Received from Les Borg 6/12/00:
Hi, I decided to mail you, as you are listed as the contact point for your
local camera club or society.
I'm writing to you to let you know about an International Stolen and lost
items register available on the Internet at http://www.itsbeenstolen.com
Its totally free, all you need is access to the Internet.
The idea is that you can list anything that is identifiable that has been
lost or stolen, so that people buying second hand goods can first check to
see if the item is registered, and if the item is recovered its rightful
owner can be contacted.
I am also in the process of contacting as many Photographic shops as
possible to let them know they can search the database, but if you could
also advise your local camera shop we should be able to cover the whole
country before Christmas which would then make it extremely difficult for
people to sell stolen cameras.
I hope that you will find this information useful, and also let all of the
members of your camera club know about the service.