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    Angry Illinois Sangamo Special serial #2835797

    Illinois Watch Co. "Sangamo Special" 21 Jewel serial #2835797

    If anyone sights this watch please let me know!

    It has gone missing and I believe was likely stolen in transit during shipment between Downers Grove, IL and Reidsville, NC over this weekend.

    Tomorrow I will be reporting this at the post office at my end as will the intended recipient, and unless there is some other explanation I will be reporting the watch stolen and filing a postal claim.

    Fred

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    Default Re: Illinois Sangamo Special serial #2835797 (By: Fred Hansen)

    Funny, it seems that the Post office raises rates and more packages "Vanish" Happens to me more often lately. I hope you get it back! Did the package have a tracking number?

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    Unhappy Re: Illinois Sangamo Special serial #2835797 (By: clockhoarder)

    Fred, was this sent Registered Mail or Insured Priority Mail?

    I have never lost a registered mail package although I came close once when a postal worker got distracted and knocked the package behind the copy machine. They found it when I made inquiry. With registered mail they know to the individual who last handled it.
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    Default Re: Illinois Sangamo Special serial #2835797 (By: Tom McIntyre)

    Insured Priority mail, I should have went with Registered but I had never had this problem before.

    I'm still navigating the claims process ... as of right now the postal workers on my end have told me that the recipient needs to fill out a form 1000, but the postal workers on the recipient's end have told him that I need to fill out the form 1000.

    So my next step will be pinning down someone there that does know what they are talking about.

    Fred

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    Default Re: Illinois Sangamo Special serial #2835797 (By: Fred Hansen)

    I have gone thru this proccess before as the buyer, and the seller took care of the paper work. But then, this is the us postal service.

    Larry

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    Exclamation Re: Illinois Sangamo Special serial #2835797 (By: Larry S)

    FWIW Fred, your post office has to initiate the claim because the postal contract is with you, not the recipient. You paid them for the service.

    Of course, relatively few postal workers are really trained on this stuff. You probably need to talk to your local postmaster. (Although in my post office, the postmaster is the least informed employee. )
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    Default Re: Illinois Sangamo Special serial #2835797 (By: Tom McIntyre)

    Fred,

    You have to fill out a form and turn it into your

    PO.

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    Unhappy Re: Illinois Sangamo Special serial #2835797 (By: Jon Hanson)

    I have had no less than 3 insured packages lost. For this reason I LIVE by Registered or Signature Confirmation!

    Good luck getting this ironed out...

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    Default Re: Illinois Sangamo Special serial #2835797 (By: Bryan Eyring)

    Fred, keep us posted on this!

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    Default Re: Illinois Sangamo Special serial #2835797 (By: Jon Hanson)

    Fred, any word on this?

    Photos would be helpful for most of us!

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    Default Re: Illinois Sangamo Special serial #2835797 (By: Bryan Eyring)

    Isn't this one on 149?

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    Default Re: Illinois Sangamo Special serial #2835797 (By: Jon Hanson)

    It's been a few weeks since you reported this watch missing. How's the progress? Did it show up?

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    Default Re: Illinois Sangamo Special serial #2835797 (By: cons14)

    Hi Fred, have you any news yet on the stolen watch?
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    Default Re: Illinois Sangamo Special serial #2835797 (By: Kevin W.)

    Fred did you recover this item?

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    Default Re: Illinois Sangamo Special serial #2835797 (By: Fred Hansen)

    Never put "Fragile,Handle with Care or Do not fold staple or Mutilate" sometimes a large insurance will target it for being ran over or being Vaporized. I have just gone to Priority with conformation and tracking and have had better and faster shipping. anything really expensive goes UPS or Fed-EX.

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