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Topic - Matt Zolbe
Three small, silver spoons elegantly engraved with the words "Waldorf Astoria" have come full circle: Stolen eight decades ago by an employee of the famed hotel, they passed through two Brooklyn homes and another three in New Jersey.
Matt Zolbe, the Waldorf's director of sales and marketing, said he hopes images of interesting returned property on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest will be retweeted or reposted "to attract a new generation to the Waldorf," where room rates start at about $400 a night.
An unnamed seller once offered the door to the Waldorf, "but it's not a hotel practice to purchase items that may have been stolen," Mr. Zolbe said.