roo.

You have to be careful how you word stuff anymore because the U.S. has turned into a nation of lawsuits.
LOL afraid of being sued for what? Reporting a crime? Stop getting your law advice from television shows.
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