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Yep I twittered this last night but not everyone I know is on twitter.
Anyway somewhere between the Chicago and LGA with a stopover in Philly someone opened the large art tube with the screw down top and all 50 some odd canes went bye bye!

What tipped me off at the airport was seeing the big bag and tube pop out of the luggage conveyer and noticed the top of the tube was now pointing towards the bottom of the bag and extending above the bottom like I usually have it when its attached in the right direction on the bag.

It stands up above the bag about a foot or so like a mast normally.
I would have expected someone to have attached the tube so it was equidistance from both ends if someone had seen the tube come off the bag.
The problem is the tube looked like it had been put back in place by someone who had bothered to notice its placement but got the direction wrong.
The case top was tightly screwed on and there was nothing to indicate the tube had been damaged or the cap had been ripped off and no TSA sticker.

Yep I lodged a report with the baggage ladies who didn't bat an eyelash when I explained what was in the case and what they were used for

Whats gone!
All my rattans which are replaceable except for any that have sentimental value.

My bamboos that I rounded and finished years ago, replaceable by me and I dont look forward to the amount of work I have to do to recreate them.

More devastating all my good rawhides that I made myself out of drum head rawhide are gone they are pretty much unreplacable (Yes I can buy new rawhides but NO one made them like I did) the effort to do another skin of rawhide is just way more than I can do right now.

So if you've enjoyed my canes to any degree that wonderful collection is now no more

Date: 2009-02-24 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] impgrrl.livejournal.com
Oh, fuck!

I know that all of my canes are replaceable (even my rawhide - I bought them retail), but I'd be *devastated* if they were lost. The new ones wouldn't be the same!!

I really really really feel for you.

Date: 2009-02-24 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaspamaster.livejournal.com
I started this collection at TES25 so like this is a 15 or more year old collection

Date: 2009-02-24 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orlacarey.livejournal.com
Oh no! Is it somewhat wrong of me to suspect that someone has about 50 very nice canes now based on the fact that the tube was obviously moved?

Date: 2009-02-24 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaspamaster.livejournal.com
As much as I would love to assue it was theft I do also have to look at the possibility that TSA checked the case replaced it wrong and didnt put the cap back on properly. Somewhere along the line the canes fell out and then somebody noticed the cap on the end of the strap flying around and secured it.

Or maybe someone in TSA has really fucking good taste in canes!

Date: 2009-02-24 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orlacarey.livejournal.com
I'm going to mentally go with someone has good taste in canes because that way at least they'd still be getting used.

However I'm willing to bet your guess is wrong right simply because taking one or two canes would be less likely to get noticed while taking them all is somewhat obvious.
Edited Date: 2009-02-24 05:15 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-02-24 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rdhdsnippet.livejournal.com
Ugh... I'm so sorry. :(

Date: 2009-02-24 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] semcys.livejournal.com
I'm sorry hon.

Date: 2009-02-24 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-redcat.livejournal.com
Oh that sucks! I'm sorry you lost all that work. (It's kind of cool that the baggage ladies were unfazed by the description of what they're used for.)

Date: 2009-02-24 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] japlady.livejournal.com
insured?

Date: 2009-02-24 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kasvan.livejournal.com
Awww that sucks :( I'm sorry to hear that.

Date: 2009-02-25 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] persephone18.livejournal.com
That really sucks, and so do the airlines.

Date: 2009-02-25 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smtigger.livejournal.com
I have some great memories of the canes, especially the ones you made yourself.

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