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    As a collector of china, glass and cutlery from airlines just wondered what you lot think is/was the best. Just to get you going, BA First Silver and Blue Roman 90’s china. BOAC Gold with crest and not forgetting Conran never flown Concorde cutlery. Come on BA lets have something new and great not just white!


    I do purchase them on ebay…..not that light fingered…yet!


    I collect 1970s vintage instruments, which I find more interesting than airline china, but let and let live and all that.

    You’d have trouble belting out a melodic bass line on a tea cup, but you could on this


    norbert2008 – I am not sure that your protestations wash…… You may want to look at the defences below to see if any apply – drunk in charge of e-bay is a new one to me!!

    Receiving Stolen Goods:

    “The offense of acquiring goods with the knowledge that they have been stolen, extorted, embezzled, or unlawfully taken in any manner.

    The earliest statute that made receiving stolen property a crime was enacted in England in 1692. It provided that the receiver—the person who accepts the property—should be deemed an Accessory after the fact to the theft. The crime became a separate substantive offense in 1827, and it has been similarly treated in a majority of U.S. jurisdictions.


    Receiving stolen property is defined by statute in most states. Generally it consists of four elements: (1) the property must be received; (2) it must have been previously stolen; (3) the person receiving the property must know it was stolen; and (4) the receiver must intend to deprive the owner of his or her property.

    A person receives stolen property by acquiring or taking manual possession of it. Physical possession, however, is not always required. Under some statutes, it is sufficient if the accused has exercised control over the property. For example, a statute may declare that paying for the property constitutes control, regardless of whether the accused has handled it.

    In many jurisdictions a belief that the property is stolen satisfies the knowledge element. It has been held that a mere suspicion does not constitute knowledge. Some statutes provide that a person has knowledge if he knows, or has reason to know, that goods are stolen. Another test is whether a reasonable person would suspect that the property was stolen. Knowledge is commonly proved by the circumstances surrounding the receipt of the property. For example, unexplained possession of goods that were recently stolen raises a presumption that the possessor received them illegally.

    In order to be guilty, the receiver must intend to deprive the owner of the property. The crime is committed even if the receiver intends to obtain a reward for returning the property because she has gained a benefit from depriving the owner of possession, even temporarily.


    An honest, although mistaken, belief that property is not stolen is a defence to the crime of receiving stolen property. Intoxication is another defence, but the intoxication must be severe enough to prevent any knowledge that the property was stolen. Infancy and insanity are also good defences.


    The punishment for receiving stolen property is a fine or imprisonment. The term of years imposed varies from state to state. In jurisdictions where value is an element of the offense, the severity of the penalty is commensurate with the value of the goods. Where value is not an element, it might still be significant in determining the severity of the punishment”.


    Goodness what a hornets nest.
    Some BA steak knives are dangerous weapons too. Purchased from a shop in Regent Street that specialised in this sort of stuff. Sliver plate too!


    So, if you are 3, off your trolley and have a god complex, you can’t be done for stealing!

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