Bounty offered for missing 1960 Italian tiles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A bounty is being offered for tiles that were made in the 1960s by a company in Italy.

Jessie Ball duPont Center will buy the tiles from the collectors, "No questions asked."

Danis Builders is renovating the former Haydon Burns Library on Forsyth Street into the Jessie Ball duPont Center.

According to a press release from the company, several visitors and workers are searching for the random assortments of tiles.

Suttles pleads with the public, "If you have tiles, please call us."

The company said they've received reports that some of the tiny pieces have been turned into ornaments, coasters and earrings.

Thousands of these pieces are some where out there and the company is asking for the collectors to bring them back.

"The titles were made by a company in Italy in the 1960s, when the building was built," said Suttles, Danis vice president. "We found the company but they do not make those tiles today."

The company said they learned of the tile 'souvenir-ists' when a woman walking along the sidewalk picked up some tiles and put them in her pocket. In addition, the company is aware that collectors have collected thousands of tiles.

If you have tiles from the Haydon Burns Library, contact Robbie Hudson, Danis Builders at 904-654-9864 or and remember, "no questions asked".


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