The Waldorf Astoria Actually Recovered Some Stolen Coffee Pots and Silverware

The sender of this 1948 silver creamer signed the package simply "Jane Doe."

Remember how the Waldorf Astoria was offering an "amnesty program" for nimble-fingered guests to return goods they or their family members had filched from the legendary hotel? Well, as City Room notes, the WA actually got some items back — fifteen in all, including a cream pitcher and some pieces of silverware. Of course, most came with a story: the coffee pot acquired during someone's parents' honeymoon and trotted out each anniversary thereafter; a pair of butter knives pocketed at charity luncheons half a century ago. You can see part of the lineup and a history of each recovered item on the hotel's Facebook page — no mug shots, though; pilferers' identities will not be posted. [City Room/NYT, Earlier]