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(Toronto Sun)   When sending a Rembrandt by Norwegian mail, at least pay a few crowns for the insurance   (torontosun.com) divider line 25
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2012-08-24 06:59:20 AM
Don't worry bros.
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I got this.
 
2012-08-24 07:01:02 AM
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2012-08-24 07:01:51 AM
An etching only worth $8k. Not exactly noteworthy. That's the cost of repairs in a regular fender bender.
 
2012-08-24 07:04:51 AM
norwegian trifecta in play
 
2012-08-24 07:10:12 AM
I know where the picture went

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2012-08-24 07:21:50 AM
Still laughing at that lady's restoration job. I hope she doesn't decide to fix her own plumbing.
 
2012-08-24 07:28:20 AM
In other news a postal worker just took off for a holiday package valued at exactly $8,600.
 
2012-08-24 07:32:37 AM
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2012-08-24 07:37:31 AM
Why would you mail toothpaste?
 
2012-08-24 07:43:21 AM

Warthog: Why would you mail toothpaste?


maybe it was going to Britiain?
 
2012-08-24 08:05:10 AM
Isn't it fail,
Norwegian mail
 
2012-08-24 08:07:07 AM
Maybe writing "DO NOT BEND - 50,000 Crown Rembrandt drawing inside" wasn't the best idea from a security standpoint.
 
2012-08-24 08:08:57 AM
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2012-08-24 08:34:45 AM
"Using a courier or special insurance is quite expensive so we have used regular mail until now," Ole Derje, the gallery's chairman said.

I do believe we've hit upon the main problem here. Ya see Ole, when you're sending something that's actually worth some bucks, you'd do best to insure it for replacement cost.
 
2012-08-24 08:40:38 AM
You'd think a Norwegian wood know better.
 
2012-08-24 08:45:53 AM

MAYORBOB: "Using a courier or special insurance is quite expensive so we have used regular mail until now," Ole Derje, the gallery's chairman said.

I do believe we've hit upon the main problem here. Ya see Ole, when you're sending something that's actually worth some bucks, you'd do best to insure it for replacement cost.


Therein lies the problem. How do you insure something irreplaceable.
 
2012-08-24 08:54:12 AM
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2012-08-24 08:58:41 AM

MAYORBOB: "Using a courier or special insurance is quite expensive so we have used regular mail until now," Ole Derje, the gallery's chairman said.

I do believe we've hit upon the main problem here. Ya see Ole, when you're sending something that's actually worth some bucks, you'd do best to insure it for replacement cost.


People in many developed nations have come to expect their mail system to work all the time*. Nobody remembers the time Grandma's thank-you card disappeared, until the same thing happens to a farkING REMBRANDT. 

* PS: not to get political, but Americans... when your politicians have succeeded in killing off the USPS... you will miss it. Oh yes, you will miss it long and hard. 
 
2012-08-24 09:20:20 AM

MAYORBOB: "Using a courier or special insurance is quite expensive so we have used regular mail until now," Ole Derje, the gallery's chairman said.

I do believe we've hit upon the main problem here. Ya see Ole, when you're sending something that's actually worth some bucks, you'd do best to insure it for replacement cost.


Hmmm. That's crazy enough that it just might work.
 
2012-08-24 10:08:31 AM

Tillmaster: MAYORBOB: "Using a courier or special insurance is quite expensive so we have used regular mail until now," Ole Derje, the gallery's chairman said.

I do believe we've hit upon the main problem here. Ya see Ole, when you're sending something that's actually worth some bucks, you'd do best to insure it for replacement cost.

Therein lies the problem. How do you insure something irreplaceable.


This happens quite regularly. There was a big thing on the news a few months back about the guy putting rare paintings through UPS here in North Carolina and while tossing them around they damaged the corner so they sent it to the trash compactor and just sent a letter that it was undeliverable.

You go cheap, you run the risk of this stuff happening.
 
2012-08-24 10:17:52 AM
A fool and his Rembrandt are soon parted in the mail sorting room.
 
2012-08-24 10:22:33 AM
"Using a courier or special insurance is quite expensive so we have used regular mail until now,"

Yeah, that half-tank of gas it would have taken to drive yourself the 80km there and back would have just been a real budget-breaker.
 
2012-08-24 10:34:53 AM

limeyfellow: This happens quite regularly. There was a big thing on the news a few months back about the guy putting rare paintings through UPS here in North Carolina and while tossing them around they damaged the corner so they sent it to the trash compactor and just sent a letter that it was undeliverable.

You go cheap, you run the risk of this stuff happening.


There was a story a few years about an artist whose life's work/masterpiece was destroyed while it was flown from one gallery to another. This woman had invested thousands in a custom made crate for the piece because it was moved around so often to galleries internationally. When she went to collect the piece her crate was missing, the airline had basically "lost" it and the sculpture was placed in a plywood container and it was smashed to bits in the cargo hold.

/can't remember the name of the piece or the artist so my google-fu is weak
 
2012-08-24 08:02:25 PM
Can you even send weapons in the Norweigan mail?

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2012-08-24 11:52:32 PM

LemSkroob: "Using a courier or special insurance is quite expensive so we have used regular mail until now,"

Yeah, that half-tank of gas it would have taken to drive yourself the 80km there and back would have just been a real budget-breaker.


The gallery is 80km from Oslo, but it didn't state that's where the dealer was. For all we know he was in Honningsvåg and couldn't get out of town due to a moose traffic jam.
 
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