Collections of United Nations stamps and first-day covers were stolen April 12 in Cleveland, Ohio. A collection of state duck stamps was also taken.
The material was stolen from a locked van parked in front of the La Villa Banquet Center, 11500 Brookpark Road.
Missing is a United Nations mint never-hinged collection in Showgard mounts. The collection was housed in six volumes of White Ace albums with dust covers. The collection is complete from 1952 to the early 2000s, including the 1955 U.N. Charter souvenir sheet of three (Scott 38). This collection also include one album of souvenir cards.
Also taken were five albums of U.N. year sets (1971-75) with first-day covers including sterling silver coins. These albums are blue binders with five coins per book; the covers are addressed to Earl A. Ziska of Berea, Ohio.
The missing state duck stamp collection includes 44 mint never-hinged state duck stamps, one each from 44 different states, in a brown album.
Details of the theft were reported by the American Stamp Dealers Association.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Office Albany of the Brooklyn (Ohio) Police Department by calling 216-351-3344, and referencing complaint No. 201400816.