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Gold box theft

At about 2am on Tuesday 10 June 2003, Waddesdon Manor, experienced a break in and theft.

Over 100 gold boxes and other precious items, mainly 18th century French with some English were stolen. All of the items are unique and immediately identifiable.

We are offering a reward of up to £50,000 (subject to specific conditions) for the safe recovery of these objects and for information that will lead to the arrest of the people concerned.

If you do have any information that could assist us in locating these objects, please contact Detective Sergeant Andy Jones quoting ref: AL/8600192/03.

If you require any further information please contact Pippa Shirley at Waddesdon on 01296 653222 or email

List of stolen boxes


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