‘Game Of Thrones’ scripts intended for charity auction stolen

Fantasy writer claims 'someone in US Post Office removed them'

Two scripts set to be auctioned for charity for the HBO show Game Of Thrones have gone missing in transit.

Speaking on his live journal, George RR Martin, who wrote the books on which the series is based, laid the blame squarely at the feet of the US Post Office.

He declared:

The US Post Office delivered the envelope in a plastic baggie with a pre-printed note apologizing for the ‘damage’. But this was no error in handling. The envelope was torn open at one end, and both scripts were gone

Scripts of a similar worth have sold at auction for up to $1200 (£727).

Martin rallied fans to keep their eyes peeled on internet sites and forums for anyone selling the teleplays.

I am putting out the word to all my fans and readers. Whoever sold these scripts will presumably try to cash in at some point. So if any of you ever see scripts fitting this description turn up on eBay, one of its competitors, or on some dealer’s table – notify me at once, and report the stolen property.

The first series of the fantasy epic premiered earlier this year starring Sean Bean, Mark Addy and Peter Dinklage. A second series was commissioned two days after the first episode aired.

Game Of Thrones was made by HBO and airs in the UK on Sky Atlantic.