Nemo999, sorry to say that this has happened to me to many times to list from UPS and basically you are SOL. according to UPS they have the right to leave packages at personal residences with out a signature! go figure!
I have even had them deliver packages to other residences not even resembling my street or #??? After having my last package brought to me from a very nice person I called UPS to let them know that there driver screwed up and they refused me even an a apology!
I HATE UPS AND NOW REFUSE TO USE THEM!
DXPHOTO, I am very sorry to hear about your loss and hope you have better luck that most of the times I've had.