Robert Wittman Inc. has asked Antique Trader for its help in recovering “Spring” and “Summer,” important oils by Corrado Giaquinto, which were stolen June 1, 1960 from a private home in Washington.

A reward of up to $25,000 has been offered for information resulting in the recovery of these stolen works. Shown at left is Corrado Giaquinto’s (Italian, 1690-1765) work titled “Summer,” an oil on canvas measuring 43 inches by 59 1/2 inches. Below right is “Spring,” an oil on canvas  measuring 43 inches by 59 1/2 inches. Only a black and white image is available.


Antique Trader Blog – $25,000 reward for help recovering stolen Giaquinto antique fine art.

January 8th, 2011

Posted In: Reward

27 September 2010 Last updated at 08:25 ET
£500 reward for return of stolen Wormshill church items

The antique items had been in the church for at least 150 years
A £500 reward is being offered for the return of antique items stolen from a church in Kent.

The items in St Giles Church, in The Street, Wormshill, near Sittingbourne, had been there for at least 150 years.

They included a heavy brass altar cross and two brass candlesticks, which were on the main altar, and two small brass vases on a side altar.

The reward is being offered by the church warden following the theft between 12 and 19 September.

September 28th, 2010

Posted In: religious artifact theft, reward posted

Egyptian tycoon offers reward for Van Gogh theft

CAIRO | Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:19pm EDT

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered a 1-million Egyptian pound ($175,300) reward for information leading to the recovery of a stolen Van Gogh painting, television reported on Wednesday.

Sawiris, chairman of the leading Arab mobile operator Orascom Telecom, is the first businessman to publicly get involved in the search for the panting, worth an estimated $55 million.

The painting, known as “Poppy Flower” according to a statement in Arabic, was stolen on Saturday morning from Cairo’s Mahmoud Khalil Museum, home to one of the Middle East’s finest collections of 19th- and 20th-century art.

An early investigation of the theft showed “flagrant shortcomings” in security, with only seven out of 43 security cameras working properly.

The culture ministry’s head of fine art, Mohsen Shaalan, has been detained along with four other officials for 19 days pending investigation after being accused of “negligence and failing to carry out their employment duties.”

Nine other employees were barred from travel.

The museum houses works assembled by Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil, a politician who died in 1953, including paintings by Gauguin, Monet, Manet and Renoir, as well as the Dutch post-Impressionist master Van Gogh.

Sawiris, the oldest of three billionaire sons of Egyptian entrepreneur Onsi Sawiris, owns just over half of Orascom Telecom and 100 percent of mobile phone operators Wind Italy and Wind Hellas of Greece through his investment vehicle Weather Investments.

($1=5.704 Egyptian Pound)

(Reporting by Sherine El Madany; Editing by Jon Hemming)

August 25th, 2010

Posted In: reward posted

Doyle and Graham believe that they deserved the reward
Submitted by Ashok Rao on Thu, 04/22/2010 – 22:32.

Graham and four other were accused of plotting to ransom the stolen Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece for more than £4million.

The detectives Graham and John Doyle took the picture in a car park in Hale in Cheshire, kept that in their motor and drove to Scotland.

They forced by the bad weather to stop at Lockerbie Manor Hotel in Dumfriesshire. They posed with the masterpiece there.

As per the Police, both thought that they could succeed in their venture, but could not manage to.

Referring them as just a couple of chance takers, who got lucky, the police said they found the painting through underworld sources.

However, Doyle and Grahm believe that they have done a good job as they helped the police to bring back the cultural master piece and they deserve a reward for the same.

April 23rd, 2010

Posted In: reward posted

Reward offered for return of stolen paintings from Conrad Wilde Gallery…
by Carolyn Classen on Apr.04, 2010, under Arts, Life

Conrad Wilde Gallery was “robbed by unknown person(s) between the dates of 3/27-3/29/10. The major loss was 13 original works of art by 10 artists as well as all of the gallery’s electronic equipment. This is a locally owned small business that is well regarded in service to the community. The loss of these artworks is devastating to the gallery and to the individual artists whose works were taken.
A reward is offered to anyone with information leading to the safe return of these artworks. Phone 520-820-6410. No questions will be asked.”

For photos of the stolen paintings, log onto

I picked up the flyer about this stolen artwork at a reception at this gallery (439 E. 6th St., #171) last night. If you know anything about these stolen paintings, please contact the gallery. 3 paintings have been recovered.

Repeat, no questions will be asked. They just want the artwork back.

April 5th, 2010

Posted In: Mailing list reports, reward posted