I know i would be devastated if my stone was lost. Its a sad day for all of us at USGF. Mail does get lost and more often then we might think, I recently sent a large volume of important documents via Registered mail and they were lost, We seem to take the Postal Service for granted until something like this happens. I support the USFG in every way possible and as a volunteer in several other organizations i know it takes a HUGE amount of time energy and commitment for these volunteers. I am sure the volunteers involved in this are also devastated by this turn of events. My heart goes out to the cutters in the novice competition and the volunteers involved. We can only hope the stones will be recovered.