The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association has posted a new alert concerning thirty-five pieces of antique American Indian Jewelry stolen from a Tucson, Arizona gallery on October 15 2009.
A full report on the stolen pieces of Native American Indian jewelry can be accessed on the ATADA theft alert page, http://www.atada.org/theft.html#sublette2009.
ATADA issues these alerts and we at Native-JewelryLink.com forward them based on experience that widely publicizing the theft and the items involved makes it difficult for the thieves to fence or sell them. If the thieves attempt to sell the items, someone in the field may recognize one or more of the stolen pieces and report the thieves to the police.
It is a crime to possess stolen property. Note that there is no statute of limitations on stolen property in the USA. Let the buyer beware!