A Rembrandt etching sent to a gallery owner recorded delivery went missing in the Norwegian postal service.
The work was posted from England. However, Ole Dørje was told it was not there when he went to collect it from the post office.
Jørn Michalsen, communications manager for Norway’s postal service, told NRK that “even the shelf number on which it lay was recorded.”
He does not know what happened to the painting but says there is a chance that it has been returned to the sender.
Mr Dørje believes that the painting is worth between NOK 40,000-50,000 (around USD 6,855-8,565/GBP but the postal service has only offered him compensation of up to a maximum of two percent. Mr Dørje added he did not take out insurance on the painting before it was sent.
“I think the post office has done everything they can to find the picture. They also acknowledged the mess and regretted the entire matter,” he said.