When I lived in Sri Lanka in 1992, I published the first issue of Scribbles. It contained an article called "The Quest for Arthur C Clarke" detailing how close I came to meeting the famous science fiction author.
The next issue of Scribbles was published in Ottawa. I talked a bit about how I missed Sri Lanka and that all I had to remember Arthur C Clarke by was a pen that Doug Graham stole from Clarke's dive shop. It was a cheap ballpoint pen with "This pen was stolen from Arthur C Clarke" printed on the side.
I figured that those words meant that the wealthy author encouraged the theft of his pens, but shortly after my publication of Scribbles #2, I began receiving postcards from Arthur C Clarke asking about his pen and requesting its return. The postcards came from all over the world. None of them gave a return address, but I found an address for him in Sri Lanka and sent him a letter with a replacement pen. He must not have received it because I continued to receive postcards from him for several years.
They finally stopped coming.
Arthur C. Clarke died on 19 March. But look what arrived today.