OK, I know most have been to yard sales, flea mkts., antique stores, auctions, as we all have. So you're walking along looking at all the junk, watches, knives, belt buckles and suddenly you come accross a large set of deer antlers. You negotiate with the seller, talk him down and finally you buy them. I've done it many times. I used to look for tackle, old rods, plugs, tackle, anything old. I don't see much any more , too many dealers and everything picked clean. You get home thinkin," heck yea !", all happy you found a good un. After looking it over, thinkin,"I ain't believing I found these!", you get to thinking, I wonder why he was selling these? Where did HE get them? The answer to the first question is simple, he's trying to make money, as we all are. Where did he get them??? Grandpa passed away? Grandma said, " here Sonny, you want these?, get them outta my house." Allot of people sell off family heirlooms, jewelry, furniture, collectibles. Some don't care if it was grampa's, they just need the money. Would you just keep them and hope you never find out that thay are stollen, or research it and try to see if they are? I can just see me at a show, and somebody walks up and says, " hey, where did you get that rack?" I did a show one time and I had a 10 pt. hanging there that a customer hadn't picked up, hadn't paid a dime on it, so it was legally my deer. I left the tag on it and it had the hunters name on it, I forgot to remove the name. There was alot of onlookers and I noticed this one man kept starring at that deer. Finally he said, that's my nephews deer. Small world, isn't it. I bought a lg set from a seller that I believe is honest and has good feedback. He said he found them at a flea mkt. He's in another state. It's legal in his state and mine to buy and sell antlers. I have my receite, all corrisponding emails , and I paid dearly for them. I have no reason to suspect anything wrong. No reason to think that they might be obtained wrongfully. Paid high, good seller, lots of papertrail, proving I got them legally. I 've seen some really nice ones go on taxidermy. net. I've seen them go for 650 and up. I always think, where do they get them? Some might have pen raised deer, game farm guys. High fenced hunts. These are not sheds, attached to scull plate, never been mounted on a head. They are supposed to be antique, mounted on plaque. I was wondering if there was a website or data dase for recovering stolen trophies? I remembering seeing posts about trophies being stolen. I'd like to research it and if someone is looking for them, I'd help get them back to the owner. Of coarse, I'd want my money back. On the job, like the other day, if I find a tool, I always ask around who lost a screwdriver? If you say, "it's crome with a yellow handle, the first person you ask will say, ya, thats mine and take it." But, if you make them describe it, you'll have a better chance of finding the true owner. "Hey, who lost a brown wallet with 300 dollars in it? ME!, It's mine, thanks!" LOL! Preciate it! LMAO! Anybody got any info on how to see pics. or hear descriptions on any stolen mounts, I'd like to hear from you, PM me. These have never been on a head. Again, I have no reason to think anything is wrong. I'm just an honest , or semi honest dude who wants to do the right thing. If I don't hear anything, I'm gonna enjoy having them. Thanks, D.B.