You may recall that a little over a month ago, cartoonist Roger Langridge asked for help in finding some artwork that had gone missing after an exhibition in Treviso, Italy, in September. The work was supposed to be shipped to another exhibitor, but it seemed to have never arrived. "I'm keen not to accuse anybody of anything, as I have no proof of any wrongdoing," Langridge said at the time; "there may have been a mistake made when packing the artwork, and it may still be in Italy."
Well, he was half right. The artwork has been recovered, and it turns out that the packaging was the problem:
Apparently it was packed in such a way that it wasn't obvious (something like a "hidden compartment" is what I've been told) when it was sent to the person in London I was supposed to collect it from, and the box was nearly recycled before someone spotted it. But a nick-of-time rescue was made and all's well that ends well. I'm looking forward to laying my hands on it in a few days. My thanks to everyone who expressed concern, spread the word and looked out for the stuff, I really appreciate it.
It's nice to know that nothing nefarious happened after all, although the thought of original Roger Langridge art being accidentally consigned to the recycling bin is too horrible to contemplate for long.