I have and it's a horrible feeling. Summer of 2006 during a 4 day weekend our house was burglarized to the max. Aside from our personal contents and I mean everything, they found my bass collection tucked away. 71 P bass 73 J bass 94 EB MM Sting 98 Warwick thumb Insurance paid for our entire loss including my bass collection. To my surprise my local police department that handled our case and the detective overlooking starting finding my basses through a network that pawn shops use to report all incoming property as "pawned". I was able to buy my stuff back for the said pawn ticket on each bass at different stores around the greater area. Pawn shops work by the book as long as you furnish a picture ID, they will pawn anything. The store has every right to ask for the pawn tickets paid in full in my case to which I did in a heartbeat with my money I got from my insurance loss. All but my 73 jazz ever made it back home. I think about it all the time and where it can be! Note the dark shade of grain at upper horn, damn btw-those tickets did not exceed over 250.00 on the high and 175.00 on the low side.