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HOME RANSACKED

ST. HELIER'S CRIME

VALUABLE STAMPS STOLEN

j Cash, jewellery and thousands of | stamps, of a total value of £171, were j stolen by a thief who broke into the home of Mr. William Gordon Trej varthen, solicitor, of 40, Waimerie I Street, St. Helier's, between Friday i evening and early last night. Mr. Trevarthen left his home at 6 p.m. on Friday and did not return until 8.30 last night, when he discovered that cupboards and drawers had been' carefully searched, although the contents had been more or less restored to their original order French windows leading from a bed! ,room to the lawn had been forced open. The thief stole about £10 in notes and silver, a lady's wristlet watch and dress ring, and a man's wristlet watch; but by far the most serious loss was Mr. Trevarthen's entire collection of stamps, comprising nine books containing mainly New Zealand, Pacific Islands and British colonies specimens, and numerous packets of stamps. The thief also took a large number of first day and first flight covers. The stamps were valued at £150.

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HOME RANSACKED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945

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HOME RANSACKED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945

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